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Mermaid's Mom

My daughter is always cold now?

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So 3+ weeks gluten-free.  She is on B12 weekly injections, iron and magnesium supplements.

She has ALWAYS run hot.  Never - literally never cold.

I noticed that she is now sleeping in socks and a hoodie.  Every night.

Now during the day she has more than a few times said she is freezing.

Now I have ALWAYS been a freezing person.  The only one -everyone else in the family runs hot but me.  I am abnormally cold.  But even I am not cold when she says she is??

Any thoughts?

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Hi Mermaid's Mom

I used to always feel very hot and found it very difficult living in a hot country, which I did a few years ago.  

Since my diagnosis and adopting a gluten free diet I've felt cold in a way I never have before.  I don't know if it is a coincidence, but it seems to me a bit too much of a coincidence!

I think the first port of call is to check if your daughter has a thyroid issue.  

I assumed that was my problem but the TSH and T4 tests say things are good, but my friends on this forum say I need to have other levels looked at so possibly I do have a problem lurking. Problem is that here in the UK it is difficult to have 'a full thyroid panel' under the National Health Service.  If you can get one for your daughter it would be worth a try, I'm sure.

 

 

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Hi MM,

There is something called low grade fever that can be associated with inflammation in the body.  So a person who has this might feel warm or even hot sometimes when others don't.  They might also have nightsweats, sweating in bed, possibly in the early hours like 2 or 3 am.  The body does some immune housecleaning during the sleep process, and the immune system actually becomes more active than during the day.

Once the inflammation causing the low grade fever is gone, the body would return to a more normal temperature/state.  So a person could feel cold if they were used to having that low grade fever and it went away.  That's my theory anyway.

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5 hours ago, GFinDC said:

Hi MM,

There is something called low grade fever that can be associated with inflammation in the body.  So a person who has this might feel warm or even hot sometimes when others don't.  They might also have nightsweats, sweating in bed, possibly in the early hours like 2 or 3 am.  The body does some immune housecleaning during the sleep process, and the immune system actually becomes more active than during the day.

Once the inflammation causing the low grade fever is gone, the body would return to a more normal temperature/state.  So a person could feel cold if they were used to having that low grade fever and it went away.  That's my theory anyway.

I actually like this theory and feel it makes sense for what we are seeing in her!  I think you are on to something!

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