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Low-grade fevers that come and go for years

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Old 09-23-2006, 08:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy Low-grade fevers that come and go for years

For as far back as I can remember, I have had this weak, fatigued, anxious feeling come over me and I always run for the thermometer so I can take my temp and see what might be going on.

Usually, my temperature is 98.4 to 98.7 but whenever I get this feeling and take my temp, it's always something like 99.4 or 99.6. It never goes over the 99.6 mark (although I think maybe it did once a few years ago).

I've been to doctor after doctor, specialist after specialist and had years and years worth of tests for just about everything known. I have been told by various doctors that they are not worried about it and I've been told by various other's that some people just run "hotter" than others.

This thing has gone on for years and I don't think it's normal at all because when I have these little "low-grades", I don't feel so good. I get them intermittantly which means that my temp could go up and down several times each day for 3-4 days in a row, stay normal for a week and then start going up again. I never know when this feeling (along with a spike in temp) is going to occur and I can be working, resting, doing nothing, etc and I still get this feeling along with the temp. Also, I never drink hot or cold beverages or food before taking my temp.

Has anyone else ever experienced this before?. I am at a complete loss and desperate for answers.

Thank you so much!!, LT

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Old 09-24-2006, 11:41 AM   #2
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Smile Re: Low-grade fevers that come and go for years

Hi, I get this too and I think it's hormone-related...don't know if you're female, though!. If so, do they come on in the week or two before your period? I find that right after I ovulate (I'm 35), my temp goes up and stays up until I menstruate. Not EVERY month, but most months. Then, a day or two into my period, I feel better.

It's quite uncomfortable and annoying. Sometimes I'm even boiling in the middle of the night! Also, my hands and feet are cold/clammy.

I've read up on this and there is stuff about temperature fluctuations during the luteal phase of your cycle.

Also, I've had anxiety-rela ted issues for about 15 years. Started noticing this around then as well. I think when we're constantly in stress mode our bodies heat up...fight or flight response and all that.

Does any of this help?


Old 09-24-2006, 03:59 PM   #3
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Re: Low-grade fevers that come and go for years

Worrying or panicking can make your temp increase and so can drinking or eating something hot prior to taking your temp.

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