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  1. When I first started calorie restriction I noticed my body temperature was super low. At some point, something changed. Not long after I started CR, a few years, I developed chronic bacterial prostatitis... probably from an untreated UTI (I already had a history of them). It took forever to get rid of, almost impossible to cure. I read through lots of papers and combined antibiotics with supplements to increase change of curing it. After a long time with trial and error, I cured it and it hasn't come back now for about 5 years. One thing I noticed was that my temperature never got down as low as it used to be, despite feeling "cured". So fast forward to the last few months. As of September, I've noticed my body temperature (measured by ear) is always really low. It's usually around 35.5, but towards the evening and morning it is as low as 34.9 degrees C. Does anyone else have a temperature this low? I let my parents use the thermometer and they were both at 37 degrees C when I checked last night. It may have been a coincidence, but this happened when two things changed: 1. I started taking Finasteride 1.25 mg a day 2. I had a couple old fillings removed because of cavities, which one of them he said may need root canal because it reached the nerve. So far I've not had any pain after the first month, but i need x rays in April to check if the tooth is okay. Both have temporary fillings for now. This seems unlikely as the reason though? Might have been a coincidence but could it have been one of these which brought my temperature down from about 36.1 degrees C to average of about 35.5? I'm always cold again now, too... I was thinking maybe the finasteride had shrunk the prostate or removed inflammatory cells and/or bacteria from the prostate that were not removed previously. Or maybe it was the dental work. Anyway, I just wanted to share this little anecdote because I thought it was kind of interesting. If you've read my blog you'd know that I had a chronic infection for years which required long periods of low dose antibiotics like trimethoprim and doxycycline. Temperature this morning was 35.1 degrees C. Ear temperature is a little higher than oral temperature.
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