I have been generally colder at beditime, and my hands and feet get cold easily since I can remember. But now in my mid 30s my symptoms are getting progressively worse. Until this week any temperature below 70 in the house sets up a sudden coldness at around 10-10:30 PM where I have to bundle up with lots of wool layers. If the house temperature is under 65, then I can get so cold it doesn't even matter what I'm wearing or how many blankets I have. (My DH just wears a t-shirt, light PJs and one blanket while I've got five layers with hoods and extra blankets). This week I got suddenly cold at 9 PM when the temp was 75 and then yesterday at 6:30 PM when the temp was 72. During the day if it's hot and we all get into the car, I don't need the air conditioner on as high as my DH, however, if it is cold outside in the morning, like 60 degrees, I need the air conditioner on to keept the temp cool and matching the outside or house temp.
I finally had my Thyroid checked for hypothyroidism and it came out normal (within the range my Dr said was perfectly normal).
TSH - 0.77, T4 Free - 0.72, T3 - 104
So he couldn't offer me any suggestions as to what else it could be except for an adrenal glad problem, but then I would have other sever symptoms. I assume it's just my circadian temperature swings are more extreme than they should be, but still I feel awful at night and it seems like there should be something to do.
I've been drinking tea at bedtime, and this has helped with the severity and immediate feelings of freezing. But still I can feel my body get colder and colder from the inside, while on the outside I can feel the heat from the sweaters/blankets.
I don't think I have a B12 deficiency as I take a multi vitamin daily and eat meat. My RBCs are a little low, 4.18, but the Dr doesn't think I'm anemic. This is not brought on by stress (it's chronic and just getting worse) so I don't think I have Wilson's Temperature Syndrome (which doesn't seem like a verfied diagnosis). I asked my Dr about thyroid antibodies, but he said since my TSH was normal, that wouldn't be an issue.
The other temperature related issue I have is Vasomoter rhinitis. My nose runs with slight changes in temperature. It had stopped for a week or so and then started again when I had the drops in temperature a couple days ago.
So I've been going crazy trying to see what's going on with my body. The one thing I found was someone took a homeopathic Arsenicum Album for feeling icy cold and burning hot while still having a low body temp. But I'm skeptical on that treatment.
Any suggestions? Should I start tracking my temperature? Do I just need to suck it up and buy a heating blanket and expedition grade sleep clothes?
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