• Did anyone have a problem with always being cold? Does this go with the disease?

    Asked by Salical on Thursday, November 10, 2011

    Did anyone have a problem with always being cold? Does this go with the disease?

    I have not had surgery yet and hope this will change after surgery.

    10 Answers from the Community

    10 answers
    • danellsar's Avatar

      Chemo knocks out the body's ability to self regulate temperature. My husband is cold all the time. Now, with winter coming, he sleeps with a hat and sweater on underneath several blankets. It's tough. His hands and feet especially are always cold.

      over 9 years ago
    • MIZZPAT's Avatar

      My wife is also constantly cold in spite of multiple blankets. Getting electric blanket. She's always been prone to being cold but chemo seems to have made it more so. Just exited stem cell transplant, so not much healing time.

      over 9 years ago
    • joyce508's Avatar

      Since I started chemo in summertime I was always very very hot .but as soon as the temp dropped or if there is breeze outside I'm cold,.I always have to wear a hat.I had my last chemo over a month ago but I still get chills throughout day.It doesn't make a difference what I'm wearing or even under electric blanket it takes a long time for my body to warm up.My ankles and feet have been swollen for over 6 months they are always red or blue in color and often warm to the touch but I have to wear socks or slippers all the time.If I don't my toes feel like I've been walking barefoot in the snow.My doctor gave me a paper with list of what chemo drugs I would be getting and listed the side effects I would most likely have.as well as "possible"side effect.Talk with your doctors if it becomes a big concern .Chemo will change us in many ways both inside and out.Being very cold or hot is a very common side effect

      over 9 years ago
    • lovekitties' Avatar

      If you have not started treatment you, you may have low blood presure. Check with your doctor as I am sure all kinds of blood work has probably been done. He should be able to tell if there is anything which is contriubting to this.

      over 9 years ago
    • fulto11's Avatar

      My husband wears a coat all day long. We have always fought over the a/c temp. He liked it ice cold in the house and I like to open the windows. Now, I'm the one burning up. Smile.

      over 9 years ago
    • AngieJ's Avatar

      i am normally cold ,but after surgery,chemo & radiation i am hot most often i believe it may be due to hyst & A&P repair ,perm colostomy

      about 9 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I have had chemo twice 23 yrs ago, radiation back then and radiation in the last 2 yrs. I am cold all the time too. Even in the summer time, when I work outside I don't sweat like the other guys do. when it's mildly cool, I am cold. I run my wife out of the house by burning a fire too hot. Just my experience.

      about 9 years ago
    • susie81610's Avatar

      Being cold is normal I was never cold until I met cancer now I'm always cold I just dress in layers and peel them off as needed. I'm putting clothes on and off all day long.
      The fingers and toes turning white and getting cold is a side effect to alot of the chemos. When my hands get cold just put them under my armpits and warm them up between my shirts. I live in Mich and not looking forward to this winter at all.

      about 9 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      I alternated between being too cold and too hot and just right several times a day when I was on chemo. My temperature regulator seemed all messed up. I had a hysterectomy to remove my cancer which probably caused the hot flashes. The chemo probably caused the chills.

      about 9 years ago
    • mimom1's Avatar

      yes - I get cold once in awhile and just use my snuggie wrap and it works !!

      over 8 years ago

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