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Body temp 95 - too low?

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by Snookum96, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Snookum96

    Snookum96 Senior Member

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    I have started tracking my symptoms to keep a better record and decided to take my temperature at 10 every night when I go to bed.

    Tonight I am at 95 F. I'm usually around 96.5 when I've measured randomly in the past so that's low even for me.

    I know we have abnormal temperatures compared to healthy people and I do have POTS so I expect variation but how low is too low?

    When I looked it up I read that hypothermia is anything below 95. I don't feel any crappier than usual so I'm not sure why I'm so off.
     
  2. SOC

    SOC

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    I imagine every human has some body temperature variability over time. It becomes a matter of concern when one consistently has an abnormal body temperature. I'd suggest that you keep an eye on it and if your body temp stays in the hypothermic range, discuss it with your GP.

    My body temp was consistently the same as your usual temp -- 96.5. I was told it was likely due to hypothyroid. Now that I am treated for hypothyroid with both T3 and T4, my body temp is usually (not always) closer to the normal 98.6.
     
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    Snookum96 Senior Member

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    Thanks @SOC

    I'm seeing my GP tomorrow so may ask her about it. I've had a bunch of thyroid tests and all normal so far.

    I'll have her check it too maybe, her thermometer should be better quality than mine:)
     
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  4. SOC

    SOC

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    Maybe some of us are just chill. :cool:
    :p
     
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    dannybex Senior Member

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    Just an FYI, some docs and labs have different ranges for what they consider 'normal'.
     
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