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Someone posted a question asking if anyone felt cold. I cannot find the original post. Yes, I am always cold. I live in Arizona and when it is 68 outside, I have on a long sleeve T and a flannel shirt or a heavier jacket and my hands and feet are still ice cold. I wear boots with knee high socks and sometimes even put on silk long underwear. I have been known to sit on my hands to warm them up. At the time I am dressed like this, my husband is wearing a short sleeve or long sleeve T. :blink: I was assuming it was because I had lost so much weight and did not have the fat to keep me warm.

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I am cold alot as well. I assumed it was because I am small and a woman. I have heard that women's heat goes to the core of their body (biology-to keep baby warm). Hence why alot of women have cold feet and hands.

Hez

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I'm a 6'3" 270lb male and I am also often cold, even with my apartment set for 68 I'm often cold, but othertimes I'm hot, even on cold days, its very confusing for me. But I lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks :D

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Since I've been gluten-free, I tend to get cold--especially my hands and feet--during the day. At night, at first I have a hard time warming up under the covers, and in the middle of the night, I get hot and have to kick the covers off. Hot flashes are part of the problem, I know :(

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My middle name was cold.

My natural healer said to try and use alot of black pepper and cayenne pepper in your food. Make sure what you drink is at room temp.

I did all of this and it helped alot!

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Could be a circulation issue or anemia, which cold is a symptom of.

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Someone posted a question asking if anyone felt cold. I cannot find the original post. Yes, I am always cold. I live in Arizona and when it is 68 outside, I have on a long sleeve T and a flannel shirt or a heavier jacket and my hands and feet are still ice cold. I wear boots with knee high socks and sometimes even put on silk long underwear. I have been known to sit on my hands to warm them up. At the time I am dressed like this, my husband is wearing a short sleeve or long sleeve T. :blink: I was assuming it was because I had lost so much weight and did not have the fat to keep me warm.

I used to be freezing all the time, I was never warm even in the summer. I am over 3 years post diagnosis and this winter I am actually able to keep the heat at a level that does not have everyone else sweating. I kept getting out of bed and turning down the thermostat until I realized I was setting it at 62 every night. I also have always run a low body temp and thought it was due to that. I now think it may have had something to do with the gluten injestion but it seems odd it would take almost 3 years to go away.

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It has just been under two years since my diag. After you said it took you three years, I am HOPING it will also happen to me. My family would love it as I keep the heat on too high for them and am still bundled up in the house.

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I too am often quite cold. It seems to have subsided a bit since I've been gluten-free, and sometimes I am warmer then my husband! Which is a first. I just figured that I had poor circulation, but who knows if it was another wonderful trait of celiac disease.

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OOPS. Forgot to mention Jen, that I have been tested yearly (for anemia) and my cardiologist checks my circulation every two years as I have a minor blockage. Thank you for the suggestion though as it might help someone that is on this topic. :):)

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I just posted something along the same lines...I am always freezing! The doctors checked to see if I was anemic but I was fine. I do however bruise really easily after eating gluten, any ideas?

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You could also have a thyroid problem, becasue that runs very closely with celiac. And colid is one of the symptoms, I would have that checked out

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I used to be freezing all the time, I was never warm even in the summer. I am over 3 years post diagnosis and this winter I am actually able to keep the heat at a level that does not have everyone else sweating. I kept getting out of bed and turning down the thermostat until I realized I was setting it at 62 every night. I also have always run a low body temp and thought it was due to that. I now think it may have had something to do with the gluten injestion but it seems odd it would take almost 3 years to go away.

Me too! all the same -- thyroid testing years ago claimed no problem -but later I have read only the most sophisticated , newest tests catch ALL thyroid problems - - Also have VERY dry skin that flakes -- looking back I see or feel that the problem of wheat/gluten intolerance Or Celiacs - has probably been building for many a year - - didn't come to a head til I was way older than I would have thought possible :) (for discovery )

My body temp has always been around 97 - (that was too bad when I was in school - cause when I was really sick it might reach 99 - - but not sick enough to get sent home from school - ha!

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I found this discussion with our friend google. Didn't know I was coming back to the celiac.com forum. I have had cold hands and feet for a number of years but it is now getting really bad. I have to find an external source of heat to keep my feet warm and it hurt. Unless I have been walking and moving for the last 2 hours, I cannot just go to sleep like that. My feet are extremely cold at night they prevent me to sleep. Going to the sauna helps so is exercising.

Do you think cold extremities are really related to gluten or it is just a sign of poor circulation?

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I also get cold frequently, particularly my feet. If it is below 70, I'm wearing a sweater. I keep a blanket on the couch all the time. And if I mistakenly ingest gluten, I feel like my whole internal thermostat goes wacky.

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Count me in on the cold group. Shivering when getting into bed in midsummer, always long sleeves all summer long, wraps for legs when watching TV, etc. I rarely put away winter clothes. Always tested normal (although low normal) on thyroid, but my results have been going up and I do feel less cold now (18 months gluten free, recent B12 injections and B vitamin supplementation).

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My hands are always cold and usually feet. I have Raynaud's Disease, so you might want to check into that, although there is nothing they can do about it. I also have low low normal thyroid. I usually have problems with vitamins, so I haven't really taken any additional B supplements. Glad to know I am not alone!

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