Cold hands always now

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   Posted 5/31/2007 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
It's weird.. in addition to being completely exhausted all the time, the only other severe symptom that I alway experience is freezing cold hands and sometimes feet.  It's summer, it's like 74 degrees in our office and I'm having to breathe on my hands to warm them up because they're so cold and numb.
Then sometimes my feet will start to get cold as well.  No doctor has really paid attention to that symptom other than checking my circulation and saying it all looks good.
Anyone else experience this?

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   Posted 5/31/2007 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
These are signs of low thyroid. Have you had your thyroid checked? It could be the cause of both your fatigue and cold hands and feet. Some drs will prescribe thyroid meds even if the patient is in the low range of normal. I have benefited from such treatment.

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   Posted 6/1/2007 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   
   I know you tried one thyroid med, but did you ever get the chance to use Armour?  Many don't see any relief until being on Armour.  I would ask your doctor to try you on this.  Start at 1/4 of a grain (15mgs) and work your way up to 1 grain (60mgs) over the course of 4 weeks.  Every week, increase by 1/4 of a grain.  Montior your temps and pulse as well. 
I remember your temps being in the low 97's (Often a sign of hypothryroidism).  If your doctor won't help you with this, email me and I'll give you my doctor. 

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   Posted 6/1/2007 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Sparker, the other thing you might look at in addition to thyroid is Raynouds. Cold hands and feet are one of the primary symptoms and also having some color change in you hands or feet with the feeling of cold.
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   Posted 6/4/2007 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah.. I was on a session of Cytomel (T3 supplement) and some Courtef, but never to any of the levels that most other people were using. My doctor was hesitant to go at higher levels. He also didn't try the Armour.

After my T3 levels were in range, he cut my Cytomel. I can't afford the blasted blood tests either. Each time he has me do blood tests, it's like $300-$500 out of pocket.

Orion, I may try your doctor. Is that the one you tried out west in Denver or whatever?
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