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Hey all, over the past 4-6 years my body temperature has been slowly declining. Today I was in for a few "issues" and it read 94.5F.

Unfortunately, the nurse was the one who took it, the doc didn't notice, and I forgot to ask about it.

In 2003-ish it read 1F low, in 2006-ish it was 2F low, 1 month ago it read 95.3, or 3.3F low. Today was my lowest recording ever.

Now, I have had a few variations, but I have never had anything above 97.1 in the past 2 years, near as I can recall, and the "norm" has been around 96.4-96.8 over the past 2-3 years. It's been getting lower, and coincidentally my symptoms have been getting progressively worse.

Symptoms include:
Chronic fatigue, which will get much worse as I sit still for more than 10-20 minutes.
Severe Muscle Spasms, I'm on baclofen and zanaflex, but it's not helping much. Also gets much worse as I relax (sit, lie down)
Complete Loss of feeling / movement in limbs on left side after lying down at night.
Near complete loss of appetite, and sense of thirst.
Double vision, often brought on by spasms of the left eye, but not always.

Many, many more problems, those are just my main problems.

I happen to know the accepted range for hypothermia is 1.8-3.6F lower than norm, and my current temp is 4.1 lower than norm.

Anyone got a clue as to what the heck is going on?

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replied March 27th, 2009
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Thyroid, WTS???
Have you had your thyroid checked? If so, is it normal?

If it is normal, google Wilson's Temperature Syndrome.
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replied October 16th, 2010
low body temperature
Hello -- I usually don't respond to these...but felt compelled to in this case. I have been experiencing this myself -- my temperature has been declining as well [was just 94.5 and my thermometer is fine]. I am not a doctor, but am happy to share what I have learned and experienced, and have included a weblink below where a doctor responds from a different forum.

The moderator's answer was a good start --as thyroid problems can be a cause for consistently low body temperatures. There are other things can cause it as well, as the doctor explains in the below link. [One note about his comment regarding malaria-like such condition is called Babesiosis, and frequently accompanies Lyme disease (often mis-diagnosed as a rheumatic condition or Chronic Fatigue), both obtained from a tick bite. CALDA has answers about those conditions. Should your symptoms match those of either of those conditions, you may want to seek advice from a specialist from the CALDA or ILADS websites.] I hope you feel better and that the below information may be helpful. I believe you may need to copy the below weblink into your browser address bar to get there. Best -
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replied May 14th, 2011
I'm wondering what ever happened with the OP's condition. I wish people who posted these types of things would always come back and post when they get resolution, so it would actually help the rest of us, instead of just have us reading through another dead end thread.

Belboz99, if you get alerted for posts on this thread, please update your condition. I'm having a similar situation that is proving to be difficult to diagnose.

Thank you.
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replied August 12th, 2013
thyriod- low body temp
lyme causes thyroid issues to become worse. Low body temp is a symptom of thyroid issues- see and endocrinologist right away - and a LLMD
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