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Is getting cold after eating a sign of hypothyroidism?

Answered on November 26, 2017
Created February 28, 2011 at 5:30 PM

I have noticed that I usually get shivers after eating otherwise normal food. Could this be related to a hypothyroid, or my blood sugar being out of whack?

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Woops...my mistake. When I mentioned normal food I meant to say normal temperature.

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on February 28, 2011
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As far as I know, with hypothyroidism, the hands and feet are almost always cold. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism several years ago - even through I had few of the symptoms. Mostly I was exhausted, my doctor did a bunch of blood tests and put me on Synthroid. After a number of years, I started to get a bunch of other symptoms. I checked out Stop The Thyroid Madness web site. Now I am on Armour Thyroid and do not have any of the old Synthroid symptoms. There is also a web site called Synthroid Haters.

I think Helen is right about the shivers. DO you get the same effects on low carb food? If not, or you do not know, give it a try. I expect that "normal food" is high carb.

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on March 01, 2011
at 02:24 AM

Woops...my mistake. When I mentioned normal food I meant to say normal temperature.

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on February 28, 2011
at 05:43 PM

I wonder if its the blood moving from your arms and legs to your digestive tract after eating...kind of like when a person has a fever, the blood moves from the periphery to the core...and so the person feels cold.

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on November 26, 2017
at 10:48 PM

One way to know whether you are hypthyroid is to do a basal temperature test. You will need a mercury thermometer. Shake the thermometer down at night before you go to sleep and place the thermometer under your arm before leaving bed in the morning. Leave it in place for 10 minutes, then write down the result. Repeat this procedure for three days, then average the results. If you have a normally functioning thyroid you will have a basal temperature of around 98.6 F. If you average below 97.7 you probably have an underfunctioning thyroid. See a holistic MD. for confirmation.

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on October 28, 2017
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Tony 23, to be such an expert, you do not seem to know how to spell or use punctuation marks. Please show knowledge of these two things before giving advice. Anyone with an education should not take you seriously. Have a nice day

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on January 04, 2013
at 10:35 PM

Its your Vegas nerve an Peripheral nerves that control the anatomic function do to one or more hernias the Esophagus as well don't listen to all these stories I am a pro at this stuff

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