High End of Normal Range Activity, Involvement, Community, Buoyant Optimism and Energy! Activity for the sake of enjoyment. Optimism. Probable 98.6 (varies with subject.) Activity for the sake of activity. Minor allergies may begin to show themselves Thought wins over emotion and activity. Diplomacy. Depth of thought, Lucidity, Eloquence! Willingness to think deeply, at length. Insight, a growing trace of genius. Low End of Normal Range, approx 98.2 F (36.77 C) Some enzymes become "too tight" for efficient reaction kinetics; mild allergies and chemical sensitivities begin to be noticed on occasion. Probable 98.0, (36.66 C,) varies considerably with subject. Allergies, especially chemical allergies, slowly grow more pronounced. Feeling that "engaging" in thought or activity changes/lifts the body Eloquence in expression begins to decline, mental horizons favor depth, not breadth. Vulcan logic begins a slow walk to center stage. Subhedonia. Initiation of new activities begins to drop sharply. Slightly glazed to the outside world. Things begin to accumulate in corners and small piles. Immune system slows and falters. Allergies and colds more common. Persistence, dogged tenaciousness in pursuit of a purpose, a train of thought. (Oft mistaken for Genius.) Vulcan logic begins a slow, and increasingly faltering meander away from center stage. The sink sporadically fills, clean utensils become scarce despite the dishwasher. Mental horizons begin to shrink. (Oft mistaken for Expert.) Anhedonia, the interest in pleasure begins to evaporate. Chemical Sensitivities become increasingly serious problems as enzymatic pathways slow and clog. Procrastination of deeper thought for better times of day. Cycles reveal themselves. Several naps, the daily norm. Mental agility soon reveals it's slow and gradual decline to others. The desk, the workbench, the coffee table all begin to congeal as piles grow. Tenaciousness of opinion begins to win out over thought or logic. Anti-hedonia, avoidance of pleasure, and sometimes excitement. Stepping over things. The mess becomes "Convenience at hand". Change becomes the mind's enemy; yet past genius oft remains potent ammunition in argument. Drifting quietly, irrationally clinging to old ways, old memories, old angers. Argument and anger for the sake of adrenaline. Bindging on sweets for energy. Grasping for control of life. "The Engine Sputters". Temperature spikes and falls with excitement, anger. On/Off behavior patterns, black and white views of the world. Possible 96.0 - 95.0 (35.5 - 35.0 C) temperature range; varies with time, nutrition, sleep. Urgent Medical Condition: HYPOTHERMIA Erratic behaviors come to the fore. Collisions with walls. Defensive postures, stark views of the world. Depression and foreboding set in. Hopelessness. Adrift. Passive acceptance, stark apathy. Medical Emergency 92 F, 33.3 C Possible risk of death during further nocturnal temperature drops. Heart problems, Severe confusion, Amnesia, Stupor Death: "heart failure", "natural causes", "unknown causes". --------SOURCE: (search engine dogpile, searching for water and body temperature, page 2 of results: "The Cold Body Page") p.s. can you see yourself in there? I definitely was walking into walls all the time when I was 96.0-96.5. I can also relate to the piles of things growing in corners even though I would like to be a neat freak again. What can you relate to?