I know a lot of us deal with fevers on a regular basis and I've had one for a really long time. When I don't have a fever, my normal body temp is usually 97.5. I figure since my body temp is fairly low that anything over 98.6 would be considered a fever. MY rheumy said that it doesn't matter what your normal body temp is and that she didn't consider my temp of 98.9 to be a fever when I was at my last visit in July. They take your temp with an ear thermometer which isn't very accurate anyway. I don't know why they do that. Anyway, I've read conflicting reports about when you consider yourself having a fever. What has anyone here heard?