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Old 12-26-2004, 06:16 AM   #1
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Question Morning Temp? What should it Be?

Hi,

I was wondering what a morning temp. should be in order to be considered a "normal range".

Thanks for the help, Happy New Year!

 
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Re: Morning Temp? What should it Be?

It is not suppose to go over 98.2. Unless you have a fever, then of course it will be high. It is best to check it under your arm with a regular mercury thermometer. Leave it for 10 minutes.

Try to be as still as possible when you wake up and immediately put it under your arm.

It think it should not go under 97.8 or 97.6. That is what I have learned anyway.
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Old 12-26-2004, 09:23 AM   #3
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Re: Morning Temp? What should it Be?

Thank you Lady 50,

I use a digital thermometer. I thats for the time issue, my kids wake me up, so I dont have 10 min. to lie still, but I sure wish I did. I guess if it is over 98.2 you would be considered hyper. Would that be correct statement?

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Re: Morning Temp? What should it Be?

Yes over 98.2 would be considered hyper. I use a digital thermometer, too, but I think it has stopped working. A digital is not suppose to be as accurate as a mercury one.

Yes if you have kids, it would be almost impossible to lay there for ten minutes.
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Re: Morning Temp? What should it Be?

Mine is always really low, sometimes reaching to 96.7. Does this make me hypo? But I've had weight loss? Can you be hypo and hyper at the same time?

 
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Re: Morning Temp? What should it Be?

thanks for the knowledge!

 
Old 12-27-2004, 06:34 AM   #7
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Re: Morning Temp? What should it Be?

My daughter is hypo but has a high body temp. Her temp. throughout the day many times will be almost 99 with a digital thermometer. The morning temp. really varies.

 
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Re: Morning Temp? What should it Be?

Yeah during the day your temperature will go up. It also depends on if you are doing something strenuous. I know that a normal temperature is suppose to be 98.6. Probably everyone varies on this. 99 would be considered a low grade fever.
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Re: Morning Temp? What should it Be?

I take my temperature orally with a digital thermometer which takes less time and I find the temps are more consistent than underarm temps. I've been charting morning temps for about 3 years and this is what I'm most comfortable with. I find that my underarm temps depend on what I wear to bed (sleeveless vs full sleeve PJs), whether my upper body is under the covers vs. outside the covers, if I sleep with my hands under the back of my head, the temp in the house, etc. I've just never found it to be as accurate or as consistent as taking oral temps, although my oral temps tend to be slightly higher.

Of course, the mercury thermometer is more accurate than digital since digital thermometers can falsey elevate or lower your morning temps. However, if you don't have time to stay in bed for 10 minutes, a digital thermometer taken orally is more effective than not taking your temp at all.

If you're also taking temps to track your cycle (for pregnancy, birth control, or just to monitor your cycles), oral is more accuate to track the subtle temperature shifts each month. For me, I'm trying to track changes in my cycle so underarm readings aren't recommended.

One thing I notice is that my temps will increase when I first start a dosage increase, which would indicate that I'm hyper (around 98.4 during the follicular phase). However, after a week, they return back below 98.0. I think determining whether or not you're hyper is better done by symptoms than morning temps alone.

Just my experience....

 
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It think it should not go under 97.8 or 97.6. That is what I have learned anyway.

wow, I've been charting for almost a month now and my temp is averaging around 96.7

 
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Re: Morning Temp? What should it Be?

irys, That is about what my temp was in the morning when I was hypo. How are you feeling?
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irys, That is about what my temp was in the morning when I was hypo. How are you feeling?
unfortunatley, pretty miserable.

I have an appointment with an endo on the 15th to take a further look into why I feel so crappy. It's the first endo I've seen, so I have my fingers crossed. I've posted here before about my symptoms and family history. I've been fighting with my GP for about 2 years on this.

Yesterday I had some bloodwork done that my new endo ordered. He ran a ft4, TSH, and both antibodies.. it's the first time anyone's ordered anything other than TSH for me.

Thankfully I have my results from my last TSH test from June, and yesterdays test was run about the same time of day as the one in June. So at least I'll be able to compare TSH results. Though, I can't wait to see where the other results fall..

 
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Re: Morning Temp? What should it Be?

I am glad that your doc at least ran a ft4 and the antibodies. Make sure and post them here so the experts can help you.

I know it is so miserable being hypo. Haven't decided which is worse hyper or hypo.

Hopefully someone will listen to you when you tell them your symptoms. A good doctor will listen to their patients.

Mine just told me that there must be SOMETHING ELSE WRONG. Boy was I mad at her. I would not take my dog to that place. Heee!!

I am a self medicater. Though I am not happy with doing that but the doctors would not help me and I was tired of being miserable and getting fatter everyday. I make sure and get my every 6 week bloodtests to see where I am at and check my morning temp.

Good luck to you and I hope you can get some help for your symptoms. The 15th isn't that faraway but I'm sure it seems like an eternity to you.
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Re: Morning Temp? What should it Be?

The 15th will get here soon enough as busy as I've been latley

I think next week I'll give my endo a call and see if they'll give me the test results over the phone before my appointment. Then at least I won't be waiting 2+ weeks for my results!

 
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Re: Morning Temp? What should it Be?

Oh that would be a good idea. I am always anxious to see what my results are. In case you don't already know, make sure and get the RANGES that go with those results so the experts here can better understand it.
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