FIBRO AND CHILLS WITH NO FEVER

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Bonzofibro
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   Posted 8/10/2011 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
It seems that whenever I go into a flare one of the major symptoms that plagues me is chills.  Of course the body aches and fatigue are there along with it and when it is really bad all I can do is stay in bed, sleep and hope it passes soon. 
 
Does anyone get those chills with no fever and why do you think that happens.??? eyes

Sherrine
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   Posted 8/10/2011 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Bonzofibro, and welcome!  I'm so glad you found us and joined in.  Yes, chills and fibro can go hand in hand.  I know I get cold easily so I carry a cotton sweater with me at all times...and I live in Florida!  Our symptoms are so weird and no two fibromites have exactly the same symptoms.  It's a crazy illness.  Below is a link to an article called Fibromyalgia Information for Neurologists.  This shows all we go through and at the bottom she mentions how we can be hot one minute and chilled the next.  Hope this helps you.
 
 
Be sure to check out Fibro 101...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good information about fibro and you will learn a lot there.
 
Try to do gentle exercises every day.  You already know that sitting and laying make you very stiff and, actually, this does make your pain worse.  I've had fibro for 24 years.  Four years ago I started walking because it is a weight-bearing exercise and I had just been diagnosed with osteoporosis.  I had to start out slowly because my body wasn't used to it.  I only could walk four houses down the street before I had to turn around and head home.  But I didn't give up and now I start each day with at least a one mile walk.  I don't feel like going but I know my pain will be less and I will have less fatigue by the time I get home.  I sure wasn't expecting the walking to help fibro that much but it sure does!  Quite a few members are doing this now and getting some relief.  I don't stay still too long or I pay for it with more pain.
 
I'm looking forward to getting to know you better.  Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you.  I hope to hear more from you soon.
 
Sherrine 
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

mscrowbar
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   Posted 8/10/2011 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to healing well.

I do not get the chills per say. I do however get hot flashes and then chills from that. All night long, covers on, covers off. Endocrinologist says its from the high dosage of synthroid. I also have fibro, RA and iron deficiancies so who knows if any one of them or the meds treating them could also be the reason for the hot flashes/chills.

Sorry couldn't help you but wanted to at least welcome you.
Denita
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Rheumatoid arthritis with secondary Sjogrens, Fibromyalgia, meniscus tears in left knee, Cancer survivor

Bonzofibro
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   Posted 8/10/2011 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sherrine,
 
Thanks for the warm welcome.  I too live in Florida.....
 
Yes, you are right, staying still makes it worse and it is sometimes hard not to when you really feel ill in a flare.
 
I have walked the last couple days and maybe I over did it.  It think I did.  I best start out slowly.....or I defeat myself.  I know it strengthens the muscles to exercise and there is a fine line between benefiting and going into a flare from it.
 
I am glad I have found this site for support and inspiration, and maybe I too can help others with what I have learned through the years regarding managing my Fibro.
 
Bon  yeah

Bonzofibro
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   Posted 8/10/2011 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
How do I set up my profile so my email address will be available to members. Thanks. Bopn

Sherrine
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   Posted 8/10/2011 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Bon, I hope you get a chance to read that link I posted to you.  It's really very good and I learned more from it.  I'm always learning something about this illness and you know knowledge is power! 
 
To create your profile, there is a bar at the top of the page that says "My Profile".  Click on that and fill in the info.  You can also put an email address if you think you would want members to see it.  Only HW members will have access to the profiles.  We don't have people put their email addresses in their posts because anyone throughout the world could see that....non-members, too.....and that could spell trouble.  Hope this helps.
 
Sherrine
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mscrowbar
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   Posted 8/10/2011 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
click on "My profile" at the top of the page. Its right next to the log out button. You will also have the opportunity to list diagnosises and medications if you would like.
Denita
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FibroNana
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   Posted 8/10/2011 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Denita,

I have been having horrible hot flashes and the chills lately...New symptom for me..I use to have the night sweats but this is entirely different..I had my hormones checked because I'm in that age bracked but they say no, you aren't there yet...hmmm, I beg to differ..

so maybe it's just my ole pal, Fibro! ugh, one more thing..


Jerrie/FibroNana
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Bonzofibro
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   Posted 8/10/2011 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jerrie,

Yes, the chills have been something very annoying for me for many years now and I can not for the life of me figure out why I get them. Never a fever...but they seem to go hand in hand with the fatigue and aches....

Do you get really really sleepy and just want to be in bed sleeping in a flare?
Bon Y.

McFibro
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   Posted 8/10/2011 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep - those were my first symptoms. Very much like the flu. Just stay rested if you can and it will pass; at least that's been my experience. Anytime I overdue anything, those are my first symptoms. Take Care and keep a blanket close by! tongue

Bonzofibro
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   Posted 8/11/2011 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you think that a "flare" so to speak, is really when the muscles/body gets over taxed and it freaks out by exhibiting flare symptoms...and if you rest a day or two it calms down and you feel better again? Just wondering what you all think about this? Do any of you experience "depression" when you are in a flare.....?
Bon Y.

vestabula
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   Posted 8/11/2011 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I guess my 'chills' are different.  I get them when I brush my hair...when the water from the shower hits my skin...when I pull a shirt over my head.  I always thought it was from super skin sensitivity.  At night when I put my head on the pillow I get goosebumps across the part of my face that touches the pillowcase...weird!
 
Donna
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