OK, what is the deal with cold chills?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Sheila1366, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. Sheila1366

    Sheila1366 New Member

    They are back.

    When FM first hit me the hardest this past summer I remember the cold chills being so bad and feeling awful at the same time.

    I remember asking if anyone had this same problem during or before a flare.

    I just started back exercising last week.I have been good even though my head tells me to go wide open.

    Unfortunately today I fear a storm is coming.

    I was lying on the mat during strecthes and I got this heavy feeling in my body.Like my body was sinking into the floor.

    I knew right then this might get ugly.

    SO, if anyone can relate to these cold chills or know why they happen.

    I have no fever and usually these chills come along the same time I start having cold night sweats.I will wake up soaking wet and cold.

    I had my hormones checked and it's not menopause.

    I'll be back on later today to see what you all think.

    In the meantime I am gonna sit my big butt down in my fluffy chair and rest my feet.

    Gentle Hugs today,
    Sheila
  2. nonnie1967

    nonnie1967 New Member

    It usually happens in the evening. I wrap up tightly in blankets, lie on the sofa and beg my husband to turn up the heat. What I hate the most about it is that when it happens, I usually feel much too ill to get up and tuck my kids in to sleep at bedtime. :-( It's like a bad case of the flu. Often I get a bad case of diarrhea either that day or the next, too.

    It seems to happen to me about once every 3-4 weeks. How often does it happen to you all?
  3. andrea1459

    andrea1459 New Member

    i get them too , multiple times during the day..i think its due to low blood pressure
  4. Sheila1366

    Sheila1366 New Member

    My reheumy. just called and said as far my hands and my fingernails stinging so bad and freezing it was raynauds syndrome.

    I was dx. with this before and I just forgot what it was.

    I mean my finger tips sting. Especially if I am handling anything cold or running somethig under cold water.

    This is just the worst they have ever been that I can remember.Even my toes feel a bit stingy(is that a word?LOL).

    She called in a perscription to open up the blood vessels and get the blood a flowing.

    I will go get it sometime,I i just hate taking another medication.But she said it would be only used during times like this.

    I think I am just gonna wait a bit and try to warm them up myself.Just found out I type pretty good with gloves on.

    Well I am gonna do a google search on raynauds.If I spelled it right.Thats ok,google does spell check anyway....yippey!!

    Cold Hugs,
    Sheila
  5. this is what i found out about my cold chills,i did my own experiment.
    i stayed up very late one night,watching tv.and as the night progressed i began getting cold chills all over my body.so i had to wrap myself up with a blanket to try to keep warm.
    then for 4 nights i went to bed roughly after 8.30pm.and didnt get the cold chills anytime over that period of time.
    then i stayed up late one more night,and again i got the cold chills as the night progressed,even though i had the gas fire switched on.
    so my conclusion is..for some weird reason this fibro is dictating when i should go to bed.if i dont listen to my body and stay up late,the chills attack me.and might i add even when i put that blanket on my body to warm it up.it still stays chilled.eeekkk


    all the best
    fran xx
  6. lin-z

    lin-z New Member

    I just started getting the chills within the last couple weeks. I get them to the point that my teeth actually chatter.

    Its so odd for me because I was the one everyone "made fun of" because I was so hot and menopausal all the time. I would take those symptoms any day(and I thought that was rough) HA!!!!

    The wicked snowstorm we had doesnt help!!!

    Stay warm Lindsey
  7. do you also have the cold chills?would you please write about your experience with them.?


    kind regards
    fran xx
  8. CAAnnieB

    CAAnnieB New Member

    Sheila & others,

    I also get that cold-to-the-core feeling every day! It is really uncomfortable. Right now, I'm bundled up in 3 sweaters, jeans, double socks, slippers & a big, fluffy bathrobe over everything! I'm still cold!

    It was recently explained to me at my Dr's appointment that this freezing cold state occurs from Endotoxin release from chronic, bacterial infections...such as Chlamydia Pneumoniae & Mycoplasma.

    It could also be due to Thyroid issues...

    Good luck in staying warm! (And in treating these underlying conditions.)

    Hugs,
    Annie

  9. proteinlady

    proteinlady New Member

    I noticed that these incredible chill cycles always happen just before the pain of a flare starts. When I get home from work I change into sweat pants, hubby's flannel shirt, and ll bean fleece jack. When the chill cycle starts I wrap myself cocoon style in my polar tech blanket and hubby piles on the afghans. Cripes, with all this stuff on I still stay frozen. My body temp always drops to 96.9 during this cycle. They can last from several hours to all day. As soon as I start to warm up wham the pain hits. I have this conversation every time I go to the doc and he just looks at me like I need to be committed. T3, T4 and TSH are all normal - I've seen the numbers and they're really in the ideal range. I can't get anyone here to take reverse T3 seriously and it's an academic health center. I'm starting to thing I need to try endos at Penn or Hopkins. This just isn't normal.

    Paula
  10. jaltair

    jaltair New Member

    however, I'm guessing that I get them because I let myself get overtired by not resting enough ...
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    OK, here is what I found:

    # Possible causes of symptom: Chills: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Chills as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    * Fever
    * Flu
    * Common cold
    * Virus
    * Infection - any type of infection can cause fever and chills
    * Chest infection
    * Pneumonia
    * Meningitis
    * Joint infection (see Joint symptoms)
    * Urinary tract infection
    * Pelvic infection
    * Heart valve infection
    * Malaria
    * Weil's disease
    * Allergic reaction (type of Adverse reaction)
    * Bacteremia
    * Kidney infection
    * Endocarditis
    * Certain other tropical diseases
    * Typhus
    <hr>

    Conditions listing symptoms: Chills: The following list of conditions have 'Chills' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A
    # Acute bacterial prostatitis ... chills
    # Addison's Disease ... coldness
    # Amebic dysentery ... chills
    # Anaphylaxis ... cold sweats
    B
    # Blastomycosis ... chills
    # Bubonic plague ... chills
    C
    # Cellulitis ... chills
    # Cholera ... cold skin
    # Ciguatera poisoning ... reversal of temperature sensation in their mouth
    # Common cold ... mild chills
    # Cystitis ... chills
    D
    # Diabetic hypoglycemia ... feeling cold
    # Diverticular Disease ... chills
    E
    # Ectopic pregnancy ... cold skin
    # Endocarditis ... chills
    # Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli ... chills
    # Exfoliative dermatitis ... feeling cold
    F
    # Febrile Seizures ... shuddering body
    # Flu ... chills
    # Frostbite ... shivering
    G
    # Gallstones ... chills
    # Gangrene ... local coldness
    H
    # Heart attack ... cold sweat
    # Heat exhaustion ... cold skin
    # Hepatitis ... chills
    # Hypoglycemia ... feeling cold
    # Hypoglycemic attack ... feeling cold
    # Hypothermia ... shivering
    I
    # Invasive candidiasis ... chills
    K
    # Kidney stones ... chills
    L
    # Lassa fever ... chills
    # Legionnaires' disease ... chills
    # Leptospirosis ... chills
    # Leukemia ... chills
    # Listeriosis ... chills
    # Liver abscess ... shivering
    # Lung abscess ... chills
    # Lupus ... chills
    # Lyme disease ... chills
    M
    # Malaria ... Chills
    # Marburg virus ... chills
    # Mastitis ... chills
    # Melioidosis ... chills
    # Menopause ... cold sweat
    # Mumps ... chills
    N
    # Neurotoxic shellfish poisoning ... temperature reversal
    P
    # Panic attack ... Chills
    # Panic disorder ... Chills
    # Perimenopause ... cold sweat
    # Peritonitis ... shivering, chills
    # Pheochromocytoma ... cold skin
    # Pituitary Cancer ... heat intolerance
    # Plague ... chills
    # Pneumonia ... shivering, Chills
    # Pneumonic plague ... chills
    # Primary sclerosing cholangitis ... chills
    # Prostatitis ... chills
    # Psittacosis ... shivering, chills
    # Pyelonephritis ... shivering, chills
    Q
    # Q fever ... chills
    R
    # Rabies ... temperature sensitivity
    # Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome ... temperature hypersensitivity
    # Reiter’s syndrome ... chills
    # Relapsing fever ... chills
    # Renal carbuncle ... chills
    # Renal colic ... chills
    # Renal tuberculosis ... shivering, chills
    # Rocky Mountain spotted fever ... chills
    # Rubella ... shivering
    S
    # Sandfly fever ... shivering, chills
    # SARS ... shivering, chills
    # Scarlet fever ... chills
    # Schistosomiasis ... chills
    # Septicemia ... shivering, chills
    # Shingles ... chills
    # Shock ... cold skin
    # Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome ... chills
    # Syringomyelia ... loss of temperature sensitivity
    T
    # Tetanus ... chills
    # Toxic Shock Syndrome ... Chills
    # Toxoplasmosis ... chills
    # Trichinosis ... chills
    # Tuberculosis ... chills
    # Typhoid fever ... chills
    # Typhus ... chills
    V
    # Vibrio parahaemolyticus ... chills
    # Vibrio vulnificus ... chills
    W
    # Wallenberg's Syndrome ... loss of temperature sensitivity
    # Weil's syndrome ... chills
    # Wernicke's encephalopathy ... cold skin
    # Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome ... cold skin