Low grade fevers

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Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 1/26/2009 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
For the last 4 months I've been running low grade fevers.  Usually doesn't go over 99.8.  Right not it's 99.4.  Is this just normal or should I mention it to my doctor?
Vicky / 49 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 (28) 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, Lisinopril

jill in ca
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   Posted 1/26/2009 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   

That has been my main symptom all along and what actually got me diagnosed bc I didnt have traditional symptoms.  One thing my dr's think is the cause is a "leaky gut".  Where you have so many tiny holes in your intestines that everything you ingest can basically get through to your blood stream causing your body to try and fight it.  There is a nutritional test called "intestinal permiability" that is inexpensive and easy to do, and supplements can help build up the lining.  I have been doing it for a little over two months and mine came up significantly.  The other thing I am currently researching is adrenal fatigue.  I think my use of steriods has put my into a perimenapausal state and I am only 34.  I get fevers and even when I dont have a fever I feel like I do, and I always feel exhausted and run down.  Oprah just had Dr Phil's wife on last week talking about hormone therapy alternatives and how it effects so many women, especially those with other chronic illness.  If you have not looked into that area, it may be worth looking at.  But it is definately something your dr should be monitoring.  You dont get a fever for no reason, so something is causing it.  Good luck!



Diagnosed with CD in 2004.  Currently taking Pentasa, Entocort, probiotics, fish oil, ultra inflamx powder.  Dairy and wheat free diet.  Only struggling now with fevers, everyday!  No surgeries yet.  Tried Mp6-gave me joint pain/tried remicade-gave me pneumonia

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   Posted 1/26/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Whenever I get inflammation in my gut, I start running a temperature - not by much, just as you say, a low grade fever. It tends to come and go though, probably worst at night. During the day my temperature bounces - one minute sweats, the next chills. And feeling bleh is part of what goes with it.
I don't know if it is the disease or a response to it, but either way it is a harbinger of trouble, so maybe worth mentioning to your doc. yeah
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