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Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 7/22/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
This is so strange....  For about 5 months my temp would start out in the morning about 98.6-98.8 and then go up through out the day, usally up to 99.8.  I kept saying I'd call the doc when it hit 100 but it never did.  2 weeks ago I got a stomach virus, which lasted 24 hours.  That evening my temp was 101.6.  The next morning back down.  Ever since then it has been starting aroung 96.8 and goes up through the day but it never gets above 98.8. 
I had read somewhere, but can't remember where, that some auto-immune diseases can cause our bodies to have a lower normal body temp.  Has anyone else heard of that?  I'm just curious.
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor

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   Posted 7/22/2008 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I know we had a post about this awhile back. And many of us posted that our temperatures usually run really low. Mine is usually about 97.4
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.

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   Posted 7/22/2008 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine is always low too but I had never heard that before. I also have a higher than normal resting heart rate. Go figure.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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   Posted 7/22/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
My temp is always in the high 96's low 97's. It's always been low as long as I can remember. I guess this would explain it.
26 years old
Diagnosed 9/06 with Pancolitis. The diagnosis was changed 9/20/07 to Crohn's disease.
I've had flares in my mouth, stomach, large intestine, and the duodenum.

I currently take Humira 40mg bi-weekly, prdnisone 8mg (oh so close!!), methotrexate as a weekly shot, prevacid, celebrex, foilica acid, and.. I think that's it.

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   Posted 7/22/2008 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I was told by a doc that Imuran/6-mp lowers body temp so even if you have a fever you temp can appear in the normal range.
Pentasa- 1000mg/2x 1/08; Percocet
Ultram ER 200mg; Prilosec 40mg; Xanax-ANXIETY; Cymbalta 60mg
Entocort 9mg
Ferrous Sulfate 325mg/daily for anemia
Azathioprine 150mg
Currently on a Low-residue diet as of 11/26

I'm so tired, when will this get better?

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   Posted 7/22/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh wow this is interesting. My body temp always runs low too. I had no idea it was do to CD
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS and Arthrities too
Meds I have tried:  Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on:  Prednisone 20mg tapering
                           Methotrexate injections once a week 25mg
                           Folic Acid 5mg once a week
No Surgeries

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   Posted 7/22/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a fever for some part of everyday when I am flareing. So I recognize your yoyoing.

not creative
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   Posted 7/22/2008 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
My body temp has always been around 96.8 for as long as I can remember...
Laurenne, 23 Student @ University of California, Davis.
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
On Humira, Strattera, Zoloft, (Multivitamin, Flax Oil, and Omega complex when I remember.)

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   Posted 7/23/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
My body temp is always low too - and my resting heart rate high. Interesting!!

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   Posted 7/24/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   

My normal body temp. runs 96-98.  Since end of may, start of flare, I have run a fever for part of every day.  It always reaches 100.00 at least once during the day !!!



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   Posted 7/25/2008 4:30 AM (GMT -6)   
My GI once told me that some of our medicines can cause the body temp to be lower, and that some of the meds can "mask" a fever.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (Pancolitis) 10/25/05
New Diagnosis of Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 pills three times a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks
Prednisone 12mg a day
Imuran just decreased to 50mg (because of Shingles)
Miralax as needed, Cortisone enemas as needed
Prevacid 30mg
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)

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