Please answer this poll only if you are age 25 or older and have a history of chicken pox infection and chronic Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Please indicate in text if you have lower body temperature in general as well.
I voted yes. I also have lower body temperature in general.
I'm one of the PWME who doesn't get colds or flu anymore. I think I developed ME/CFS in 2003. I haven't had a flu since 2004, and haven't had a cold since 2007. I had a sore throat with significantly deepened voice last year, with extra fatigue but no other symptoms except that my body temp went to normal, so I suppose that's my version of a fever now.
I voted yes. My temperature ran low for about 3 years, but after being on Valcyte for 20 months, it is about 1-1 5 degrees Fahrenheit higher, within the normal range. My adrenal function has improved, too.
I had chicken pox about age 5. I got shingles twice during the year 2000 (I was 47 then.) Fortunately no pain remained after that.
I almost never get a fever no matter how unwell I feel . I didn't get a fever with the infection I got in March 2018 which led to ME/CFS.
As whatever it was remained afebrile, it was very hard to know what had infected me. Blood tests for various infections, viral and bacterial showed nothing.
The one thing that did give me a fever (April this year) was Covid-19. When the fever broke I felt better than I'd felt for ages, for at least 2 weeks. Still a bit wobbly and convalescent, but almost as if the ME/CFS had disappeared! Vain hope of course, hoped that it had, but no such luck in the following weeks.
Yes my "normal" temperature is always lower than 37C (98.6) and has been all my life. 37 for me is a low grade fever. But the Covid one went much higher than that for 3 days.
Hello Everyone......I'm 73, had chicken pox and have had 4 outbreaks of shingles, 3 were one right after the other. I was bedridden for a year or close to it; the 4th attack had occurred years earlier when I was still in my 30's. Each successive outbreak was more painful than the last...I would hate to get shingles again. It's truly a miserable, painful thing to have. I was left with neuropathic pain, but that seems to have disappeared within the last few mos.
I do always register with a lower body temperature, and I've had plenty of attention to that lately due to the coronavirus. The new shingles immunization is out, and we had to wait a few weeks (in early autumn) b/c they were out of the vaccine itself (dead virus is used). Two shots about 4-6 wks. apart and it's something like 90-95% effective. The old one was only about 55% effective, so you can see that this is a huge difference. I had no after-effects from the injections at all....zero. Yours, Lenora