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Anybody got problems with low body temperature?

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by VeganMonkey, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    Be very careful with iodine if you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis (the most common form of hypothyroidism in the USA). Iodine can flare an antibody attack and be very detrimental to those with this condition.

    Ema
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    Oh, thankyou for explaining that to me :)

    I paused this line of treatment because I am hoping that with The Perrin Technique, this will allow my Hypothalamus to heal and re set things.

    Salt has helped a bit for POTS - the fancy pink salt - i thought this may help the thyroid too...

    And I think but I am not sure that Siberian Ginseng Drops are helping my adrenals and brain a mongst other things...

    There are other supplements which I must try out when I can afford it too.

    Dr. Mercola has grown on me over time. I quite agree with a lot if what he says. But this is a very specialised area, I do wish there was a decent Doc about as I find it difficult to know what to do and take.
  3. golden

    golden Senior Member

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    Thanks for the link that was great. I wish everything could me explained like that to me on little You Tube clips. :)

    Vitamin D is also very important too I believe.
  4. golden

    golden Senior Member

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    When it is said also that TSH blood test is unreliable...

    Does it mean that T4 is more important to go by? And so my T4 levels are within the reference range, may that be more important than the TSH being a bit high at 6.9??

    I think the NHS only does something when the TSH is above 12 and classes it as sub-clinical from 5-12....
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    Pregnenolone and DHEA support the adrenals as well as Vitamin C (2000 to 5000mg) and Licorice Root. I can tell a difference in how I feel on Pregnenolone and DHEA .
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    Zensational

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    I'm also taking Hydrochloric Acid with each meal because I read that people with low stomach acid don't properly absorb B12 and nutrients from their food thus leading to a deficiency.
    http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/stomach-acid/
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    I'm on a roll today. I have also stopped using Flouride Toothpaste (use baking soda instead) because flouride affects the thyroid and pineal gland. I have Reverse Osmosis water and that removes flouride from my water source but you need to add minerals back in because it removed them too.
    http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/fluoride-and-your-thyroid/
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    Caffeine needs to be cut out too I believe.

    I never got round to sorting a water filter for my cooking water.
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    I have been thinking about this, its very interesting. Adding carbs increased body temp.

    When I started adding salt I did get a few nice warm flushes which was unusual for me.

    Other times I get cold is sometimes when exerting myself doing something instead of heating up like other people do.

    When I get cold I go into tortoise mode :)
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    There are some people who've been low carb paleo for a couple of years and they end up with problems with metabolism etc.

    I know a lady who has adrenal fatigue and she started reading a book written by Matt Stone - he advocates eating lots of carb - of course as part of a balanced diet. She's very into Nourishing Traditions (a book by Sally Fallon) - and she sprouts all her grains before grinding them herself and then baking with them etc. Kinda a long story this!

    Anyway, she eats big plates of homemade pasta, great desserts etc and her temp is UP! Way UP! And yes she has put some weight on.

    But I guess if your temp is increasing, so is your metabolism and as someone else mentioned earlier, your biological processes probably need the right amount of heat to work properly..... It's just an idea is all :)

    As I said before, I eat potatoes twice a day - I can't tolerate grains etc and just that one change got my temp up. I have mashed or boiled or sometimes chips. Not a huge portion. I make gluten free cakes or brownies occassionally and my temp is up a bit.
  11. heapsreal

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    I have been on low carb paleo type diets for years. I feel so much better eating that way then traditional so called healthy eating. Traditional eating my cholesterol and trigylerides would go through the roof, low carb food has brought this right down and over the last few years i have lost about 20kg. This first couple of years with cfs i put on like 25kg. SO low carb has changed my metabolism but for the good, for me anyway. Diet is one of those things one has to experiment with to find out what works for them.
  12. VeganMonkey

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    I eat a lot of bananas as I can't tolerate gluten, it's a good and tasty replacement for bread :) and for the rest I eat rice and potatoes for carbs. I love nori rolls and they are pretty easy to make. Potatoes are so good boiled with some fresh herbs on top and a little. Bit of olive oil. (Getting hungry talking about this haha)

    I eat quite a bit of salt, it helps with blood volume for POTS and I drink a lot of green tea to keep my energy levels up. Green tea also got a lot of antioxidants and just tastes good :) not all people with POTS react well to caffeine though. But I do. The tea also helps me keep warm.

    One thing that really helps keeping warm but is an issue for exhausted people like us is exersize. For me just half a minute of dancing is enough to warm up really well and get the blood flow going. But it needs to be done very often and I end up with too many minutes of exersize a day if I do so and crash.
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    I am jealous that you can drink green tea. It affects my sleep too much. The nori rolls are giving you supplemental iodine that many of us are missing from our diet. Good for you for finding alternative foods that satisfy you. As far as the exercise UGGG. You are absolutely right about it and I get exercise occasionally. Fortunately we have two dogs that need to be walked everyday.
  14. VeganMonkey

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    I make sure not to drink tea in the evening. Actually not after 4PM. I have massive insomnia problems but got those also if I don't drink tea at all. But just want to make sure I don't aggravate it of course.
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    I'm on thyroid meds and even though my tests say I'm fine, my body temp is 96.8 instead of 98.6. I used to have chronic low blood pressure and docs said thats what caused, but I quit smoking 2 years ago and now my blood pressure is perfect. I've been tested for adrenal fatigue and low cortisol(I can't remember what the disease is called) but because of my insurance, Medicaid, the test were too far apart to be conclusive and halfway through the last batch they stopped taking my form of Medicaid, so i'm in limbo as usual waiting for some doctor somewhere to get off their over-paid ***** and do something. Sorry I'm a little frustrated.
  16. VeganMonkey

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    I have low blood pressure too. Have been told to make it higher by eating more salt. People with POTS often have a low blood pressure. Salt does help a bit :)
  17. Shoesies

    Shoesies Senior Member

    To answer, yes on the low body temp...for years. Yes to the low BP normal for 15 years 80/60. Cannot eat too much salt, CHF moderated by lasix daily. Have to take potassium because of lasix. See saw.

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