Pain meds will raise your body temperature. As will menopause. I wear only cotton 100% next to my body, it breathes. My mom has MS and heat is the enemy. They make a flack jacket, a vest with little square pockets, half a dozen or so, into which you slide ice packs from the freezer. You could ad lib something like this, fairly easily. Go to a good used clothing store or better an army surplus store. Seek out a vest. Like a fisherman's vest with lots of pockets. Slip a ice pack into several of the pockets. That will make you more comfortable. Also, have you considered taking hormones. I know, there's a hugh controversy. I choose to take them to improve my quality of life now. What's the fun in living to be 100 if you're miserable? Also, at night I dampen my fitted sheet. Not wet, but just a tiny bit, not quite dry. It helps me fall asleep. Also, only 100% cotton nighties. Sometimes I wear these to bed, ever so slightly, damp. A cyst on your thyroid is not to be taken lightly. My grandmother almost died from this. So insist on seeing an endrocrinologist for this. Also crusty moles? Whoever heard of such a thing. Any changes in freckles and moles, is serious. An oncologist needs to see these. Now, I also have to slather on a good moisturizer as soon as I get out of the shower, while my skin is still moist. It locks in the moisture. Without that I'd be scratching in my sleep and creating all kinds of havoc with my skin. Hope something here helps. Also, avoid scented soaps, lotions, detergent, etc. That can irritate the skin and cause all kinds of problems.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.