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Old 10-21-2007, 04:37 PM   #1
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Question Low Body Temp of 96.6 and BAD Headaches - more Hypo symptoms?

I'm in the process of trying to get my test results - so I can see what they call "Normal" -- but all they ran were the TSH, T3, and T4 and also testing my B12 vitamin level - so I also want to see what else they can test for.
TODAY HAS BEEN VERY BAD - Headache so bad and it will not go away - I've had it since I woke up. I've also been freezing! I feel I'm outside in the winter in a bikini - I'm that cold!!! I've taken my temp several times - and it's been between 96.6 and 97.4 all day. I also have that thick feeling in my throat, and it is also a little hard to swallow today. Earlier it was 82 degrees in our house - because I made them turn off the A/C - and I was huddled under 3 blankets wearing a pair of sweats complaining about how cold I was feeling.
I've been so worried because I just don't understand what is going on!!!

 
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Re: Low Body Temp of 96.6 and BAD Headaches - more Hypo symptoms?

Has Anyone Else Had This Extreme Cold On The Inside Feeling? I Don't Know What To Do? Please Anyone Out There - Help!!

 
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Re: Low Body Temp of 96.6 and BAD Headaches - more Hypo symptoms?

Yes, definitely get a copy of your results and post them here when you get them. There's a huge difference between "normal" and "optimal". Problem is, most docs don't know the difference. I'd also suggest getting your ferritin tested, if you haven't already.

I've dealt with intolerance to cold and freezing when others weren't since my teens. Lately, can't handle extreme heat either. Its only been the last 8 months that the drs have actually decided there might be something physically wrong (I'm in my 40s now). Prior to that, they all just said it was "nerves". Feh! Can't stand air conditioning and take a long-sleeved shirt with me everywhere. I'm dreading this winter.

 
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Re: Low Body Temp of 96.6 and BAD Headaches - more Hypo symptoms?

When I used to be that cold... [Oh yes, do I know what you mean!] I found it much more effective to soak in a hot bath for about 20 minutes or longer than it was to layer on so many clothes. When a person is producing enough heat, the clothes keep her warm because they trap in the heat produced by the body instead of letting it dissipate to the air; but if you aren't producing enough heat, there isn't any for the clothes to trap in - and they don't create warmth by themselves. Layer your clothes on after you get out of the hot water; the warmth of the water will be trapped in for a long time. If you have hypo-dry skin, be sure to slather on a lot of lotion before dressing.

In a nutshell... take a hot bath. It works wonders.

 
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Re: Low Body Temp of 96.6 and BAD Headaches - more Hypo symptoms?

I have had this as well. Sunday was horrible. I woke with a body temp of 96.6.. ice hands and feet. I could not stay awake and was under two comforters and two flannel blankets while my son and husband, kept prodding me and asking if I was alright. By 6 pm my Tp had swung to 99.8.. by bedtime I was 100.8. This morning.. 97.2. I am on the Hashi.. hypo hyper swing ride this week. The scariest was the shutting down of my system.. and the inability to stay awake.. it reminded me of coming up from anesthesia. I am looking into this and am due to get my quarterly blood work draw up next Wednesday. If I have another day like Sunday.. I will be going in and getting the blood work drawn.. right then and there.

The bath trick works. I have used it.. unfortunately Sunday I was all over the place and a hot bath would have made it worse. I wish I had a better answer you need to have your bloodworked checked and be sure they take FT3 and FT4 next time. Your Tp is not normal and needs to be addressed. Have you checked out you OB or IM? What other symptoms besides low Tp do you have?

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