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Old 01-18-2003, 09:20 PM   #1
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I have been sick with the flu for the past few days, I am achy all over and have a monster headache, my kids came home from school with this flu bug also.
They were running temperatures of 102 but I took them to the doctor and he said it was a flu that is going around right now and just give them plenty of fluids and tylenol for fever.
Then I catch this flu and my temperature doesn't even reach the normal 98.6.
My temperature is always no higher than 97 to 97.2
Is this normal to have a low body temperature or is something wrong with me????
I always feel tired and get sick feeling and achy sometimes for no reason at all.
Even now that I am sick and I feel like my temperature is up it is only 97.2.
Anyone can you help!

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Old 01-18-2003, 10:37 PM   #2
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Hi OkieGal,
It very well may be a symptom of hypothyroidism, regardless if a thyroid test seemed normal! See the Thyroid Board.

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Old 01-19-2003, 05:25 AM   #3
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Agreed, low basal temperature usually is suggestive of a thyroid dysfunction. As Frog also mentioned, one problem, common problem, is that batteries of thyroid tests can be done and come up negative. Thyroid is very tricky to test for, and there is not just one test. T3, T4, T7 uptake, and more -- you can be tested repeatedly, without accurate results.

One of the tried and true best indicators thus far has been basal temperature, despite any blood test results. Every morning take your temperature while you're still in bed, before you get up, before you even get OUT of bed, before anything to eat or drink, and write it down. Then take your temperature 4 times per day, every day, and do this for at least 7-10 days. Find the "average mean" of your temperature as well, and if it is chronically low, it *may* be a good indicator that you have some thyroid issues to contend with.

Old 01-19-2003, 10:52 AM   #4
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I really don't find a low temp odd. My normal temp is 96.9 & always has been--my Dr said there's nothing wrong with that & that most people aren't exactly 98.6. b/f's normal temp is 100.1. What I'm trying to say is that everyone's different. If you always feel sick though, I'd get looked at to be sure.

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You could be fighting a loosing battle. I had numerous thyroid tests, Dr said no problem. One day in his office temp came up 95.4 , he laughed and said themometer must be broke. When I left office I used my own themometer in the car, was the same.
I finally gave up and took matters into my own control.
I recommend:
CoQ10 200 Mg a day
Raw Thyroid & Raw Adrenal extract - Can be found on line.
This has helped me. Sometimes Dr's just dont listen to there patients.
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My base temp is always 97 or 97.4

I have health probs but my thyroid test came back normal.


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