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Baby, It’s Cold… Inside?

It’s the 4th day of a new year… And I’m sick. And I’m not talking about the slight cough, work-sucks type of sick. There is a fever involved. And chills.

I’ve been taking medicine ’round the clock and the fever is still on some sort of rollercoaster. Looking at the thermometer makes me feel stupid because it’s a LOW fever, sure, but my body temperature is also lower than the “normal.” On a normal day, I sit pretty around 96.6?

What’s YOUR body temp? And what do you consider even a low-grade fever?

Brrrrr… Time to cuddle up under blankets again!

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5 responses to “Baby, It’s Cold… Inside?

  1. jilly 4 January 2011 at 11:48 pm

    That sucks. I feel for you. IDK what my normal body temp is, but I think it’s 98.4, because that’s always where the thermometer stops when I’m crossing my fingers that I have a temperature but know I don’t. As for low-grade fever? I have no idea. I’d have to look it up on the interwebs.

    Hope you feel better soon. I misses you! ❤ xoxo

  2. Sara 6 January 2011 at 10:28 pm

    My normal body temp is around 97, so when I reach the “average” 98.6, I feel like death. Ugh.

    • Mary 6 January 2011 at 10:36 pm

      You know, someone asked me a good question today. She asked, “If your body is lower than the average temperature, how come you get hotter faster?”

      Which, I decided, was either really odd because shouldn’t my body be at a cooler advantage, OR completely normal because if my body is used to being cool, then even the slightest degree up would make me feel the heat more.

      Now I’ve just gone and confused myself.

      • Sara 7 January 2011 at 2:06 pm

        Nope, I get really hot really fast. My body has a really hard time adjusting to going from cool to hot. I think that because our bodies are used to being cool… heat makes them crazy.

    • jilly 10 January 2011 at 3:03 am

      No, you’re right. It would feel hotter to you than everyone else. It’s the opposite of how animals with 100+ degree temps like cats can lie in sunbeams and not get sweaty and gross.

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