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Old 01-10-2012, 08:10 AM   #1
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Anyone think they get frequent fevers, but when u check your temp, it isn't a fever?

Hello, everyone. I am hoping that someone here might can relate to what I have been experiencing. I have been dealing with autoimmune issues for about 15 years now. I never got a formal diagnosis of anything other than fibromyalgia. I've always tested negative for the lupus antibodies, though have had ANA's as high as 1280 and as low as 40. I am on plaquenil and every now and then steroids to get me through some of the rough patches. I wondered if anyone gets bouts of feeling hot/inflammation all over when going through a flare? Not really a fever, per the thermometer, but just feeling like you have a fever? I don't really know any good way to describe it. I feel achy and hot all over, my skin is hot to the touch , and sort of flu-like, but the thermometer always registers as no fever. Anyone else? This is just SO weird.

 
Old 01-11-2012, 12:42 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone think they get frequent fevers, but when u check your temp, it isn't a fev

Hello. Not a weird question at all

During a flare, you joints may become inflammed, which causes your skin to feel like it is on fire. Because of that, the thinking is that we must have a really high fever...when the thermometer actually shows our temp as normal.

Also, lupus patients can run a very low-grade fever, but it feels like (on the inside of us) that we must be getting ready to keel over with a stroke because we're sure our temp is probably way high....but it's not.

Not a weird question at all, just a side effect of Lupus.

Hope this helps.

 
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:04 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone think they get frequent fevers, but when u check your temp, it isn't a fev

Thank you so much Ladywolfe! This makes so much sense. My skin DOES feel like it is on fire! I sooo much feel like I have a fever off and on. It's very sporadic with no rhyme or reason. I just wondered if it was due to the autoimmune stuff or another problem that I needed to check out. Thanks for your input, Ladywolfe )!

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Hello. Not a weird question at all

During a flare, you joints may become inflammed, which causes your skin to feel like it is on fire. Because of that, the thinking is that we must have a really high fever...when the thermometer actually shows our temp as normal.

Also, lupus patients can run a very low-grade fever, but it feels like (on the inside of us) that we must be getting ready to keel over with a stroke because we're sure our temp is probably way high....but it's not.

Not a weird question at all, just a side effect of Lupus.

Hope this helps.

 
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