My DD has this fairly often eg 6-7 times last school year, one doc said that it could be migraine, one said she was wagging school!, and one said she was fighting off viruses she had already had and thats why she wasn't actually ill. Still don't know which is the answer.
Are you sure (really sorry- this sounds awful!) that his normal temperature is 36? That sounds really low to me. Are you using the same thermometer?
Does he feel hot? If not, I would forget about taking his temperature, and have a look at what's happening at school, is there a pattern to the days he feels grotty? Is he overtired - would a day in bed be a good idea? Does he sleep well? Is he a worrier? My dd always gets a headache if she's worried about something (and it can be something so trivial I may not have even been aware that it was an issue.
yes its the same thermometer, i just know that he is usually between 36 and 36.5 on it, same as me. it beeps if its over 37.5 to indicate a fever , which has been the case mainly at night.
each time he has a headache, theres no disputin it, he goes white as a ghost. hes not got his normal appetite and also things like when he goes riding his bike with his dad ona sunday, he just wants to come home whereas normally he'd be out for hours. some days though hes seemed fine.
the doctor did try to say he was faking it but he always says that when he doesnt know what it is. and i know he isnt
I think I'd go back to the doctors, repeat that he has a frequent low-grade fever, allergies and immune system problems, that it's been going on for longer than seems normal and request a blood test. Just to be on the safe side.
definately ask for a blood test this will pick signs of infection.Are his glands up at all? i remember feeling like that when i was a teenager and had glandular fever.somedays you feel like shit others are just fine.If your doctor won't do it get a second opinion
ds's friend has been like this turned out to be glandular fever although only one of his glands was slightly raised so missed on the initial exam. A blood test should tell if there is anything going on.
Agree with castille and megandtyler. Go with your instinct that something isn't right and push for it to investigated. The tiredness on the bike rides rang alarm bells for me - particularly if its something he usually enjoys.
Re the temp - it is in the normal range but if it's not in the normal range for your ds then it is unusual. For instance if my dd is at 37 I know she's fine. If ds, who is usually 35-36 is at 37 then I know something is up. Hope you get it sorted.