• is ebeing cold normal?

    Asked by little_fut on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    is ebeing cold normal?

    It is exactly 1 week since my chemo....I am able to deal with my side effects pretty well, but i would like to know is it normal to be so cold? I am cold from inside out. It is fairly warm in my house, but i just cant seem to get warm. I am wearing sweats, a hat a blanket and nothing seems to be working. I have drank, eaten and even sat in a warm bath to no avail. Is this part of side effects?
    Please help me.

    15 Answers from the Community

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    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      I froze my XXX off throughout my entire treatment. I think this has to do with you having a low red blood cell count. Aside from having a blood transfusion, which probably isn't on the books for your at this point, I'm not sure what you can do that's different from what you're already doing.

      over 4 years ago
    • cris' Avatar
      cris

      While I was having Chemo, I too was freezing all the time, now that the chemo is finished, I am not as cold. I just hope the radiation doesn't make me cold.... good luck

      over 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I stay cold, been done with treatment for years. It changed my make up for sure. Cold blooded now.

      over 4 years ago
    • Kathy's Avatar
      Kathy

      Hi!! I don't know how long you have been freezing for but I do know that twice when I was in that mode I had a fever! I think the fever had something to do with one of the blood counts. Perhaps check your temperature. Hope you warm up soon. Take care.

      over 4 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar
      SpunkyS

      About 1/2 way through chemo I started being cold. CuddlDuds, knee socks, sweaters and eventually an electric blanket on low. Now I more sensitive to cold than before, but I am not cold. Good luck!

      over 4 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar
      SpunkyS

      P.S. Better cold blood than cold hearted. :)

      over 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar
      karen1956

      My body thermostat went the opposite direction....As long as you don't have a fever, I think you are doing everything you can...but why don't you call your onc just to be sure.....

      over 4 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar
      JennyMiller

      I would have spells of being cold and this continued for awhile after chemo ended.
      I specifically remember a warm day last July -- it was a couch day for me and I was so cold - I had a heavy sweater on -- 2 heavy blankets and I still could not get warm. The ironic part is that I have always been warm whereas I would wear short sleeves in the winter. I have a friend who is always cold whereas she wears "long underwear" in the summer. I used to tease her about it. However, after finding out how it feels, I no longer tease her -- in fact, I sympathize with her. I wish you the best and hope you are able to get some warmth.

      over 4 years ago
    • DorothyV's Avatar
      DorothyV

      I remember being cold and having chills. I think it was a low grade fever due to chemo. Now I have horrible hot flashes but cold hands and feet! It would be nice to feel "normal" again. I would ask your onc about it though.

      over 4 years ago
    • debco148's Avatar
      debco148

      Please mention this to your Oncologist. I know they tell you to call them if anything is happening. I'm sure they are checking your blood counts every 2 weeks but that could be an issue. Maybe your counts are low. Have you had the shot of Neulasta a day or 2 after treatment? I remember getting hot flashes right after treatment probably from steroids, then I would get chills. But, what you describe should be mentioned to the doctor. I did have really bad chills after treatments were over, like I"ve never had before and then got a cold so that was probably from that, but the extemes and sensitivity to cold and hot like cold or hot water in shower was extreme for me. Let us know what the doctor says.

      over 4 years ago
    • debco148's Avatar
      debco148

      Oh, I just looked back in my journal and saw that we are supposed to check our temp if we get really hot or chills. If 101.5, call Doctor.

      over 4 years ago
    • DianaL's Avatar
      DianaL

      I was the same way and even five months out I still will go from be freezing to hot. I know the hot is caused by the Tamoxifen but being cold all the time is saving on the utility bill. I keep a warm fleece throw by my chair and I will cover up from my neck to toes. I do not think my counts are back up to where they should be even now. Hope this helps. Hugs!

      over 4 years ago
    • MollyAWelsh's Avatar
      MollyAWelsh

      I was freezing all the time, for nearly 6 months after my radiation stopped. Never had chemo.

      over 4 years ago
    • Grandy's Avatar
      Grandy

      I had issues with being cold too.

      over 4 years ago
    • Ddancer's Avatar
      Ddancer

      YES!!!!! I am a Yooper girl, live in the UP of Michigan and never wear a coat all winter, and I'm freexing this year. Shiver in Walmart, in the car, in the house, all over. It feels weird. I've been a bit anemic since the last treatment, so that is probably not helping, YES TO THE SIDE EFFECTS and as soon as I put on extra blankets I get too warm. . . good grief, like anything it will pass, hang in there.

      over 4 years ago

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