Cold Hands

By Beerlilly Latest Reply 2011-02-17 18:54:47 -0600
Started 2011-02-15 18:37:02 -0600

Today, I was sitting in class and my face and the rest of my body felt warm/hot but my hands were like ice. When I get cold hands it normally means that my sugars are low. So I checked my numbers and after eating a large meal my sugars were 180. Luckly I was on campus and after class I made my way to the health center. When I got there they re-checked my sugars and I was 157. Now, I'm only taking medication. No insulin; and yet as I'm typing this discussion out my hands are still slightly cool and my face is warm.
Can anyone help me with my heating problem? Does anyone have any ideas what I should do???

3 replies

jayabee52 2011-02-17 18:54:47 -0600 Report

I used to be a VERY warm person. But now my hands are like ice! I think it is due to my ministrokes have messed with my temperature sensitivity. I had noted not long after the ministrokes that my sensation of heat/cold in my right hand is not good. If something is too hot or cold, I feel like I'm being pricked by needles. My left senses temps normally, so I have to use my left hand to check water temps for my showers and washings. (I have to think about it because my right is my dominant hand).

I have been starting to have shivering spells in normal room temps. I don't know what that is all about. I put on a sweater, a jacket and cover up under quilts or raise the thermostat. Still shiver for sometimes a hour or more.

Does anyone else experience this?

realsis77 2011-02-16 11:33:43 -0600 Report

Hi. To be safe id talk to your doctor about what's happening with your hands because it could be several different reasons. Just to be safe. You don't want to guess. It could be nothing but its always best to be safe and see a doctor :)

re1ndeer 2011-02-15 22:41:42 -0600 Report

Hi, Beerlilly, there are many causes for cold fingers or hands. Diabetics are known to have poor circulation . It could also be a thyroid problem, or you may have Raynaud's syndrome.

I have the latter, I have Raynaud's where my fingers are extremely cold, most of the time. The fingers change color in the skin, related to the cold or to stress.
Fingers then get a numb or prickly feeling when they are warming.

Your best answer is to go see your doctor and tell them about your problem. And let them determine what you may or may not have.