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NH_Hiker
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Why does Lyme lower your body temp?

My temp is running about 96.4, yet I feel hot all the time. Why?

At bed time, as soon as I'm horizontal my body goes thermonuclear.

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Lyme is destroyed by heat. It can also affect your thyroid function. If you are feeling hot, it might be caused by a co-infection, like babesia or bart.

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NH_Hiker, My temp was 95-96 for well over two years. I think this web-site below may ans. some of you questions.

Some have normal, some have high & saome have low temps.

http://lymesymptoms.com/low-body-temperature-and-lyme-symptoms/

Steve

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So, if you come down with a fever it will kill the Lyme? This is so confusing!

LLND said he thinks I have Babesia, Bart and something else I can't remember the name of. But nothing conclusive at the moment. I haven't had any additional blood work yet.

It seems that his office hours and my daily schedule is in constant conflict.

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Hypercoagulation. Slow,thick,and low oxygenated blood contributes along with thyroid. Very common.

I used to have nurses get multiple thermometers, not believing someones temp could be 94 or below. I'd just let them do it. You get tired of having to explain.

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steve1906 - have you recovered your temperature 98.6? If so (or in that range), what do you think contributed to the rise in your temperature (i.e. supplements, medications, remission, etc.)?

Thank you!

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I think it's the thyroid - it regulates body temperature. Have you had your thyroid hormones tested? My TSH was normal and T3 was low, so I went on Armour thyroid and feel much better - more energy, more present.
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SLML, One day my temp was 98.2 and has stayed around that range for more than a year now - I have no clue why? I don't do meds.....

I had my thyroid checked a number of times throughout the years, always good!

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No, a fever will NOT kill lyme.

One would need to reach cellular temps of 108-113 degrees to kill Lyme.

Cell death and necrotization (sp?)occurs well before lyme begins to die, unfortunately.

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Put myself in the microwave? Just kidding:)

My body doesn't seem to work the way the article says. I jump up to 99+ in the afternoon. Then it drops back down in the evening. I never feel like I have a fever though.

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The hypothalamus helps control the pituitary gland, particularly in response to stress. The pituitary, in turn, controls the:
•Adrenal glands
•Ovaries
•Testes
•Thyroid gland

The hypothalamus also helps regulate:
•Body temperature
•Childbirth
•Emotions
•Growth
•Milk production
•Salt and water balance
•Sleep
•Weight and appetite

Causes of hypothalamic dysfunction include:
•Anorexia
•Bleeding
•Bulimia
•Genetic disorders
•Growths (tumors)
•Head trauma
•Infections and swelling (inflammation)
•Malnutrition
•Radiation
•Surgery
•Too much iron

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Thx, Al - good list.

Interestingly enough, I've been able to treat my brain with Lyme treatment. I had exploratory surgery for my pituitary gland and they did not find any tumor. With my various anti-inflam treatments, the super-high prolactin count has dropped steadily.

For this reason, I say find out what's going to treat you!

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Low body temp can happen in spite of excellent thyroid numbers if the adrenals are exhausted/burned out...

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