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Do we just get colder as we get older?

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harrypoooter Mon 16-Jan-17 20:47:49

I'm not even old (32) but this year for the first time I've been freezing every day. I've had to start wearing Pj's and socks in bed and thermals at work ( very very cold office). Wondering if there's any theory behind it?

PeaceOfWildThings Thu 26-Jan-17 09:29:08

Have you had your thyroid checked lately? Hypothyroidism can creep up on one like that, and there's medicine to take for it. (reminds me, haven't taken mine yet this morning!)

FinallyHere Thu 26-Jan-17 09:44:08

Low blood pressure can also make you feel cold, at whatever age. Its not recognised as a medical issue in the UK, so no treatment. Might be worth knowing your blood pressure, to know whether it might be impacting you in this way.

Anjelika Thu 26-Jan-17 09:50:27

I think I have got colder with age. I do have low blood pressure though so that's an interesting theory that it can make you feel cold. I shudder (with cold not disgust!) when I see the local secondary school girls walking round in this weather with short skirts and ankle socks and bare legs. Reminds me of the battles I had with my own mum at that age over wearing a sensible coat instead of a tiny leather jacket. I also remember her nagging me to wear a vest - which I point blank refused to - as if! - and now I wear a thermal one every day!

needalittleL Thu 26-Jan-17 10:35:54

I was just confused as we've lived in this house for years (warm previous years) and nothing has changed physically (no weigh gain or loss) and I can distinctly remember my mum being cold all the time. I'm now having my duvet and 2 blankets over at night. My hands are freezing too all the time and feel achey. Just strange.

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