Please, I am in need of advice.
I am a 23 year old female. My family history is positive for Hypothyroidism and Diabetes in my maternal grandparents; Breast cancer in my mother. Alcoholism from my praternal grandfather, and Anorexia and Despression in both my sisters.
My problem is that I am cold. I am cold all the the time. I first noticed that I was always cold in highschool, and it was attributed to depression. This diagnosis came from my psychiatrist at the time, but I feel that this diagnosis was biased based on the problems that my sisters were having. Several years have pasted since then, both my sisters are doing much better now, I've graduated college, and I'm still cold. I am, infact, even more cold now than I was before.
I didn't see a Doctor at all while I was in college - but once I got a job and some insurance I went and saw someone. She checked my iron and it was normal. She checked my thyroid and it was normal. She checked my glucose and it was normal. She asked me about my eating and exercising habits, and I confessed that I had lost 20 lbs within the last 3 months and was frustrated that I'd sort of bottomed out at 160. She told me that she thought the cold sensitivity was just the result of my increased activity level and not to worry about it.
But I do worry about it. I'm really, really cold. It's June, in Alabama, and I'm still cold. My air conditioning isn't on yet and I still use my feather comforter at night. There are restrants that I can't even go to because they keep the temperature too low and it HURTS to sit in there. My temperature is usually around 97.2 and I just don't want to be cold anymore.
What do I need to do? What kind of doctor do I need to see?
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