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Old 12-05-2004, 06:42 PM   #1
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Temperature - Whats your average?

Many sources recommend using basal body temperature as an additional indicator as to thyroid health/function. To me, my average waking temp seems low. Have any of you ever tracked your temp? Whats your average?
Did it seem to rise and fall as you worked on your Thyroid problems?

I tracked mine daily for 5 consecutive months and it never rose above 97.2
My average waking temp was 96.4. I used two digital thermometers to double check acuracy. Most doc's I've discussed this with don't seem to give this indicator much weight. It just seems odd to me that someones temp can be this low without it meaning that somethings a little off.

Whats been your experiences with using body temp to monitor thyroid (or adrenal) status?


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Old 12-05-2004, 10:33 PM   #2
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Re: Temperature - Whats your average?

I have checked mine a few days in a row before and it stays down around 97.2 when I am hypothyroid. However when my thyroid is in normal ranges or even a little hyper it is 98.6. This is not very scientific though, Blood pressure is same way very low when hypo 88/50 or so and 120/74 when normal or a little hyper.

Old 12-06-2004, 06:50 AM   #3
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Re: Temperature - Whats your average?

My body temp is low usually around 97.4 , when I get moving around it goes to about 99. (I am hyper) I think for me, that temp is normal. I remember taking temperatures few years ago and it was always around that temp..that was before I had any thyroid disease.


Old 12-06-2004, 07:19 AM   #4
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Re: Temperature - Whats your average?

I have been wondering about body temps also. My daughter's doc seems to rely on them heavily but her temps never seem to be real low. First thing in the morning her temp is usually around 97 and sometimes later in the day it goes up to almost 99. She has a high tsh (4.3) and a low t4. Anyone else been hypo but not had low temps? She is on meds now but her temps were like this even before starting them.

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