Just wanted to get some opinions/ pick your brains. Since I got ill with VM in 2016 following a big emotional and hormonal trigger in the form of a miscarriage, I have been very temperature sensitive. No more saunas for me or indeed cold dips in the sea. After a big time relapse around March this year, I am feeling somewhat better and determined to get into some kind of cold shower regime to strengthen my mitochondria. I have tried and failed at this previously, as I experienced significant fatigue shortly afterwards. I also experienced quite extreme fatigue along with short lived feverishness (shivering, feeling freezing while my skin was hot) a couple of times recently after going outdoor swimming in fairly chilly water on a reasonably warm day.
Now I’ve started just with very short cold-ish blasts in the shower and hoping to build up, but am feeling fatigued again this morning after a quick and moderate rinse earlier. I seem to be able to do it for a couple of days and then, boom, terrible fatigue.
Would love to hear your thoughts/ ideas on what is going on here. Has anyone experienced anything like this themselves?