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Icy hands & feet, hot face & neck, & so much more since I moved....

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 3, 2007
  • 04:22 AM

My head & neck emit excessive heat like a mild fever, but my hands & feet are like little icecubes. I can't draw anymore because of it. It occurs mostly when I'm writing, drawing, or typing & usually only in autumn & winter. It happens "whenever" too, but to a lesser degree when I'm not using my hands. When my hands & feet get cold, the joints hurt & layering gloves & socks does nothing but produce cold sweat. Hot water provides temporary relief to the hand & a different type of pain to the feet. My face however can't stand to have heat blown on it, be within 4 feet of a fire, or handle temeratures over 70*.

This problem started when I moved from Nevada to Seattle in Sept. 2003, along with fatigue, intollerance to light/anything yellow, dizziness brought on by sudden movement/elevator, problems remembering dates/times/numbers, obsessive-compulsive disorder, repetitive gramatical errors, poor healing/excesively oily skin, abuility to remember things from 1998 like they were yesterday but no recollection of stuff I did hours/days ago. Also, I used to never get sick more than 1 cold every 2 years, but lately I catch colds that last 3 weeks & this new appetite-inhibiting thing that started off painfully. I'm eating a lot less but haven't lost any weight.
These could be unrelated. I have yet to be tested for Dyslexia & Adult Attention Defficit Disorder.

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  • Hm... sounds like the symptoms of hypothyroidism, which is easy to treat once you're diagnosed by TSH T3,T4 blood tests. Don't know when you posted this but hopefully you have already gotten a diagnosis and treatment.Take care
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 3, 2007
    • 07:31 PM
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