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I have had a cold for the past week and have noticed that my temperature is kind of low- around 97.5 degrees. Has anybody else had a low body temperature? I feel sick and chilly, but my temp is constantly low the last few days.

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I've found this sometimes happens when you have a virus, as opposed to a bacterial infection.

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My normal body temp runs in the 97's on a normal basis. When I get sick and feel feverish, my temp is in the "normal" range. Weird isn't it?

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My temp is usually lower than normal too.

Michelle

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since i was a baby, my temp has always been 1 degree celsius lower than normal (this would be 97.3 for you farenheit types).

when i have a low grade fever, i would be at the normal range (98.6). recently, my temp seems to hover around 95-96, and can sometimes get as low as 94.1

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Ditto! Always around 97.6, 98.6 when 'feverish'!

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Me too! "Normal" for me is around 97.6F. When it gets to around 99 I'm feeling really crummy.

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I used to have low temperatures and my doctor treated me for it. I guess it's considered "alternative", but it really helped me out a lot. After the therapy I gained a lot more energy and my temperature is almost always at 98.6 now :P

If any of you happen to be interested it's called Wilson's Syndrome (not to be confused with Wilson's disease) and treatment involves taking thyroid medication for a few months. Your dosage changes depending on how your temperature responds to the medication.

Here's the web site on it:

http://www.wilsonssyndrome.com/index.html

The web site is a little cheesy, but all I can say is that this was helpful to me, so maybe it would be for someone else as well.

Pam

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Can a low body temperature have anything to do with heat intolerance?

I just did a search on low body temperature and this topic came up. My husband also has a regular temperature around 97.5 but even at this level you can feel the heat radiating from his body about 6" away.

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My normal temp is 97.6 too. When I'm at 99, I feel really bad. I can be lower than 97.6 though.

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Ditto, I run about 96.5 give or take.

I was on thyriod meds for about a year, didn't get the same effect. Go figure.

Blackwolf

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same for me too. 97's for years now and 98.6 means I have a fever, not that you can tell a dr/nurse that!!

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my temp is always in the 97 range. if it's above that i feel feverish. i think i've only had what could be considered elevated temps 3 times in my whole life, and that's along time, lol. morgan

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Blackwolf, do you know what kind of thyroid hormone you were given? I think the normal is T4? (sorry, my bad memory is kicking in!) And I think I took T3... Anyways, here's some more on that if you're interested.

http://www.drrind.com/thyroidscale.asp

Also, I thought this was interesting. This was the doctor that helped me to raise my body temperature. I notice that 'orthostatic hypotension' is now on his symptom chart (I don't think it was before). Maybe he's seeing more dysautonomia patients than he realizes :huh:

http://www.drrind.com/scorecardmatrix.asp

And as I said before, this falls into the alternative health realm, so take what you will from it :)

Pam

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ive got POTS witha slightly overactive thyroid, but still feel cold all the time. My hands and feet are often freezing - and this is from a guy who used to wear tshirts in winter and ride on a bike in the wind to school!

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My wife's temp is always below "normal" too. We just know she has a different normal. Not that anything is normal with this condition.

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My temp is always right around 98.6...guess I am the queen of normal here! Yep just took it as I type...98.6. Although when I've been out in the snow for a while it can go lower like 97.8ish...but that is normal.

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My normal body temp is 97.6 if I'm at 98.6 (normal) I'm usually running a temp. If I hit 99 I'm feeling really crappy but the doctor's think that this is barely even a temp because they start everyone at 98.6.

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I have had a cold for the past week and have noticed that my temperature is kind of low- around 97.5 degrees.  Has anybody else had a low body temperature?  I feel sick and chilly, but my temp is constantly low the last few days.

My body temperature is constantly low although I have symptoms of a fever (chills, sweats, etc...) My temp. ranges from 95-97 degrees.

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