Thyroid Disorders Community
Temperature Question
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to thyroid issues, goiter, Graves disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Human Growth Hormone (HGH), hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, metabolism, parathyroid, pituitary gland, thyroiditis, and thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Temperature Question

My temperature has been running very low lately, like 95.5 to 96.1.  Is this due to the thyroid issues.  (I have so many issues now it is hard to keep straight what symptom goes with which ailment, lol.
Related Discussions
8 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
393685_tn?1325870933
Very common in hypo situations.

Do you feel cold too? I would think so .

Blank
484160_tn?1343401521
I don't feel cold very often.  But then I am also menopausal, so that could explain why. I have night sweats sometimes.  I have been sick with a cold for the last couple of days so I have been monitoring my temp and it got up to 98.6 once, the rest of the time it has been between 95.1 and 97.1.  My daughter insisted that the thermometer was broken.  I tild her the 98.6 reading meant I was running a fever, lol.
Blank
393685_tn?1325870933
Sounds like we are all in the same boat.

Low temps are so classic in hypos.

Did you say you had your thyroid levels checked _ I don't remember them if you did.
Blank
484160_tn?1343401521
Yeah, so far just the TSH - it was 8.65.  They ran a couple more tests after that result came back but I don't have the results on the new tests yet
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
What type of thermometer are you using? Liquid in glass? Digital? Do you actually have a mercury thermometer?

You stated lately your temperature is down. Was it higher before?

I discovered when I reluctantly purchased a digital thermometer to track my temperature that multiple readings are required to acquire an average probable temperature. Here is an example of my readings:
95.3, 96.1 ,97.2 ,97.8, 97.8, 97.8, 97.5, 98.1, 98.1, 98.2, 98.2

From these results taken consecutively I can estimate my temperature at about 98.0 after deleting the first two measurements that are obviously suspect then also deleting the 97.2 and 97.5 as possible aberrations and average the rest.

These results are consistent with other digital measuring devices I've worked with in the past. And without a calibrated thermometer to verify ordinary thermometers it is difficult to know the actual temperature.

I believe if our body temperature was actually 95.5 we would feel cold.
Blank
549614_tn?1315216713
Though I have not been diagnosed with thyroid problems I do believe I have reason to suspect thyroid problems. My temps are always low as well. Usually between 95.0 - 97.8. When they get low into 95.0 I am not cold either. At first I blamed menopause but, I'm over that now and I still dont feel cold. When my temp goes close to normal (98.0 +) is when I either get cold or rarely now... hot. Most of the time its feeling cold when I am at that temp (98.0) very strange. You would think it would be the other way around but, I'm not seeing it or feeling it.
I just wanted to let you know... your not alone with this problem. I will keep you in my prayers and hope that you get some relief soon.  
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
With a TSH of 8.65 and your low temperature, it is pretty clear that you are hypothyroid, so you need to find a good thyroid doctor and get started on some medication.  You should insist that the doc check your free T3 and free T4, since they are most important for determining your dosage.  Don't let the doc prescribe based on TSH alone.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
You can get your Reverse T3 checked as well. Mine came back high -- taking T3 supplements right now. Probably going to go on T4 as well since that test came back in the lower average range.

My temperature is normally 97.1-97.3
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Thyroid Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Thyroid Answerers
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gimel
MI
649848_tn?1357751184
Blank
Barb135
FL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
goolarra
Sisters, OR
657231_tn?1390151580
Blank
rumpled
Northern, NJ
1204245_tn?1356904325
Blank
898_1
Long Beach