COLD FEET LITERALLY

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momoftwoangels
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   Posted 8/14/2007 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering I forgot to ask the doc about this but every night it seems like my feet turn to ice cubes. I have to take a hot bath or shower to warm them up. It only seems to happen at night-- is it my body shutting down for the night or what?
Thanks in advance for your responses.
Heather
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nawlinscate
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   Posted 8/14/2007 11:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the same symptom, except that it often affects more than my feet--and the only way that I can warm up is to take a hot bath, too. The only explanations I've gotten are that I'm anemic (although not severely just now); that I've lost a lot of weight and have less padding; that the disease and the meds are making me less resistant to the cold and less able to recover once I get cold. It's been going on for several years now. In the winter, I've been known to sit on the sofa with an electric heater on my lap, blowing right onto my front! It looks ridiculous, but is sometimes the only thing that works.

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   Posted 8/15/2007 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   
The anemia was the original cause I was given. Hubby just loves my feet in the hot summer, but not so much in the winter :-)
Have you had your blood pressure checked in the evening? I found out my blood pressure drops DRASTICALLY in the night. The nurses in one of my overnight stays tried three machines because they thought they were broken---I went down to 70/40. They assured me this is why my feet are so cold at night--my other extremities get chilly too.
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/15/2007 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine do too. No idea of the cause.
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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 8/15/2007 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I have this happen too. Even in the summer the rest of me is hot in bed but my feet so I put socks on till theywarm up. I did read that 1 symptom of iron related anemia is cold extremities. Prior to now I have not taken any iron suppliments in years (since they ruled that slow fe could not have a generic and had to be in blister pack form) probably since the early 90s or so. I am sure my Drs have checked my blood in the past but none had informed me of anemia since the 90s. I wonder if this whole time I have been anemic or I just have cold extremities. In the winter here it is the worst for me. In our apartment we have a gas on gas stove for heat and the bedroom is the furthest room from the stove. I will sometimes put on 2 pairs of socks one beeing fleece and they still dont warm up. It seems like in the winter the only thing that will warm up my feet enough for me to fall asleep is with a heating pad til they are warm.
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momoftwoangels
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   Posted 8/15/2007 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys. It can't be my weight since I am overweight. I go in and have blood work today to see how my kidneys are doing on the new medicine, maybe I will ask them to check and see if I am anemic. Kinda figure if I ask about it they will say that it is poor circulation and I should get up and move. But even when my hubby and I go for a mile walk my feet don't warm up so who knows. I appreciate your responses. If I learn anything I will post it here.
Heather
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/15/2007 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
My BP drops as well and I have ice cubes for feet especially at night but it also happens during the day .....depending on what body wants to do

Please let us know what doc has to say

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karasmommy
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   Posted 8/15/2007 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   

I have that problem with my fingers and Toes - my Rheumy has diagnosed it as Raynauds Disease (google it and you will find ton's of info).  My toes and fingers will get bright white and very PAINFUL that I literally can't feel much, not even hot water.

It is worse in the winter than in the summer, unless I am spending a lot of time in very cold A/C rooms.


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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 8/15/2007 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Never thought about it being related to BP mine is usually low or on the low side of normal. Once I am better and able to drive again, after I am off of these pain meds, I am going to see my pulmonologist. He also studied cardiology, I have a slight heart murmur only while at rest. He is mostly concerned due to my pulse. My "normal" pulse is 109 and that is with no steroids. A great deal of the time now though it is around 120, I take it at home when I feel crummy or just feel yucky. He wants to test me for things related to pred however I was tested for all of the pred related illnesses that would result in high pulse back when I was 8 and all were negative. They tested for Cushings etc. Hope you get some answers with the bloodwork and other tests, keep us posted
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cdinhyd
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   Posted 8/16/2007 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   
My whole body feels cold after eating lunch / dinner. The feeling goes away after one or two hours. My RBC and haemoglobin levels are very low - probably the reason.

JRBear
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   Posted 12/7/2011 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I have Raynauds Disease. Believe me it can be uncomfortable. My hands are forever changing colors. One minute they will be all pale and purple looking because they are so cold and the next they will be bright red and hot to the touch. People ask me all the time if I"m ok when they see my hands like this. I wear my thick winter robe year round. In fact my hands are freezing right now as well as my toes and I have on socks and slippers. The hot bath is the only thing that really works for me as far as getting everything balanced out. I don't take too many baths just one in the morning and evening. Even a hot shower can feel good when your so cold like that. I've had my hands actually hurt when they go through this. Its kind of annoying to say the least.

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   Posted 12/7/2011 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
JRBear, my daughter (21 yrs old) also has raynauds disease, and our family doc told her it was important to not let her hands (so far it only affects her fingers) and feet get cold, that she should wear wool mitts in the winter/fall...it gets pretty cold in Canada during the fall and winter, sometimes even the beginning of spring.
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