Not quite accurate as I only realise I feel warm occasionally. Is it possible to go from feeling the cold to feeling warm with an underactive thyroid and no change in medication? I have taken my temperature and even before I got out of bed today it was over 38° C. It was high when I took once in January, my son had flu and I took everyone’s temperature to make sure the thermometer was reading correct because his was showing 40° C.
I never used to mind the heat, even on holiday in the Caribbean years ago, but always dreaded winter and the inevitable chilblains. However since last summer I have started to feel warm, I first thought it was because it was summer but when winter came I was constantly turning down the thermostat and my husband kept turning it back up, if I walk into places when they have the heating on I have to remove my jacket. Even this time of year I want to remove layers in places that do not have their heating on, I can only cope with rooms that do not have direct sunlight or even better air conditioning. I initially thought I was possibly menopausal but there has been in change in my periods, they are still as regular as clockwork which compared to before diagnosis is a blessing. I am only 47 and I think my mother was around 55 when she went through the menopause, she had me at 47
After giving up work last year which was the main cause of stress in my life I was hoping to start relaxing and feeling better but that has not been the case. I have been taking a raft of supplements, though no adaptogens at present, to help and I even increased to 2 ¼ grains of NDT a couple of months ago but I have not noticed any difference yet, though I do have odd days when my head is a little clearer and I can think without getting a headache. My energy levels and weight have not changed and my memory is still so bad I cannot remember what it feels like to be healthy and not wake up just as exhausted as when I went to bed and being able to walk without discomfort must be wonderful.
At a loss at to whether to reduce my NDT or is there something else I could try?