weakness and low body temperature

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   Posted 3/28/2011 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had an issue lately that I get a spell of one or two days when I feel very tired, weak and my body temperature averages about 97.4. Anybody experience this? yesterday I decided to fight my weakness and did some exercise. I took my temp afterwards and it was lower! Ended up taking an hour nap.
Thank you.
I should mention that my norm is the 98.6 most people hover around and that I'm very active on other days, runningh and weight lifting. Not currently symptomatic as far as crohns goes.

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   Posted 3/28/2011 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I get spells like that often. I stay tired though lol
When I feel extra worn out or exhausted, I usually have chills also. So instead of having low body temperatures, I usually have a fever.
I wish I had an explanation for it but I don't.
27 y/o female

Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2004. Colon resection in 2004
Had symptoms since about 2002.
Blood transfusion in 2008

Also lactose intolerant and anemic.

Currently on sulfasalazine. Also Lortab and Phenergan PRN Have previously been on Entocort, Prednisone and Pentasa with no improvements


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   Posted 3/28/2011 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
My temp has hovered in the high 96-low 97 for a year. I'm always cold no matter what, I'm excited for summer to come so I won't have to use blankets all the time. My dr first told me it was because I was tapering off pred at the time. Now I've been off it for 6 months and am still cold. My dr's aren't concerned about this, but it has me concerned on several occasions. Times when I feel like I should have a fever my temp is lower than my 97 normal. I don't know what to think. Sorry I'm not much help.
Diagnosed with UC in February 2009.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis December 2009.
Flare from Oct '08-Dec '10 and Mar '11-present.
23 yr old

Medication: Remicade, Omeprazole DR 40mg, Multivitamin, Vit B12, Calcium w/vit D, Folic Acid.

Tried: Lialda, Cipro, Flagyl, Pentasa, Apriso, Sulfasalazine, Imuran, Prednisone

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   Posted 3/28/2011 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, funny how we find comfort in knowing at least we aren't the only person to experience a wierd symptom? Thanks!
yes, I often feel like I have a high temp (head pulsing) and then my temp is too low. So odd.

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   Posted 3/28/2011 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
My normal body temp is always around 97.4. If I get up to 98.6 it usually means I am getting a fever. Wierd huh??
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Crohn's Disease for over 35 years. Currently on Asacol, Protonix, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!

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   Posted 3/28/2011 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I always have a low body temp, it is always 36c even when I had pertonitis, sceptacemia and raging abcess it dodn't go above 37c. So whenever I see new doctor or nurse and have an infection have to explain to them they won't get me registering a temp as in normal people. Funnily enough most don't believe me!
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.
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