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Old 03-19-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Low temperature (95.8)

So, I've been feeling unwell, and I thought maybe I had a fever. I took my temerature yesterday. Thermameter said 96.0. So, I tried another thermameter, 95.8. It did go up to 97.2 yetserday, and is up to 98.2 from 97.0 today. Does anyone know if this is cause for concern?

 
Old 03-19-2010, 06:04 PM   #2
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Re: Low temperature (95.8)

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So, I've been feeling unwell, and I thought maybe I had a fever. I took my temerature yesterday. Thermameter said 96.0. So, I tried another thermameter, 95.8. It did go up to 97.2 yetserday, and is up to 98.2 from 97.0 today. Does anyone know if this is cause for concern?
Hey, I have Lyme disease, three years now. My temp was always 98.8 till Lyme.

I was 95 - 97 for about two years, The past 2 months it been around 97.7.

Do some research...Good luck

Roy

 
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:47 AM   #3
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Re: Low temperature (95.8)

Thank you, Roy. I have been tested several times in the last 5 years for lyme and everything else. I had a TT in November of 2005, which came back as benign (thank goodness!). I have been feeling poorly for about 6-7 years now. Lots of bloodwork, still. Many MRI's. I have been diagnosed with both Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS. I am not satisfied with those diagnoses. I have some hours of some days that I feel like my old self, but usually just have to trudge through and carry on. This really low body temperature must help point to something!

 
Old 03-21-2010, 10:22 AM   #4
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Re: Low temperature (95.8)

Low temperature can be an indicator of many things. As you're having low energy issues, I'd suggest you test, if you haven't already, your FT4, FT3, B12, iron, Vitamin D and cortisol. Your symptoms could indicate thyroid or adrenal issues as well as rhumatiod issues.

As you're not feeling like yourself, stay persistent and do not give up....which I know from personal experience is easier said than done. Research your symptoms, discuss with your doctors, share with members of this board - there are many very knowledgeable individuals here that are more than willing to offer advice.

Over the years, I've been told that I have fibro, arthritis, Cushing's, Crohn's, even cancer, among others. I have spent many hours researching, going to the health food store and trying different things based on my symptoms. Although I'm much better today, I'm still fighting with the lack of medical help in my area.

For a couple of years, I managed to find a doctor (she is now in Washington) who would treat the patient, not that damned piece of paper showing test results. She found that I had no Vitamin D in my system (test results came back as <0.7) and low thyroid. When I mentioned that one previous doc stated that I may have cancer because of a high calcium test, she immediately ran a cancer screen which came back negative, thank God. Then, after taking 50,000IU daily for 3 months, she rechecked my levels as well as testosterone, DHEA, saliva cortisol, estrogen, progesterone, etc and informed me that my lacking of vitamin D has caused an imbalance with every endo system in my body. She explained how vit D is used by each system and wrote a list of items I needed to pick up from the health food store! She felt that I had been dealing with low vit D for years that went untreated to reach this level.

Hope some of the above is helpful. Best of luck.

 
Old 03-21-2010, 03:29 PM   #5
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Re: Low temperature (95.8)

I regularly have FT3 and FT4 as well as iron tested. Always fine. My doctor believes me when I tell her that I need a little more Synthroid or that I need to back off a bit, reguardless of the results. I can tell when it is related to T4 intake and am on adose that works for me. I can telly you without a doubt that getting some natural vitamin D from the sunshine definitely makes me fell less awful.

I'll make sure the other things you mention do get checked with my next bloodwork. I have the lab form in my car ready to go, and I wish I could get it done today while I feel so terrible. I will be having bloodwork done this coming week, probably tomorrow.

My tinitus is also worse when I feel so bad. Thank you for the advise on some things to look at. I really appreciate it! Any other advise on things to be sure to check would be greatly appreciated, too.

 
Old 03-21-2010, 07:42 PM   #6
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Re: Low temperature (95.8)

Tawny,

Lyme tests are deplorably inaccurate.
So bad, actually that unfortunately, a negative test does not mean that lyme can be ruled out.

I have thyroid (Hashimotos), fibro, ME/CFS symptoms and more - from lyme. With Lyme comes many different symptoms and health issues as lyme can and does affect every system in the body.

Conventional thyroid testing does too many patients an injustice as well.
A decent lyme doctor will be well-versed in thyroid as well since it's seen so frequently in lyme patients.

Since you are not satisfied with your diagnoses, and have tinnitus too, it would be worth your while to seek out a lyme-literate doctor over on the lyme board just to see if it may be the root cause of what you have going on.

Remember that our bloodwork & tests does not equal the sum total of a person's health.
Doctors who don't weight clinical evaluation as they should are not worth their salt.

It definitely couldn't hurt. Your health and quality of life is worth it.
Trudge through and carry on!

Last edited by 22dreams; 03-21-2010 at 07:45 PM.

 
Old 03-22-2010, 09:27 AM   #7
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Re: Low temperature (95.8)

Thank you! I live on the Big Island of Hawaii (I know, poor me!) and will be on Oahu (where the specialists are) next week. I will try to see someone while I'm there. I would really like to get to the bottom of this!

 
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