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anybody else?
« on: April 03, 2014, 09:44:10 PM »
over the last several years, when taking my temperature - i've noticed my temperature is below what others consider to be "normal"... my temperature is always between 97.5-97.9

has anyone else had this before? and if so, have you had it checked out? if you have had it checked out, what was told to you?

thanks in advance!
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Offline leah2013

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Re: anybody else?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 09:45:28 PM »
My sometimes is low, but I never thought anything of it.
Is yours always low?
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 09:47:19 PM »
98.6 is average…meaning that there are people above and below that.

I routinely run around 97.  It's always that at the Dr's office and they've never said a word.
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Re: anybody else?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 09:48:52 PM »
leah, mine has been low for the past few years since i have had HA. before that, i never routinely checked like i do now.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 09:55:35 PM »
You aren't alone.  Mine is routinely below 98.6, very often it is in the 96's.  Makes me feel like I am halfway dead.  I told my doctor and he didn't really care.  I made him take my temp right then and there.  It was 98.something, figures!!  My thermometer is not broken.  I have several of them and they all read the same low temp.  What I would like to know is this - if I have a "real" fever, as in my temp is 101.6, since my normal temp is 1 or 2 degress below normal does this mean my "fever" temp is really 102.6 to 103.6?
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Re: anybody else?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 10:18:23 PM »
lol.   I have a few thermometers too.  2 digital and one new non mercury , but a shake down old fashion kind.

Mine used to run 97's.  Now it runs 98's.  Not sure why the change.   I take supplments through my dr.  Maybe it adjusted things.  I had off levels that have been better.   Who knows.
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Re: anybody else?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2014, 10:39:04 PM »
Mine is never below 99.2
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2014, 11:53:39 PM »
Mine has been in the 97's lately. Nobody seems to be concerned. I guess some people just run lower temperatures.
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Re: anybody else?
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2014, 05:54:47 AM »
You aren't alone.  Mine is routinely below 98.6, very often it is in the 96's.  Makes me feel like I am halfway dead.  I told my doctor and he didn't really care.  I made him take my temp right then and there.  It was 98.something, figures!!  My thermometer is not broken.  I have several of them and they all read the same low temp.  What I would like to know is this - if I have a "real" fever, as in my temp is 101.6, since my normal temp is 1 or 2 degress below normal does this mean my "fever" temp is really 102.6 to 103.6?

I hope you get an answer! LOL!   Mine runs 97.7 t 98.3 the highest, if I'm 98.6 I say, "Oh no, I have a little fever!"  But yours is a lot lower normally.   You should ask a doctor that question and as a matter of fact if I remember I am going to ask MINE in 2 weeks since I have my regular BP check up appointment.
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Re: anybody else?
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2014, 06:07:31 AM »
Like someone said 98.6 is simply the average, you're personal temp may vary.  For me 98.6 means I have a fever.
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