For years, we’ve always felt cold.
Our hands and feet get so cold.
We always put the heat on, even when it’s a hot afternoon outside. When we’re outside in the cold in the winter, it takes us a long time to heat back up when we go inside. We’ve been feeling like something was seriously wrong with us, especially last winter. We weren’t outside for long, but we were so cold that we were shivering. The central heat was already on in our condo and we decided to light our fireplace. We turned our heat up super high, put several layers on, and sat in front of the fireplace. We still felt cold. We opted to go to the hospital. Feeling cold all the time was starting to affect our physical and mental health. This was also impacting us financially. Turning the heat up high all the time was causing our electric bill to rise. When we went to the hospital they ran several tests to see if we had a medical condition that was causing us to feel cold all the time. After many blood tests and the doctor asking us several questions. We were diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Our thyroid was not working effectively which was causing our bodies to struggle to regulate its temperature. Now that we had a diagnosis and an answer to the dilemma of why we felt cold all the time, we started to feel a little bit better. We started taking medications, and slowly our body regulated its temperature. We were able to turn the heat down and stop wearing so many layers.