• Low body temp?

    Asked by SandiA on Friday, January 4, 2019

    Low body temp?

    Hi! I am two and half year post immunotherapy. Pretty much during treatment and since I finished treatment my normal temperature has been around 99. Recently my temp has been pretty low. About 96 - 97 but sometimes even lower. Yesterday it was 95.2. I am fatigued and cold and have gained weight all of the sudden. I am assuming from the Christmas cookies but now I am beginning to wonder if it isn’t thyroid. I had to start thyroid meds pretty early in treatment. So I am already taking them but wondering if something stop working. Seeing my doctor next month but wondering if anyone else has had low body temp. Never really thought it was a concern. Just curious. May be nothing to worry about. Thanks!

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      My body temperature is usually lower than normal, but i don't think it has been 95 before. My thyroid numbers are starting back up so i am expecting a med adjustment soon. I hope so. This weight has me depressed.

      I have been colder than usual, except at night. I have terrible night sweats, no matter how cold it is in the house.

      I don't know what any of those symptoms are associated with, if anything.

      Good luck!! Unless @carm or someone comes and says "no big deal," i might give my dr a call. I don't think you have much to worry about, but better safe than sorry.

      over 3 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      I think anytime you have a distinct change, you should call your doctor's office and ask the nurse, especially if you don't feel well (chills). That's part of what you pay them for, and they are the diagnosticians. They might want to run some blood tests, etc., to figure it out.

      Unless it's related to your chemo, you might end up having to call your primary care physician. I didn't have traditional chemo or thyroid meds, but I have a lower temperature than normal, and an infection can make it run even lower like 95, so you could need an antibiotic. . . . For example, I've had chills lately myself, but I think I have an abscessed tooth and need to see the dentist for antibiotics.

      Best wishes!

      over 3 years ago
    • DonnainRI's Avatar

      The doc should definitely check the thyroid. You may want to call him - whoever manages the thyroid - and let them know. They could order some blood work and have it back before you go to see them.

      over 3 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      P.S. Unrelated to chemo, when you take thyroid medicine, the dosage sometimes has to be adjusted. If it's out of whack, it could cause you to feel colder .

      over 3 years ago
    • SandiA's Avatar

      Thank you for your replies! My temp is starting to go back to normal but I am still really cold. I have to call my PCP anyway and go see her soon so I may have her check my thyroid levels. I looked at my last labs and my thyroid level have been normal but low normal. So probably best to have it checked.

      over 3 years ago

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