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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:30:14 AM
I feel like shit and just took my temp and it says 95.8.Wtf? Is that too low?
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:31:30 AM
its pretty fucking bad
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:31:36 AM
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:35:08 AM
What type of thermometer are you using?

If it is an electric one, the error on them varies.

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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:35:20 AM
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well shit.... Its a cheap walgreens electronic one
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:36:09 AM
Are you moving around really slowly? Maybe you're just going into hibernation?
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:36:15 AM
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I thought that was in the normal range... off to check.

ETA: Huh... Pretty far off. Good thing I ain't a medical professional.

You should probably seek professional help. RFN.
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:36:46 AM
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Are you moving around really slowly? Maybe you're just going into hibernation?


Or maybe he's turning into a zombie!
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:37:53 AM
You're assuming room temperature...
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:38:46 AM
That is fairly normal as long as you're a healthy 2 hour-old corpse.
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:39:34 AM
* Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
* Diabetes
* Adrenal gland insufficiency (Addison's disease)
* Hypothalamus dysfunction
* Liver failure
* Kidney failure
* Widespread infection (sepsis)
* Excessive use of alcohol or illicit drugs
* A side effect of certain medications, such as phenothiazines, barbiturates, opiates, clonidine, lithium and benzodiazepines

Or you could be fine who knows.
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:40:50 AM
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Dibs on EVERYTHING!


darn it. he beat me to it.
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:41:26 AM
Originally Posted By prov:
* Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
* Diabetes
* Adrenal gland insufficiency (Addison's disease)
* Hypothalamus dysfunction
* Liver failure
* Kidney failure
* Widespread infection (sepsis)
* Excessive use of alcohol or illicit drugs
* A side effect of certain medications, such as phenothiazines, barbiturates, opiates, clonidine, lithium and benzodiazepines

Or you could be fine who knows.


Guess im off to the doctor
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:42:00 AM
There will be a guy along shortly with a much more accurate liver thermometer
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:42:51 AM
....... its normal for a reptile maybe,
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:43:13 AM
My normal body temperature is around 96 degrees. You could just have a normally low temp.
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:43:13 AM
That's about coma territory IIRC. Either you're going to die, your digi thermo is broken or you drank something before you took your temp.
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:44:00 AM

Originally Posted By mark75101:
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Are you moving around really slowly? Maybe you're just going into hibernation?


Or maybe he's turning into a zombie!

and so it begins.....


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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:44:57 AM
Where did you take you temperature (oral, ear canal, temporal)? The ear is usually cooler and generally difficult to get an accurate temp.
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:45:49 AM
98.6 is the optimum temperature for cellular mitosis. People's temps AVERAGE 98 degrees. Some people have a "normal" body temp as low as 97.2. Yours is most likely due to a fauly thermometer. Get an old glass-type. You can't fool those. Or even a centigrade thermometer like you see on fish tanks, you know, the strip kind you lay on your forehead.
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:46:15 AM
my bet is a shitty thermometer
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:48:08 AM
Borderline hypothermia comes to mind. You might want to warm up a bit. Got a hot tub?
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:48:37 AM
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Originally Posted By rangermonroe:

Originally Posted By mark75101:
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Are you moving around really slowly? Maybe you're just going into hibernation?


Or maybe he's turning into a zombie!

and so it begins.....




OK quick test, multiple choice,finish this sentence


I'm hungry,I could sure go for some ___________

A.Bacon.
B.Babnanas.
C.Samitches.
D.BRAINSSSSS!!

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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:48:41 AM
Originally Posted By dispatch55126:
Where did you take you temperature (oral, ear canal, temporal)? The ear is usually cooler and generally difficult to get an accurate temp.


Oral. Now its reading 96.6. I think it may be a bunk therm

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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:50:42 AM
Meh, mine has always hovered around 97.
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:51:51 AM
Depends on your age, and other factors.

My normal temp is about two degrees lower than 98.6

The last time I asked when my body temp was going to return to "normal", the cute little nurse looked at me and said "a lower body temp is not unusual if you're older".

I said "I'm 53, not elderly!"

She said "um, yeah..."


But you, you're probably a zombie that just hasn't turned...yet.
Or your chinese digital thermometer is fooked.

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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:52:46 AM
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:55:35 AM
sounds like your using a rectal thermometer orally.
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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:57:16 AM

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
sounds like your using a rectal thermometer orally.



my bet is a shitty thermometer



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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:58:26 AM
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
sounds like your using a rectal thermometer orally.


Ha ha that would explain the plastic mouth ass inserts

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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:00:05 PM
Originally Posted By austkilgore1:
I feel like shit and just took my temp and it says 95.8.Wtf? Is that too low?


That is way too low, your thermometer is bad.

IF you were actually at 95.8 degrees fahrenheit you would not be typing...nor would you be thinking about typing.

You would be shivering uncontrollably, your extremities would be shutting down and your physical movements would be uncoordinated, your speech would be slurred...

Seek medical attention RFN.

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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:01:26 PM
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Check it with a good quality thermometer. Don't take your temperature orally within 15-20 minutes after you drink or eat something because that can significantly affect the reading.

A rectal reading is usually going to be more accurate anyway!







95.8 is waaaaaaaaaay too low, but some people's "normal" (base) body temp varies from the generally accepted 98.6. For example, my base temp is a bit lower, around 98.
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Change the plastic cover on the ear piece on the digital thermometer.
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Sounds like a bad thermometer, but if you are feeling bad going to the doctor is your best bet.
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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:10:12 PM

Originally Posted By prov:
Originally Posted By rangermonroe:

Originally Posted By mark75101:
Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
Are you moving around really slowly? Maybe you're just going into hibernation?


Or maybe he's turning into a zombie!

and so it begins.....




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I'm hungry,I could sure go for some ___________

A.Bacon.
B.Babnanas.
C.Samitches.
D.BRAINSSSSS!!


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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:23:27 PM

Originally Posted By timpryor:
my bet is a shitty thermometer

That was my question. Are you using a oral, or rectal thermometer?

How can you tell the difference?



Taste.





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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:24:20 PM
Originally Posted By PennsylvaniaExpat:
I thought that was in the normal range... off to check.

ETA: Huh... Pretty far off. Good thing I ain't a medical professional.

You should probably seek professional help. RFN.

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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:35:41 PM
did you drink anything before taking the temp?
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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:38:17 PM
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did you drink anything before taking the temp?


I may have... It seems to be staying around 96.5. Ill just keep an eye on it. Thanks for info guys
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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:38:58 PM
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Are you moving around really slowly? Maybe you're just going into hibernation?


Or maybe he's turning into a zombie!


This...
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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:39:24 PM
96.5 is still pretty freaking low.
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Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
sounds like your using a rectal thermometer orally.





But on the other hand the OP didnt complain about the taste..

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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:43:15 PM
Cheap electric ones have never worked for me. They always give low readings.

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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:45:11 PM
Are you small? My wife is petite and her average temperature is lower that 98.6.
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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:45:55 PM
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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:46:47 PM
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Are you small? My wife is petite and her average temperature is lower that 98.6.


About average––-6' 185lbs
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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:48:22 PM
Originally Posted By austkilgore1:
Originally Posted By Grey_Man:
Are you small? My wife is petite and her average temperature is lower that 98.6.


About average––-6' 185lbs


You're a dead man, then.

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oral, ear, armpit, forehead. all crap, with huge variations.

There is only one accurate temp, core, and that is taken RECTALLY.

Bend over for accuracy

Chances are good you are within the normal range, which can vary from 98.6 by 1 to 2 degrees in either direction.

I won't bother with a differential diagnosis, just see your doc if you feel like crap.

If you normally run 98, and you took some advil, you might be normal with 96.5 or 97.
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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:51:05 PM
Originally Posted By Grey_Man:
Originally Posted By austkilgore1:
Originally Posted By Grey_Man:
Are you small? My wife is petite and her average temperature is lower that 98.6.


About average––-6' 185lbs


You're a dead man, then.



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Posted: 1/25/2010 12:52:26 PM
Mine is usually between 96 & 97
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