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Low Body temp & cannot shiver / High GGT

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  • Posted By: JackLucas
  • January 28, 2009
  • 08:39 PM

I've been dealing with this for years and the doctors just think I'm a nut !
When I wake up in the morning, my body temperature is 94.7 , and after I get up, eat & move around for a few hours it will rise to 98.1 , I also noticed it will drop back down to 95 when I'm outside in the cold.......They say that the body will shiver to increase body temp.......but the ONLY time I shiver is when I get sick with a fever.
The doctor checked my thyroid levels & said they are all normal.
What they did find was that my GGT level was 856 !!! ( It's supposed to be around 30 )
I have never drank alcohol in my life !! ( Of course the doctor doesn't believe me ! )
I've read that excessive alcohol will stop the shiver reflex.
What would cause the GGT levels to make it look like I drank a keg before I had blood drawn ? Do you think the GGT is connected with the low body temp ?
Any theories ? :confused:

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  • I wonder if anyone has thought about fatty liver disease. Doctors often miss this & assume alcohol is the problem when it's really this issue instead. GGT is a test used to see if your liver is functioning properly, by the way.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • January 29, 2009
    • 05:17 PM
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  • They ran me through all kinds of liver tests a few years ago. They did a liver biopsy and it was normal....and they also did a scan to see if my liver ducts were closing, but they were normal too.I don't show any physical symptoms..........no pain, no "spiders" on my skin, no jaundice or dark urine. Is it possible that my low body temp has slowed my metabolism down so much that my liver can't function properly ?
    JackLucas 1 Replies
    • January 29, 2009
    • 10:25 PM
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  • I think you should take a look at this, as a normal biopsy doesn't rule out fatty liver: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/nash/
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • January 30, 2009
    • 08:53 PM
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