Dr. W… being on the subject of body temp.. i had a question. I am one of the 20% or some of people who get colds that last 2 weeks or longer; been that way my whole life. It just seems that my symptoms just linger on and I feel generally weak or tired… Once I cross the primary peak point of the cold, the recover time is long. This time, I’ve measuring my body temp. Usually (both at home and in the doctors office) I am at mid-day. what I am noticing is that the most i can reach during my recovery is from a morning of . Is this normal? T
Two possibilities to mention:
1. If your skin is tender to touch and burning is not affected by body movements and different positions, then it can be shingles (Herpes zoster virus reactivation in one of the spinal nerves). Nausea can be also from shingles. This causes burning pain going like a stripe from the spine to the front. Often (but not always) rash appears after some time. Neurologist would tell you, if there is any available painkiler for your situation.
2. Bulging or herniated disc or some other disorder in your thoracic spine (osteoporosis, arthritis..) could cause pinched spinal nerve. This type of pain would be affected by different body positions and would not be tender to the slight touch. Again, neurologist could say more.