Hello. My mom has lupus and has been experiencing sporatic body temperature drops (down to 90 degrees once, using different thermometers to confirm).
Can this be lupus related? Her doctor said to keep an eye on it but didn't seem too concerned but I am worried.
Hello, funny I just asked my dr this same question yesterday. I am in the middle of a very bad flare that started with Rynauds, long story short wound up with frostbite on all of my toes and went into a full on flare. My whole entire life I have always been around 97.1 never the standard 98.6. Everyone's body temp runs a little differently. If this is normal temp for her I would't be concerned at all, if however it changes rapidly and she is having issues I would get checked out. During a flare I usually go up to 98 and above...Thats when I know I need to slow down and take it easy. Hers might drop and it's just her body telling her hey slow down and rest. I have been dealing with this since 2000 and have become very intune with my body. For the most part it has done me justice until at the current moment but this to shall pass. Does she have a really good rhuematolgist?
I am sorry to hear that. Ya not surprised, it took me years to find just my regular Dr. Now that I have one that knows me and is compassionate I will not go to anyone else. I also will not go to anyone outside of his referrals. He is very meticulous and won't work with other Dr's that aren't serious. Lupus is complicated and effects everyone different so she needs her health care team to be compassionate, determined, and preventative. Does she trust her regular Dr? If so I would ask him for a referral to a good rheumy or go on her insurance website and look for providers based on recommendations and credentials. If they have more experience with autoimmune conditions like Lupus, Mixed connective Tissue Disease, scleroderma that's where you start. Have to trust your Dr, and feel he is really looking out for your mom. I hope she finds the right Dr for her quickly Tell her to not give up and it will all work out :)