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Since removal of my colon my body has a hard time in extreme temps. If I get too hot, it's very hard to cool down and I feel sick. If I get too cool, my feet are frozen and I even get chills. My gastro said this is unrelated, but I've never had this prior to colon surgeries. Can anyone point me towards a study that backs me up on this? Do you experience this issue?

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I have a much harder time dealing with heat now but I still enjoy the cold. I don't like to be freezing but it doesn't bother me like you are describing. I do find I have a harder time regulating my temperature, although as I said I usually aim to be cool, and this time of year that is easy. In the summer I find it very difficult if it's really hot, I just can't function. Hope this is helpful.

Good luck.

Thank you, Pouchlogic. I've only had the issue with cold a few times, and also prefer being chilly to hot. The worst hear I had was on Christmas night, after too much time spent in a hot kitchen I could not cool off. Finally went outside in short and tank, standing barefoot with the temp in high 40s. I was drenched in sweat. Ho Ho Ho!

I think you are looking at the wrong cause and effect relationship. Something is effecting your metabolism. I do recall having a reaction to anesthesia once back in 2000 when I had sinus surgery. When I awakened I was shivering uncontrollably for around 45 minutes. My body temperature was 98.6. I was later told I could have gotten a shot of Demerol to rectify this but the anesthesia had thrown my metabolism out of whack. I think that’s what the issue is that you are having as well. Something has thrown off your metabolism. When that happens your body fails to correctly perceive hot and cold. That something was not likely colon surgery, more likely it’s some substance you are putting in your body. You might want to alter dietary and medicinal regimens. If you are a recreational drug user might want to stop that as well. Good luck.

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Do not know your age or gender, but I had temperature regulation  issues with peri-meopause due to hormonal problems.  It is tempting to blame any subsequent health problems on a prior one, but new issues will occur.   Temperature dysregulation can be caused by anemia, thyroid disease, poor circulation, malnutrition, diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, ms.   How is your nutrition?  

Catroy posted:

Since removal of my colon my body has a hard time in extreme temps. If I get too hot, it's very hard to cool down and I feel sick. If I get too cool, my feet are frozen and I even get chills. My gastro said this is unrelated, but I've never had this prior to colon surgeries. Can anyone point me towards a study that backs me up on this? Do you experience this issue?

Hello Catroy,

I wonder if this could be a symptom of dysautonomia, a condition in which your autonomic nervous system – which takes care of non-voluntary body functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure and sweating/temperature control – is not functioning as well as it could be. There are many causes for it.

Anyone can get symptoms of dysautonomia such as feeling faint on standing, exercise intolerance and difficulty with temperature regulation simply from being "under the weather". It is possible that the operation took a toll on your body, so now it is having trouble with temperature regulation. It is also possible that you have something else that is causing these symptoms.

I would suggest talking with your general doctor about your symptoms. There are management strategies and medications that can help if it is dysautonomia.

Cheers,

Sarah

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