I started feeling really ill a couple of months ago. I had just started seeing a new internist, and when I told him I had FM, he did a little poking and decided to check my SED rate. That started a new round of visits to the rheumy and a new treatment regimen. All during that time, I kept telling them I had a lower than normal body temperature. I kept track four times a day for a week. I averaged between 96.7 and 97.6. The rheumy's nurse said a low temp is the same as an elevated temp - it means something is going on with my body. Well, after several weeks of treatment I am feeling much better, and my temp is normal again. One of the biggest benefits of this is not feeling like I am freezing to death all of the time. I really encourage folks to check this out for themselves - low body temp can be a symptom of all sorts of things.
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