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Does anyone else have this and can anyone explain why it happens.I am always feeling cold right down to the bone as if my blood is ice cold.

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angie007

Hi Squirrel,

 

Oh yes, im either freezing cold or boiling hot,

apparently its something to do with the fact that after

ad use we do not control our body temperature very well.

Hope this is an area where there is some improvement and soon

for us both.

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Healing

There could be several reasons, squirrel. But, for one thing, a lot of people seem to have circulation impairment in w/d. In early w/d, I had chronic cold feet, and, if my hands got cold, say in cold water, they wouldn't warm up again naturally. This has gotten much better for me, but it took me a long time.

 

Are you able to exercise at all, or does the vertigo make that impossible? Can you stretch slowly? Any movement will be good for your circulation, and really improves neuroplasticity. :)

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Altostrata

My temperature regulation definitely was affected by withdrawal. Usually I was too hot. Even on a mild sunny day, I would feel so hot I would feel like fainting. I had to stay out of the sun completely or it would set off this reaction.

 

Acupuncture helped me a lot through this symptom.

 

I'm now pretty normal, temperature-wise, except sometimes in the middle of the night, when I wake up and can't get back to sleep. This is my alerting system complaining about my being so relaxed -- generating heat and wakefulness.

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squirrel

I am thinking of trying accupunture what are your thoughts on it?

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Razzle

Probably have to look to the hypothalamus for this - it is the bodies temperature, blood vessel constriction and dilation, sleep control center...and much more. AD's and benzos as well as other psyche drugs target this organ.

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summer

My feet are always cold at night, even during the summer. I wear white, cotton socks to bed almost every nite of the year. Boy... do I look adorable. :rolleyes:

 

Squirrel, Acupuncture works for some people. Personally, it didn't work for me at all. Also, I wasn't fond of the needles.

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squirrel

Thanks Summer not a big fan of them myself, but I believe it can be done without needles.

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Punarbhava

Does anyone else have this and can anyone explain why it happens.I am always feeling cold right down to the bone as if my blood is ice cold.

 

I have had this during WD and to the extreme and in various forms:

 

1) Freezing cold all over and nothing would warm me up, even a heating pad turned on high setting, would not eliminate the coldness. These cold spells would last for many, many hours straight.

2) lower legs like solid blocks of ice despite upper body being warmer

3) certain fingers becoming cold, turning completely white and then numb

4) skin shivers and all over body chills

5) scalp shivers

5) cold toes that would turn purplish/blue

 

 

 

All of the above symptoms would manifest even in hot summer weather. I still experience all the above at 2 years off but the intensity is far, far less and the episodes are short in duration (few minutes to an hour at most) most of the time.

 

 

I also had the heat surges, all over body heat, sweaty (underarms, feet and hands). My body temperature regulating system was crazy for a veryt long time. I dressed in layers (to peel off clothes when hot and then layer back when freezing) used electric blanket, heating pads, hot baths but also had to use ice packs behind my neck (which cools one down quickly when in a heat attack), ate frozen fruit etc.

 

Razzle gave the explanation as to why this occurs.

 

 

Punar

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Razzle

Yes - sort of a drug induced Raynaud's Syndrome - when stress hormones and chemicals are flowing we are designed to move blood from the extremities like hands and feet to prevent blood loss during an attack - this is vasoconstriction. Then it can rebound and we get vasodilation and you get hot also why we flush and blush.

 

Women are more prone to these because of anatomical and hormone differences.

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meistersinger

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/12818981/

Chronic treatment with antidepressants decreases intraoperative core hypothermia.

 

AuthorsKudoh A, et al. Show all Journal

Anesth Analg. 2003 Jul;97(1):275-9, table of contents.

Affiliation

Department of Anesthesiology, Hirosaki National Hospital, Japan.

Abstract

We investigated temperature regulation during anesthesia and postoperative shivering in chronically depressed patients given antidepressant drugs. We studied 35 depressed patients and 35 control patients who underwent orthopedic surgery. Tympanic membrane temperatures 60, 75, and 90 min after induction in the depression group were significantly (P < 0.05) higher than those of the control group. There were no significant differences in mean skin temperature between the depression and the control groups. Eight of 35 patients in the depression group and 2 of 35 patients in the control group developed postanesthetic shivering. The incidence of shivering in the depression group was significantly more frequent than that in the control group (P = 0.04). The tympanic membrane temperature of the patients treated with clomipramine tended to be higher than that of the patients treated with maprotiline. In conclusion, intraoperative core hypothermia in chronically depressed patients was decreased. However, the incidence of shivering in depressed patients was significantly more frequent. IMPLICATIONS: Thermoregulation in chronically depressed patients is often altered. The alteration of body temperature is affected by depression itself and by antidepressants. General anesthesia has an influence on thermoregulatory control. However, temperature regulation during anesthesia in chronically depressed patients remains unclear.

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meistersinger

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/14693598/?i=2&from=/12818981/related

Chronic treatment with antipsychotics enhances intraoperative core hypothermia.

 

AuthorsKudoh A, et al. Show all Journal

Anesth Analg. 2004 Jan;98(1):111-5, table of contents.

Affiliation

Department of Anesthesiology, Hirosaki National Hospital, 1 Tominocho, Aomori, Hirosaki 036-0545, Japan.

Abstract

Antipsychotics can induce hypothermia, but intraoperative temperature regulation in schizophrenic patients taking antipsychotics remains unclear. We investigated intraoperative temperature regulation and postoperative shivering in chronic schizophrenic patients receiving antipsychotics. We studied 30 schizophrenic patients and 30 control patients who underwent orthopedic surgery. Tympanic membrane temperatures (35.7 degrees C +/- 0.5 degrees C, 35.6 degrees C +/- 0.5 degrees C, 35.6 degrees C +/- 0.4 degrees C, 35.5 degrees C +/- 0.4 degrees C, 35.4 degrees C +/- 0.5 degrees C, and 35.4 degrees C +/- 0.3 degrees C) 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, and 90 min, respectively, after induction in schizophrenic patients were significantly (P < 0.001) lower than those (36.5 degrees C +/- 0.5 degrees C, 36.4 degrees C +/- 0.5 degrees C, 36.3 degrees C +/- 0.4 degrees C, 36.2 degrees C +/- 0.5 degrees C, 36.2 degrees C +/- 0.4 degrees C, and 36.1 degrees C +/- 0.4 degrees C) in control patients. Mean skin temperatures (31.1 degrees C +/- 0.4 degrees C [P = 0.008], 31.1 degrees C +/- 0.3 degrees C [P = 0.007], and 31.1 degrees C +/- 0.2 degrees C [P = 0.006]) 60, 75, and 90 min, respectively, after induction in schizophrenic patients were significantly lower than those (31.5 degrees C +/- 0.3 degrees C, 31.5 degrees C +/- 0.3 degrees C, and 31.5 degrees C +/- 0.3 degrees C) in control patients. Four of 30 schizophrenic patients and 7 of 30 control patients developed postanesthesia shivering. There were no significant differences within 1 h after tracheal extubation in tympanic membrane temperatures between patients who shivered and those who did not shiver. In conclusion, chronic schizophrenic patients were more hypothermic during anesthesia. The incidence of postanesthesia shivering was not significantly increased. IMPLICATIONS: Antipsychotics inhibit autonomic thermoregulation. This is caused by decreased heat production, increased heat loss, and impaired central action at the hypothalamus. Thus, schizophrenic patients receiving antipsychotics may have impaired intraoperative temperature regulation.

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meistersinger

I don't even know what to think about this article:

 

http://www.salerianbrain.com/brain-temperature-may-influence-mood-a-hypothesis/

 

Brain temperature may influence mood: A hypothesis

by Alen J. Salerian M.D.

Medical Hypotheses (2008) 70, 497-500

 

By Alen J. Salerian, MD, Nansen G. Saleri, PhD, Justin Salerian

 

Summary

Lowering core body and brain temperature has been shown to be beneficial for multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular accidents, traumatic brain injuries and myocardial infarction. Svante Arrhenius’ rate law – governs human thermoregulation and all biochemical reactions including complex chemical processes involved in mood disorders.

 

We reviewed the studies on core body and brain temperature’s influence on mood, mood disorders and their treatment. Our review suggests the majority of therapeutic strategies against mania are hypothermic while thermogenic strategies are used to combat depressive disorders.

 

We hypothesize that therapeutic manipulation of brain temperature may represent a key mechanism in the treatment of mood disorders possibly because of brain temperature’s profound influence on human biology governed by Svante Arrhenius’ rate law. We postulate that brain temperature may rise with mania and fall with depression

 

Introduction

The influence of temperature in the physiopathology of various neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders has been of increasing scientific interest in the last decade. Two areas in which brain and body temperature may have a crucial impact are neurodegenerative and mood disorders. Salerian and Saleri have proposed a temperature-dependent biochemical system in humans governed by the Arrhenius rate law. We postulated that due to the exponential relationship between temperature and biochemical reactions, a relatively minor alteration in core body or brain temperature may be of significant therapeutic benefit in combating neurodegenerative disorders and prolonging lifespan (1). We further speculated that this small alteration may be as little as a drop of 1°C in core body temperature.

 

Many failures in temperature control have been observed in psychiatric disorders. It has been reported that patients with schizophrenia exhibit dysregulation of body temperature, including different baseline temperatures, abnormal daily range of temperatures and diurnal variation showing an early peak, an impaired ability to compensate to heat stress and compensating more effectively to cold stress (2).

 

”Wehr, et al (1989) suggested that chronic treatment with antidepressants decreased hypothalamic temperature in Syrian hamsters resulting in a cold defense reaction (thermogenesis) that may contribute to the behavior-activating properties of antidepressant drugs (3). Evidence suggests the antidepressant effect of sleep deprivation can be influenced by psychotropic medications (antidepressants or neuroleptics) and by ambient temperatures (3). Wehr hypothesized that the antidepressant effect of these diverse factors may be because of their common thermoregulatory influence.

In this review, we examine the brain temperature’s influence on mood, mood disorders and their treatments. The premise of our review is stated in the form of a hypothesis, hereafter referred to as the Salerian Mood Hypothesis (SMH), is that: The therapeutic manipulation of brain temperature may represent a key modality in the treatment of mood disorders as brain temperature may rise with mania and fall with depression.

 

Lithium is Hypothermic

1. Studies with rats suggest that lithium increases heat shock proteins that are hypothermic (4).

2. Studies with rats suggest that lithium increases brain cholinergic activity that is

hypothermic (5).

3. Lithium toxicity in mice is associated with severe hypothermia prior to death (6).

 

Neuroleptics are Hypothermic

Experimental studies with cats, mice and rats have shown that various neuroleptics are hypothermic and that clozapine, olanzapine and Risperdal produce a dose-dependent drop of colonic temperature in adult male Wistar rats (7). Similarly, it has been demonstrated that chlorpromazine induces a drop in colonic temperature in monkeys (8).

 

Neuroleptics, with a few exceptions, seem to be hypothermic in humans (9). Haloperidol, olanzapine and risperdal reduce axillary temperature of psychotic patients (9). It has been show that neuroleptic-induced hypothermia is associated with amelioration of psychosis in schizophrenic patients (9). Clozapine decreases core body temperature, improves BPRS and displays a linear but weak relationship between the degree of hypothermia and improvement of psychosis (9).

 

Antidepressants are Hyperthermic

Sibutramine, duloxetine and bupropion increase colonic temperature in female Wistar rats (10). In support of the thermogenic effects of antidepressants, it has been demonstrated that 12 antidepressant drugs including butriptyline, protriptyline and nortriptyline were highly thermogenic in rats (11). It has also been shown that bupropion, a dopamine/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, increases brain and colonic temperature in rats (12). Similarly, studies indicate that many antidepressants currently in clinical use have marked thermogenic properties and could therefore cause reduction in body weight without altering the food intake in mice (11). Soubri, et al, 1989, demonstrated that food restriction decreases responsiveness to antidepressant drugs in rats (13). This study may explain the findings of Duncan, Johnson and Wehr (1995) that fluoxetine and clorgyline reduced hypothalamic and body temperature in hamsters (14). The fluoxetine-induced hypothermia may be caused by the caloric restriction and not its direct neurochemical effect.

 

The studies on the effects of antidepressants on humans have been contradictory; yet there is one study that suggests chronic administration of antidepressants elevates tympanic membrane temperature (15).

 

Single Electroconvulsive Shock is Hypothermic Whereas Chronic Electroconvulsive Shock is Hyperthermic

Investigations of the effect of electroconvulsive shock (ECS) on body temperature have been contradictory. A single ECS has been demonstrated to reduce colonic temperature in mice. However, repeated ECS attenuates the hypothermia produced by single ECS (16).

 

Nicotine-Induced Hypothermia, Antidepressants and Bright Artificial Light

Is there any evidence to suggest that a nicotinic mechanism is involved in the regulation

of core body temperature and mood? Although not all the interactions between nicotine, body temperature and various antidepressants are fully understood, nicotine has been demonstrated to induce hypothermia following intracerebral nicotine administration in cats, monkeys and rats (17). Further, chronic administration of nicotine induces tolerance supporting a receptor mediated process (17). Other studies suggest that nicotine-induced alterations in body temperature are influenced by genetic factors. Differential sensitivity towards dependent nicotine-induced hypothermia is identified as the key factor for different strains of inbred mice (18). A recent study in mice deficient in beta-2 and in AChR subunit reduced hypothermic response to low doses of nicotine suggesting that this subunit partially mediates nicotine-induced hypothermia (18).

 

Fluoxetine, phenelzine sulfate, desipramine and bright artificial light have been shown to produce reduced sensitivity to the hypothermic effects of nicotine (17). Mendelsohn, et al, in 2005, speculated that the capacity of three chemically distant classes of antidepressants and bright artificial light (a treatment for seasonal depression) to produce this result suggests that nicotine’s thermoregulatory influence may be involved in the mechanism of action in these treatments.

 

Clinical Manifestations Associated With Hypothermia and Hyperthermia

Transient and reversible psychosis with auditory and visual hallucinations that appear when core body temperature rises above 39°C and disappear after core body temperature normalizes and has been documented (19).

 

Patients with moderate (34-30°C) hypothermia experience brady cardia and hypotension (following early and brief tachycardia and hypertension) as well as progressive depression of mental functions starting with apathy, psychomotor retardation, and silence (20).

 

Synopsis

Body and brain temperature’s influence on mood can be summarized as follows:

1. Most neuroleptics, lithium and single ECT are hypothermic and they improve mania.

2. Chronic ECT and chronic administration of antidepressants are thermogenic and they improve depression.

 

Successful treatment strategies with biologically opposing influence and opposing thermal properties suggest that temperature change may represent a critical mechanism in the pathophysiology of mood disorders and may promise an avenue for therapeutic exploitation. Therefore, it is logical to induce hypothermia for mania and thermogenesis for depression.

 

Further studies are necessary to confirm SMH. Of importance will be studies to measure core body and brain temperature during and after treatment for various mood disorders. If clinical studies validate SMH, there could be novel approaches in the treatment of mood disorders specifically designed with temperature-altering prowess.

 

References

1) Salerian A, Saleri N. Cooler biologically compatible core body temperatures may prolong longevity and combat neurodegenerative disorders. Medical Hypothesis. 2005; 66:636- 642.

2) Chong T, Castle D. Layer upon layer: thermoregulation in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research. 2003; 69: 149-157.

3) Duncan W, Johnson A, Wehr A. Antidepressant drug-induced hypothalamic cooling in Syrian hamsters .Neuropsychopharmacology. 1995; 12: 1-37 .

4) Ren M, Senatorov V, Chen R, Chuang D. Postinsult treatment with lithium reduces brain damage and facilitates neurological recovery in rat ischemia/reperfusion model. Molecular Neurobiology Section – 2003;

100: 6210-3215.

5) Lerer B. Studies on the role of brain cholinergic systems in the therapeutic mechanisms and adverse effects of ECT and lithium. Biological Psychiatry; 1985: 20-40.

6) El-Kassem M, Singh S. Strain dependent rate of Li+ elimination associated with toxic effects of lethal doses of lithium chloride in mice. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior. 1983; 19:257-261.

7) Oerther S, Ahlenius S. Atypical antipsychotics and dopamine dl receptor agonism: an in vivo experimental study using core temperature measurements in rats. Pharmacology. 2000; 292:731-736.

8) Chal V, Fann D, Lin T. Hypothermic action of chlorpromazine in monkeys. British Journal of Pharmacology. 1976; 57:1487-1495.

9) Heh, W. Herrera J, DeMet E, et al. Neuroleptic induced hypothermia associated with amelioration of psychosis in schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacology. 1988;1: 149-

10) Liu L, Connoly P, Harrison J, Heal D), Stock Mi. Pharmacological characterization of the thermogenic effect of buproprion. European Journal of Pharmacology. 2004; 498: 219- 225.

11) Dulloo AG, Miller DS. Screening of drugs for thermogenic anti-obesity properties:

antidepressants. Ann Nutr Meta. 1987; 31:69-80.

12) Hasegawa H. Meeusen R, Sarre S, Diltoer M Piacentini MF, Mchotte V. Acute

dopamine/norepjnephrjne reuptake inhibition increases brain and core body temperature in rats. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2005; 99:1397-1401.

13) Soubrie P, Martin P, Massol 3, Gaudel J. Attenuation to response to antidepressants in animal studies induced by reduction in food intake. Psychiatry Res 1989: 27:149-59

14) Duncan C, Johnson A, Wehr A. Antidepressant drug induced hypothalamic cooling in Syrian hamsters. Neuropsychopharmacology 1995; 12:17-37

15) Kudoh A, Tkase H, Takazawa T. Chronic treatment with antidepressants decreases intraoperative core hypothermia. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2003; 97:275-279

16) Gleiter Cl-I, Costello M), Nutt Di. Effect of single and repeated electroconvulsive shock on body temperature in mice. Convulsive Therapy. 1989; 5:152-156.

17) Mendleson iH, Sholar MB, Goletiani N, Mello NK. Effect of low and high nicotine cigarette smoking and HPA axis in men. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2005; 30:1751-1763.

18) Marks MJ, Miner L, Burch JB, Fulker DW, Collins AC. A diallel analysis of nicotineinduced hypothermia. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 1984; 6:953-959.

19) Okumara, A et al. Delirious behavior in children. Brain Development. 2005; 27: 1554

20) Blatteis, C,. Physiology and pathophysiology of temperature and regulation. World Scientific Printers. 2001.

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Altostrata

Temperature dysregulation is a common withdrawal symptom. Internal body temperature is regulated by the autonomic nervous system.

 

The first two articles are misidentifying withdrawal symptoms. People having surgery are often discontinued from psychiatric medications.

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Nikki

Alto when I was on Paxil & then Lexapro I was always hot. I felt hot on imipramine, but not as bad as the ssri's.

 

Now on Celexa things changed and I do not have that. As a matter of fact I can get chilled which surprises me.

 

My hormones are in check so I attributed it to the meds.

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Sparrow

(Cross-posted from BB, at which I don't know why I even bother to post anymore.)

 

Recently I'm having episodes, always at night, where I very suddenly become freezing cold as if my very bones were frozen, and shiver violently...my teeth chatter so hard I'm afraid they'll crack...it's so abrupt and intense, don't know what sets it off.

 

Prior to last night, the episode would last about 5 minutes, then gradually ebb, followed by deep muscle aching all over but especially my legs and arms, which writhe uncontrollably. Last night, however, it went on for over an hour. I took my temp when it started and almost bit through the thermometer. It was 97.4 degrees F. When the chattering eased up I took it again and it was 100.1 degrees F.

 

The cold is so deep and intense, it's not like anything I've ever experienced before...it's like it's coming from my cells or something...I literally cannot get warm. Then the aching and writhing limbs went on and on, finally I took 2 ibuprofen and a while after that it all let up and I was able to sleep. A few hours later I woke up absolutely soaked in sweat...my nightgown, sheets, and pillowcase were drenched, even my hair was damp.

 

Has anyone experienced this or know what might be causing it? It's frightening.

 

Sparrow

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Altostrata

Withdrawal syndrome can include temperature dysregulation. Temperature and muscle tension are regulated by the autonomic nervous system.

 

Magnesium might help for the muscle tension. I found acupuncture helpful for temperature dysregulation.

 

It's a good thing ibuprofen helps (it counters cortisol, which also contributes to muscle tension). Can you get sustained-release ibuprofen? Take with a bit of food or fish oil to coat the stomach.

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Nikki

Sparrow I don't know what causes it. I did have that Big Time when I tapered Lexapro.

 

It happened alot after a drop in dose. Was worse in the winter time.

 

Nikki

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Barbarannamated

Sparrow,

 

When I was being CTd and switched on SS/NRIs and Seroquel, Zyprexa, and various other drugs in a matter of 2-3 weeks, I had similar night cold sweats with panic. I had no idea it was due to switches and withdrawal. I assumed it was menopause-related. Very scary.

They didn't happen for more than a few weeks at most.

 

I bought a few athletic tops made of the fabric that dries fast and breathes. Bought them at Ross or similar discount store. I had to get rid of them because they trigger horrible memories.

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Sparrow

Funny you should mention that, Barb. I have a pair of gray drawstring-waisted yoga pant that I've lived in for the past 18 months. They have white splotches on both legs from an unfortunate bleach incident. Hideously unflattering but so light and comfortable, especially now that my weight is on the rise again.

 

Sometimes I fantasize about a fully recovered, post-psych-drugs me conducting a ceremonial burning of these pants in the backyard. I know that if I ever come out of this hellhole, I will never want to lay eyes on my wretched Withdrawal Pants ever again.

 

Sparrow

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Barbarannamated

Funny you should mention that, Barb. I have a pair of gray drawstring-waisted yoga pant that I've lived in for the past 18 months. They have white splotches on both legs from an unfortunate bleach incident. Hideously unflattering but so light and comfortable, especially now that my weight is on the rise again.

 

Sometimes I fantasize about a fully recovered, post-psych-drugs me conducting a ceremonial burning of these pants in the backyard. I know that if I ever come out of this hellhole, I will never want to lay eyes on my wretched Withdrawal Pants ever again.

 

A bonfire!

 

How are you doing, Sparrow?

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Nikki

Sparrow burn them now to signify a new beginning. Don't wait for a fresh start, create it now.....

 

Say good bye to them. Tell them they were a source of comfort and you know they will understand that it is time for you to move on. Thank them.

 

I have done a number of riddance exercises and now that you have reminded me....I should do another one.

 

Hugs

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InNeedOfHope

I have this often and as Nikki says for some reason it is worse in winter and cold weather. I guess it takes more effort to attain homeostasis in times of severe temperature drop. It is a kind of cold that makes you feel you will never be warm again.

 

For me, the only thing to help were warm baths, plenty of covers and hot water bottles and trying to remember it won't always be this way.

 

I note on the leaflet of my medicine it says as a symptom 'low thyroid activity', so I put down feeling the cold to that but I am not sure that is the answer.

 

I personally think I have always had a slugglish thryoid prior to meds as one symptom of this is intolerance to extremes of temperature. I have always felt the cold; I have always been unable to lie still on a beach, can't stand the heat. I don't know if I will ever be able to tolerate medicines again, but down the line, it is my thyroid function I would be most interested in investigating.

 

Alot of these medicines contain fluorides and chlorides etc and all of the halides attack and interfere with thyroid function.

 

The chills etc aren't pleasant and for me, somehow make me feel like 'an addict'. Hope this bit does not last long for you.

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Sparrow

Ugh. Happened again last night, but this time I was prepared with an electric heating pad.

 

Barb, I'm actually doing better overall, thank you for asking. I think holding my clonazepam dose steady for several weeks has indeed settled things down a bit. Clearly I'm going to have to lose this last 0.1 mg very, very slowly. The past few days I've been reducing by a wee 0.01 mg per day. At this rate it'll take another six months to finish, but I'm totally fine with that.

 

Nikki, I'm gonna have to wait for The Withdrawal Pants Conflagration (sounds like a Big Bang Theory episode) until I get something to replace the damn things.

 

InNeedofHope, I've had Hashimoto's for years and know that hypothyroid-coldness well; these nighttime freezing/aching episodes are different. Oddly, it's the exact same thing as the allergic reaction I have to minocycline. I'm guessing inflammatory cytokines are involved but haven't been motivated enough to research it.

 

Today I was actually able to nap for an hour and a half in the afternoon. Haven't been able to do that in months. Perhaps a sign that things are starting to turn around? Or maybe just due to the heavy rains here. Whatever. Sleep is good and healing and I'll take all I can get.

 

Sparrow

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Barbarannamated

LOL at Big Bang Theory :) The boys have helped me thru quite a few rough days!

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Dani

I have this also! It usually happens between 4am & 7 am after i get up to use the bathroom. It probably happens once or twice a month. I feel reeeeeeally freezing with violent chills. Sometimes i get up & eat a small meal & it calms down. But during the chills, i have to get under all the covers & try to get my body temp up. Its something i never experienced before withdrawal. It started April 2012 which was11 months into withdrawal.

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theelt712

Does anyone else deal with this? Recently, I have had temps in the 95.5-96.8 range at any given point during the day. My usual temp is about 97.5. Anything higher makes me feel sick, so my body temp is naturally low, but it scares me when I take my temp and see a number like 94.7 like I did this morning. Anyone else experience this in WD?

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Meimeiquest

Is there any chance the battery in the thermometer might be low, placement off, etc.? When I started working as a nurses aide 100 years ago, we weren't allowed to write down a temp less than 96 because it was "sure" to be an error.

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theelt712

This thermometer is older....been around for about 10 years. However, the thermometer does not go to "low" when it takes my temp and it works well, despite being about 10 years old.

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Meimeiquest

Some of them are like that. The one I use right now is giving temps in the 94's which is clearly not correct by touching the child's skin.

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alexjuice

I had this problem for a long time, it's only now normalizing.

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Nikki

Generally, I die from the heat all day as a result of working.  Physical Labor and this being Florida.  I can't stand the heat any more.  would love a breath of cool air.

 

I am getting flushed right now.

 

For the last two nights, I was freezing and my feet were so frozen.  I had my Westie sleep right next to me to keep my hands warm.

 

Can this happen from WD?  Or is this a menopausal symptom?  I recently swapped out compounded progesterone for the brand in the health food store.

 

As usual Confused

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DLB

Since about a year ago my temp is usually 96.6-97.1 NEVER above 97.1 I was sick all last week shivering in bed and had all the symptoms that I always got with a fever but yet no fever while everyone else in my family were sick with fevers. I used to always have the normal 98.6 and since poopout/ taper it is low. Has anyone had their temperature go low like this and then normalize after WD ? I can't handle cold weather like I used to love either!!

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KarenB

Not exactly an answer for you, but I get hot ears when I have depressive episodes, or adjust meds.  Strange.

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solida

Hi DLB I had this on an off during my last years off withdrawal-even in summer .I got a lot better but now during my setback I have it again.lg solida

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stan

6 years off, i still have difficult to cold and warm, before paxil, i even not knew what is cold and warm, walked in streets, never thought about,  it was not a problem, today it is a problem

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