Hi! My name is Kim and I've got an irritating issue. It's been brought to my attention that my whole body radiates immense amounts of heat. My husband can't lay next to me for too long because he says it's like laying next to a space heater. He doesn't really like hot temperatures anyway, so I really didn't give it much thought when he'd say that to me. Recently, though, I've had other people tell me my skin is really hot, so I started paying a bit more attention to it. I asked my husband if I'd always been this warm to the touch, and he says yes. I've asked other people if my skin feels warm, and 9 out of 10 ask if I've got a fever! I know that women run small temperature increases around their monthlies and during ovulation, but I'm warm to the touch all the time. Actually, during my monthlies, my temperature runs between 100* and 101* for like two days.
A bit of physical history on myself :
I was very skinney all through my teen years, maxing out at 5'8" and 115lbs by the time I was 18. I had a really high metabolism at the time, consuming more then most grown men on a daily basis. I had three children, and now, at 31, I weigh 140lbs. I've always had a problem with cold. I can never put on enough to stay warm. A comfortable indoor temperature to me is between 80* and 85*. Anything lower than that, and I break out in gooseflesh and have to find a sweater. I love our Las Vegas summers. I'm outside as much as possible, soaking up the heat. 110* summers is perfect for me. I won't even turn on the air conditioning in the car if I'm alone. I'm healthy and active. I eat reasonably most of the time. What could be causing me to radiate so much heat?
If anyone has a clue about this one, I'd really appreciate the input.