I'm a bit confused because it's when you have HYPERthyroidism that you're supposed to have heat intolerance - right?
But I have Hashimoto's (diagnosed in 2005) and I absolutely hate the heat. It affects me dreadfully and I don't know what I can do to change this. I've been on T4 only since 2005. Started at 50mg and then a few years later, my doctor increased it to 100mg where I've been ever since. She's one of those doctors who is welded to test results and won't budge. And it's been a while since I've had a test for thyroid.
It doesn't help that I live in Adelaide where the Australian summers are fierce.
Thankfully I'm off to the UK at the beginning of Feb to get some nice cold weather and stay with my sister. I'll also be arranging a fingerprick test while I'm there so that I can find out once and for all what the situation is with Ferritin, B12, Vit D and Folate etc.
I also have Sjögren's Syndrome and maybe heat intolerance is due to that, or perhaps it's the menopause. I just feel like a hormonal sweaty wreck most of the time - even when the weather is mild.
I've bought Thyroid S online from Thailand and my sister's told me it's arrived in UK. Once I know the test results I'll be better equipped to know what to do. I'm sort of desperate!!
Does anyone else struggle with heat intolerance even though they have hypothyroidism? I'd love to hear from you, and if there's a way of managing it better. Many thanks