Cold On The Inside
Posted 17 December 2007 - 06:18 AM
I have another question. It's been very windy and cold and Gareth is shivering, even in the house....temp is 70 inside. Does anyone have experience with the inside body being *cold*? He doesn't have Raynaud's but his hands are chilly. No matter how bundled up he is, he still shivers/shakes. He doesn't have a fever and the pneumonia is cleared up. This has been going on for two days now. Just curious.
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 17 December 2007 - 10:17 AM
I do have Raynaud's and I feel cold on the inside and out. even in a warm room I can take a couple of hours to get warm. I mostly feel it in the hands and the feet. It is summer here at the moment but simple things like showers, airconditioners, wet hair and walking on wet grass will start me off and I feel like I am shivering on the inside. I drink warm drinks which help a little.
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 10:45 AM
Posted 17 December 2007 - 12:40 PM
Most of the time, my "cold feeling" comes from the inside out. Therefore, I try to warm myself from the inside (along with wearing lots of layers of warm clothes). I drink several cups of hot tea, have soup at least once a day and never eat nor drink anything cold. For breakfast I have fruit, almonds, and soy milk. At an hour before eating I set everything on the counter to warm up to room temperature. I order water and all drinks with no ice. All of this seems to help. Of course, a few warm hugs from the hubby and friends help too.
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:18 PM
I know what you are talking about. Very often I feel cold in the inside and when this happens, it very hard to warm up. You just shiver no matter what you do. Take the advise given here (I will too) about drinking warm drinks and wearing layers of clothes.
Hope everything gets better.
Posted 17 December 2007 - 03:08 PM
Thanks for the replies. Since this is a *new* symptom, I assumed it was
sclero related......probably from vascular reasons, right?
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 17 December 2007 - 04:43 PM
I use warm packs that go in mittens, scarves, and electric blankets and heating pads. The best way I warm up when I am "cold on the inside" is to use an electric blanket, wear a hat and a scarf. Then I get nice and toasty.
Good luck warming up.
Posted 17 December 2007 - 07:14 PM
I have the same cold thing going on. I do all of the things that have been mentioned above. I also use the little heaters for the hands in the pockets of my jeans/slacks. They really help me warm the core of my body. Also, wearing a hat outside if you live in a climate that is cold helps tremendously.
Has Gareth's thyroid function been tested? Being cold is also a symptom of a thyroid function that is "out of whack".
Posted 17 December 2007 - 08:24 PM
Posted 17 December 2007 - 10:28 PM
Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:57 AM
i do have Raynaud's and im always cold even with my heating on full, I sit always with hot water bottles and always wear socks , I always have cold feet and and my body always feels chilly, jaxsx
Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:31 AM
I get chilled on the inside too. I sit on my heating pad and cover myself with blankets or I crack out the electric blanket and try to rest. A bath helps too.
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:48 AM
Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:08 PM
I agree with all the suggestions. Some I already do and others I intend to try. In Texas, people look at you kind of funny when you order water with no ice or tea or coke with no ice! Now, I also request water that it's right out of the tap because, usually if you just request no ice, the water is still freezing cold.
The main thing I want to add is that I shivered when you said the room was 70 degrees. I'd be freezing in a 70-degree room. Right now, my thermostat is set on 77 and I am wearing layers of clothes, socks and have been sitting covered up. The temp. outside was 70 today! So it isn't as if we're having a cold snap.
I feel guilty for setting the heat so high and using more than my share of the earth's resources, but I figure I make it up in the summer when everyone else is air conditioning themselves into the frigid zone and my air conditioner isn't even turned on. Since I live in Texas, it is very hot in the summers and not so cold for most of the winter.
I do have one other neat thing. It looks like a very wide fleece boot. Both my feet go into it and it's electrically heated. It is pure Heaven! I use it when I watch TV or sit knitting.!
Good luck on warming up Gareth!
Mary in Texas