Fever without high temperature?

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Since my condition set in last year, I've been struggling to find a way to describe what I'm feeling in my head. I used to characterize it as dizziness, as my head will intermittently have a swinging feeling, but there's also a constant underlying uneasiness felt.

I now think that it's best described as long periods of a constant fever without a higher temperature. My head feels hot, it feels a bit wavy -- almost like nausea in my head -- but my body temperature is seemingly normal.

Anyone else experience this? Is this due to neuroinflammation?
 

nerd

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Sure. In fact, I have rather low temperatures when I feel this way. When you feel hot, your body is cooling down. It's a missense just like real fever is a missense that you're not warm enough. Some part of the CFS/ME pathology dysregulates temperature sensing and temperature control. I think the Renin-Angiotensin pathway plays a role but also the electrolyte dysbalances. It helped me to ensure that my room temperature is normal and that I don't have too many or too few blanket(s).
 

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I now think that it's best described as long periods of a constant fever without a higher temperature. My head feels hot, it feels a bit wavy -- almost like nausea in my head -- but my body temperature is seemingly normal.

Anyone else experience this? Is this due to neuroinflammation?
I use to feel like I had a fever often. When I took my temperature though, it was always a little low. My hunch is, it is the low grade neuroinflammation that ME/CFS researcher Jarred Younger found.