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Low body temperature
Though a blood test has me in the normal range I think I may be mildly hypothyroid. I'm trying to rectify this myself and as a low body temperature is apparently a good indicator I took mine...and it's 34.2. According to what I've read on the net I should be dead! I feel fine apart from severe constipation. Also, I'm not sure how I can have a low body temp but always feel warm. Anyone have any idea what's going on?
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Well it really is just a symptom of hypothyroidism, as is severe constipation, hair falling out, and much more. The thyroid controls and affects such a lot of body functions so a lot of things will be shown up to be not working properly. If and when you're treated for it, things should help to go back to as as near normal as they can be. Have you been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's?
Well good luck with trying to do it yourself. As for normal range, lots of people suffering from the condition will argue that what is normal for one, isn't normal for another, it varies according to each person and I just wish doctors would acknowledge it. Have you had blood test for serum ferritin, that may help advise too but then again docs are reluctant to do this, thyroid patients often have to fight for help because of the range for the tests as explained above. Hope you manage to get sorted, look up avoiding certain foods they say for thyroid patients, it might help you never know.