Lately my feet have been FREEZING at night. This has been a problem for me my entire adult life, but it seems to come and go. Sometimes it's a constant issue for years at a time, sometimes it goes away for same. I've taken it to doctors before, and had it examined by specialists (one of whom patiently explained to me that certainly my feet were not colder than room temperature, that was just a trick my nerves were playing on me, and then I made him feel one of them, and he shrieked "HOLY CRAP, THAT IS NOT NORMAL!"). I can encase my feet in layers of cotton and wool socks, and that just insulates the cold in. USB-powered warming slippers help some, but take at least half an hour to break the chill. I hate it. Recently it's become a real problem again, and last night I asked the Twitter:
What causes super-cold feet? Like, colder than room temperature.
My Twitter-friends helpfully chimed in with several suggestions: bad thyroid! Poor circulation! Anemia! Reynaud's! Peripheral neuropathy!
And then I felt like a damn idiot, because I've been diagnosed at various points with ALL of those things, and it's probably a small miracle my damn feet haven't just fallen off entirely.
Hi, I'm MFA Mama, and I have cold feet. C'mere, let's snuggle.