Hypothyroidism and occasional low body temp

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I have been taking Levothyroxine for several years now, but occasionally I still deal with low body temperature and trying to stay warm, is this common for most hypo patients taking medication?

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    I did recently have a blood test and my results came back fine with the dosage and medication I'm on. Within the last week I feel like I'm unable to tolerate the cold more than usual, and when taking my temperature It was pretty low. I wasn't sure if it is something that is normal with medication that is supposed to be working. 

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    when i was first diagnosed  with underactive thyroid, i was always cold. Especially my feet. When the dose became correct for me   i felt warmer. in fact i never wear socks or anything else on my feet even in the coldest  weather, just shoes or boots because my feet are always warm. However  if I fall asleep on the sofa for an hur or so, I wake up very cold. As well as that i go to the gym almost every day ( rower and bike          50 mins ) i leave there and my hands are always   cold.  Sometimes i feel a bit chilly at home even with the heating on. I would suggest you do get a nw test and see if the a mount of thyroxine you are  on is still correct for you
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    Hello Taw, many people find they do better if they increase their dose in the winter time and lower it back down as the weather warms up. 

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