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Does anyone else have a naturally low body temperature?

My normal temperature is usually around 97, give or take a couple tenths of a degree, and hubby is the same way. Anyone else like this? It bugs me so bad because I can be sick and running a fever of like 99 and the docs are just like, nope no fever. Grrr!


Asked by Mrs.BAT at 6:19 PM on Oct. 5, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • See, there's a lot of us. I'm in the 96.9 range usually. Doctor's really need to get it together on this, wasn't that 98.6 standard set in the late 1800s? Time to update a little I think. At 99 I'm hot, at 102 I'm burning up.... once had a fungus in one kidney and they said "But you're fever isn't that high to indicate the seriousness of the infection we found" - I literally looked at the doctor and said "Duh, I told you my basal was low". He had it noted in my records.

    Answer by PaceMyself at 7:20 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • mine is...normal for me is 96.8 to 97 something.

    Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 6:20 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • mine is also normally around 97

    Answer by ohwrite at 6:28 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • Me! My normal is anywhere from 96.9 to 97.5. Now, I'm pregnant and it's up to 98! Lol.

    Answer by Krystal.Ingalls at 6:28 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • me too! I run around 97.9 or so

    Answer by Bjoycassell at 6:29 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • I usually run 96.9 to 97.2 so yeah, they tell me I am not running a fever and I am like but thats way high for me.

    Answer by auroura at 6:31 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • I'm usually about 97.5ish but I knew someone whose normal body temp ran about 94ish.

    Answer by YzmaRocks at 6:36 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • I'm with you. My normal temp is 96.5 so when I'm sick with a fever of 102 it isn't considered to be a danger, but it's still up a full 6 degrees or more...

    If you want to lower it try drinking something hot or taking a cold water bath...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:08 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • 97.5 When I get a fever of 101, it's bad. I had a kidney infection a few weeks ago. My temp when to 104.5. I ended up in the hospital. It was awfu.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:22 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • OP: Wow I thought we were just two weirdos lol! Yeah, that 98.6 thing happened in the late 1800s, I'm pretty sure. My temp, I think, is usually about 96.8-97.2. Right now, it's like 98.9, which isn't too bad, but I think I'm getting the flu. Grrr. Anyway, thanks for sharing ladies!

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 8:04 PM on Oct. 5, 2009