maposch33;50939 wrote: When I went to my doctor this past Tuesday, 11/4, and mentioned the cold hands and overall feeling cold, he said to do morning temperature test under arm for 2 weeks and get blood test.
So far my morning temps have been 96.3 and 95.8 along with temps during the day in the 95’s. Now I know digital therm (he said that is ok to use) says temps may fluctuate +- a degree and underarm temp may be a degree lower than actual. However, are these temps an indication of hypo-thyroid?
I use to go to a Chiropractor who was also a wellness dr. for my gas bloatedness. He gave me Standard Process supplements. I still have some Drenamin. I am not sure if I should take them as they may skew my blood test.
I do go back to my dr. in 3 weeks. I have to continue Candida diet and supplements but it would be nice to know that the my cold hands are due to something else.
My doctor I had several years ago when I learned more about thyroid specialized in this area. He relied on both temps and blood tests but said the temps were more reliable. Mine run low also and the temp method was the first thyroid testing ever available. Doctors are still up in arms about what is “normal” when it comes to reading the labs (btw they are read reversed compared to other lab results: high equals low and vice versa) and none can agree on what is normal for everyone. I go to doctors that allow me to adjust my own armour. The levathroid and synthroid almost did my heart in. Everyone is so unique.
I hate Winter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!