Acid reflux, hiatus hernia and feeling very cold.

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I just wanted to know if anyone else gets periods of being very very cold and shivery with acid reflux & hiatus hernia? From time to time I get this where I can't get warm and end up with my heating on full blast - fully dressed and wrapped in a duvet - and still feel cold! It seems to take ages for me being wrapped up to actually 'thaw' out - and then I usually sleep for an hour or so. I am not starting with a cold - or anything like that and once I have slept I am ok. This doesn't happen when I have just been outside either - usually when I am just relaxing......

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    Hi, found your write up interesting, I also get really bad bouts of cold, and wrap myself up in a blanket and I know place a hit water bottle on my back which does help. It improved after gallbladder was removed. But have never thought it being related to acid reflux or my hh. Also due to my having thyroid problems put it down to that. But will check it out with my GP on me visit. If you know a cure anytime soon let me know.
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      Hi Janet,

      I always used to blame it on my meds - but I've changed them 3 times and I still get this. When I am this cold - my poor hubby has to put teashirts on - as I have the house so warm it's like an oven! I'm not aware I have any other problems - aside being on HRT - but I've been on that for years with no apparent problems. The first few times I thought I was coming down with a bug - but nothing ever comes of it - and it can happen on nice sunny days too!

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      Odly enough had a bout last night, we bought an electric blanket, I was still shivering with it on. Kept heating on all night which we never do. I do also go the other way and have very hot sweats night or day. Because have several issues hard to know what is what. This web site is a blessing.
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    Hi. I have a small HH and silent reflux and I do get bouts of feeling much colder than anyone in the house. I have just been diagnosed with an under active thyroid so I think that could be the reason. I started Thyroxin last week and I'm hoping it will settle me down. As with so many health queries it's all a mystery - sometimes no rhym or reason. Hope you get some answers but in the meantime wrap up warm. 😊
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      Thanks Lindsey,

      I'll keep your advice in mind. Once I've slept I'm absolutely fine. It's almost like my body forcing me to shut down for a couple of hours. I thought it may be linked to low acid in the stomach - and your body not getting all the nutrients it needed or something like that. I'll certainly mention it next time I see my Doc.

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      Hi Lindsey, been on thyroid for interactive thyroid for about 4 years now. And several issues with a lot of meds. It's like you say a mystery. Most of mine are gut bowel issues, high bp, vitamin B12 is boarder line. Bone density not good hospital appointment not till 1st April with consultant. And had breast cancer with mastectomy and reconstruction, on tabs still for that. Plus a few other minor bits and pieces. Gallbladder removed 2 months ago. My doctor laughed and said do not worry we will just keep removing the bad it's till nothing left. At least it's good to have a sense of humour.
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    Funny you should mention that because I am heavily plagued with HH/silent reflux issues at the moment and two days ago I had such cold hands in the evening that I thought it was a Renault syndrome as they were almost turning white! Never thought of the connection between two conditions though. My sure answer to freezing before bedtime (usually) is a hot shower.  Calms my anxieties as well - as I have occasional bouts of uncontrollable shaking which apparently is anxiety related. I am also waking up snugly and warm no problems and without heating being on as well but going to bed is a different matter. Sometimes I just can't fall asleep because of being cold and extra blankets won't help. Second best after the shower is a good old hot water bottle. Hope this helps a bit. Regards, Anna
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      Hi Anna,

      It's good to know I'm not the only one who gets this. Yes I love a warm bath when I feel like this or a hot water bottle. I often wonder if it's because the tablets for reflux stop the production of acid and food isn't digesting properly - leading to deficiances. Right now I wish I could get rid of my tablets!

       

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