Is there anyone out there like me, whose life has been taken over by extreme coldness? My basal temperature ranges from 35.8-36.3 on average and being cold all the time has honestly taken over my life to the extent that if I am invited to an outdoor event in the summer, such as a wedding, I spend months dreading it as I know I'll be cold, even in the summer! I've been known to go clubbing in a polo neck jumper in the middle of summer and in the winter I have to wear two pairs of socks with Ugg boots and so many layers I look like the Mitchelin Man and can't move around very easily! I can't cope any more!
I went sailing this weekend and got so cold I had to go to bed in the afternoon to try to warm up (everyone else was wearing flipflops and shoes without socks). When I get so cold like this, it's incredibly hard to warm up again and it can take hours. I feel like my body is starting to go into a hypothermic state and I can barely move and don't think straight, it's just awful. When I did eventually move after rising from my bunk, my back muscles went into spasm and over the next two hours became even more painful to the extent I had to go home and go to bed as I could hardly move. This keeps happening to my neck and back whenever I try to exercise or move in a slightly unusual way. I think I have fibromyalgia as well. Does this sort of thing happen to anyone else?