My body temperature normally hovers around 97.5 to 97.7, this has been normal for me for years. Monday at work I started getting a really sore throat, that by 11:00 that night was so bad that I couldnt swallow water or even saliva. I was also very dizzy and weak (more so than normal, haha) so I went to the ER. I was afraid to wait until morning because it was getting so bad so fast. The triage nurse took my temp and it was 97.0. The ER doc swabbed my throat and did a rapid strep test, which was positive, and put me on high milligram Amoxicillin. He kept saying how weird it was that my temp was so low, (they even took it again)... he said that strep normally runs a low grade to high fever. He told me to make sure I mention this to my rheumy at my next appt.
I was just wondering if any of you run low temps like this. It worries me that he commented on it several times, I have never really given it much though until now.
Mother of four, full time Systems Analyst
Sjogrens, Crohns, suspected Lupus, Pancreatitis Dec. 2005
Meds: Medrol injections; Darvocet, starting Plaquenil in Feb.