For years now I have sought diagnosis, always to be placated and told "it's all in your head".Well, it isn't in my head...it's my whole body...always feel like I stepped out of a freezer! Even in 98 degree heat, I need a sweater! People actually recoil when they touch me, cauz I am so dang cold! I avoid shaking hands now, as it makes people shiver to touch me! I feel like I move in slow-mo....have no energy and since turning 18, have not been able to shed one pound, without starving myself. If I eat 500 calories or under a day, I only lose 1 pound a week. I am an active mum, and college student, who holds a part time job, so it isn't from inactivity. To give you an idea of HOW low my body temp is, it ranges from 95.2 to 96.6....if my temp is 98, I am sick.
My B/P also runs quite low....95/55...to 112/60. Sadly this condition does not only effect me, but all the women in my family, so I know it isn't all in my head...I feel like I am taking crazy pills, b/c it can't be normal to feel like an ice cube year round!
I have had thyroid tests...all came back fine.... I do not have diabetes, but do have hiritsuism, and very dry skin. Also thinning hair, lack of body hair growth,always tired, groggy.....I am on no meds...dr thinks my low b/p is causing most of my problems. At this point, I will see any dr who thinks that they can help me...I am sick of freezing all the time...in my house the heat is on 80, and I am still wearing 2 shirts, a fleece bathrobe,heavy socks and slippers, and am still cold! I would just once like to feel normal, and feel warm. Interestingly enough, if I get too warm, I break out in hives or rashes...and get very nauseated. ANYone have any answers?:(
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