I have been dealing with extreme cold intolerance for almost 2 years. I have seen an endocrinologist. Thyroid studies were WNL. Echocardiogram WNL. CBC WNL. Growth hormone was low, twice, but glucagon/propranolol challenge WNL. I also have been dealing with dry skin and hair, fatigue, etc. The coldness is pretty constant to the point that sometimes it almost hurts. I sleep with my electric blanket, which has made my nights more tolerable. It seems to be a core coldness, versus just hands and feet. It is downright bone chilling most of the time. I am 36, 5'5", 160. General good health. Cycles WNL, using Nuva Ring. Take multivitamin daily. My father and grandmother, both have hypothyroid. I am at my wits end. Do you have any other suggestions?
I had been experiencing cold intolerance for several years as well as fatigue. My hair was also slowly falling out for over 2 years. However, in the last 5 months, it got ALOT worse, I lost over 1/4 of my hair, I can barely stand to go outside in the winter and I sleep 12+ hours a night and have no energy to do anything. My levels were always normal, until 3 weeks ago, they were very severe TSH-67 T4 >5. I think its one of those conditions where you feel like **** but everything is normal, then one day it just really sneaks up on you.
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