Work = hypothyroid?

by 0 · July 13, 2014 at 05:45 PM

I've been having hypothyroid symptoms lately (Cold hands, fatigue, etc.). So I decided to track my temps. This made me notice something interesting. At work (standard stressful corporate job) I frequently have cold hands. When I measure my temp I go sit in a conference room. The process of sitting alone in the more quiet conference room just breathing for 5 minutes causes my cold hands to warm up to normal every time. And my temps end up being around 99.

So my work is making my hypothyroid?

How fix?

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5 · July 10, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Your allocation of food in the day may also be making this.

P5P deficiency can make it hard to turn fatty acids to forms that seem necessary in your situation. That's listed as a symptom in pyroluria also and that's mostly a sort of P5P deficiency. Stress is said to increase pyrroles which make P5P useless.

And as you guessed thyroid problems may also be related.

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10068 · July 10, 2014 at 12:58 AM

I'd suggest you take your corporate medical plan and get the free annual physical, have them run the blood tests, and find out whether your thyroid function is normal before jumping to conclusions.

Does your nose get cold too? I'm mildly hypothyroid but my dr said not to stress out about it. With me it's the nose before the hands.

225 · July 10, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Wish I could get some cold hands, god damn it's hot here.

Don't think of it as your work causing your issue, think of it as your reaction to your work which causes the issue. Stress is a really subjective thing, something that completely stresses one person out may be completely benign to another person. Work at reducing your stress responce to everyday activities, people seem to do this through meditation and mindfulness practices.

Please do note that this also may have a dietary cause if you're not eating or living propely, certain nutrient deficiencies could contribute to this issue. One that came to mind was magnesium or vitamin D which may make you react to stressers a bit more harshly.

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