what is the body temp problem you experience?

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   Posted 1/31/2009 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been havingmany problems. I was concerned when i went to the doc. they said i had a fever and i didnt even know it. I started taking my temp. It was always low. like 96. My hubby took his temp and his was low so we decided it must be an old thermometor. I bought a new ear one several weeks later. I took my temp and it was over 101. I monitored it. it got to 102.5 before bed. In the morning, after shoveling i came in and when i took my temp it was into hypothermia. I know I was outside a while but i was doing exercise the whole time. This is suppose to measure your body core temp and calculate it to regular standards. I thought it must be defective. I took it in and came home. I took my temp with an under hte tongue one. I was at like 95.1. So I don't think any of them are wrong. This means I have fevers and dont know it. The docotr tells me this is normal. th other doctor doesn't believe me.
It also seems that at 98 or above I feel worse. The days i think i have a fever i am almost normal temp. I know temp fluctuates within the day and 98.6 is an average. some peoples norm can be 96. So does anyone have temp regulation problems?
Another thing that happens is my fingers and feet are super sensitive to cold. Last time I did the recycling i felt like my fingers were going to fall off. They felt so cold they hurt. I cannot hold a cold drink to long or it hurts. If it is to cold i can't breathe and if it is too hot I can't breathe. Is this normal for fibro?

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   Posted 1/31/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
My temp ran 97.2 for the last several years where it had been "normal" all the rest of my life.  My fatigue/fibro doc also does hormone balance things.  Took like a pint of blood and looked at ... well ... everything.  Looking at all the results, it indicated a beat down immune system from chronic infection. 
Probably adrenal insufficiency, with low folic acid and iron, DHEA was like non-exisitant, and other stuff I'd have to look up.  Part of my treatment is trying to restore normal balances.  The imbalances that I've had certainly are part of the fatigue, sleep disturbances, moods. 
Anyways, after a couple months of supplements and hormones, my temp recently checked 97.9.  Just one measurement but encouraging.  Can you find a Dr. that does hormone balance?  I'm thinking this is something that a naturopath could help with.  Anyone have experience with a naturopath?
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   Posted 1/31/2009 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
i find for me i am always way to warm... ... if i am wearing a sweater people think i am sick even in winter...  its about -30C here with the windchill and i am wearing jeans and tshirts to work.. where as everyone else is wearing turtlenecks, sweaters vests and thermals
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   Posted 1/31/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   

I generally run below normal...around 97.3.  In the morning, first thing, it can be in the 96's.  When I take it because I'm feeling kind of lousy and maybe feverish, it's usually around 98.8.  If it progresses into the 99's I'm pretty sick - not something I wouldn't notice.  From what I've read, it's good to take your temp for a couple weeks (with the same thermometer) about 3 times a day at regular intervals to get a feel for what is normal for you.  Oftentimes a very low temp can indicate some thyroid problems, and could cause lots of other symptoms that make you feel crummy.  I don't know what is up with the fluctuation - from what I understand that isn't something generally associated w/ fibro.  Maybe you need to see a rheumatologist?  I think inflammation will cause a low grade fever.


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   Posted 1/31/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   

I too tend to run around 97.3-97.6.  If I'm 98.6 it's unusual and into the 99s is a fever.

Has anyone ever checked you for Raynauds?  It's a condition where the arteries narrow, restricting blood and causing hands, feet, nose, ears, etc to become cold and numb.  It could just be your body not regulating itself well.  And everyone's hands and feet will get cold when exposed.  But if you're noticing a suspicious pattern I would definitely mention it to your doctor.

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   Posted 2/1/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi 3eyesofwisdom! My normal temp runs at 96, and my blood pressure is 90/60 sometimes lower. I don't know if they are related or not.
I'm usually colder than the normal person. I LOVE hot weather.

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   Posted 2/1/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
My entire life, when i get my temperature ran its about 96 degrees. I would go to the nurses office and the thermometer would say 99 and they would tell me i was fine. But, I FELT like i had a fever. Maybe our regular everyday temperatures are lower than most peoples'. Also, Im very sensitive to heat and feel the uncrtrollable urge to get cooled off IMMEDIATELY whenever i get overheated.
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   Posted 2/1/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   

My norm is around 97.  If I get a slight fever of 99 I feel like I'm really sick.  I don't take my temp very often though.

I'm ALWAYS hot. But my feet and hands can't handle the cold at all.  I have to wear gloves and extra socks if its any lower than 40 degrees.

Take care!!

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