Measuring Metabolic Temperature
Has anyone ever tracked their temperature throughout the day/week as a means to measure adrenal function?
Dr Rind's website has a good methodology and interpretation spelled out here:
I didn't do any tracking earlier in my recovery, but at the moment I seem to be fluctuating throughout the day, with an average temperature around 97.8. Need to collect more data (i.e. with more changes in weather and stress), but temp seems low but stable.
Interested to know what others see...
When I came home and looked at your reply I realised how much I needed that holiday!!!
I have never been 32 degrees, my post should have read 36.2. Had I been 32 I think I would have been treated for hypothermia!!
I hope I didn't mislead anyone
Your temperatures don't look too bad Stache. If you notice symptoms changing with the temperature variations though it is obviously something to keep an eye on. I think optimal temperature range is a very individual thing so monitoring our own temperature and noting symptom patterns is essential. I really want to test this on myself but am just too busy and tired/unmotivated at the moment to test every 4 hours and keep records...sigh. Hopefully I'll feel more like it soon and will share my results.
Have you guys seen this circadian rhythm diagram from wikipedia? It shows daily variations in body temperature, blood pressure and the secretion of various hormones and the like - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
I take my temperature again at teatime and before I go to bed to assess how my adrenals are doing.
I can usually predict my temperature by how I feel!! If I've had a restful day (!) my temp can be about 32.0 at bedtime, but on a Friday after a working week I'm full of stress and I'm about 35.4!!
I'm am sooo much better in the sun- can never really work out whether its because your thyroid doesn't have to work too hard to maintain your temperature or because particularly on holiday, I feel less stressed?! I think I was born to be a lady of leisure! I really can't deal with stress at ALL!
One year I took my thermometer on holiday- yes I know- it was an experiment! and I didn't experience the same fluctuations- but then I was led on a sunbed- so it goes to show!
I've read Dr Rind, but he makes it a bit more complicated and I think men are much better able to do this as they don't seem to have the added hormorne fluctuations as much as women- ovulation also makes the temperature rise.
How much does your temperature fluctuate during during the day and how many times are you checking it? I will do my best to make time to test myself and post some data on this. Without having tested this before my feeling is that my temperature most likely does vary a lot throughout the day and is very susceptible to changes in factors such as weather and stress. I have a narrow comfort zone when it comes to ambient temperature - I don't have much tolerence for either cold or heat (although cold is worse).