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Cold and sweaty hands and feet advice

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by Stillgoing, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Stillgoing

    Stillgoing

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    Hi,

    At the moment I am suffering from very cold hands and feet (amongst other things)

    Anyone got any ideas or advice on this?

    It is a relatively new symptom but I guess I see it as the fact that I am going through a very bad patch right now.. my body struggling to get the blood to my extremities.

    Thanks for any insight

    Matt
  2. Zensational

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    Take your basal temperature first thing in the morning with a old fashioned mercury thermometer. You can look-up how to take a basal temp on the internet.
    You could be hypothyroid. Most of us are cold. I'll post this video again from Dr. Mercola.

    I have been taking Lugol's iodone supplement to nourish my thyroid and I'm up to two drops per day. Have to take it very slow with the iodine supplement.
    Do you have recent endocrine tests? Probably not a bad idea to get that done. Take a look at the TSH. Dr Mercola says that the TSH referency range is not accurate and that if your TSH is over 1.5 you could likely be hypothyroid even though the endo says it's okay.
    Weak adrenals can make your extremities cold too but I think it all works together with the thyroid.
    There is a low of information on http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com
    Best of luck with this.
  3. Stillgoing

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    Hi Zen,

    Thanks for your help. Ill take my temp tomorrow.

    My TSH a few weeks ago was 1.4. Is that low? The range I got for normal on the test was 0.32 - 5

    Ill try to get full endo tests but it won't be for a while.

    Thanks for your help

    Matt
  4. Zensational

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    I'm not sure how to interpret the TSH reference range. All I know is that my TSH is 3.19 and Dr. Mercola says that if it is more than 1.5 you may be hypothyroid even though the reference says otherwise.
    It's complicated. There are other factors to consider like the ability to convert the thyroid hormone into useable, Free T3 and Free T4.
    Maybe someone else can help more. I would take a look at the www.stopthethyroidmadness.com website and see if you can get more clarity. Don't give up.
    Sorry for your rough patch. I know it feels worse when you don't feel good and emotional upset can factor into our well being. Try to keep stress low. Easier said than done.
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    Anyone else have the sweaty cold palms and feet.. getting worse when more fatigued?
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    My basal temperature is 35.8

    Seems quite low
  7. sianrecovery

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    Hi stillgoing
    Temperature regulation seems to be an issue for many of us - for many reasons. I was chronically cold, esp extremities, for years and years - but for me, it was a thyroid thing, and going on thyroid meds has made a big difference. I'm not the best at interpreting thyroid results, but try posting them in their entirety, and ask for feedback. There is also a good thyroid forum called the Thyroid Patient Advocacy forum which has lots of good material on its website. They are pretty thryoid-centric, but you would expect that. Worth posting your symptoms and results there as well, and saying you are a newbie and need help. Do you know your T4, FT4, or T3?
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    sianrecovery Senior Member

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    ps worth taking your basal temp every morning before you get out of bed to see what is it on average for a week, will try and post a doc I have on that.

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    So far over 3 mornings it seems to be consistently around 35.8.

    Recent TSH is 1.1 and free T4 is 16... so nothing to report there. Doc didnt take T3 or FT4... he doesnt suspect anything wrong with thyroid...

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