One of the strangest symptoms I have is the hot and cold. It is very hard to explain to somebody that has never experienced it. Some times the upper half of my body is like a furnace, while my legs and feet are frozen. This can happen in the Summer as well as in the Winter. Some times my feet and hands are like ice and my arms. Head and upper body is sweating and others tell me I am red and feel like I have a fever. Than there are times I am freezing all over or roasting all over. I live in Colorado and I am use to the temperature changing from hot to cold all in one day or a few hours. So I always have a coat or sweater handy and dress in layers in the Winter. But, this is so much different. Some compare it to menopause. In a way it is like that with the hot flash’s. Yet it changes so much. It is hard to keep up with sometimes. No wonder we think we are going crazy. No wonder people watching us put on and take off extra clothing so much or wearing a tank top with heavy sox and sweat pants and maybe gloves think we are weird.
I have been known to walk out barefooted in the snow because I am so hot. And I don’t just mean that in a sexy way. I have also been known to wear a tank top in the Winter along with the heavy sweat pants and heavy sox or two and a blanket wrapped around my legs. I have been known to wear gloves while watching TV Winter and Summer. No it does not happen all the time . It happens enough to be noticeable though. My hands have been so cold I have a rice bag handy to heat up to warm my hands and feet. I have now made hand warmers just for these occasions. This can be so irritati9ng when it happens. Not just for me but for those close to me. Imagine sleeping next to somebody that has so much body heat yet if they touch you with their hands or feet is like ice on you. Well that is what my husband tells me it is like.
So that is the hot and cold story. Now for something even stranger that has been happening to me lately. A strange sensation that my arm or leg or back is wet. Just a sensation of wetness. I am dry. A few times I thought maybe I had spilled water or somebody else did. But, no…nothing . I do not know what it is or why I get this sensation. It is just strange. Any more with my Thyroid Disease nothing surprises me any more. My skin being dry in patches once in awhile and in different places. My hair falling out by the handful or just breaking off and not growing like it should and just being so thin. I use to get hives when nervous now I get red blotches…no bumps or hives. My nails are brittle and peel. The skin around my nails sometimes just peel , no matter how much moisturizer or lotion I use. This can not all be from getting older. These crazy symptoms come and go. I try to keep track of what is going on in my life like stress but there is no pattern that I can see. It is just random. Just another thing to drive me crazy or make me look crazy. So this is what I have been thinking about today. All the little irritating things my Thyroid Disease puts on my door step