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Always feel so cold all the time

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deborahlogan Sun 25-Aug-13 15:15:43

I know how you girls feel about being cold in the winter and stuff. Last winter I resorted to wearing woolen tights under my trousers for the winter months. I always feel freezing at that time of year.

sharonfagan91 Sun 25-Aug-13 12:54:38

Sounds like I will need to get checked out. I dont think I could go through again feeling the way I did last year when I was practically in about 3 layers all the time.

somersethouse Sun 25-Aug-13 12:50:23

My sister used to have to sit by the radiator. It was thyroid.
You need to see a GP quick - within days you will feel better but have to take thyroxine - tis painless and you will be fine. Definitely sounds like thyroid though - definitely. smile

sharonfagan91 Sun 25-Aug-13 12:46:21

Yes sounds like it may be thyroids, have heard a few ppl saying that. I do aim to get this checked out soon. I am only 22 though so definetly cant be menopause lol

littlecrick Sun 25-Aug-13 11:59:16

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sharonfagan1991 Fri 23-Aug-13 19:33:50

I suffer from this too and I get cold all year round especially in winter. Maybe I will need to go for a thyroid check at some point.

RockinD Sun 11-Aug-13 17:27:01

This was me from my childhood until I got my thyroid treated. The first winter my thyroid was treated was the first winter we were in credit on our fuel account.

Ask you doc for a full thyroid function test and also a full blood count and ferritin.

lesleyb1990 Fri 09-Aug-13 15:28:10

Not at all funny. Feels like a joke for me too, I am currently sitting with a blouse and cardigan trousers and tights underneath. When I go to a friends house I even dont wanna take off my boots/shoes and feel freezing if I do.

dottyaboutstripes Fri 09-Aug-13 15:25:37

For me, this is because I'm very anaemic - but is gone to the gp as I thought it was thyroid related. However they can find no cause for the anaemia so maybe I'll go back to ask for more detailed thyroid tests. It's become a bit of a family joke that I'm always cold but it's not funny at all, is it? Brrrrrrrr!

lesleyb1990 Fri 09-Aug-13 10:05:16

Yes I know I need to. I get envious sometimes in the summer months especially of friends wearing short tops, shorts and sandles when out and I am wearing cardigans, my coat and trousers etc. It has been rele silly of me to put this off though at the time I didnt know what to do. I will have a look at the website and I will pluck up the courage to go see my GP.

AttilaTheMeerkat Fri 09-Aug-13 09:58:22

Do not put it off, get it checked out. Its not normal to feel so cold all the time.

The website I mentioned is helpful, do read that as well.

lesleyb1990 Fri 09-Aug-13 09:47:54

Thanks I will have a look as I know it is not normal for a girl my age to be experiencing this, I know I need to get checked out before this winter though had been putting this off as I was worried they might find something rele bad.

AttilaTheMeerkat Fri 09-Aug-13 09:42:59

I would also say there could be a problem with the thyroid gland. Anyone can develop thyroid problems, its no respecter of persons.

Blood tests should be done to see if this is indeed the issue.

Have a look at this website as well This is a good website and has lots of information on it.

lesleyb1990 Fri 09-Aug-13 08:37:22

The worrying thing is though I have never been pregnant before and I am only 23.

PareyMortas Fri 09-Aug-13 08:32:30

Second thyroid. It's one of the many side effects have a google. I don't get all the side effects and wasn't particularly tired although I'd just had my third baby in three years when diagnosed, but feeling the cold is one I do get.

It's nothing to worry about if yours is underactive you'll have to take thyroxine which is just replacing a hormone so not really medication.

lesleyb1990 Fri 09-Aug-13 08:27:19

Thanks, think I need to do something though I have been putting it off for a long while tho I know I rele shouldnt have.

pollywollydoodle Fri 09-Aug-13 08:25:28

just a blood test at the gp. they will prob do one for anaemia as well

lesleyb1990 Fri 09-Aug-13 08:15:56

Thanks, what type of thing would this involve?

pollywollydoodle Fri 09-Aug-13 08:05:23

thyroid check

lesleyb1990 Fri 09-Aug-13 08:00:32

I am a bit worried something may be wrong with me, nearly all of the time I always feel cold while everyone else is in their summer clothes I am in layers, i feel a bit embarassed almost and always get the impression people are looking at me as I end up leaving my coat on at times. I always feel i'm worse when the weather is worse, last autumn and winter was awful for me and now I am dreading this winter as I constantly have the heating on, have to wear about 3 layers all the time when I go out to work etc

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