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Old 02-27-2005, 12:18 PM   #1
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Does low body temp=thyroid problems?

I would like to know if low body temp (96.3-97.5) is considered a thyroid problem and if it warrents a doctors visit. I don't get alot of excercise and my diet is nothing to write home about. It's hard to change a bad habit, but, I'm trying.

 
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Re: Does low body temp=thyroid problems?

It isn't likely that low temp by itself indicates thyroid trouble. Because the thyroid gland influences every single body system in some way, there are literally dozens of symptoms that can appear whenever it doesn't make enough hormone. Low temp is only one of the dozens.
Poor diet and inactivity can cause low temp, too.

 
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Re: Does low body temp=thyroid problems?

If the body temp was fairly consistently low, I would say it was worth checking in to. One or two low temps is not going to really warrant concern. Temps fluctuate all the time particularly if you take your temp when first waking.

When your hypo, you usually know it...being cold is the best of the crummy symptoms usually with hypoT. If it is of concern, a simple blood test could get you on your way as part of a normal checkup.

 
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Re: Does low body temp=thyroid problems?

Midwest,

Can you name some of the other symptoms?

 
Old 02-28-2005, 12:44 PM   #5
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Re: Does low body temp=thyroid problems?

Here's what I found for HYPOthyroid.

____ I am gaining weight inappropriately
____ I'm unable to lose weight with diet/exercise
____ I am constipated, sometimes severely
____ I have hypothermia/low body temperature (I feel cold when others feel hot, I need extra sweaters, etc.)
____ I feel fatigued, exhausted
____ Feeling run down, sluggish, lethargic
____ My hair is coarse and dry, breaking, brittle, falling out
____ My skin is coarse, dry, scaly, and thick
____ I have a hoarse or gravely voice
____ I have puffiness and swelling around the eyes and face
____ I have pains, aches in joints, hands and feet
____ I have developed carpal-tunnel syndrome, or it's getting worse
____ I am having irregular menstrual cycles (longer, or heavier, or more frequent)
____ I am having trouble conceiving a baby
____ I feel depressed
____ I feel restless
____ My moods change easily
____ I have feelings of worthlessness
____ I have difficulty concentrating
____ I have more feelings of sadness
____ I seem to be losing interest in normal daily activities
____ I'm more forgetful lately

 
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Re: Does low body temp=thyroid problems?

And then there are these too:

____ My hair is falling out
____ I can't seem to remember things
____ I have no sex drive
____ I am getting more frequent infections, that last longer
____ I'm snoring more lately
____ I have/may have sleep apnea
____ I feel shortness of breath and tightness in the chest
____ I feel the need to yawn to get oxygen
____ My eyes feel gritty and dry
____ My eyes feel sensitive to light
____ My eyes get jumpy/tics in eyes, which makes me dizzy/vertigo and have headaches
____ I have strange feelings in neck or throat
____ I have tinnitus (ringing in ears)
____ I get recurrent sinus infections
____ I have vertigo
____ I feel some lightheadedness
____ I have severe menstrual cramps

 
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Re: Does low body temp=thyroid problems?

Hyperthyroidism - Overactive thyroid condition

Anemia
Anorexia
Anxiety
Breathing Difficulties (shortness of breath)
Constipation
Depression
Diarrhea
Dyslexia (difficulty with reading, calculating, thinking)
Erratic behavior, Excessive mood swings
Eye problems (blurring; double vision; gritty, achy, dry, irritated
red eyes; bulging eyes; light sensitivity; jumpy eyes; watery eyes)
Fatigue (all the time, despite sleep sufficiency)
Fertility problems
Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)
Hair problems ( thinning and loss, textural changes)
Hearing disabilities (tinnitus, ear ringing among them)
High blood pressure
High cholesterol
Hypersensitivity to heat (heat intolerance)
Increased appetite
Increased frequency of stools (without diarrhea)
Increased sweating
Insomnia or restless sleep
Low resistance to infections
Menstrual changes (flow, duration)
Mental challenges (forgetfulness, brain fog, uncontrollable rages)
Muscle weakness (arm triceps, leg quadriceps)
Nail problems
Osteoporosis (demineralization and weakening of the bones)
Palpitations (rapid, forceful or irregular heart beats)
PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
Restlessness
Sexual dysfunction (low drive in both sexes, impotence in men)
Skin Changes (rashes, dry, itchy, patchy)
Swelling (facial, eye or leg)
Tachycardia (rapid heart beat)
Throat problems (difficulty swallowing, sore throat)
Tremors (shaking hands)
Voice changes (hoarse, husky)
Weakness (overall, all the time)
Weight fluctuation (gain or more commonly loss, 6-10 lbs.)

 
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Re: Does low body temp=thyroid problems?

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!! ALL THESE SYMPTOMS! They go with so many ailments! I see so many of these symptoms with TMJ too!!!!

 
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Re: Does low body temp=thyroid problems?

heh, I'm so lucky..

I'm hypo and have severe TMJ! Yes!



... really, I can hardly contain my excitement here.


though, if I could get one of the two under control, I might be able to cope a little better.

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