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So, for the last few days I have been FREEZING. I have never been cold ever. I wear shorts all winter, never wear a jacket unless it gets below 20 degrees out. Now I find myself sitting on the couch, and instead of tshirt and shorts like usual, i'm wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt, and i'm still cold! Is this normal? Does it ever go away? Does it get worse the more weight I lose? Just curious.

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It's pretty common after weight loss surgery. I'm also much colder than I used to be, wearing heavier clothes and using more heat in the house. My feet are especially cold and I sleep with an extra blanket just over my feet only. I'm not sure if it will go away or not, time will tell I guess, LOL.

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12 minutes ago, icandothis_gastricsleeve020221 said:

I've been freezing cold since my sleeve 14 days ago. I read in one of the comments that a NUT said 80% of sleeves experience coldness. I'm guessing it's a common side effect, but I do not believe it's related to Iron.< /p>

We were sleeved around the same time. I was the 29th of January.

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It has been almost 2 years since my surgery and I am still cold quite often, but I've gotten used to it. In the summer, I'm the one wearing a light jacket or long sleeves at night (outside) while my friends are in tanks. Over time, I've found it's mostly my hands that stay cold -- and living in an old, 1800s-era house doesn't help. This winter, I bought arthritis gloves to wear while I'm working from home. They are nice fitting with the fingers cut out so that I can type and do most activities. They have really helped, and my husband says I look like a badass wearing them. I'll take it!

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very common. I don't think it gets worse - and for some, it eventually gets better or even goes away. I was cold all the time the first year or so post-op, but not anymore. Granted, without all that "insulation", I'm not overheating all the time like I used to be, but I'm not freezing all the time anymore, either. I suppose this is what "normal" feels like!

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My doctor told me that the "cold" is because of the rapid weight loss. Our layer of fat (insulation) just below the skin has disappeared due to weight loss, thus feeling cold. I live in Florida and even 70 degree days require a sweater when I go outside! Socks are a must. Gloves and a hat if its windy or below 60.

Crazy, but I love it! Sure beats being hot and fat!

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I just bought two electric blankets in preparation for this. After a lifetime of running warm I am used to feeling toasty without much effort (hubby warms his always cold feet on my always hot feet) I find I don't have much tolerance for feeling cold and get pretty whiny if I can't easily warm up.

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