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    My feet are always cold and damped

    Why the **** my feet are always cold and feel wet? I'm sitting in my room which is in ideal room temperature, have my socks on, pants on... There is no reason to make my feet cold but the tip of my socks feels like they are soaked into water. Anybody have or had the same problem here? I have this problem for years.

    And my hands (palms) are always warm opposite to my feet. Whenever i handshake with someone my hands always warmer.
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    but seriously
    i can't say about the wet feeling, but my extremities are often very cold as well. my hands and feet feel cold while the rest of my body feels just fine. i believe it partly has to do with circulation, and partly with my thyroid disease, but mostly more about circulation.

    i'd ask your doctor.

    i know my wife wears compression tights to help with her circulation in her legs because she has poor circulation coupled with a heart condition. so that might help.
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    sciguy - My wife experienced similar issues before she got her thyroid medication adjusted (she has no thyroid).

    Now she is the warm and toasty one and has not been having nearly as much problem with the climate change she experienced when she moved here.

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    Thyroid disease... I should check the symptoms of this.

    I would like to add i can do without water unless it is damn hot days of summer. I also don't drink much coffee, tea or any kind of liquid. I keep telling myself to drink water but i really don't feel any need.

    Maybe my body is craving for water but if it had been the case i would get thirsty like everyone else, no?
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    Another vote for a thyroid check. Riding in winter is barely tolerable since my feet are so cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcrawler View Post
    I would like to add i can do without water unless it is damn hot days of summer. I also don't drink much coffee, tea or any kind of liquid. I keep telling myself to drink water but i really don't feel any need.
    I drink about a gallon of water a day. I don't try, but that's how much my body seems to like. It's filtered with a Brita filter and I chill it in the refrigerator, I really enjoy the cold. I don't drink anything else.

    But I used to be a soda pop addict. It broke down into caffiene, flavor, sweetness, bubbles and cold. I've managed to whittle things down to where cold is the only remaining vice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    and partly with my thyroid disease,
    This is why I have cold hands and feet when I don't take my meds or do a bunch of juicing to get all the needed stuff to keep going strong. Definitely not a bad idea to have a competent doctor do a good spectrum of blood tests if you haven't recently.
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    Not to start any debate but my wife thinks that dietary changes have also made a great effect on her comfort level and health... she describes living without a thyroid as like running with a diesel engine instead of a V8 and too many carbs (hi octane fuel) in her diet really throw off her metabolism even when her medication levels are where they are supposed to be.

    She gradually switched to a lower carb diet and as a celiac had already eliminated wheat and most grains and this summer went to an even lower carbohydrate diet / higher fat diet and feels infinitely better and has been getting curvier and curvier every day.

    Although I don't have any underlying issues I do the same and also feel much better and my already good tolerance for cold has improved.

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    Dr. bike forums to the rescue. While there may be an underlying medical issue (thyroid?), that's not my area of expertise. I can however strongly recommend toe socks from Injinji or similar. Love the thin liner ones for the cozy factor, not to mention the real benefit (for me) when long distance hiking.

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    Maybe a rare tropical disease. Have you had unprotected sex with a tree sloth, an orangutan, or a Nile crocodile recently?

    These are known carriers of hypochondria. If you suspect you may have had contact with these agents, as a primarily or as a secondary partner seek help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    sciguy - My wife experienced similar issues before she got her thyroid medication adjusted (she has no thyroid).

    Now she is the warm and toasty one and has not been having nearly as much problem with the climate change she experienced when she moved here.
    My wife actually has neurocardiogenic syncope and takes amphetamine salts, and she also has been experiencing recently (new development) Reynaud's syndrome/disease where her fingers go cold and turn white from poor circulation (google it/image search it, it's not icky). She doesn't have any thyroid issues as she's been thoroughly tested because of her other conditions.

    Quote Originally Posted by hillcrawler View Post
    Thyroid disease... I should check the symptoms of this.

    I would like to add i can do without water unless it is damn hot days of summer. I also don't drink much coffee, tea or any kind of liquid. I keep telling myself to drink water but i really don't feel any need.

    Maybe my body is craving for water but if it had been the case i would get thirsty like everyone else, no?
    Your body needs water. It relies on it to survive. You need to drink more water. They say something like 6-8 full glasses a day. I don't always do that, but you need to drink a lot more water, even if you're not super thirsty. Bring a nalgene bottle full of water to work and drink through it twice, every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    This is why I have cold hands and feet when I don't take my meds or do a bunch of juicing to get all the needed stuff to keep going strong. Definitely not a bad idea to have a competent doctor do a good spectrum of blood tests if you haven't recently.
    I've been on my thyroid medication since I was a baby. I leveled off sometime in my early teenage years I think, and have been taking the same dosage since. I get checked for levels every year, but it's never changed. I guess it's just the way my body works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    Another vote for a thyroid check. Riding in winter is barely tolerable since my feet are so cold.
    Yes, i have also the same problem. My feet get immediately frozen on winter rides. I don't know if shoe covers might help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Maybe a rare tropical disease. Have you had unprotected sex with a tree sloth, an orangutan, or a Nile crocodile recently?

    These are known carriers of hypochondria. If you suspect you may have had contact with these agents, as a primarily or as a secondary partner seek help.
    I have had group sex with all of them together. Plus, a giraffe was watching us. Would it make a difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcrawler View Post
    I have had group sex with all of them together. Plus, a giraffe was watching us. Would it make a difference?
    I like the way this guy thinks.

    My hands and feet are always cold too! Even with slippers on, my feet 'feel' warm inside them but when I take them out of my slippers and touch them, they are cold to the touch. Same with my fingers and nose. Plus touching things that are cold, like the vodka bottle in the freezer is unbearable to me even for a short period of time.

    Thanks to you guys, I'm going to have to make an appointment with my Doctor.
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    Man, not being able to handle a cold vodka bottle would be an agony!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcrawler View Post
    I have had group sex with all of them together. Plus, a giraffe was watching us. Would it make a difference?
    Male or female giraffe? As long as it was gender opposite of you, you are golden. You should still see a shaman, burn a consecrated chicken and have a good blood letting just to be safe.
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    Since no one else mentioned it, other symptoms of thyroid problems include hair loss, baggy skin under the eyes, forgetfulness (often misdiagnosed as ADD in kids, such as I was), a very slow metabolism, in some cases trouble swallowing, trouble going to sleep and trouble waking up, irregular heart rates, sensitivity to the cold, and left un treated long term, nasty problems can happen, such as carpal tunnel syndrom, heart disease, auto immune hepatitis, cancer, vision and hearing loss, diabetes, and other problems. Definitely not a condition to play around with, but it's also unfortunately a condition which many doctors are stunningly incompetent at treating. Anyone who thinks they have any of these symptoms and wants to get checked out needs to make sure to find a good doctor, even if it means driving to another state or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    Since no one else mentioned it, other symptoms of thyroid problems include hair loss, baggy skin under the eyes, forgetfulness (often misdiagnosed as ADD in kids, such as I was), a very slow metabolism, in some cases trouble swallowing, trouble going to sleep and trouble waking up, irregular heart rates, sensitivity to the cold, and left un treated long term, nasty problems can happen, such as carpal tunnel syndrom, heart disease, auto immune hepatitis, cancer, vision and hearing loss, diabetes, and other problems. Definitely not a condition to play around with, but it's also unfortunately a condition which many doctors are stunningly incompetent at treating. Anyone who thinks they have any of these symptoms and wants to get checked out needs to make sure to find a good doctor, even if it means driving to another state or something.
    None of these symptoms fit me. I may have a little bit overactive thyroid. I will have a blood test soon to make sure i have had sex with the right species.
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    I just turned 52 last month, & I've had bad circulation all my life. When I was a kid, the family doctor said it was low blood pressure, & told my mom to give me a little wine each day, to "thicken" my blood, LOL. Now, I've been diagnosed with vascular insufficiency, of the arterial flavor, versus venous, whatever the heck all that means. I've had cold feet & hands most of my life, but I can't stand it too hot either, so Seattle's climate suits me pretty well. Sometimes I think a little warmer winter would be nice, but that also means a warmer summer. Definitely get some Gore-Tex shoes or boots, they're like sex for your feet, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacemanz View Post
    I just turned 52 last month, & I've had bad circulation all my life. When I was a kid, the family doctor said it was low blood pressure, & told my mom to give me a little wine each day, to "thicken" my blood, LOL. Now, I've been diagnosed with vascular insufficiency, of the arterial flavor, versus venous, whatever the heck all that means. I've had cold feet & hands most of my life, but I can't stand it too hot either, so Seattle's climate suits me pretty well. Sometimes I think a little warmer winter would be nice, but that also means a warmer summer. Definitely get some Gore-Tex shoes or boots, they're like sex for your feet, LOL.
    Don't forget the wool socks...natural fiber that will keep you warm even when wet.

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    If you're in really good condition (or have a medical condition that causes it) a low hr can result in cold extremities.
    PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) can also cause it....simple blood pressure check in the cold extremities can check for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    It could be Cholera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    Don't forget the wool socks...natural fiber that will keep you warm even when wet.
    Roger that, wool socks are mandatory. When I first came to Seattle, years ago, I did a short contract for commercial fishing, up in Alaska, or rather off-shore NEAR Alaska, LOL. An older lady I barely knew, gave me an old wool sweater, and that was almost all I needed, besides rain gear. But that was kicking fish, deep in the hull's interior, not on deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillcrawler View Post
    I have had group sex with all of them together. Plus, a giraffe was watching us. Would it make a difference?
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