I too have a very low basal body temperature, around 95.4 rising to around 96.9 during the day. When I have flu it goes up to 98 or 99 which for others would be normal but for me it is hell. Not suprisingly, I also suffer from heat fatigue and hot water fatigue.
After a recent lumbar puncture my temperature shot up 3 degrees in the space of an hour from 95.4 to 98.4 and I felt exteremly hot, fatigued and ill. The (junior) doctor present simply said: "What's the problem? Your temperature reading is actually normal!" This illustrates how much ignorance there is about this low temperature phenomenon in medical circles.
I also have borderline low thyroid which my neurologist consistently brushes aside. It was interesting to read in one of the earlier posts that thyroid helps myelin repair, maybe this accounts for low thyroid levels, especially if there is a more widespread, subtle demyelination going on which is not picked up by scans and nerve conduction tests.
On the other hand, the main function of the thyroid hormone is to govern the body's basic metabolic rate (which is like the idling speed of a car engine). This is almost certainly why people with low thyroid levels have a low body temperature.
Could MS inflammation simply arise from a metabolic flaw in nerve cells? Could that flaw be brought on by the presence of certain viruses like EBV, VZV or other micro organisms? It brings to mind that Egyptian study in 2008 where they discovered that there is a metabolic flaw in MS and that the by product of this flaw is...you guessed it...excess iron deposits:
Talisker, I would be extemely interested to read that information about the body being unable to synthesise ATP from creatine (because ATP transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism
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