I would be very grateful if you could provide me with any info with regards to my (strange) condition. Your thyroid tests can come back normal and you can still have low temperatures and symptoms that can be normalized with proper treatment. Interestingly, the average temperature found was 97.7℉, which is nearly a full degree lower than the often cited 98.6℉. Denis Wilson, MD developed the concept of Wilson 's Temperature Syndrome in 1988 after observing people with symptoms of low thyroid and low body temperature, yet who had normal blood tests. Hi Steve, If your children are feeling well and functioning well then I wouldn’t be very concerned. I can’t give medical advice over the internet but you can go to the “Doctors” tab on our website and see if there’s a doctor near you. I started taking levothroxine 50mg a year ago for hypothyroidism because of low readings. Infection (such as with h pylori) is one potential stressor that could contribute to low temperatures. My hunch is,having been informed by the GP how inaccurate many of today's brands and types of digital thermometers, that this is quite possibly the culprit and a 96… You could try getting your temperature up with lifestyle changes. Low body temperatures can contribute to your fatigue, even if you’re taking thyroid medicine and even though your thyroid blood tests are normal. That way we could be kind to everyone, those who treat us well and those who don’t. I am 27 years old, female, 180 pounds. Now i am taking antibiotics along with B complex capsules but of no help . Do thyroid disorders cause insulin resistance? Thank you. Is it possible for her to pass on any of those in our genetics? But if happily save up and pay for your help I have had symptoms of high cholesterol for a couple of years (no rubbish in my diet), sweat at the slightest activity, am sluggish and forgetful some days, starting to gain unexplained weight. Thank you !!! However I just accidently saw this low temperature info and decided to try taking my temp. I’ve always been skinny. I do know that low temperatures can cause excessive and easy sweating in some people. On the other hand, some elderly people have normal body temperatures. I feel MORE cold and lower energy so I’m not sure it’s making things better. Should I be concerned with my young boys low temps? People can have Wilson’s even when their RT3 is low and T3 is high. I tried iodine but that didnt really help. As far as the low temp. 46 years old,white male,Hi, I have the hardest time falling asleep I just can not shut off my brain nor get comfortable, I lost 22pounds in the last year, i feel like I have rls except it covers my back and neck too .i can’t gain the weight back no matter how much I eat. Reading the article and how it talks about thyroids worried me because my family has a large history of thyroid problems… I was wondering if I was over reacting or there is something actually wrong with me. My temp will just drop fast out of nowhere like today from 98.3 to 97.2. Hello !! Hair loss, itchy scalp, joint pain, and over the years a bit of growing depression borne out really by the frustration of not being able to solve this problem and get back to a more normal life. I’m not sure you need to be concerned. Also when I feel my forehead like most people do to check their temp. A low body temperature. She is 13 years old. Im a 49 year old male at night my temperature of my body drops to about 90-90.2 degrees my wife says she thinks she’s sleeping with a snake. 5 Possible Causes of Lower-Than-Normal Body Temperature | Livestrong.com You can go to our list of treating physicians at wilsonssyndrome.com to see if there’s a doctor near you that can help you normalize your temperature. Our site has some ideas on how you can get your temperature up. Please help, Sometimes people can feel warm on the outside even when their temperature is low on the inside. I’m hoping that they are more solutions other than chalk it up and live with daily migraines. Certain medications or toxins (including alcohol), Hormonal disease (including underactive thyroid, pituitary or adrenal glands), The person just had something cold to eat or drink. I’m currently suffering approx every other night. Could it all stem from my thyroid? The WT3 protocol involves T3 which is a medicine requiring a doctor’s prescription. My problem however is if I maintain a tempt in the 98.5- 98.8 range for more than a few hours my body goes into what I call flu mode. I have suffered from being cold my entire life. Been tested for pre-menapasul, not it. Here's what you need to know about possible causes and when to worry. Etc. Morning temp before 11 am is around 97.1/97.2. I also have CFS, fibro, POTS, and severe intolerance to cold, hard to lose weight, daily headaches. Interested in t3 protocol. My daily temperature rarely goes over 98 and is usually 96.7. Since you move less, you gain more weight. I have only read a few comments and just scrolled down to see if I could post you a question. I was told when I was 39 to contact an endocrinologist about my thyroid since people who have had those treatments as children usually develop thyroid cancer. I have cough for last 20 days . Sorry at my sickest point I was 170 lbs and now about 180. Every time I am told it is stress. Does this seem like wilsons syndrome? Something I have a majority of the symptoms above and am tired of feeling like this. However, if people don’t have symptoms, I don’t know that having a low temp is particularly worrisome. After exercise, I checked my temperature the reading becomes 99.0 degree Fahrenheit. I use two digital thermometers and check them against my wifes temperature which is normal. Hi I am at the end of my tether. If you have a temperature of 96 to 97 degrees Fahrenheit and you are not suffering from any other signs of infection or illness, your normal temperature may just be lower than that of other people and does not always mean you’re sick. They happen occassionly. I look at food and gain weight, so when I do eat I barely eat, I don’t smoke and rarely drink. My Dr. Isn’t concerned. Therefore, they rarely check patients for low temperatures. Your pediatrician can learn more at Wilsonssyndrome.com. I have been hypothyroid for over 25 years and have been diagnosed with MS for 10 years. Could i just be a person who has “low body temperature”? I can’t give medical advice over the internet. I just took it again at 10:00 PM and it’s now 96.8 and dropping. People taking T4 who still have low temperatures may not be converting T4 to T3 well. Learn about the illnesses associated with low body temperature. The low temps and symptoms can persist for years even after the stress has passed. My temperature measured from mouth is 36.5 Celcius (97.7). I am very active, and eat as many whole foods as possible. After taking my temp several nights in a row I was concerned that my temp was a low 95.8 to 96.2. My blood pressure is 132/80. Next day temp went up to 102.5 and took three ibuprofen and it went down to 97.6 till it wore off and went up to 102.9 at highest then i took one ibuprofen every couple hours. Anyone who’s ever been sick associate any kind of ill health with a fever, where the temperature of the body goes up, usually around 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38° C). Causes of Low Body Temperature. I live in Denver, North Carolina, outside of Charlotte. Hi doctor Last night my 14 month old daughter was cold at night reading 95.5 from a few thermometers. I told my son’s pediatrician who we have been using for 17 years that his temperature “runs low” and he said there was no such thing, that it it must be a measurement issue?? I am wondering if the low temperature is the reason the body has a hard time fighting the germs off, not being able to raise to a fever level to fight back? That’s why we stress the importance of checking the temperature with a thermometer. It’s usually 97 or lower whenever I see the doctor they never say anything. Hello, How Can I Determine If a Doctor Will See Patients at Night or on Weekends? A doctor prescribed me Amrour thyroid but it made me so sick! It’s not usually very dangerous. I’m generally fatigued and/or tire easily, have recurrent sinus infections. She is short 4’10” and has seemed to stop growing. About 5 years ago (40 y/o now), I got really sick. Low body temperatures can result in Raynaud’s phenomenon (excessively reduced blood flow in response to cold or emotional stress, causing discoloration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally other areas. So even if you are a degree higher than that, then you should watch out. Am very active walk several miles a day ( when its safe Ice- snow etc) plus biking and exercise facility. Any illness or physical stress can contribute to low body temperatures, and low body temps can contribute to ailments as well. And what would be causin it? I’m sorry Jennifer, we can’t give specific medical advice in your individual case. Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. I don’t think I do but I recently found out I am severely deficient in B12 and need to get injections for it I am constantly tired and feel weak which could because on the B12 we also both suffer from many if not most of the things listed at the top of the page the thing we majorly differ on is how we deal with the temperature around us I cannot stand even warm temperatures nevermind hot I cannot deal with heat at all and much prefer being cold my mam is the complete opposite. Talking to Your Doctor About Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cardiovascular screenings for high blood pressure, cholesterol and other markers should be conducted, Symptoms are simply described as a diagnosis, without an attempt to propose a cause for them. Best :), I’m as low as low can get right now I will do more temperature measurements at other times of the day. I can’t tolerate cold since childhood. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs. Huge craving for salmon and mackerel. By looking at the speedometer right? Also, if your temp is averaging low and sometimes goes up and leaves you feeling feverish, maybe you have some kind of infection going on. I’ve had a temperature between 96.5-96.8 as far back as when I was 12, I’m 33 now. My TFT till 2 yrs back were normal. 90mg Armour Thyroid daily He can go to wilsonssyndrome.com to learn more about how to normalize low temperatures and he can call 800 420 5801 to arrange a free consultation with me about your case. My thyroid tests are now normal and any higher thyroid dose makes me jittery. However, low temperatures can contribute to blood sugar issues like hypoglycemia and diabetes. The doctors we know that are treating WTS are listed here: Since you are thinking of suicide I must recommend that you call your doctor or local police department immediately for help to get you through your crisis. Severely cold most of the time. It is possible that a person can have hyperthyroidism (low TSH) and a low body temperature but in all likelihood, your TSH is probably normal. Doctors say it’s psychological, thyroid results are normal. A temperature that averages low can easily explain migraines and can usually be easily corrected when treated properly. For example, due to lower body temperature, it may occur that the toes, palms and fingers appear pale/purple. Normalizing low body temperatures can often help people with low temperatures feel better. You can find a doctor, read the eBook online, or the eManual. The information on this web site is furnished for informational use only, and should not be construed as a commitment by WilsonsTemperatureSyndrome.com. I’m in pre-med currently and after going through last weeks presentation I am wondering if maybe I have an issue with my thyroid. Good luck ! I thought the thermometer was wrong so had my husband take his temp which was 98.5. If i can get my doctor to get my temperature to normal, will any of my symptoms get better? I keep on getting 35 point something to 36°C though at that moment I am sweating and feels hot. So do I have the Wilson thing? My family doc is great but doesn’t know what to do since ALL of my labs are great-including my reverse T3, anti TPO, etc. I shiver for over an hour so hard that I am sore and exhausted for 2 days after. it happened again in October but I didn’t vomit but I was extremely light headed and was wearing thin clothes. I look in mirror & don’t even recognise the women looking back at me . I get hot flushes very easily esp in Mumbai. Best wishes. There is a fairly thorough discussion of the possible reasons on wilsonssyndrome.com. Dear Dr. Roach • I am an 85-year-old female with an often low body temperature. T3 is the active hormone responsible for normal temperatures. You probably always heard that the average human body temperature is 98.6 F. But the reality is that a "normal" body temperature can fall within a wide range, from 97 F to 99 F. I don’t have many negative side effects, but have a very high amount of muscle mass naturally. I also have my thyroid tested about every year because my mom and my twin sister both have hypothyroidism but I’ve always turned out normal. God bless! I do take thyroid pills 100 mcg in the morning.My both my liver enzymes are double the normal amount. Early morning and readings during the day are all in the 97+ range with occasional readings of low 98’s. My body temperature can go much lower than it is right now (the migraine I have now is not that bad for me…I have had some so bad I cant see) The lowest my temp has dropped was 84.0 that I actually took my temperature but I got it back up quickly. I tried various adrenal and thyroid glandular, all of which made me sick. I have always been sensitive to cold but it seems that lately I am always cold. I took my temperature around 8:30 PM because I just didn’t feel right, my temperature was 97.1. I feel I’m burning up, but the oral thermometer says it is a normal reading. I recently had some tests run by an immunologist and my Titre scores are low. Low temperatures can easily explain the symptoms and many people with low temperatures truly say, “I’d have to be sick with a fever to have a normal temperature”. Low body temperatures can explain many symptoms. It is so upsetting to look around a room of people who are so comfortable and I’m bundled up because I’m cold, or to be at the pool with my children the outside temp is 78 and it’s too cold for me to get in the water with them. The normal range for the orally measured body temperature is 98.2 ± 1.3 °F or 36.8 ± 0.7 °C. I have been suffering for years and now with the symptoms listed on this site as well as by people in these comments. I dont understand it but am resigned to hot flashes the rest of my life. Is this within a normal range? I know my means body temperature us below avg. This isn’t living life. It is keeping me awake at night, haven’t slept more than 4 hrs at a time for months. I had an ERCP about five months after my op. Other than thyroid what can cause low body temperature? Good luck! I have extreme issues with heat intolerance, but the TSH is a borderline low, but the doctors are not concerned. Are there downsides to supplemental WT3 that could lead ultimately to even worse symptoms or permanent damage? Do you have a doctor I could talk to? Prior to taking kelp my waking temperature was 95.2, and if I don’t take kelp my temperature plummets quickly. but I was wearing long sleeved clothes. i again told doctor that my temperature is one degree below normal and it making me lethargic and low energy . Can immune deficiencies cause low body temps? A lot of my symptoms seem to overlap with normal post partum. It’s hard to say what caused that in your case. Stress is one of the things that can lower T4 to T3 conversion and lower body temperature. In fact, the body temperature is probably the most important reading doctors rarely check! That was 8 months ago – while it still occurs we dont monitor him or react with concern. http://www.wilsonssyndrome.com/restore/restoring-metabolism-without-a-prescription/ . P.S keeps me from driving. I’m not sure why, but I do know that it can often improve when body temperatures are normalized. Dear Dr Wilson, Tired regardless of how much sleep I get, never feel energetic in the morning. Have you seen this and/or do you have any thoughts as to why this would occur? Over this last 11 years I have been under a considerable amount of stress. Please help me out here. The treatment is the test. that being said I have always, had a low body temp…..usually 96.7, but on occasion it can be lower. I can eat all day long and be lazy and not worry about gaining weight at all. There may be a difference between a “thyroid-supported” normal temperature and a “non-thyroid supported” normal temperature. You hurt and are exhausted so you move less. I also struggle with insomnia and my fitbit tells me that my pulse is almost always high for no reason usually around 110 bpm. I’m constantly cold, even wearing 3 sets of clothes daily and need three quilts covering me at night to sleep. It’s not fun. I guess when it rains it pours. Needless to say, I feel poorly all the time. Low temperatures can cause symptoms. I am 42. My body temp is normally 97.7°. When it comes to staying healthy, prevention is key. At the urging of friends with thyroid issues I finally decided to have mine checked. Hi just measured my temp. 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