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Hands cold when eating (sometimes)

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by drob31, May 18, 2015.

  1. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

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    Does anyone get a cold hand when eating, especially in the morning?

    I can't figure out if this related to blood sugar, circulation, cortisol, dysautonomia, or some sort of autoimmune reaction.

    If I eat something, sometimes but not always, in the morning, my right fingers will get really cold. I thought this may be due to some sort of hypoglycemia, but I can't figure it out. Allot of times it's just my right hands and my finger tips, but sometimes it's both and sometimes it can be the whole hands. Sometimes the warth will rush back inexplicably. It doesn't seem to happen as much at night as I'm usually warmer then, which makes me think it's cortisol related.
     
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  2. AkeBono

    AkeBono

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    any chance to be histamine/adrenaline related?
    in my case i got frozen feet and hands instantly when eating histamine foods or starchy foods.
    that also triggers adrenaline vasoconstriction.
    but for me it happens each time i eat these foods.
     
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  3. Martial

    Martial Senior Member

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    When you eat the bulk of your blood supply focuses on and moves to the digestion system. Perhaps something like the stuff you mentioned becomes exasperated when you eat for that reason. Could be low blood volume, thick blood, dysautonomia, and circulation issues like you mentioned. Even carpal tunnel can cause poor blood flow to the hands. Those are just some of my guesses anyways.
     
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  4. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

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    It seems to be a mystery. I did find that low dopamine causes this as well. I'm pretty sure I'm having neurotransmitter issues.
     

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