• I have found that I am always cold. I am literally freezing. Is that common during chemo?

    Asked by SouthernMom on Sunday, February 10, 2013

    I have found that I am always cold. I am literally freezing. Is that common during chemo?

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    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      There were several months that I was cold all the time. Some suggested it was the carboplatin. I fell in great liking of cuddl duds because they layered well under my clothes. I also was never more than a few feet from a afghan or even better, an electric blanket. I still seem to chill easier than I use to and I am 8 months out from chemo. Sending you WARM thoughts.

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Yep - I fell cold a lot, especially during the infusions. I find that layering works best. I think chemo impairs on ability to control how our body responds to the temperature. I find cold the worst, but I was more uncomfortable then most people during some really hot and humid days this past summer.

      over 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      It's been 24 years since I had chemo, I'm still cold.

      over 4 years ago
    • alivenwell's Avatar

      For me, I would also layer my clothing as well, and I also like the cuddl dud brand thermal clothing. I can easily sit around with my thick coat on and feel comfortable. Without that, I'm am also freezing. I wonder if that is related to one's blood count.

      over 4 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      I too have been cold due to chemo. I used to never get cold even if I slept in a bedroom at 40 degrees with only a sheet now i need much more to stay warm. I am pretty sure that the chemo has slowed my metabolic rate that used to keep me warm. Getting more exercise to increase the metabolic rate may help. Good Luck

      over 4 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      I was never cold before -- in fact I was the opposite with short sleeves on a cold day -- I used to tease my best friend as she was always so cold that she would wear "long johns" in the summer. Well, I found out what cold was and I never teased her again. I can remember one hot summer day that I was so cold that I was wrapped up in 3 blankets on the couch -- and this was a few months after chemo. It has let up now -- and I am glad as we have been having some sub-zero weather and I am sure that would have made it worse.

      over 4 years ago
    • kerz2013's Avatar

      Yes!!!!! I'm experiencing that as well. I have one more chemo treatment left. I turn my heat up to 75, have an electric blanket on my bed, cuddle up in my fleecy blanket, and also take a hot bath every night!

      over 4 years ago

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