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randibear
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normally I run from 96 to about 97.4. the lasy days or so I have been 98.6.

so would 98.6 be a fever for people with lyme?

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I would say, in this case, you are absolutely normal. Not a fever. It's good to have it come up to where it should be. There are so many variables, though, that it's likely to still ping pong around.
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Are you feeling ill?
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randibear
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nope not really. the usual joint pain, facial stuff....etec etc etc.

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May or may not... low body temp is indicative of hypothyroidism or have may have Hashimoto's (not uncommon with Lyme & the body temp can change).

Otherwise sometimes Lyme and/or coinfections can cause your body temp to run lower. If you don't feel feverish then it may be your body regulating itself, but if you temp runs low again you might consider getting your thyroid checked.

After years of having low thyroid symptoms & blood tests that came back within normal range, I went to a thyroid specialist and learned I actually had Hashimoto's disease which is an autoimmune thyroid condition. Among other symptoms my body temperature was normally around 96.8-97 (this since I was young). If my body temp rose above 98 I knew I was 'fighting something'!

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When my temp finally hit 95 my doctor ran the right thyroid tests.

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randibear
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I've been tested. he said I was low normal.

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My doctor is treating my "low normal." Sure helps.

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Do you feel cold?

I was "low normal" too and was treated but it kept sending me way over.

No matter how low of a dose we tried, it still would put my levels too high and I'd feel awful.

I know some days it's hard, but making sure I move around more has helped bring mine back up.

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Dr. Broda Barnes developed a temperature test for thyroid testing that is more accurate than blood tests. Your temps are indicative of low thyroid.

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I take 1/2 tablet of the lowest Nature Throid there is.

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my mom always said my arms and legs were like icebergs. I don't warm up until it hits 90s.

it's in the 30s now at night. I'm in a flannel nightgown under three blankets with flannel sheets.

I keep the house on 70 in the winter.

husband says it's my weight. oh sure it may have something to do with it but I dont believe it's everything.

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No, it's your thyroid. I spent two summers never wearing shorts or capris because my legs and feet were cold. No more!

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Weight doesn't mean a thing. Silver has always been in 97 bracket. If she had an "average" temp of 98.6 she is running a fever.

Figure it this way, her average is 97.4 if 98.6 is average, then she is 1.2 below. If you are average and add 1.2 degrees then you would be at 99.8 - I believe that would qualify for a fever. But that is a personal opinion based on observation.

Mine, even when I was fatter, always ran average and my thyroid was "normal" - even when both glands were growing huge.

Temp is just one indicator of problems. Blood tests are not always reliable (no duh) even for something like appendicitis which Silver and I were talking about just this morning.

It used to be that an elevated white count in addition to the lower right side pain was indicative of appendicitis. Now white counts can be within "normal" ranges and the person still have acute appendicitis.

So, even if you don't feel feverish, you can be at the low end so I would drink lots of water (not just "fluids" as not all fluids are productive) and tell Mike for me that it's not always about weight and that is a professional opinion based on experience, knowledge and training.

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how do you get a dr that will actually TREAT "low normal"????

my gp has it in their file that I am "typically low" so , yes they do gauge my fever status on that. but they don't seem to care that I am so low at all! and I have been very low when checking at home.

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Just to show the risk of depending on a blood test . . . after I had my second thyroid gland removed, the doctor ran a blood panel and my TSH, T4 et al were all within the "normal" range.

Unfortunately I had to been taking any thyroid meds or supplements and he knew that (looking for a baseline). He was not a happy camper when the blood test said, "Nothing to see here! Move along! Move along! Everything is okay!"

Yeah sure.

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My body temp has been low the past 4 years - around 95 - 97 range. Since starting medical marijuana 4 months ago (helps with autoimmune problems), my body temp is now normal! This was one of the changes I did not expect to see.
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LisaK - you just keep looking, ask around. I found one at Mayo of all places!
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Hi, My temp. for many many yrs. been low since been ill. I even get chills beyond normal chills. Shake so badly.
My Doc. says all his FM/ Lyme patients have low temps. Just learn to get used to it. In a.m. sometimes been as low as 93 deg. Try not to focus too much on it with all the other troubles we all live with. Huggggssss to All in need. Kerry

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