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Old 09-15-2004, 07:01 PM   #1
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Symptom question....please reply

When hypothyroid, is getting cold easy always a symptom??? Because even though I have just about all the symptoms that go with being hypo-, I am almost never cold. In fact, winter is my favorite time of the year. If anything, I am almost always hot, kinda like hot flashes.

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Old 09-16-2004, 04:31 AM   #2
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Re: Symptom question....please reply

When you are hypo, you get cold easy. With hyperthyroidism you tend to be hot most of the time with sweating.

I use to be hyper and now I am hypo. The best thing to do is get bloodtests.
You need the tsh, freet4, and freet3. You can't tell by my tsh that I am hypo but the frees' show that I am hypo.

Please don't just look at the tsh.

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I'm hypo, and I was alwys cold, with hot flashes occassionally (before HRT and menopause) and it seemed like just an inablity to have a steady body temperature. I was intolerant of heat and cold and had hot and cold flashes for years.

Now that I have begun TD treatment, I feel like there is hope that my temperature will stabilize. And it has somewhat, I no longer get the cold flashes as often.

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Re: Symptom question....please reply

Intolerance to cold is a common side effect, but you don't have to have all the classic symptoms. I don't have the constipation or the high cholesterol that often accompanies HypoT, but I have the others.

Also, some of us will fluctuate between hypo and hyper symptoms; I get very cold easily but I also get very hot and flushed at times. I like it to be a comfortable 20C, anything hotter or colder and I am not comfortable.

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Re: Symptom question....please reply

Not everyone has all the symptoms. A few examples:

Some people gain weight while others don't.

Some get cold easily while some complain about being hot.

Some have enough energy to work out and be active while others are fatigued to the point of being disabled.

I am not a doctor, nor have I ever played one on TV...

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