Hypothyroid: Can't tolerate hot or cold temps + belly fat Q
I have low temp (97.4 upon waking) and low BP (80-90/ 55), and low heart rate (sometimes as low as 45 beats per minute), constipation, serious fatigue, and depression. I'm not really overweight but have been getting an accumulation of fat in my belly. I'm getting drowsy during the day and HAVE to sleep. This would indicate that I'm hypothyroid, I would think. I don't have the other thyroid symptoms, like course skin, etc. (My blood tests were in the normal range till I started low dose Armour, which resulted in the t3 going too low. )
However, the cold doesn't bother me nearly as much as heat. I really have to have the temperature just right, not too hot, not too cold... can't really deal with extremes of temperatures either way... I like it right around 68 to 70, anything outside of that, I start feeling miserable. But heat bothers me much more than cold. Does anyone else with hypothyroid have this? Is is possible the hypothyroid and have the heat be more of a problem than cold? As long as my arms are covered, I don't usually get that cold.
Also, is this recent accumulation of belly fat likely to be caused by hypothyrodism? I'm 47 y/o, and generally tend to be slender to normal weight, but I do watch what I eat. Is the new belly fat just from aging, or could the hypothyroidism cause this?
Thanks for your help!
Last edited by sapphire5000; 08-16-2007 at 11:42 PM.