Originally Posted by Jo-chan
Is there anything I can take to help me feel warmer? I am constantly cold (I've been tested for hypothyroidism twice and I don't have it) and it's making me miserable. Oddly enough, it's becoming more of a problem as it gets closer to summer because the AC is on more often at my workplace. I have a space heater at my desk but it only helps a little.
My doctor gave me something to boost my metabolism in hopes that it would increase my body temp, but it didn't help at all. Not even a little bit. So we're at a loss as to what else to try.
Try L-Tyrosine. It works to support the pitituary, adrenal,and thyroid gland. It is supposed to help with cold hands and feet (it works for me and my friends that I have recommended it to). You may also want to try 100 mcgs of selenium which will support the thyroid gland. These supplements are safe and needed by the body. Don't overdo the selenium as at high doses it can be dangerous the dose I suggested is pretty low.
Have you been on the thyroid board? If not please do and be sure to read the "Post our stories here" sticky. Many people are misdiagnosed because they fall into the "Normal" category. Like I did!!! I would ask to be retested and ask for A Free T3 and a Free T4 (not the Total T4 or T3 uptake). Also ask for a thyroid antibodies test to see if you have the autoimmune disease Hashimotos.