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Sickmamaoftwocuties
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   Posted 5/7/2012 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone else ALWAYS cold? I'm freezing and my house is at 73 degrees. I'm in fleece PJ pants, a t-shirt and hybernating under a HEATED blanket set on high AND under a thick comforter. I'm always cold..... But is this a symptom of crohns or something else?

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dt19&99
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   Posted 5/7/2012 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm the opposite... I'm normally warm but seems like I'm getting too warm with any movement. Gonna be a long summer at work for me.

Sickmamaoftwocuties
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   Posted 5/7/2012 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I've always been on the chillier side from "normal" people but I feel like I'm freezing to death. Even when I catch a cold and have a fever, I often have goosebumps and hibernate under the blankets. It's frustrating.

cleanfreak
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   Posted 5/7/2012 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, The only thing I can suggest is to take your temperature may 4 or 5 times in one day and if it is quite a bit below normal, get ahold of your doctor and let him/her know.  It could just be a symtom that you are coming down with something, so just keep doing what you are doing.
Sorry I can't be a little more help, hope you find some warmth.

NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 5/7/2012 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Funnily enough, you can be absolutely freezing with a high temperature. But in the case of a fever high enough to give you bad chills, you would also feel so ill it would be unmissable. So it's far more likely that you have a low body temperature rather than a high one. I don't think being cold is a symptom of Crohn's per se. But I have heard that immunesuppressants can lower your body temperature, so it could be a side-effect of your medication. Hypothyroidism or being underweight can also cause feelings of coldness.

A lot of the time, I have had the opposite problem of feeling uncomfortably warm, especially after dinner. It's as though inflammation has acted as an internal heater. Recently, I haven't had that though. Not sure why; maybe the Remicade is finally doing something after three quarters of a year!

Sickmamaoftwocuties
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   Posted 5/7/2012 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
It's not dUe to a cold, and I'm not on any medication for it to be a side effect and actual temp is never below 98.
I was just wondering. Thanks guys

What's next?
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   Posted 5/8/2012 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
i'm the same. my ac at home is normally 76 at the lowest when i sleep. I woke up this morning and was freezing and it was set at 75!.
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Tried pentasa, switched to apriso. Had months of prednisone and b12 injections, tried humira with bad results.
Now on apriso, remicade, multivitamin, b12 drops.
Doctor said i have crohns, hiatal hernia, b12 deficiency, anemia, malabsorption syndrome, osteopenia.

nawlinscate
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   Posted 5/8/2012 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Me, too, Sickmama! Decades ago, I used to radiate so much heat when I slept that my husband told me I was "a good wife in the winter." Now I'm always always cold. All through the winter, in our climate-controlled condo, I have to sit with a big electric space-heater aimed directly at my lap. And sometimes I feel as if I'm cold at the core, so that aiming heat at my outside won't really warm me up. I'm so cold before bedtime that I always have to treat myself to a hot bath to warm me up and relax me for bed. It's over 80 degrees in our city right now, and I'm the only one I know who's still wearing long-sleeved knit shirts. I have to keep a fleece in the car for air-conditioned restaurants and movies. I suspect I may be hypothyroid, but all my tests so far have been within normal range. Meanwhile, my husband's on meds that lower his heat tolerance, so he's always sweating! Insane.

ozonehole
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   Posted 5/9/2012 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
As you get older, you tend to become less tolerant of cold. That is why so many elderly decide to retire in places like Florida or Arizona. I've noticed it myself. I live in southern Taiwan where we have Florida-like temperatures, and I still complain about winter. Any time it's lower than 24°C (we do Celsius here, but that's 75°F) I feel uncomfortable.

I have read that lower blood pressure makes you less tolerant of cold, so that might be a key reason. But I don't think it's the only reason, because there are many elderly who have high blood pressure but are still intolerant to cold.

Taking my body temperature, I often find it's a full degree or two lower than 37°C (98.6°F). Maybe that has something to do with it.

Post Edited (ozonehole) : 5/9/2012 6:11:35 PM (GMT-6)


Sickmamaoftwocuties
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   Posted 5/10/2012 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Old age is def not my issue lol unless 24 is old... Haha.- its not right?!?

ozonehole
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   Posted 5/10/2012 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Sickmamaoftwocuties said...
Old age is def not my issue lol unless 24 is old... Haha.- its not right?!?


If you're cold now at age 24, just imagine what it will be like in 30 years! You may need to move to the equator.

But more seriously, I googled on "feeling cold all the time" and found some interesting stuff. In a nutshell:

1) Nutritional deficiencies, low-body weight
2) Anemia
3) Circulatory problems, atherosclerosis, made worse by smoking.
4) Lack of sleep
5) Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), do a blood test for TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). Can be treated with thyroid pills.
6) Raynaud's phenomenon: The normal response to cold temperatures is to shunt blood away from the skin to keep the internal organs warm. In people with Raynaud's phenomenon, that natural response is extreme. Women between the age of 20 and 40 are most prone to Raynaud's.
7) Hormonal imbalances. In case of women, fluctuation in the levels of estrogen can cause this.

What's next?
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   Posted 5/10/2012 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah it's not age for me either. I just turned 25 last week. Can you believe I live in Florida and this whole week I've wore long sleeve shirts to work because i couldnt find my jacket that is dress code approved.
**************************************************
Tried pentasa, switched to apriso. Had months of prednisone and b12 injections, tried humira with bad results.
Now on apriso, remicade, multivitamin, b12 drops.
Doctor said i have crohns, hiatal hernia, b12 deficiency, anemia, malabsorption syndrome, osteopenia.
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