is there a connection to low body temperature and thyroid function and fibromyalgia?
I am always cold and wear several layers of clothes, i sit with a hot water bottle and blanket wrapped round me most days. I have had thyroid checked several times and each test results come back normal. I mentioned to my GP all my symptoms which Ive had for years such as feeling cold, headaches, weight gain, high cholesterol, tired, poor sleep,IBS, muscle pains. i had several blood tests done a few years back all normal and that's when I was given the diagnosis of fibromyalgia but I am still convinced I have an under active thyroid. I had surgery last year to remove right side thyroid gland as i had a benign tumour. I phoned my GP 2 weeks ago as I had been feeling nauseous and light headed for a few weeks along with very painful legs, my back had gone into spasm and these symptoms got worse at the same time as I had hurt my back the gp said over the phone that it sounded as had a viral infection as I had been feeling really cold and then occacionally hot sweats i mentioned my fibromyalgia and that I always feel cold but he insisted it was a viral infection and told me to take paracetomal . I have been taking my temperature for a few weeks now and it is usually between 35.4c to 36.2 c never higher. I read there was a link between low body temperature and under active thyroid . I am not on any medication for thyroid as blood results come back normal. I have no quality of life as I feel lethargic all the time, i am always cold so i tense my body which then causes more pain, i suffer from headaches, abdominal swelling, my ankles and knees are also puffy, I have gained 2 stone in a year, but GP's dont comment much about weight gain. i had an ultrasound on abdomin and pelvis as i have been having pain under right side of ribs it is tender to touch and I feel my tummy is full all the time even after eating small amounts, results were normal. I was hoping someone out there might know if there is a link to all these symptoms i am having and have some good advice as how you get your GP to listen.