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What is going on with my Basal Body temp?

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by colette1984, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. colette1984

    colette1984

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    Hi everyone

    I have low bbt and it pretty much stays that way all day and night from when I have checked. I am charting my bbt as I am trying to prevent another pregnancy, I no longer have PCOS. I do have irregular periods. I am not on any meds.

    It is 35.4 this morning and this afternoon 35.2 the NHS say hypothermia is anything under 35 degrees so what can I do to raise it?

    I am feeling the cold today but im under a duvet with fluffy socks on.

    I am a type 2 diabetic that reversed it actually so I have normal blood sugar levels, my blood pressure has come down as I have been on a lower carb (130g a day) diet but I think this had been good for other things and bad for my temp and my fatigue is terrible short of breath too when I stand up, I also suspect some POTS activity for sure. I can not walk much outside either.

    I find it hard to keep the fatigue happy while trying to manage blood sugar , blood pressure and body temp as it recommends eating more carbs to help the bbt thing
     
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  2. Plum

    Plum Senior Member

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    My understanding is that low bbt is adrenal issues and / or thyroid issues. The NHS does not recognise adrenal fatigue but it can be tested for privately if normal blood tests don't show anything.
     
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  3. SueJohnPat

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    I had low body temperature when I was at my most ill about 5 years. It is normal now after starting mold avoidance over a year ago. I agree First step would be to check thyroid and adrenals.
     
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  4. colette1984

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    Thanks guys I'm scared . I had no idea this was happening no wonder I feel so ill...

    My temperature was under 35 after cooking in kitchen ( I stopped as I had my usual crash ) it apparently classed as hypothermia then but after taking myself to rest it back to 35 odd degrees
     
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  5. colette1984

    colette1984

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    I have a young child so u can't avoid the kitchen . But I don't cook mine n hubby's meals alot
     
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    was reading about the cfs research on hypometabolics , could this be why this is happening to my body temp?
     
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    Mel9 Senior Member

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    I wish we knew whybut many of us have low body temperatures

    I find mine goes down when about to have PEM
     
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    JaimeS Senior Member

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    It's possible.

    Early stages of responses to infection include a drop in mito activity, which means a drop in body temp (or so goes the speculation). Still, that is awfully low (below 95F for our American readers)!

    @Mel -- yep, mine too. Worst I ever had I watched my body temp drop dramatically over 5 minutes and then climb rapidly over the next 15 until I had a high fever. But this is what is 'supposed' to happen in response to infection... it's just much more pronounced for us, it seems.
     
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  9. colette1984

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    thanks for all the replies, i totally struggle with orthostatic intolerance will need to look about for advice on here :)

    It seems I am in a constant PEM and have no idae how to stop that feeling as I feel like I dont do that much and I am mostly housebound but I do have to preare food for me and my 4 year old and care for her during the day :)
     
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