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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 1/12/2008 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Did you know that immunosuppressants suppress a fever?
 
I didn't either. If you can believe "House", they do. I'm not a fan of "House" and have never watched a full show. But I was channel hopping last night and happened on "House" just as he made that comment. Some lady's temp was only 99.? and he said she had a temp. Someone questioned 99.? being a temp and that's when he said it.
 
That might explain why there've been times I've felt feverish and only had a 98.+ or 99.+ when my temp normally runs 96.+ to 97.+ and OFTEN just 94.+
 
On the other hand, I've felt feverish and only had a 94.+ or 95.+  I have found my temp runs about 1 degree less on an otic digital thermometer than on a glass mercury thermomenter. And now, if you can believe "House", we know why my "normal" temp runs low!
 
Okay, now all you fans of that skuzzy looking, repulsive, sorry excuse for even a TV "doctor" can let fly!!! devil
 
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


Zanne
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   Posted 1/12/2008 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I did know that, but my doctors don't always take that into consideration. My "normal" is 96.8, so when I am running a 99.5 temp, I really feel crappy and they don't always care, or think "hey that really is more like 101.5". When I go in for a sick visit, I always make sure to point out that my normal is really quite low.
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


MaryS
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   Posted 1/12/2008 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Long, long before my Daughter was diagnosed with IBD and before immunomodulators, she always has had a lower than normal body temp. I use to have to fight tooth and nail to get a same day appointment with her various Peds knowing full well she was sick/feverish and needed to be seen but when asked what her temp was it was always below what is considered normal fever range and they didn't think she needed to be seen promptly.

praying4healing
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   Posted 1/12/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow! That is totally interesting and it explains a lot! I'm with you zane! My temp runs low too! And when I get sick I still rarely break 99. And the docs act like its nothing. The only time I break 100 is if I'm n lots and lots of pain (usually n the hospital) or if I'm deathly ill. The doctors never mentioned that, u would think they would say something.
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!


Dixie
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   Posted 1/12/2008 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
That explains alot!!! Have had the problems. now I can remind or inform them that the suppressant give a lower then normal response!!! and I also can realize I'm not out of my head crazy! (maybe)
who says we can't learn something from watching tv. ha ha ha never watched house, love csi tho.
     Dixie  
 May God Bless and keep you in his care.


stkitt
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   Posted 1/12/2008 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey there, I have the same temp problem as I run a low grade temp as a normal so when I am 99 and feel like I have been hit by a Mac Truck I am sick.

Medical Professionals need to look at the patient IMHO and use the numbers as a tool only.

I am not bashing medical professionals.................  :)


 
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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 1/12/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Why not? I do. When they deserve it. They don't walk on water. They're human like the rest of us, whether some want to admit it or not.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


Nanners
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   Posted 1/12/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
C2 I love you. LOL
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 1/12/2008 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Awwwww, shucks, Nanners. cool   Thank you. redface   Smoooooooch!
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


nikki0294
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   Posted 1/12/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Prednisone can suppress a fever. Not sure about 6mp though. When my daughter was on 300mg of prednisone as part of her leukemia treatment if she ran a fever of 100.4 or higher she had to go to the emergency room. Prednisone can mask alot of symptoms. I always found when she went off of it the illness always reared its ugly head.
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