As the passing out /deep sleep for 20 minutes has just occurred AND for the first time ever I managed to measure my temperature before I crashed, I was hoping someone might have some answers or suggestions.
This feeling - slight nausea, strange look in my face, discoloured eyes - occurs most often when I eat. It does however occur somewhat randomly, as it did today.
My basal temperature this morning ( underarm, digital ) was 35.8. (This btw is a up by 1.4 degrees since starting Thyroid Gold mid-Dec.) At 10.30 I was feeling quite strange. The thermometer this time read 33.4 under my right arm and thinking there must be something amiss I put it under my left to be sure. That was 33.8. Seconds later I lay down and was out for 20 minutes.
Temperature under my right arm was back to 35.8 - as it had been at 6:30am.
I always feel shaky after these episodes, disoriented and a bit emotional. I have NEVER thought they could be down to a sudden (?) drop in temperature to such a ''hypothermic'' style degree. I thought they might be blood sugar related but checks suggest otherwise.
I was, for the record, once diagnosed as narcoleptic. I didn't believe it and still don't, really. I work as a teacher ( though it is getting harder and harder and I am SHATTERED even doing half days, as thankfully I am today). I don't fall asleep at work. But crash with head on kitchen table on my return.
Any advice or similar experiences? I confess I find these episodes to be the most distressing aspect of whatever it is that is not functioning as it should.