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Slightly elevated temperature

I have not started treatment, so this is not a temperature due to PegINF + Riba.

I have been noticing lately, that I have a slightly elevated temperature every late afternoon / early evening. It is around 99.3 F (oral measurement). It comes with a headache, sometimes mild other times stronger.  I only started measuring my temperature the last few days, but I have been feeling like this (on and off)  for quite a while.

Does anyone experience the same?


Marcia
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Last year before I knew I had hepc there were several days I ran a low grade fever too.  It hung around 99.6 - 100 and started in the afternoon.  During my initial visit with the doctor has asked me if I had any fever and told him what was happening.  I remember asking him if it could be related to the hepc and he said more than likely yes.  I also had several severe bouts of diarrhea.  Now I know it was all related to my liver and the damage/inflammation.  You're going to be starting tx pretty soon correct?  Your are very good about asking the right questions and finding out as much as you can.  I wish I would have been a little more proactive before starting tx but I've since learned an incredible amount of information and knowing there are so many others out there going through the same thing I am helps to ease my anxiety.  Hope that helps Marcia.  Take Care
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could be the HCV...could also be the gall bladder...mine went caddywhompus at the same time as the HCV was getting bad.
Pay attention to whether the diarrea (diarrhea) has a cause...such as drinking milk, or eating fat.
Milk allergy can develop at any age...and gall bladder disease is worse whenever fats or proteins are consumed.

other than that your own body is trying to fight the virus..and so temp can be part of that.
Mine went higher for months before tx...but then I also have thyroid disease, which means the body does not regulate it's own body temperature as well.

Have they done a cat scan to see if your liver or spleen are enlerged..It's good to get a base line before tx.. Also, this will rule out liver tumors. Does your right of left side ache when you have these fevers?
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Hopefully by asking questions about hcv and learning about my disease, I am learning about my recovery also.

My temperature averages around 95.5 in the morning to 97 at night. I have been taking it prior to tx as advised by my Chiropractor who also used to be an emergency room nurse.

I have always had these lower than average body temps, seems to be a bit lower these days. When it is 98 or higher which is rare, I to feel fluish. The doctors. has never been concerned.
I will continue to monitor my temperatures when I start tx next week  if meds come in.
I have been tested for thyroid, small cyst, nothing notable. I have heard and read that the temps could be lower if on meds, or suffering from a disease. Body could be fighting it. I also have a lower than normal platelet count.

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As a point of interest, I too had that experience but it could be a number of things. For example, have you had your blood pressure checked lately? There are small kits available at drug stores. Also, you could be eating or drinking something to raise your temperature. Perhaps if your insurance covers it, you may see a dietician or maybe a vascular doctor to see if your circulation is proper. Just a thought....

However, I personally think that the main reason is that on boring afternoons, your temperature may be rising because you are looking at calendars of body builders..... Tell the truth girl...

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Thanks for all your posts and kind words!

So here the response to all your suggestions!

I do not have diarrhea. I am pretty sure it is not food related. I stay away from most dairy products and only use Virgin Coconut Oil and Virgin Olive Oil, no other fats. I live on a healthy, vegetarian, all organic diet and my life is toxin free concerning skin, hair  and household cleaning products. I eat a diet according to TCM, after I saw a Chinese doctor. It has helped me gain back some energy and it has also helped with the forever cold feet I have suffered from ever since I can remember. I naturally have low blood pressure, but I have always had that. I had an ultra sound scan and my gall bladder and kidneys are free from stones, pancreas, spleen and liver all normal shape and size. So nothing there. There are no particular aches on the left nor right side when I have those fevers. And all my blood counts are fine, except an ALT of 52.

And body builders? ROFL ... No, I think my temperature would drop looking at them...
:-)  I find them quite unattractive.

I pretty much blame this on the lingering hep c virus. Just from a cold or the flu, one can get fevers. Was just curious if others were experiencing the same, as it comes and goes, for no reason at all, accept maybe when I have exhausted myself, which doesn't really take much these days.

Marcia
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Update...

It looks like this slightly elevated temperature is here to stay. It comes and goes all day and my fatigue and brain fog, which had been much better the last three weeks, is kicking in again. I am experiencing more frequent slight headaches, muscle pains and irritability. I even lost my cool on another post... which usually doesn't really happen to me. I think the virus is having a party in me, that's just how it feels. Like it's cribbling and crawling all over in my blood. Ewww, sorry don't want to spook anyone out.

I really need to start treating soon, if it goes on like this. I feel like $h1t.

Okay, shouldn't be so negative. Let's take a look on the bright side of life. The sun is shining. It's summer. And my whole family is HCV negative.

Marcia
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- And body builders? ROFL ... No, I think my temperature would drop looking at them
:-)  I find them quite unattractive.
I pretty much blame this on the lingering hep c virus. Just from a cold or the flu, one can get fevers. Was just curious if others were experiencing the same, as it comes and goes, for no reason at all, accept maybe when I have exhausted myself, which doesn't really take much these days-

I dont think bodybuilders looks attractive either!!

But i dont blame it on the lingering hepc virus or at a cold or flue, neither on exhaustion
and it dosn`t comes and goes, I always think they unattractive and theres a reason for it to they just are!! LOL

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ROFL

Thanks for the laugh my friend, I really needed it!

Marcia
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