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adrenal fatigue
Posted by: Phil
Date: January 28, 2001 4:51 AM

have been taking my temperature for the last week straight....maybe five times a day and body temperature is an average of 96.5 degrees. I am 37 years old, generally feel good although I am crabby very often. I am a bit of a health nut and eat quite good but unfortunately I exercise very little. I really don't seem to fit the symptoms of hypothyroidism but more so the adrenal thing. I have set an appointment to see my doctor and have blood tests done for both adrenal and thyroid. My doctor thinks I'm nuts and it's nothing but I think he's wrong. I have been in a very stressful work enviroment for 15 years now and I am sick of being crabby.....and now this low body temp. Any other advice/suggestions apart from what I have read on your site?

RE: adrenal fatigue
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: January 28, 2001 6:16 AM

An average temperature of 96.5 is definitely a problem. There are many possible causes for lowered metabolism. The average doc is not going to look for the cause of lowered temp outside of routine (almost worthless) lab tests for hypothyroidism. The bottom line is not only that you need a doc, but you need the right doc to help you sort this out and correct it. I have no way of knowing the depth of knowledge of other doctors in other parts of the country/world, but I know the ones on this web site are at least open minded people. I suggest you start here. Yellow tab, upper left.



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