Poikilothermia

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What is poikilothermia?

Poikilothermia occurs when the ability to control the body's core temperature is independent of ambient temperature. The body adopts the temperature of the local environment. Medications used to lower the body's temperature are not effective for this condition.

Common symptoms reported by people with poikilothermia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with poikilothermia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with poikilothermia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with poikilothermia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
intoxicated feeling
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with poikilothermia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has poikilothermia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 1
30s 1
40s 1
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 3
Female 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from poikilothermia patients who have completed their condition history
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