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Old 01-04-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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She's really, really, really affected by the cold, the OP that is. I've tried to tell her that she is probably hyperthyroid but to no avail. I lived in SWFlorida where she lives and it is crazy hot, but she has an usual reaction to it. She says she is allergic to the heat or something. She's hyperthyroid.

By the way, I am hypothyroid. I was the same weight - perfect - for all of my adult life, even after having 5 children. Then I gained 90 pounds when I was 45. I was also cold all the time. I mean to the point where my feet and hand hurt and I would cry. That's when they figured out I was hypothyroid. They are still adjusting my meds. I've lost a lot of weight and I am not as cold.

But the OP thinks this is some sort of defect of character. It's not.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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I'm a 37 and hypothryoid. I used to live in a cold climate but have since moved.

I can tell you that until you actually experience the kind of cold that comes with this, you will never really understand. I can wear layers and layers and not feel warm. My skin is still cold to the touch and I just feel cold right down to the bone. I go to bed wearing socks, pj pants, a tank, a long sleeve and then I have a blanket plus 2 extras on top of me. There are nights I still can't get warm enough even like that.

My pulse rate is low, my blood pressure is low and my body temperature is low and it makes me much less tolerant of cold temperatures.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Some older people also take blood thinning medications that make them feel cold.

I don't like the cold myself because I have a bad back, and for some reason when I get cold and shiver it makes my back hurt.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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I'm a 37 and hypothryoid. I used to live in a cold climate but have since moved.

I can tell you that until you actually experience the kind of cold that comes with this, you will never really understand. I can wear layers and layers and not feel warm. My skin is still cold to the touch and I just feel cold right down to the bone. I go to bed wearing socks, pj pants, a tank, a long sleeve and then I have a blanket plus 2 extras on top of me. There are nights I still can't get warm enough even like that.

My pulse rate is low, my blood pressure is low and my body temperature is low and it makes me much less tolerant of cold temperatures.
This is so true! I was born and raised in New England so I was use to the cold. When I was in Florida I became hypothyroid, I imagine. The heat suddenly didn't bother me. Then we moved to Knoxville, not as warm as Florida but pretty warm. And the winters here are very, very mild. I will never forget one day I was outside for only a few minutes and my feet became so cold that I was in tears. Going in and covering them with blankets would not make it stop. I finally had to take pain medication. The thyroid system not working correctly is a very scary thing. I've also always had a low temp, low blood pressure. That is finally, after 50 years, becoming normal.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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When I am cold my husband is hot, when I am hot my husband is cold. I don't think it matters whether you are skinny or overweight. (I hate the term FAT!) Fat to me is more insulting than saying overweight. This thread is funny.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I keep my summer AC thermostat set at about 85, and I have no problem walking to the supermarket and carrying home groceries when it is over 100. But I feel uncomfortably cold when it is 65 in my house in winter, and I bundle up in a sweater. I'm 73, and moved to Texas five years ago, and I think I have just become accustomed to the hotter climate. I lived for ten years in Newfoundland, where the summer temperature seldom got over 65, but I was OK with that then.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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What a rude question.
Agreed. It has to do with preference, and nothing else.

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What is with you people that you need it to be so warm all the time?
To which "you people" do you refer? A number of "you people" here already have proven your question as poorly researched, misguided and ill-advised.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Metabolism

happy reading Jo48
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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She's really, really, really affected by the cold, the OP that is. I've tried to tell her that she is probably hyperthyroid but to no avail. I lived in SWFlorida where she lives and it is crazy hot, but she has an usual reaction to it. She says she is allergic to the heat or something. She's hyperthyroid.

By the way, I am hypothyroid. I was the same weight - perfect - for all of my adult life, even after having 5 children. Then I gained 90 pounds when I was 45. I was also cold all the time. I mean to the point where my feet and hand hurt and I would cry. That's when they figured out I was hypothyroid. They are still adjusting my meds. I've lost a lot of weight and I am not as cold.

But the OP thinks this is some sort of defect of character. It's not.
Oh, it's not just the heat, but LIGHT. When I was a teenager 50 years ago, I had to get tinted contact lenses because the light bothered my eyes; sunlight or artificial light. I had to wear sunglasses even in the winters because any kind of bright light blinded me. By that I mean it HURT my eyes. My husband 40 years ago called me a vampire because I would get up in the middle of the night and not turn on a light. I could walk around in the dark and be able to SEE. Me and my CATS could see in the dark.

Combined with the heat aversion and LIGHT aversion, I am now convinced I have SUMMER SAD. No, it isn't just HEAT. Bright light, sunlight or artificial, also bothers me. No hypothroid pills is going to solve THAT.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Indeed, Maggi07!


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What a rude question.

I'm not fat at all and I'm cold all the time. I know other thin people who are cold. Others are warm all the time. Some heavier people are hot, some cold.

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