Ever since I started having problems with my thyroid I have been very sensitive to the cold. If I am exposed to the cold, even for just a very short period of time I get what resembles a cold for about 3-4 days. It always follows the same pattern - swollen glands, fever, a kind of restlessness in my body. After 3-4 days (but sometimes up to a week) all the symptoms subside including my swollen glands. I then feel fine.
It's just so debilitating to be out of action. If I am not careful, I get this up to 10 times a year.