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Basal Body Temperature

Posted May 30 2013 9:14pm
Some of you are probably wondering what is basal body temperature and for others you already know. Here we go: 

Basal Body Temperature is the lowest temperature attained by the body during rest only. It is generally taken immediately after you wake up before any physical activity.

Some women will use this when trying to get pregnant, however for someone like me it is a different story as I have what is called functional under active thyroid. Typically a person's basal body temp should be at least 97 degrees to 98 degrees if you are below this then there is the potential for health issues. Mine typically runs anywhere from 90 degrees to 94 and fluctuates quite frequently. Basically as one doctor told me: "I am dead"! Well if that is the case I don't know why I am still here. What it boils down to is my thyroid is functioning just not very well. If it was not functioning at all with a temp that low I could very well be in the morgue!

Now my Primary Care doctor will not treat the thyroid issue as I fall within the guidelines (numbers) of the blood test and the fact you don't want to mess with thyroid, even though the start number is my number. So my other doctor who is holistic is treating me for my thyroid issue as he strongly believes like I do that it definitely is a problem and I show all the symptoms for under active thyroid, such as:


  • Loss of eyebrow hair 3rd lateral
  • Dry skin
  • Sluggish metabolism
  • Aches in pains in muscles and joints 
  • Weakness
  • Unable to lose weight
  • Brittle, coarse, dry hair
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating
  • Eye problems
  • Red, itchy, warm skin
Other tests have been ran and everything else has come back normal. So in my particular circumstance, what does one do when you know there is a problem and how to treat it. I took a supplement (holistic, all natural) for a couple of weeks and noticed that my basal body temp upon waking was registering at 95 to 96 degrees. This is much better than 90, 91, 92 and 93 degrees.

When your basal temp is low, you are more prone to illnesses, such as colds, flu, viruses as I have found with me. Duh...that makes sense. 

Needless to say I will be back soon to my holistic doctor and see what the next step is in treatment. My belief is that my thyroid (which has been tested on and off all of my life) has been the underlying cause of my epilepsy, migraines, etc. I think it is the root of all my problems but until more testing is done, I will have to wait for the definitive answer.

Well my dear readers I will keep you posted.

Until next time,

Annie

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