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Great article on the side effects of weight loss. Thanks for sharing! I started feeling cold all the time right after surgery and before significant weight loss. I didn’t understand why till I read this article—lower metabolic rate.

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On ‎11‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 12:55 PM, Separ1418 said:

I've lost 70 pounds and now I am freezing all the time - cold hands, cold neck - BRRRRRRR! I was the gal with no winter coat and no sweaters to speak of. Anyone else freezing?

Hey there! Great Loss you are not far after me. I had my revision to bypass 9/10. Was all you weigh loss after surgery? Or was some of the 70lbs preop? If you don't mind me asking. I have lost 47 lbs but 15 was preop and 32lb has been post op.

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27 minutes ago, shoregirl75 said:

Hey there! Great Loss you are not far after me. I had my revision to bypass 9/10. Was all you weigh loss after surgery? Or was some of the 70lbs preop? If you don't mind me asking. I have lost 47 lbs but 15 was preop and 32lb has been post op.

I lost about 25 before surgery - and I'm zeroing in on 75 lbs lost altogether so the majority of the weight was lost after surgery. I started a lot higher than you did though.

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Yesssss! Freezing all the time! And this type of cold is different from even anything I felt before surgery. Bitter cold! Ice cold extremities!

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Like 4 ice -sicles attached to my body. Hey a Funny FYI for you. Some of my cousins decided they. were tired of Ohio winters so moved to Tennesseen from up here. Should have headed to Memphis or somewhere else near Mississippi, the area they chose was as cold as here, they knew no one there and it was on the side of a mountain close to the area that burned. So they moved back to Ohio tobenear their daughter and the grandbabies. Kind of an expensive vacation I would think!

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So will we all defrost come Spring or we in Permafrost the rest of our lives? Does your thermostat reset after a year or two?

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On November 29, 2018 at 1:33 PM, Missouri-Lee's Summit said:
Why do you feel cold when you lose weight?
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Skinnier and chillier
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Q. I used to be heavy and was always warm. Now, after losing weight, I am always cold. Why?

A. The general answer probably involves the loss of part of the body’s insulation in the form of unwanted body fat, but the answer in any specific case could be far more complicated.

Cold intolerance is a frequent complaint among those who have lost a considerable amount of weight. The body’s core has lost a significant part of its protection against heat loss. The problem is usually worse for those who become very thin, especially small women.

While someone is losing weight through severe calorie restriction, the metabolism may slow down to protect the body’s heat-producing store of calories, leading to a cold feeling.

And anyone who suffers inordinately from the cold, whether thin or not, should be checked for medical problems that can interfere with thermoregulation or slow the metabolism.

Such problems include blood vessel disorders, which can impede warming circulation from reaching the extremities; an underactive thyroid gland, which interferes with heat production by slowing the metabolism; anemia, which involves a shortage of oxygen-carrying red blood cells; and problems with the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that normally acts as the body’s thermostat.

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Negative side effects of weight loss that no one talks about.

https://www.thisisinsider.com/negative-side-effects-of-weight-loss-2018-1

I forgot that I posted this so I had to read what I found out to re-educate myself. I guess I've lost more than just weight... plenty of brain/memory cells as well.

I also have an autoimmune thyroid condition called Hashimoto's thryoiditis. It's hereditary. My point is, having an out-of-whack thyroid tends to interfere with one's tolerance for cold and heat. I tend to have a problem with heat more than cold, but after losing close to 100lbs, I'm having a problem with cold more often now. That said, I'm not interested in regaining those 100lbs so I can be warm again!

Edited by Missouri-Lee's Summit

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2 hours ago, Frustr8 said:

So will we all defrost come Spring or we in Permafrost the rest of our lives? Does your thermostat reset after a year or two?

I've been cold for coming up four years now; it's probably the side effect of WLS I enjoy least. I have to wear layers year-round (yes, even in the summer!). On the other hand, visiting hot countries on winter vacations is a lot more fun now.

I also really miss Water sports; I find being immersed in cool water too uncomfortable now to enjoy swimming like I used to. I had to buy a wetsuit when I rebuilt my wardrobe about a year out from surgery!

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I used to sweat just from standing, yesterday I walked almost 17000 steps and I barely shed a sweat. I am layering up always especially in the mornings that I walk the dog out it’s soooo chilly. Also if I just sit at home even with heat on Have to wear slippers on (that I never ever had to before!) and maybe even a blanket or an extra sweater on top. I would have never thought that possible, as I am not yet thin, not even reached yet the thinnest I was on the past 10years!

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On ‎11‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 8:15 PM, CyndieRI said:

Yes! I was always hot before and now I’m freezing - and I still weigh 300lbs!! My highest was 365 so I’m down 65 lbs. I can’t even IMAGINE how cold I’ll be when I lose more weight!! I think I’m going to buy a heating blanket because I’m having trouble falling asleep because I’m so cold!!

Same here was always Hot. Now I have 5 blankets on my bed. That commercial for the weighted blanket, I have it beat. But it is very cozy. Till the Menopause hot flash hits and I have to come out of my cocoon for 2 mins and go back in. LOL

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I am formerly the Human Heater and im 5 days post op laying on the couch with shirt jacket and 3 blankets.. AND i live in goddamn Texas. I used to envy my friends who were always cold cause i was always sweating and now i cant get warm to save my life!

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My husband’s newest comment now as I’m trying to turn the heat up while he’s driving is “OMG! Eat a cheeseburger!” Hmmmm - let me think.... no thanks!! Lol!

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I felt that the cold feeling was excruciating during weeks 2-4 (I would get out from under the blankets and my teeth would chatter, my toes and fingers got numb in the grocery store dairy aisle), but now during 4-6 it seems to be less. I kind of hoped it would last until summer, but I hope this means my body is no longer going to fight my effort to lose fat.

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I am the same!!! I am down pretty much close to 120-125lbs from where I was this time last year and I’m constantly freezing! My hands are like freaking icicles.

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Sooo... I think I am allergic to cold if this can even be a thing!

End of November I returned walking from my endocrinologist appointment back home. In the middle of the walking I sat on a cold bench. When I returned back home I was itching in my outer part of thighs and ass... basically where you sit. It was like big mosquito bites. I saw them to my mother as I thought they were indeed some kind of bug bite. She told me it’s allergy and I was like nah... can’t be.

Then after that every day after walking out in the cold I would be getting all red and itchy. I made an appointment with an allergiologist, I was taking antihistamines and cortisone for 10days then went back to him said yay no allergy and then he started food tests. While in his office all the spots he checked were negative. I went home and by the time I reached home I had all the spots swollen and red like giant bug bites and also my legs were red and itchy too. After that day I again have allergy every day I am out and on the spots of my body they are cold the most. I started to wear two jackets, sweater and my blouse with gloves every time I go out yet my thighs are the most exposed parts of my body and they are red by the time I get home. A friend of mine send me an article about a girl in Canada that she is allergic to cold and my friend told me that this could be my allergy too...
I think this is so surreal but so annoying and omg the itchiness is so much... I won’t stand to take more cortisones I already freaked out once that I had to take them while supposed to lose weight I don’t want to get anything back.
Snap on my body, get real and fix this mess you made 😂😂
Sorry for the long post... but this is a new lvl of “feeling the cold” I had to share my rant with you 💜

Is there anyone else that experienced something similar or knows someone similar ?

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