My feet are freezing, possibly into big dumb icicles at this rate!!!

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I'll get right down to it, I've always had cold extremities but recently I've noticed it's gotten worst. At night, especially, or if I don't move for a long period of time, my feet will get so cold it hurts, a dull burning/stinging exactly like it feels being out in the winter cold for a long time wearing summer shoes. They feel so cold, I have literally startled myself awake by accidentally brushing my foot against my leg multiple times. If i press my foot against my leg, i can even feel the spot stinging for a few minutes after. I've put my bed up against the radiator jist so I can scoot my feet directly on it and stop feeling uncomfortable at night.

It just feels really weird to me, is this on the normal spectrum or should I be worried about it?

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    My sympathies are with you.  My feet get really cold in the winter these days (I'm 75) and I can't sleep when they are cold so at this time of year I go to bed almost every night with a hot water bottle.  I'm not sure if one can still get electric blankets, even small ones that could just go under the sheet at the end of your bed where your feet are.  Personally I am wary of electric blankets because of the fire hazard and/or electrocution.  The only times when my feet are not cold at bed time is if I have a bath or shower.  Why don't I have a shower or bath every night I hear you asking, but I don't and that is another story....

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    IT could be a few things.....  1. Have you ever had your thyroid checked?  The thyroids job is to regulate the bodies temperature....  check that.

    2.  I’m not sure on the spelling of this but goggle raynalds disease..  it’s has to go with your hands and feet getting not enough blood circulation.

    Good luck

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    Lots of medical causes - be worth getting some tests done

    Cold sensations to the feet can come from poor circulation, disorders of the nervous system, cold exposure injuries such as frostbite, and decreased metabolism from a low thyroid condition (hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid). Depending upon the cause of the symptoms, coldness in the feet can be accompanied by other symptoms, including pain, numbness, changes in skin color, or a pins and needles tingling sensation. Other diseases that can cause cold feet symptoms include diabetes, arteriosclerosis, peripheral vascular disease, Raynaud's phenomenon, and neuropathy of any cause.

    In people with diabetes mellitus, chronic abnormally elevated blood and urine sugar, causes narrowing of arteries and capillaries that impair blood supply to tissues leading to cold feet symptoms. Arteriosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease result from chronic elevation of blood cholesterol levels that leads to blood vessel narrowing. Raynaud's phenomenon features narrowing of tiny blood vessels as a reaction to nerve sensitivity to cold exposure, which causes cold feet symptoms. Frostbite causes permanent damage to blood vessels that are injured from freezing of tissues.

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    Did you get checked for Raynauds?

    I was diagnosed at 22, but itseasnt till 43 that my toes started getting cold. I noticed the last two years in winter my right big toe burns.

    I got a vasodilator cream from my dermatologist to try but it’s too early to tell if it’s helping.

    There are also calcium channel blockers that open up blood vessels. 

    I feel for ya. I hate this bs too wink

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