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can anxiety make you have a low grade fever?
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kateybrown92 posted:
I just wondering if anyone ever notices that their temperture goes up when they are anxious and if this is normal? my fever can go up to 99.9 when i feel very anxious and hot. most of the time its around 99.4. I was freak out when I take my temperture and i have a low grade fever thinking I have an infection but there are nights when my temperture goes up to at least 99.5. Is this normal or something to be worried about?
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Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
Which seemed extremely close to the normal 98.6 to May, you might want to consult a physician. I'm not an M.D., but it doesn't seem that what you're experiencing is an indication of any type of infection. However, as I said, I'm not an M.D. and that is the person who has to make it a determination about this.

Sometimes when people get anxious, they do feel a flush and I would suspect that there probably is some kind of a small temperature spike. I don't know why this happens but it does happen in a number of people and you might ask your doctor about this, too.


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