Am about to re-embark on labs for thyroid/adrenals, but wanted to explore a question about symptoms, characteristics, that I have been puzzling over for now years.
Cold toes. My toes are perpetually cold. When I take any kind of thyroid stimulating elements, like Lugols iodine (managed carefully on amount, co-supplements, etc), desiccated thyroid, and so on. Within minutes or sooner, my toes get ice cold. I had a spate of hyperthyroid aka Graves, self induced by taking too much Lugols without maintaining the cosupps, my fault, which thyroid function was corrected in 2-3 days when not being lazy and managing the iodine and related supplements correctly. Odd thing has always been that my tolerance to cold overall is quite excellent. As in being in low humid Colorado, I can tool around in a t-shirt at 10 degrees and not feel too uncomfortable. Overall cold does not affect me much at all and in fact feel like I am a slight furnace tho I know I am not (basal temp below).
So in the meantime while I acquire a new round of labs, depth labs, wanted to ask if anyone has an opinion about this response to thyroid stimulating supps and instant cold toes. My hands, extremities, my tolerance to cold, absolutely no problem. Not feet. Just the toes.
Of note is I have experimented with ingesting things like bugleweed, motherwort, thyroid suppressing agents, and I believe I feel a sense of abatement, meaning a lessening of the ice cold toes syndrome. A clue for sure. But it only lasts for a few minutes. I can literally feel a wave as it moves through my feet and toes when I ingest these supps after a few minutes. The odd thing is when I had a series of thyroid tests before, everything reported normal. I was hoping for at least a clue in the TSH and T4/T3 and rT4/rT3 and related hormones, but nope.
Now, I do have a lower basal temp, like 97.5 give or take for years, which has plagued me. This is not at all correct and why I am returning to this again starting with the rounds of labs. But while I await these results… anyone have an opinion on why only my toes react to thyroid stimulating supps, and no other cold sensitivity response to hands, feet, body. My basal temp stays the same. Just the toes.
Perplexing. Anyone with theories?
PS, have studied Broda Barnes so my inquisitiveness is at that level. Cold toes, lower basal temp which really bothers me… wanting to solve.