Body cold on one side but hot on the other..... Body cold on one side but hot on the other..... | allnurses

Body cold on one side but hot on the other.....

  1. 0 I was reading an article about Michael Jackson (my fav. entertainer). They were saying that he sometimes complained that his body was hot on one side and cold on the other. Has anyone ever heard of this before? This sounds so weird to me.
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  3. Visit  keithjones profile page
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    A: use a blanket or B: turn over but i guess when you sleep in a high oxygen environment blankets become flammable!
  4. Visit  thinkertdm profile page
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    Psychiatric problems might have contributed to this.
  5. Visit  camjones profile page
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    I also heard that Michael did complain about being cold on side of the body and hot on the other. I believe that since he was on some many meds that they affected his central nevous system causing him to feel hot and cold...just guessing
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  6. Visit  dishes profile page
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    Some patients diagnosed with Brown-Sequard syndrome don't feel the same temperature sensations on the right and left sides of the body. However, Brown-Sequard syndrome is associated with trauma to the spinal cord, so I don't think it is relevant to Michael Jackson, just wanted to point out the symptom exists in some medical conditions.
  7. Visit  StephieRN_1216 profile page
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    with all the skin bleaching he did, who knows what sensations his skin felt anymore......
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  8. Visit  CABG patch kid profile page
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    It was probably an excuse to use Diprivan to help him sleep.....
  9. Visit  NurseKitten profile page
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    I thought Brown-Sequard, as well...maybe a CNS lesion causing those type of symptoms along the A and C fibers?
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  10. Visit  PopeJane3rd profile page
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    Quote from CABG patch kid
    It was probably an excuse to use Diprivan to help him sleep.....


    Yes, I don't get it. All he had to do was go to a sleep clinic and they would have been able to diagnose his problem and treat it. He would still be with us today. The man was taking stimulants during his waking hours to reduce his appetite and get him thru the day, then complains after all of that that he can't sleep! Sounds to me with his jet setting lifestyle that not only may he have had psychiatric problems but his circadian rhythm was way off. I wonder if melatonin would've help him sleep. My mother says it works wonders for her in getting to sleep because she works nights.
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  11. Visit  pagandeva2000 profile page
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    I am also a fan of MJ. I wondered what he meant by describing those symptoms, also. It didn't seem to be a side effect of Diprivan (but I did read that apnea is one). I see that it can cause chills, fever and body aches...maybe he was trying to describe that?
  12. Visit  arelle68 profile page
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    Drug induced body sensation hallucination, tactile illusion, or somatic hallucination. Psychosomatic delusions. Hypochondria. Wanting the doctor to give him something else, maybe. Who knows? We never will know now.
  13. Visit  PopeJane3rd profile page
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    Quote from pagandeva2000
    I am also a fan of MJ. I wondered what he meant by describing those symptoms, also. It didn't seem to be a side effect of Diprivan (but I did read that apnea is one). I see that it can cause chills, fever and body aches...maybe he was trying to describe that?


    They also said that Michael used to keep his room at like 90 degrees.
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  14. Visit  pagandeva2000 profile page
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    Quote from PopeJane3rd
    They also said that Michael used to keep his room at like 90 degrees.
    Yes, because he always complained that he was cold. Looking at him, he seemed frail for years. I thought that he may have been anemic because he didn't eat meat and did not seem to have a large appetite.

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