In 2004, I moved to Alabama for two years. After that I moved back to Michigan. The joke in my house is I moved to Alabama and got cold. In Montgomery, the air conditioner was cranked everywhere I went. I was freezing at work all the time. Out of curiosity, I bought a thermometer. It was 65 degrees at my desk in the middle of summer. I was cold in stores, in my apartment building, in restaurants, just everywhere I was inside that had air conditioning, really. I did lose weight while I was there but even when I gained it back, and more, I was still cold unless I was really active or it was really hot. Apparently, living in Alabama where everyone kept the AC cranked all the time reset my thermostat.
It's gotten worse since I've lost so much weight. I now have a heated blanket on my bed that I can no longer sleep without. My hands and feet are usually cold during the day at work. At home, I'm usually huddled under a blanket. As I type this, I'm wearing sweats, thick socks and I'm covered with a blanket. My feet are still cold. About the only times I'm comfortably warm are when I'm in bed, right after I shower or, oddly, when I'm outside when it's cold but I've got my coat and gloves on, or when I'm in my car by myself with the heat cranked.
I've had my thyroid tested too and it's normal. I guess this is just something to deal with.
Last edited by Garnet2727 : 01-27-2013 at 06:53 PM.