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Old 02-08-2012, 22:55   #1
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Default Do you guys get cold? I've been FREEZING LATELY...

The thermostat says it's 78 in the house (no way!), and I gave pajamas, and extra long sleeve, and a robe on, and I'm just BARELY getting warm. My hands are getting white!

Is this something to do with diabetes? Am I paranoid, get old, or all of the above???

Just wondering, thanks gang!

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On the odd occassion in winter I might but your a/c temp seem's ok though. It's summer down under so it's more getting to hot while excercising etc. You sound well rugged up maybe you have a touch of the flu or something? I don't associate not being able to get warm with D myself but I suppose if your immune system is low it's more likley.

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You would die in my house. We keep the thermostat on 60 most of the day with it going to 65 for a few hours before bed. My body is so acclimated to that I can't stand to be in a warm house. I rarely wear sweaters, just a long sleeve top. I usually walk most days in the winter as long as it is above 20 degrees and sunny. If it is snowing I just layer up, put my warm boots on and go out and walk 4-5 miles. I actually get too warm about 2 miles in and start unzipping things and taking layers off.

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You would die in my house. We keep the thermostat on 60 most of the day with it going to 65 for a few hours before bed. My body is so acclimated to that I can't stand to be in a warm house. I rarely wear sweaters, just a long sleeve top. I usually walk most days in the winter as long as it is above 20 degrees and sunny. If it is snowing I just layer up, put my warm boots on and go out and walk 4-5 miles. I actually get too warm about 2 miles in and start unzipping things and taking layers off.
We don't INTEND to keep the temp @ 78, it just ended up that way (not my doing!). I just knew it was going to say 36 or something.

Maybe I am sick. I'm still getting this eating thing straight (not what, just when) and it seems I'm going to have to eat something small in the afternoons after work. I felt like death warmed over yesterday, but except for FREEZING I feel fine tonight. Just tired.

Thank you BOTH for responding! Healthy eating!

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My Grandmother has candida and she always feels cold...don't know if you have that. Found this article that might be helpful to you.

"Always Cold? 3 Reasons Why and How

By Ryan Shea

Do you frequently have cold hands and feet? Or maybe you're just always cold period and can't seem to warm up no matter what you do. Today I'll offer up 3 likely reasons why so you can start to move in the right direction to find that elusive body heat and correct some other health problems in the process as well.

3 Reasons Why You're Always Cold

Chronic Undiagnosed Allergies: Allergies present many symptoms to the body, a very common one is a feeling of cold hands and feet. If you haven't already I would suggest you try to determine if there are any foods in your diet that you might be sensitive to, they don't need to show up on the allergen prick test offered by allergists to affect you significantly. As well check for environmental allergens you might be exposed to regularly without realizing such as mold.

Hypo-Thyroidism: Very common amongst women, this condition causes various health problems such as a weakened immune response and a constant feeling of cold hands and feet. I would highly suggest you look into using a supplement known as Lugols Iodine or Iodoral which when taken daily have found to be more effective at correcting hypo-thyroidism than anything else.

Candida Overgrowth: If you have the above 2 issues than Candida will almost inevitably be another condition you will have to deal with. It also causes cold hands and feet and many times will actually cause hypo-thyroidism. As well a Candida overgrowth will allow for allergies to become far more pervasive all the while slowly (or sometimes rapidly) destroying your health. It develops through the same methods as cancer and is virtually always a health issue prior to cancer development in the body, however most people are not aware of this connection or if they even have a Candida problem yet over 90% of the population have Candida in their bodies!

If you haven't already I would suggest taking a Candida test or questionnaire just to see if there are other symptoms you currently experience that would indicate Candida as the key factor in terms of you always feeling cold and any other health problems."


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Are you running a fever, Dell? If you happen to be coming down with something, very often when people are actually feverish, they feel chilled.

If it's just this cold snap we've had this week, I would be freezing too were I trying to keep warm with forced air heat. We're next door in southern Missouri and we heat with wood. Coupla space heaters to warm up the bathroom when we need a shower, but otherwise, a huge woodstove. Nothing will ever keep you warm like a woodstove.




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Are you monitoring BG when feeling cold like this ? That would reveal if this is D related.

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Just to throw another fly into the ointment, what is the possibility of an autoimmune disorder? Several diseases, SLE and Raynadds are the first that come to mind, that have symptoms of cold extremities. Since thyroid issues, diabetes, and autoimmune can run hand in hand it might be something to look into.

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Before being diagnosed, I was always hot. Now I'm often cold and occasionally freezing. I'm not sure exactly why this is, but I think it has to do with metabolic changes and less stress to my cells, organs, and body as a whole. In spite of a mild winter, I've had to bump up the thermostat from our usual 68 to 70, and I've taken to sleeping with a heating pad.

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I am freezing, freezing, freezing! And I live in NC which is pretty mild. This week has been hovering in the low 50s. I experienced this once before when I lost a good amount of weight. I am just about to hit the 50 pound mark so I think it may have to do with less insulation in my body. THis week in particular though, my hand and feet and so cold at work that they hurt. In fact after today's last testing session in my classroom/office, I am rearranging the furniture so my desk is not so close to the big, beautiful picture window.

If I could type in gloves, I would be wearing them right now.

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