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Heat Intlolerance

Morning everyone . I take Levothyroxine, just been upped to 100mg , I have Me and Fibromyalgia.

I have dreadful problems with sweating .

A hot drink triggers it , drying my hair, I can’t have a bath anymore , have cool showers , it’s a nightmare . I’m 56 , I had an hysterectomy when I was 38 , leaving my ovaries , I still went through an early menopause. My gp put my problems down to my age a few years ago, as did an endocrinologist. Put me on a different type of HRT . Elleste solo 2mg . I improved slightly .

Since then it’s gone worse again . It makes my life a misery , I get that hot my head feels like it’s exploding and it can trigger migraine .

I never go out in a coat , even in the very cold weather , I’m dreading the sunshine .

I don’t think my Gp as a clue , she’s referred me back to Rheumatologist, don’t see an Endo anymore .

I was wondering if anyone else goes through this and can shed any light on it .

Funny thing is my feet and hands are always cold .

Any help or advise would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

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Hi, I was overshot from the age of 30 until the age of 60.

Most people are cold with hypo but a few of us are hot!

I more normal these days and actually wear my coats!

I hope things improve for you.

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Hi , I always seem to be the exception to the rule . It’s so easy for the medical professionals to put it down to my age, when that part of my life left a good while ago.

Problem being , it’s getting worse . Dreading the warmer weather. I’ll be Hibernating.

It’s not just uncomfortable it’s embarrassing.

Funnily enough I have a low body temperature, never more than 35 .

I just live in hope one day it’ll disappear.

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That should read overhot not overshot.

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So, if your temperature is low, perhaps you need more replacement.

If you were more level perhaps the hot symptoms would ease like the cold symptoms for most people.

I felt better after I had read in Dr Skinners book that some of us overheat instead of being cold.

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I’m going to read that book of Dr Skinners .

Always good to read up different perspectives .

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