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19 Memes You'll Relate to If You're Always Cold


If you live in a part of the world where temperatures often plummet, you may be used to feeling cold most months of the year. But for many of those with health conditions, feeling cold can happen regardless of the temperature outside.

Some conditions, such as Raynaud’s phenomenon, diabetes or thyroid disease, can cause poor circulation, which tends to leave the hands and feet feeling icy, numb and tingly. Dysautonomia, or autonomic dysfunction, can create issues with your body’s ability to regulate temperature. Other chronic illnesses, such as lupus, scleroderma, fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, have been associated with cold sensitivity, meaning cold air affects them more severely and may even cause flare-ups of pain or other symptoms.

That being said, not everyone who is constantly cold necessarily has a chronic health condition. Frequently feeling chilly can be caused by low body weight, low iron levels, sleep deprivation, dehydration, low muscle mass or even just being a woman (one study found that women’s hands tend to be 2.8 degrees cooler than men’s). Be sure to talk to your doctor if you are abnormally sensitive to the cold but unsure about the underlying cause!

For those who feel like you’re always freezing, it can be difficult to stay warm and manage your symptoms – especially during the frigid winter months. But there can also be some humor in how silly it may feel to constantly be dressed like Joey from “Friends.”

joey saying, "hey listen, is it obvious that I'm wearing six sweaters?"
via GIPHY

If laughing about the ridiculousness of chronic illness helps you cope, the following memes are for you.

1.

we all have that one friend who is always cold: woman dressed in sweater onesie
via @super_clean_meme Instagram

2.

me the second it starts snowing and it's not gonna get better any time soon: the end is near
via @dead.dreams.memes Instagram

3.

I love winter fashion. am I wearing what I slept in underneath? maybe. but who knows.
via @beautyandthingsbysarah Instagram

4.

them: "it's not even that cold" me: person wrapped in giant pink scarf
via @memequeen_af Instagram

5.

where's your holiday spirit? me: fuck winter
via @naybar17 Instagram

6.

the (only) good thing about constantly having cold hands is being able to use them as an ice pack for sore muscles
via @zewnaA Twitter

7.

be prepared guys... it's cold feet season again
via @meme_queen_xox Instagram

8.

me during winter: chihuahua wrapped in purple blanket
via @enchantedbeautybynicci Instagram

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9.

that face you make when the house gets under 76 degrees
via @mabrown25 Instagram

10.

getting excited for the first now of the year before I remember I actually hate winter
via @pettypettyprincess_ Instagram

11.

ron swanson saying "please turn the thermostat up to 90 and leave me alone"
via @emyleclark Instagram

12.

when you get out of the shower on a cold winter day and wonder if it's worth it
via @myinstachrome Instagram

13.

how warm I'm trying to be this winter: rihanna wearing big pink coat
via @lisssssuh Instagram

14.

when you've had enough of the snow: man blowtorching snowy yard
via @acejordan23 Instagram

15.

when does hibernation start because I am 100% participating in that shit
via @jennyjdaybyday Instagram

16.

PSA: I DO NOT care how many blankets I have, I will always be thrilled when receiving a blanket as a gift. I want infinite comfort items
via @zoey_cook_ Twitter

17.

other girls vs me when it's cold outside
via @memerelates Instagram

18.

my favorite outdoor activity is going back inside where it's warm
via @holly_england Instagram

19.

me when someone turns on the a/c
via @skinnie__minnie95 Instagram