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People who are infused with chemotherapy report feeling cold during and after the treatment, sometimes for months after completing their courses. I empathize with them, even though I've never had chemo, because I feel cold all the time. (As I write this, I'm wearing a fleece bathrobe over my clothes and have a space heater 6 inches from me, blasting on "max heat" setting.) The first time I ever felt hot, really hot, was during my first pregnancy. I finishing up my bachelor's degree and in classes with people 4-6 years younger than me and I felt like I was another species than them. The hot flushes would arrive exactly when I was at my most vulnerable, like when all eyes were on me as I answe

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