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Old 08-26-2004, 06:38 PM
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This is an article from an FM specialist given when he explained that the "body thermostat" in fibromite patients is "disrupted" & not finctioning normally.

1. NORMAL BODY TEMPERATURE IS 98.6 F or 37 C.

2. YOUR BODY TEMPERATURE MAY BE LOWER THAN 97.6 OR 37 C.

3. YOUR TEMPERATURE WILL GO DOWN IF;
* You get no sleep
* You are in pain or are stiff & sore
* You exercise beyond your limits
* You do physical work beyond your limits
* You go outside when it is cold
* You are under stress-phjysical or psycological
* You feel fatigued, ill , etc.

4. IF YOUR TEMPERATURE IS LOW:
* It will interfere with your sleep
* You will be in pain and be stiff
* You will be stressed
* You will be sensitive to the cold
* You will feel fatigued , ill, etc.
* You will have problems with exercise and work ( weak, tired, etc.)

5. YOUR TEMPERATURE MAY GO UP FROM:
* Eating
* Massage therapy
* Exercising within your limits
* A hot bath

Try to take your temperature when something is happening, eg.; you feel hot or cold, hurt or don't hurt, before and after work or exercise, you feel tired or have more energy, etc. Try to discover things that raise or lower your temperature.You probably will not ba able to tell what your temperature is by how you feel.

6. BEDTIME.
* Take your temperature before you go to bed.If it is low or you feel cold, take a hot bath or shower.
* Dress warmly.You may need to wear a sweat suit and socks to bed.
* Use flannelette sheets on your bed.
* Take a hot water bottle to bed or fill a couple 2 litre pop bottles and put them in your bed a half hour before you go to bed.They will stay warm nearly all night.

7. DAYTIME.
* Layer your clothing.Easier to remove exess clothing than to shiver without the extras.

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