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Was this Hypothermia? I have hypothyroidism.
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Was this Hypothermia? I have hypothyroidism.

Late last night I began to feel so down to the bone frozen I could barely stand it. I know people with hypothyroidism can easily get hypothermic, even indoors, but I have read they are usually unable to perceive when this is happening to them. I, on the other hand, became intensely afraid. I couldn't find my thermometer, but I knew that I  had to get warm. So, I put on my sweat suit, 2 pair of socks, gloves, my heavy robe, and got under the blankets. It took me about an hour to feel warm enough to get up, but I knew that when this happens, if I get up, it will happen again, but I had to take my temp. It was up to 97.6 by then. I know It had to have come close to that 95 degree mark because I felt much warmer at 97.6. My thermostat was set for 73 degrees because I had it on 75 and my guys were so hot they said they felt like they were going to puke, but I was freezing cold. Upon waking this morning, my temp was still at 97.6, but I wore the gloves and all. After the grandkids came this morning , (I babysit them), my temp was normal, so I did not tell their mother. What should I do? My family Dr. prescribed me levothyroxine months ago, but has not done any bloodowork since, and I do not feel the medicine is working. Should I ask to see an endocinologist? Most of all, was this hypothermia?
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Would toak to your doctor about retesting thyroid levels.
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Sorry. Did not think you had seen this. He did finally retest my thyroid, but said it came back normal but that I was vitamin D deficient. I had another freezing attack and temp was 95.7. I caught it quickly. It happens very fast. They ran all my tests, iron, cbc, vitamin D level, thyroid, etc.,  at 2:30 in the evening, on a full stomach, and that just seemed ridiculous to me. I never even got to talk to the Dr. and he prescribed vitamin D2 once a week, which I have read is not absorbed in obese people(I weigh 196), as it never makes it into their bones, but embeds itself in their fat cells. I wanted to ask if he could prescribe D3, instead. I began crying in the office because I was so sick and went home and projectile vomited. Now, when I'm not constipated, I have diarrhea, but my hair is not falling out as badly as it was. I just don't know what to think, except I want a new Dr. after 14 years of putting up with a lot of mess. I called them about the new temperature drop and vomiting days ago and they never returned my call. Thank you for reading and responding. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
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