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645800 tn?1466864555
Body Temperature?
As everyone knows normal body teperature is 98.6. But not every one is exactly at the temp normally. I think my duaghter usually was about 98.4 and my ex was about 98.7.

Recently I noticed that every time I go to the doctors my temperature has been between 96.3 and 96.5. This has gotten me to wonder about a few things regarding body temperature.

1) Since 98.6 is normal and 100 is concidered a temperature does my lower normal body temperature mean I am running a fever at a lower temperature?

2) Most people are comfortable at 70 degrees air temperature while for me I am starting to feel over heated at that temperature. As a result I keep my home at 68 year round in order to feel comfortable. Is this because of my lower body temperature?

3) Most people will feel cold if they go outside when it is around 50 with proper clothing but for me I can go outside in shorts at that temperature and not feel cold at all. Is this also because of my lower body temperature.

4) Do others with MS also have a lower body temperature? Could this be why we don't do very well in hot weather?


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572651 tn?1333939396
This is interesting - I am also always low at the doctor - 97 range is what I always register.

I'll look forward to seeing what responses you get ..

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645800 tn?1466864555
I forgot one more item for the list.

5) Hypothermia is defined as a body temperature of 97 measured rectally. I think I also remember that the difference between oral and rectal temperature range between 1/2 to 1 degree warmer for the oral measurement. As such my body temperature seems to be right at the borderline for being hypothermic. Could the lower body temperature be a contributating fact for cognitive problems?

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319532 tn?1250992176
It may not directly contribute to your cognative prob but could be an indicator of an underlying condition that is actually whats causing your cognitive prob. Has your thyroid function checked out ok? Are you dx with ms? A lesion in your brainstem can mess with temp as well as other conditions such as thyroid disease.
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611606 tn?1315521367
Hi again, I also run low fevers and must stay very cool. Nothing works if I get overheated. My new A/C isn't getting as cool as the old one, but maintenance crew say it's working just fine...UGH !!
That  Life.. I'll be watching to see what answers you get to this question. Have a good day & stay safe  {{{~!~}}}
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338416 tn?1420049302
My body temperature is usually around 97.6 degrees.  If it's warmer, I usually don't feel very good.  If my body's at 98.6, it means I'm running a fever!

However, I get chilled easily, and will cover up with a blanket when other people are comfortable.  70 degrees would definitely be too cold for me.

I had my blood tested, and supposedly my thyroid is just fine...  
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I have the exact same issue. Have you gotten any answers?
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4943237 tn?1428994695
My 'normal' body temperature these days is 95F.  This always results in a few raised eyebrows by doctors.  My temperature always rises when I'm heading into a relapse.  
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I am the complete opposite and it surprises me to read these comments.  I am always freeeeeeezing cold. I had to move from the cold to be in a warm west coast climate and it is still not hot enough for me!! My skin feels like an ice pack to both myself and others, at times (Ive been checked out and it's not a circulation issue). I did have a slipped disc which damaged my central nervous system by sticking into it half way. :( After my surgery, I felt better but one side of my body remains even colder than the other, which is just "great." As if I wasn't cold enough before...

Do other people with MS get cold easily, because it seems like you all get hot easily?
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