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Old 12-09-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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So cold I can't stand it

Im an active male, 21 years old.
I put around 10 miles on the track or treadmill a week.
I have had many blood tests, I am not anemic, my thyroid is fine, my past vitamin d def. is regulated and there are no other abnormalities.

However, I am always freezing cold. Even when running! Mostly my hands and feet, however my face, knees and even left testicle(i know its very strange).

I stepped outside the other day in 30 degree weather, my thighs went numb along with my face hands and feet(in 2 pairs of socks and very warm shoes)

The only temporary cure seems to be a hot shower, which in turn turns my hands and feet red, my veins swell up and make it very uncomfortable to stand.

I really need help with this, I used to love winter and now I literally cannot leave the house..

 
Old 12-10-2011, 10:18 AM   #2
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Re: So cold I can't stand it

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Im an active male, 21 years old.
I put around 10 miles on the track or treadmill a week.
Why do you run?


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However, I am always freezing cold. Even when running! Mostly my hands and feet, however my face, knees and even left testicle(i know its very strange).
It would help to know your height and weight. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is below 18.5, for example, you would likely feel colder than if your BMI was 20 or higher.

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I stepped outside the other day in 30 degree weather, my thighs went numb along with my face hands and feet(in 2 pairs of socks and very warm shoes) The only temporary cure seems to be a hot shower, which in turn turns my hands and feet red, my veins swell up and make it very uncomfortable to stand.
Instead of a hot shower, I would try a warm shower or at least less hot than before. This seems to be helping your circulation but too much of a good thing may be harmful.

If you're a runner, I'm guessing you may be thin and that's why you're cold. Some people run because they're overweight and want to lose weight. But I have never heard of an overweight person complain of being cold.

 
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:43 AM   #3
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Re: So cold I can't stand it

Should have included that info
Im 6ft, 155lbs
I run for cardiovascular health, and as a last attempt to try and fix whatever is wrong with me. I am thinner than most people, but not to the point of unhealthy. I cant seem to put on weight at all.

There is no pain associated with the coldness, or color change like with raynauds disease. I take citoploram 20mg to help me deal with the depression this is giving me(im also a very anxious person, but not to the point of freezeing to death). Also 3000iu's of vitamin D daily because for some reason my body cant make it itself, along with fish oil and a daily multivitamin. I dont suffer from poor digestion or anything else, its just this unrelenting freezing coldness at all times.

I used to be a smoker, not a pack a day but every day smoker and a bit of a drinker, both seemed to substantially agrovate my condition. I quit smoking a long time ago and drinking about a month ago entirely.

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Re: So cold I can't stand it

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Im 6ft, 155lbs.....I run for cardiovascular health........ I cant seem to put on weight at all.
Based on your height and weight, your BMI is 21. There's nothing wrong with that. I would just maintain it where it is, as long as you keep exercising and you maintain good muscle tone.

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Also 3000iu's of vitamin D daily because for some reason my body cant make it itself, along with fish oil and a daily multivitamin.
3000 IU'S of vitamin D seems a bit high. Do you need that much? I have the same problem and I take 600 IU's. Unless you really need 3000 I would try cutting back to 1000 or less.

As far as fish oil, you don't want to take too much because it will thin your blood and that might have something to do with feeling cold. If you're taking more than one capsule per day, you might try cutting back and see if it helps. Usually, a sign of taking too much is if you start getting very loose bowel movements.

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I used to be a smoker, not a pack a day but every day smoker and a bit of a drinker, both seemed to substantially agrovate my condition. I quit smoking a long time ago and drinking about a month ago entirely.
It's good that you quit smoking; I did the same many years ago. If you just quit drinking a month ago, your body may still be adjusting to that change. It's likely you will see more improvements in the coming months.

Being that you are running for cardiovascular health, you should be on a heart healthy diet. That would be a mediterranean type diet. If you're doing that, you should have improved circulation; your arteries will clear up and regain their flexability.

 
Old 12-14-2011, 08:17 PM   #5
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Re: So cold I can't stand it

I'm the exact opposite, I'm always running hot.
As long as your circulation isn't poor, I doubt there's a medical problem that would cause it. You might just be sensitive to cold.

 
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Hi Sovery,

This is not a strange situation. There is lot's of reason which cause the same.It's may be circulatory diseases or cardiovascular diseases can cause cold hands and feet. When the circulation to the periphery or body extremities decreases, one may suffer from chronic cold hands and feet. Constriction of the tiny blood vessels in the periphery may cause the condition of hands always cold and purple. Sometimes, cold and purple hands may also be a sign of lack of oxygen in blood, blood poisoning, iron deficiency, heart problems, lung problems, and even stress. Have a checkup and advice. It's curable diseases.

 
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Re: So cold I can't stand it

I'm cold all the time as well. I have to go outside at the office even in 90 degree weather to warm up they keep it so cold. I do have a mikd case of Raynaud's but I've always been much colder than everyone else. I have a high metabolism and am 66, 5'2" and weight 110.

 
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