Low-grade fevers that come and go for years

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scaredduck
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   Posted 9/23/2006 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
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!!, SD

Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/23/2006 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello and Welcome yes I have gone thru this but I also have other illnesses which will attribute to the temps going up and down .........I honestly dont think it is anything to seriuos but I know it has to worry you .....you have had all kinds of tests done right and the doc is right some peeps do run high and even low .......Just a suggestion stay away from the thermometer for a couple of days and then when you go back log time and reading of temp and take to doc next time ........Glad to have toy here and hope you post ofen a great support ststem with wonderful and caring peps
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normalsnofun
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   Posted 9/23/2006 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
SD,

Lyn is right alot of people have fluxuating temps. 98.6 is like an average not a manditory. I also agree with Lyn on laying off the thermometer for a while.
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Phoelona
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   Posted 9/23/2006 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello you could just be more sensitive to hormonal fluctuations as well. I am sure if the Dr thought it was serious, they would have taken different measures to help you, and your problem. Hypoglycemia can cause the same reaction as well, but since the Dr did not find anything, maybe you should just watch your diet, at this time. I have to monitor eating myself with hypoglycemia, and eat smaller meals every3to4 hours, it has worked wonders for my symptoms, that were like yours, the weak feeling and so forth, maybe just changing your diet may help you notice a difference. Take care Phoelona.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/23/2006 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Phoelona..............Scared duck can go to the Resources and find information on anything ...........I truly think that it is not good to "kinda suggest" that it can / is a certain disease/ or disorder having a low grade fever can be anything OR nothing depends on the person ......My daughter is Hypoglycemic and does not have this at all so again I think it depends on the person.Health anxiety is already a big problem with A/P peeps as you must know .......WE are a support group here and are not Doctors
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Mooney123
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   Posted 9/23/2006 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
i went through this for years also. my temp never exceeded 99.9. i carried two digital thermometers all the time and finally threw them away.  i felt anxious and dehydrated.  drs never had an answer for me only to say that anxiety wouldn't cause low grade fevers. i disagree with them. i think anxiety causes lots of things drs don't know about.

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   Posted 9/24/2006 3:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I totally agre Mooney and funnily enough my doc said that it could very well be from the A/P .......I have a great doc and he is fairly up there on Anxiety and what it does to peeps IMO.......
Thanks for your input
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   Posted 9/13/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had a similar problem for the past few years. I suffer frequent anxiety. At times of increased anxiety I began to realize feeling extreme fatigue, flushed, and difficulty focusing...how you feel when a "bug" is coming on and you want to curl up and go to sleep. For a long time I attributed this feeling just to the anxiety creating exhaustion and making it difficult to focus. But then I started taking my temperature and in fact found I was running low grade fevers during these times (99- a little over 100). I started to keep track and found I was running a fever every couple days. I went to my physician, and he did a full work-up. Everything was normal. I do not think this phenomena is threatening to my health, but I do believe there is a link between anxiety and episodes of fever. It would be interesting to know the scientific explanation for this.
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