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Why is it that some people's regular temp is below 98.6 degrees, yet doctor's offices go by that number as a "normal" number/temperature.  My regular temperature is 96.7 degrees or so.....so does that mean I have a low grade temp at 98.6?  And if so, why is that not acknowledged in the chart (at least in all my experiences)?

Melissa.

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labelfree

Really good question my friend!

xox

 

Sludge

Don't know the answer to that one,

I just usually think if I'm under 100

that I am o.k. Good question.

damsell

Meliss, i think most people's internal body temp is 98.6.  Like, if you were to cut into a body and stick a thermometer in, it would read 98.6.  I am generally 97.6.  So, I just don't know.

mymartinez

I don't have an answer either but my temp. is also always below normal also.Maybe somebody will answer this question.

Hope you are doing well.

Yvonne

kathyesser61

I started getting a low temperature in my late 20s. Since that time, I have had the most difficulty losing weight. I'm thankful that I have been active over the years -- but I've gained about 40 pounds in the last 20 years. I work out at the gym and take exercise classes. I eat right -- we have plenty of good food in the house -- I do not buy junk food.

Recently I started getting hot flashes, and I found a great hormone doctor. I am on progesterone cream at this time. We talked about how I couldn't lose weight. She tested my thyroid, including Reverse T3 (which came back in the high range). What's happening is that my metabolism has slowed down to a crawl. I've started taking T3 meds and I've lost 3 pounds only. The dosage will be increased on my next doctors visit.

At the same time, my temperature will be monitored to help guide the T3 intervention.

 

kathyesser61

http://www.wtsmed.com/

Check out this website -- it contains loads of information about low temperature

 

melissaw72

I see the doctor on the 19th and have a iist of questions to ask him then based on what you've written.  Thank you for that info.  I'll check out the website--thanks!

Melissa.

melissaw72

That link is great!!  Thank you!

Melissa.

kathyesser61

Same reason mine wasn't acknowledged for the past 20+ years. Some docotrs see a correlation between low body temperature and low metabolism. I've been anywhere between 96.4 - 97. 5 for years. I've even asked about it....... the answer was it's no big deal. Well, it is a big deal for me.

Also, for the first time in 20+ years, my psoriasis is disappearing since I started the T3 meds. My heart burn is steadily getting less intense. I can only imagine what things will be like once I get my weight off.

JWL123

I have the same problem with my temp only beleive it or not my temperature does not take above 97.  No matter how sick I am or how hot my body is my temperature will not take.. I have always tried to find the answer to why not but no one can tell me anything....

JWL123

I have the same problem with my temp only beleive it or not my temperature does not take above 97.  No matter how sick I am or how hot my body is my temperature will not take.. I have always tried to find the answer to why not but no one can tell me anything....

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