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Hi Folks

 

I have rheumatoid arthritis with overlap scleroderma and Raynaunds. Just lateley if I have got cold my temperature has gone down to 35. Also I have been like this when I have had a fever. Last time I had a fever I had trouble it got to 40 and the lowest was 35.

 

I also traveled home on a cold bus and my feet got cold and walked home half a mile with feet very cold and numb pulling a bag behind me which would had thought would had warmed me up.

 

Do I need to speak to the R.A. nurse next time I see her? Does anyone else have this. I take nifedipine in winter wonder if I should take it in summer?

 

I am also still wearing winter clothes as can't keep warm sometimes.

 

Christine

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Hi Christine,

 

I'm also a member of the chattering teeth brigade; I think like most Sclero sufferers I feel the cold, even on a very warm day. I've never actually taken my temperature on the occasions when I've been very cold and I must admit (unless I've actually got a fever) my temperature is usually around the 37 mark (normal range).

 

I'm no medical expert, but I think 35 can be within the normal range as well; as far as I know "normal" varies from person to person and can fluctuate throughout the day. I think that if you're concerned it would certainly be worth mentioning it to your R.A. nurse at your next appointment. She could then investigate it if she thinks there may be a problem or reassure you if there isn't. I've never taken Nifedipine so can't advise you from my own experience.

 

I'm afraid I still tend keep my thermal vest around even this time of the year! ;) :lol:


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Hello Christine

 

Definitely check it out with a medical professional if you're worried about it and also discuss the increase in your nifedipine in view of the increase in your Raynaud's attacks.

 

I am one of the rare slcerodermians in that I don't suffer with being cold but being too hot!

 

Take care.


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Hi Christine, 35 degrees is borderline normal temperature. Having said that 35-35.5 is a pretty normal temperature for me even in summer. On a recent week of daily admissions as a daycase for Iloprost , my temperture was taken every couple of hours throughout the day and varied between 35 most mornings to 36 later in the day. I think some of us just have a low core temperature . I am pretty healthy (despite the scleroderma). I think it is probably worth asking whether you should take the calcium channel blockers (Nifedipine) all year though.

 

Lizzie

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Thank you. I am a lot colder this year .

 

I wonder if I should take Nifedipine all year round? I have had changes (slight) since I have been on reduced Methotrexate(liver).

 

I shall see someone; the nurse in July and R.A man in August.

 

love Christine

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Nurse has told me to ask the RA man about low dose all year round, as she was looking at my BP.

 

I have an appointment in August.

 

christine

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