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    HI everyone,
    Evertime I go super low carb for a couple of days (no fruit, nuts, dairy or alcohol) my body temp gets high at night- so high that my sister refuses to share the same bed because my heat forces her to wake up and move a bit further from me. I don't notice and sleep through the night, wake up and jump out of bed with that crazy energy you get on low carb. But if I continue for a week more I start sweating profusely at night, my pyjama top is literally wet with sweat when I wake up (and the sweat smells quite strong!) I also have to wake up at least once during the night to take a very very very long bathroom break. During this time I am losing lots of weight.
    My question is, is this normal? Or should I consider getting my thyroid checked? Though when I add back carbs for a few days all this heat business stops. Is there an explanation for this?
    Thanks

  • #2
    I would get your thyroid checked, that is a classic sign. Low carb might aggravate it and worsen symptoms. Do you supplement with magnesium? A good idea before bed, especially if you are low carb and losing excessive water weight at night. Take plenty of salt with your food as well.
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    • #3
      Nothing wrong with your thyroid. This is normal for vlc for some folks (including me!) we just burn fat like crazy when in ketosis, especially at first.

      I find this happens more when I overeat fat, interestingly.
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      • #4
        I never have understood the anti-vlc propaganda that lowering your carbs makes you feel cold. I had just the opposite too. I used to sleep with socks on but not any more.

        I do sometimes get a flushed feeling if I eat a lot of coconut products in one day. All those MCT's burning up.

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        • #5
          It's never really bothered me, especially since I see a very clear link between how many carbs I eat and how much I sweat at night. I never really get a metallic taste in my mouth, but my coffee starts tasting really, really bad, even though its the same brand that I use everyday. The other thing is I lose all desire to snack constantly and the cravings go away (which is the best thing about all this because that's how I gain weight in the first place!)
          But when I read about the changes to expect when doing low carb (and flirting with ketosis) I don't find much info about this. Does anyone have any resources, links, info?
          Last edited by kristin; 06-17-2013, 02:32 AM.

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          • #6
            Opposite is true for me. Whenever I eat more carbs than typical, I end up unable to sleep at night because I'm so hot.
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            • #7
              I'm sorry...I got stuck on the "Sharing a bed with my sister" bit and didn't really get much further!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by fuzzynavel View Post
                I'm sorry...I got stuck on the "Sharing a bed with my sister" bit and didn't really get much further!
                Lmao same here

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Misabi View Post
                  Lmao same here

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                  ha ha ha ha, well...I don't live at home anymore so whenever I go visit it's either her gigantic bed or the couch for me! Grok wouldn't see anything wrong with that

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                  • #10
                    Co-sleeping is definitely Primal!

                    Kristin, no links, but Itsthewooo (a keto-blogger) posted recently describing the heating up phenomena in herself. She attributes it to being a "hard gainer", or obesity resistant. These particular bodies preferentially burn the fat, rather than keep it in storage-- at least when down to a certain level of body fat.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
                      Co-sleeping is definitely Primal!

                      Kristin, no links, but Itsthewooo (a keto-blogger) posted recently describing the heating up phenomena in herself. She attributes it to being a "hard gainer", or obesity resistant. These particular bodies preferentially burn the fat, rather than keep it in storage-- at least when down to a certain level of body fat.
                      Hmm. My husband is a hard-gainer and has episodes of night sweats regularly, but he consumes probably 400-500g carbs a day and stays thin as a rail.
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                      • #12
                        Thanks- I got myself some magnesium supplements to help with the cramping, which I think is the only problem with losing so much water. Checking out itsthewoo's blog posts as well. I freaked out a little bit because my friends are constantly lecturing me on my horrible eating habits- too much fat, too much protein and that I would be better off eating everything in 'moderation' aaarg!!

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                        • #13
                          Night sweats can be caused by adrenaline spikes.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Damiana View Post
                            Opposite is true for me. Whenever I eat more carbs than typical, I end up unable to sleep at night because I'm so hot.
                            This is my experience, too. A carb refeed results in waking up in a pool of sweat, practically on fire.

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                            • #15
                              I found this on Jimmy's blog:

                              Does Ketosis Cause An Internal Rise In Body Temperature? « Jimmy Moore's Livin' La Vida Low Carb Blog

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