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Cold Intolerance

For years and years and years I haven't been able to tolerate the heat well (runs in the family).  For a brief period of time after I had my TT (in the winter) I had really bad cold interolance.  I would have 5 comfortors piled high on the bed and my husband next to me but I couldn't get warm.  It's kind of hard to explain but I could tell that the air around my body was very warm but it felt like the cold was in my bones and in the center of my body where the warm air couldn't reach.  With the summer that passed and I think I actually tolerated the heat better this year.  However there were times I would be in air conditioning and be cold.  The last few days we have had nice, cool weather and I have been freezing!  When I normally would be running around in short sleeve shirts I'm in sweatshirts & long pants.  My husband usually gets cold before I do but now I'm the one running around cold.  My tsh as of last week is 1.03 so I'm not hypo anymore.  So maybe my body's just changed?

Anyone else experience a difference in their ability to tolerate heat or cold post treatment regardless of what their tsh is?  Thanks.

Rayne
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I"ve been freezing my butt off too these past few days.  Took my temp today and it was 96.2!  Ack!  Been sleeping with 2 comforters, 1 dog and 2 cats and I'm still cold.

Can't wait to get to the doc and get my lastest round of tests so I can get back on Armour and maybe start on some adrenal support.
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I can't really comment YET, but just wanted to put my 2 cents in from my past.  I never noticed a problem either way when I was younger.  When I was 19, I lost a boat load of weight (literally....almost 200 pounds at one point), and from then on, I couldn't tolerate the cold.  I get teased about it all the time!  I keep a heating pad at work, in case I'm cold and need extra (this, and a blanket and a jacket!)  I always blamed it on the loss of "padding", but who knows?  I've since put on a few pounds of that padding, and I'm still cold.  We'll see once I get on the meds.  Should prove to be interesting.

Lori
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Since developing Thyroid problems I have been less tolerant to both heat and cold. TSH doesn't seem to influence it much, that I have noticed.

I don't know about post treatment, because I am not there yet. I know right at the moment my TSH is 0.42, the temp in the house is 76, and I just put on a long sleeved flannel shirt over my T shirt.

Didn't used to be that way.
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  I've been more intolerant to heat & cold!!  On saturday I had such a tough time after my sons football game I came home and could NOT get warm!!  I had jeans , thick socks & sweatshirt on and I was under 2 comforters- I could NOT get warm!!!  I shivered for about an hour- teeth grinding jitters they were! I stayed there pretty much the rest of the day!

  The heat this summer was excrutiating for me- I went in the pool when it was only 72 degress and it did not even make me flinch. No one in the family would get all the way in cept for me- at least I could swim laps and no one was in the way! It wasn't fair though trying to play marco polo!  LOL

  I'm still struggling with my dose & levels but yes since thyroid I've developed and intolerance to heat and cold alike. When I'm hot it's extreme- same thing with cold too!

  teresa
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I hear ya! I have lived my whole life not being able to cool down...always too hot, always sweating like a pig. I cannot tolerate the heat in the least and getting too hot makes me sick to my stomach as well. Since I have had my TT surgery (just a week and a 1/2 ago) I am freezing all the time! I have found my fingers and toes and nose are cold just about 90% of the time. My upper arms get so cold I shivvvver and it makes me crazy! This is not something I was expecting at all.... of course we still have to regulate my meds a bit but wow, talk about a totally different change for me. I worry too because our winters get VERY cold here and right now the weather is beautiful out 70's and 80's still. I will die in the 20 degree and lower temps all winter! Hubby will be hating the power bill!!!!!!!!!!
Good luck to ya!  DarlaLOU
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Thanks, everyone for sharing with me.  It is such a drastic change for me I wasn't sure what it could be.  I'm also not looking forward to this winter, Darla.  I normally love it but if I'm cold while it's the 70s I can't imagine the 30s.  *And* we're supposed to be visiting friends in Vermont this winter.  I hope he has a really good fireplace :-).  I've always blamed my heat intolerance partially on my weight - I have quite a bit of extra "padding".  And it's probably why the winters didn't bother me so much.  Well, we'll see.  Maybe by then my body will have changed *again*.  :-P
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i am intolerant to heat and cold ...and my tsh right now is probably somewhere between .1 and 1.    i am freezing during the day, and tend to sweat at night (after piling on tons of covers when i go to bed b/c i'm so cold!)

i attribute this to my overtaxed adrenal glands...my cortisol is very high .
my body temperature is always around 97.4 regardless of how i feel on the outside though!
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Hmm...maybe I should get my adrenals checked out.  I thought that I was too young to have adrenal fatigue yet (31 in November) and I haven't been too horribly out of control hypo or hyperwise but my mom does have a cyst on one of hers and autoimmune disorders do run in my family.  I guess better safe than sorry.  Thanks for the idea.

Rayne
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My husband is 74 years old and has had prostate cancer and quadruple bypass.He had one side of his thyroid removed about 25 years ago due to a nodule. About 4 months after his bypass surgery he started feeling cold all the time. We have been to 3 cardiologist, 2 endos, a rheumotologist, and see his internal medicine doctor on a regular basis. None of these doctors can figure out what is wrong.They have done CT Scans, MRI's, checked his adrenals, had cortisol test  and every kind of blood test. His latest test showed his TSH as 4.4, T-3 at 33, T-4 at 9.2, Free t-4 at 3.0. For years he had been taking 112mg of Synthroid. Then his doctor tried Cytomel. Finally he put him on Armour. He has only been taking this for a week. He has to have his room at least 84 degrees and sometimes higher. He sleep under 2 or 3 blankets, Then he sweats and his skin is cold and clammy. He changes T-shirts at least 4 or 5 times a day. He is so miserable. He has to stay in bed 90% of the time. He can't  tolerate the cold or the heat.

What are your ideas on Armour vs Synthroid?

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
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I don't have any experience with armour so I am unable to comment on that.Of course only taking it a week is a short time but I do see by his TSH your husband could be hypothyroid. It would be easier to help if you could post the lab ranges with his results.
Hopefully - Graveslady_ will be able to  offer more  in sight into the labs if you post the ranges too.

    best wishes-

     teresa
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