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Old 01-13-2020, 04:35 PM   #1
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Iíve been running a low-grade fever off and on for a few months now. I saw two different NPs during that time for sinus infection/upper respiratory infection, and Iíve also seen my endocrinologist. (Iíve got Hashimotoís hypothyroidism). I just donít feel great but Iím not sick enough to lie in bed for a few days to recoup. My mom brought up that I might be depressed (Iíve taken Zoloft for most of the past 9.5 years, since my first was born and I had terrible PPD. I donít think she said this in relation to my temperature, even tho sheís aware Iíve been running higher than ďnormalĒ.

My kids have been sick a lot this past 8-9 months - my middle and eldest had the flu for 10-12 days in the spring (no flu shots for them at that time), my eldest who normally doesnít get sick had strep in the summer, my middle and youngest had a fever virus in October, and all three got the flu over Christmas break. I thought we were finally over it, but my youngest (3 years old) spiked a fever last night, and my middle (6 years old) had a fever of 100.4į when I picked him up from school. I checked bc he felt warm, but I was supposed to take him for a flu shot this afternoon and I knew they wouldnít do it if he had a fever.

Whatís going on?! This is more sickness than my family has ever had. I donít know if itís just ďour turnĒ or if thereís an underlying issue. Should I be concerned about my elevated temp? Has anyone experienced something like this before?


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What is your temperature running at? What did the endocrinologist say about your thyroid and how it's functioning? Did they have any thing to say about the elevated temperature?





That would probably be my starting point. Did blood work show elevated white blood cells like you're fighting some infection in the background?



As for getting sick all the time, any changes in your home? Any mold issues? New schools? New stresses? Is getting the flu-shot a new thing for you guys? That can cause some extreme stress to the immune system for some people (my body reacted with prolonged and extreme inflammation to several major organs after receiving certain vaccines as a teen).

Start at any of those that seems the most obvious, any changes and follow the rabbit trail.


Also focusing on nutrition can really help, upping vitamin C, D3 and K2 in the months of being indoors more due to extreme temperatures.
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This yearís flu shot doesnít match the strains going around, so thereís no rush.
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What is your temperature running at? What did the endocrinologist say about your thyroid and how it's functioning? Did they have any thing to say about the elevated temperature?

That would probably be my starting point. Did blood work show elevated white blood cells like you're fighting some infection in the background?
My temp is often elevated- running at 100.1į-100.5į-, sometimes 99 something, but almost always above 98.6į. I have a brand new Braun tympanic thermometer (for the ear), which I bought to replace our 4-year old Braun that big the dust.

Endocrinologist said Iím probably fighting a virus, but that my temp didnít have anything to do with my thyroid. (Not sure if she understood how long the elevated temp has been going on...I honestly think itís been months.) My TSH was fine, in fact it was the lowest itís been in 3 years, I think. I started taking Cytomel (replaces T3)in addition to Synthroid probably 8ish months ago. Didnt check white blood cells with that blood work, but I guess that would be a good next step.

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As for getting sick all the time, any changes in your home? Any mold issues? New schools? New stresses? Is getting the flu-shot a new thing for you guys? That can cause some extreme stress to the immune system for some people (my body reacted with prolonged and extreme inflammation to several major organs after receiving certain vaccines as a teen).
New school - yes, my 3yo dd started preschool at our church, and my son started kindergarten at the same elementary school as my eldest dd. So theyíre definitely exposed to more germs than before, even tho my son was in preschool (at another church) before.

No known mold issues; however, there is a place in the base of one cabinet in our kitchen that could have mold. Itís an exterior wall and the AC unit is on the opposite side. We replaced it a few months ago but the old one didnít drain properly, so the interior of the cabinet has water damage and thereís a a dank, musty smell. There is a spot that I assumed was mildew, but maybe itís mold - white and fuzzy, not black mold. Cannot afford to rip out the cabinets and redo (I wish!!!)but we should probably figure out how to take care of the damaged spot. I have one of those charcoal moisture absorbers in there and spot no longer seems damp.
Problem is that the spot thatís damaged is some kind of particle board or MDF - so itís rough and unfinished. Should I use bleach or vinegar to clean it? Iíd have to basically soak the affected area and get a fan to try to speed up drying, I think.

Our master bath shower was leaking and caused the wood floor in the hallway to buckle, so weíre in the process of renovating that. Fortunately have an insurance claim. Spring flu and strep happened before that was opened up. I donít think there was any mold.

My husband had surgery on his elbow at the end of September, then had eye surgery in November that was a 3-week ordeal. Son has had a few issues adjusting to kindergarten. So YES to stressors!!!

Flu shot - not new for 3yo bc she had it last year; my older two probably hadnít had it since they were 2 or under. 6yo DS hasnít had it yet since he had random temp of 100.4į when we were supposed to go. Last one I had was probably when 3yo was born as her bday is October. I think itís a rough flu season - my niece and nephew who had the flu shot right at the beginning of the season have both been ill with probable flu- not confirmed. My doc even said lots of kids heís seen with flu did have the vaccine.


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All those new school germs usually mean a sick year but next year will likely be better. The flu shot is only around 30% effective most years unfortunately, it's all guess work what strain will be prevalent and most years they get it wrong.
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