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loobylou
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   Posted 5/30/2009 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/30/2009 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
My doc wants me to call anytime I have a fever of over 100 degrees.
A fever means you take your temp (with a thermometer, like the nurse does when you have your blood pressure and pulse measured) and it is over 98.6, not any physical sensation, it is a measured physical sign.
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   Posted 5/30/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I have to ask where do you live?  (UK?) Yes, a thermometer is should absolutely be part of anyone's first aid kit.  They even have disposable ones for hiking kits, but when it is usually less then 10 dollars for a brand new one at walmart...
 
 
This is the one that is in my emergency kit right now:
 
If you have small children there are ear, underarm, and pacifier ones:
 
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   Posted 5/30/2009 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I am concerned if you are having night sweats so severe that you need to change clothes and not of age to have them?

Yes, the five cardinal signs of inflammation are redness, heat, swelling, pain, and loss of function, if you have any of these it is something to mention to your doctor. Since we have an inflammatory disease it is kinda a given.

As to having hot spots over the intestinal area happens to me when I am in flare. I put refrigerated of frozen gel packs on my tummy when this happens.
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Irishmom4
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   Posted 5/30/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   

When I have a lot of inflammation I have low grade fevers quite often. I feel cold and I have muscle aches, not as bad as the flu but similar.  The only time I get night sweats is when I'm on a high dose of steroids. It's a good idea to purchase a thermometer  and take your temp throughout the day just to make sure.  You don't want to have an infection and not know it.  Good luck!!

Elizabeth

 
Dx'd with Crohns 1984 and polycystic kidney diease in 1996
I was in remission for 16 years, Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, folic acid, and Enalapril, Have been flaring on and off since August.
 
I love my life and everyday I pray that my body cooporates and allows me to do what I have planned.


ivy6
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   Posted 5/30/2009 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a Girl Guide handbook from 1946 that assumes that all households will have a thermometer, and shows girls how to take a person's temperature.

As Navy says, your doctor probably considers you to have a fever when your temperature reaches a certain point. It has nothing to do with how you feel, in yourself, or whether your body aches or whether you have a runny nose.

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jenngrl81
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   Posted 6/1/2009 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Keep in mind your temp will be higher during the hours of 4-8pm due to the body's diurnal cycle. You should take your temp at the same time every day, preferably in the morning to establish your base temp. If you end up waking up at night cause you are feeling crappy you should take it, and keep track for about a week. Since the body's resting temp at rest/night is lower than daytime, you can compare and report to your doc with facts. Always good to be armed with facts!
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   Posted 6/1/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
loobylou said...
My dr keeps being asking if I have fevers etc., I always say no as to me a fever is what you feel when you have the flu etc., hot sore and tender muscles etc.,.  However I have been wondering if this is what is mean by that.  I frequently get surges in temp were I overheat,  they don't last too long tough and are not so bad I have to change clothes etc., sometimes they wake me.  I feel that this is quite normal ( had it forever) and have never really thought too much about it.
Reently though I find that I can wake up through the night and part of my colon is roasty hot, sometimes it's my back, hip...but they are always hotter than compared to the rest of me.....what do you think - can this be localised inflammation and would you see this as not unusual?
Hi Loobylou that's an interesting name for yourself? I have nights sweats so bad that I have to get up and change my clothes and lay down a fresh sheet till morning,it first started with a low-grade fever through out the day not so bother some than the night sweats the doctor checked my hormones at 28 he thought that I was pre-menopausal I thought I was to young but my mom had a full hysterectomy at 31 but it turned out it was just normal according to my bowel doctor whom says a low-grade fever is normal with crohns disease and the MEDS that I'm on could also cause me to have night sweats now I got an AC in my bedroom it helps a lot but there is a million reasons fro a Temp signs of inflammation,infection even a big meal can elevate your temp I hope that helps you a little bite.Jenn yeah

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karendee
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   Posted 6/2/2009 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
During the beginning of this current flare up I had some terrible night sweats. I do get them occasionally but this time was bad. I would have to change clothes also. I also would have wet hair. This did not last too long but then I was concentrating on the flare up of my CD> I now wonder from this post if I was having fevers.
 
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Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 6/2/2009 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Not a "div," just someone who did not have the proper instruction. The doc should have clarified what s/he meant.
Hugs,
Navy
P.S. Big Hugs for your power surges and fevers, it is not fun.
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