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hiker53
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A new study shows that normal human body temperature is usually less than 98.6 degrees.

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/98-6-is-not-the-average-human-body-temp-study-suggests.html

This study suggests that normal human body temperature can be 97.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

This is what I usually run in the morning. So, a lower temperature may not be an indicator of thyroid trouble.

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Yeah, and I think most doctors know that. It took years before anyone paid attention to my consistently low readings.

When my doctor finally tested mine, my temp was 95 that day.

[ 09-10-2018, 12:06 AM: Message edited by: Lymetoo ]

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Good one Hiker!

Hope you don't mind- I shared it!

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I heard Lyme can lower body temp?

Do you know the movie "Aliens" and the hysterical guy in the group? "What do you mean they turned off the power?!? They're animals, man!!!"


Bb does not like higher temps - maybe they can adjust their "room temperature thermostat" - yeah, your're the room.

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This study does not focus on individuals with Lyme.

I have always had a lower body temperature long before I got Lyme.

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But, do you think body temperatures might be lower overall because people aren't as healthy as they used to be? More people might suffer stressed adrenals than in the past in our go-go-go society.

I know I felt better when I got a higher temperature and when my blood pressure came up from being low.

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The study indicates there was a flaw in the original study 150 years ago that put the average human body temperature at 98.6

It also points out that not everyone has the same "normal" body temperature.

I was very healthy as a child and young adult until Lyme at the age of 41 and my body temperature was always low.

I bring this up because some people think a lower body temperature means a thyroid problem and that is not always the case.

This study was on people who were healthy, so I know that diseases such as Lyme can lower body temperature, mess up thyroid and adrenals.

One highly respected LLMD told me all people with Lyme have thyroid problems and put me on thyroid medicine. LLMD said my lower body temperature proved it. Drove me bonkers and I quit it.

And all subsequen thyroid tests proved I have a normal thyroid.

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Thanks, hiker53!

good to know and be aware of when looking at the whole picture

I don't like being on meds anyway - let that airplane find it's own wings level again, as much as possible, rather than perturbing here and there and everywhere - it gets very confusing as to what is really needed, I think

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My morning temp is about 97.4 with natural thyroid meds and only goes up to 98.2 in afternoon, when it should be highest.

Before taking thyroid med, it was about 95.6 in mornings.

I have had it go as low as 93.1, which is dangerous. I have had to use an electric blanket and wear sweats when it is 90 degrees out!

Other times I am sweating and splashing cold water on myself, despite still having a lower temp.

I have read one of the first things we lose from Lyme is the ability of our skin to tell our brains to cool us down or warm us up.

This makes sense to me, since I used to tolerate very low temps in winter and never used a/c in summer before Lyme.

Now I cannot tolerate either. Cold temps make me shiver and my muscles cramp.

Below 55 w/o a coat makes my arteries spasm and I double over and fall down with my chest hurting.

Hot temps over 85 make me crawl on the ground, too dizzy to stand up.

I think this problem is due to dysautonomia.

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