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Low body temperature (36.2) + headache + extreme fatigue occasionally

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 03, 2013 at 12:14 PM

What can it be?!

Apparently, it was not related to low body temp. as electronic thermometer is just not accurate enough.

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on March 03, 2013
at 06:43 PM

Hmmm... so obviously you've discussed your situation with a doctor if you've had an ultrasound. If your thyroid is okay then unless your diet is problematic (insufficient carbs?) you perhaps need to look elsewhere in the endocrine system. Your symptoms are probably all due to one central issue. However I fear you will need a medical specialist to help sort things out.

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on March 03, 2013
at 06:19 PM

agreed. Throw in rt3 if you want, too

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on March 03, 2013
at 05:19 PM

All thyroid hormones and ultrasound are perfect. At least, they were several months ago.

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on March 03, 2013
at 04:19 PM

Dissident health blogger Matt Stone recommends overeating as a way to raise body temperature (boost metabolism). This article is directed at pregnant women but the rationale applies across the board: http://www.naturallyknockedup.com/raise-basal-body-temperature/

He says:

1. Eat as much nutritious food as you can every day. Emphasize the more calorie-dense unrefined carbohydrates like root vegetables, fruit, and grains in particular, but also eat a satisfying amount of meat, fat, dairy products (milk is incredible for body temperature), and whatever else that you find enjoyable. But keep it as nutritious and unprocessed as possible. Eat beyond appetite. This is key. Eating more than you want to eat is what forces your body to get out of its low metabolism rut.

2. Go at least 12 hours straight per day without food ??? you don???t want to be overeating for more than half the day. So if you eat dinner at 7pm, have breakfast at 7am. I believe this practice can make the body more responsive to the hormone leptin, probably the most important hormone in fertility (because it raises thyroid and progesterone).

3. Get as much sleep as possible. Sleep is an incredibly powerful tool for raising metabolism.

4. Avoid vigorous exercise. This is not a permanent recommendation obviously. You can resume getting more vigorous exercise once your body temperature is fully restored.

5. Emphasize saturated fats over unsaturated fats. Dairy products, red meat, and coconut products are the best source of dietary saturated fats. You should eat these preferentially over nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, avocado, and other plant fats ??? as well as pork and poultry, when possible.

6. De-stress. While eating a lot, sleeping a lot, and avoiding excessive exercise is inherently de-stressing, it also pays to spend time doing something that you find leisurely or enjoyable and mentally and physically relaxing, which is highly individual. Massage and sunbathing would be my two personal favorites!

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on March 03, 2013
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Hypothyroidism? Go to your primary care physician. Get your TSH, free T4 and free T3 hormone levels tested.

_Lazza

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on March 03, 2013
at 05:19 PM

All thyroid hormones and ultrasound are perfect. At least, they were several months ago.

68655ec9711d207d69a63ebf96b37573

on March 03, 2013
at 06:19 PM

agreed. Throw in rt3 if you want, too

75d65450b6ff0be7b969fb321f1200ac

(2506)

on March 03, 2013
at 06:43 PM

Hmmm... so obviously you've discussed your situation with a doctor if you've had an ultrasound. If your thyroid is okay then unless your diet is problematic (insufficient carbs?) you perhaps need to look elsewhere in the endocrine system. Your symptoms are probably all due to one central issue. However I fear you will need a medical specialist to help sort things out.

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on March 03, 2013
at 06:44 PM

How many grams of carbs per day? That is exactly what happens to me when I restrict starch and fructose.

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on March 03, 2013
at 03:46 PM

adrenal fatigue... those are classic symptoms

dont waste your time like i did believing its thyroid, thyroid issues are overhyped because people still think in the realm of mainstream medicine...

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on March 03, 2013
at 01:47 PM

Thyroid? Not eating enough? Not eating enough carbs? Fighting off sickness? (I tend to get a low body temp rather than high when I get sick).

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