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Why am i so cold all the time?

(5 Posts)
WilliamHerschel Tue 03-Jan-17 21:50:53

That's it really. I feel really cold most of the time. When I'm out I wear layers, including thermals. I wear these at home too and slippers and have the heating on, but most of the time I'm freezing. I feel cold right down to my bones. I know it's particularly cold atm, and I do often feel colder than other people but never to this extent. I'm having the heating on all the time. Thing is, in bed at night I have to sleep nearly naked or I sweat! I get too hot! But getting out of bed in the morning or for the toilet at night is really tough because I'm frozen as soon as I come out of the covers.

nobodysbabynow Tue 03-Jan-17 21:54:22

Have you ever been checked for an under active thyroid? Feeling cold right to your core is one of the symptoms and it's very common in women over 35 especially

Flingmoo Tue 03-Jan-17 21:55:57

Have you ever had your thyroid tested? I've got an underactive thyroid and I'm always cold. I'm not sure if it really is down to my thyroid though as I take thyroid medication and according to my blood tests my thyroid levels are fine.

Some people are just naturally colder than others though. There is a bloke at work who will be happily sitting in the office wearing jeans and a short sleeved polo shirt when others are in jumpers... Meanwhile I'm wearing thermal leggings, jeans, a vest, thermal long sleeved top, normal long sleeved top and sometimes a jumper too - and still need to drink lots of tea to keep warm!

WilliamHerschel Tue 03-Jan-17 21:59:31

Thanks! No I don't think I've ever had my thyroid tested. I'm 29, so not too far off 35. Maybe I should book my gp. I definitely am naturally a colder person but have never known it to be this bad.

WilliamHerschel Tue 03-Jan-17 22:22:34

flowers thanks for the thyroid suggestion. I've googled it now and it might be it. I will try and book a GP appointment.

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