Does anyone get chills with the pain?

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   Posted 9/3/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
When I get the all over flu-like aching pain I will get chills at the same time. The chills make me tense up and the aching just gets worse and worse. Does this happen to anyone else? What causes the chilled feeling with no fever?
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   Posted 9/3/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Upbeat,

Yes, I get these chills a lot, too, especially when I'm in a flare. I have no idea what causes them, I just chalk it up to one more crazy fibro symptom!

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   Posted 9/3/2009 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know what causes it, but yes, I get chills. We haven't had the hottest summer, but sometimes I still had to get my flannel PJs and wrap myself in fleece blankets. This always happens when my fibro feels worse. I have to ask dh how to dress the kids. If it was up to me, they would get heat exhaustion!
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   Posted 9/3/2009 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Yes...get the chills.  Also goosebump sensations on my skin even when I'm not cold.  Sometimes in a hot shower I get  goosebumps.  I dress like Nanook when I have to go into an aircondioned store.   Weird, huh?



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   Posted 9/3/2009 9:28 PM (GMT -7) too...chills. I keep my thermostat to 77 on air conditioner and sometimes I'm chilled to the bone so I have to keep turning it up and up. Because anything but loose clothing bothers me I need to have it warm. In the winter I have my heater at my feet at computer and one of those heaters that look like fireplaces in livingroom to keep me warm. Hubby wont let the heater be above 75.

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   Posted 9/3/2009 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been flaring for awhile now, and whenever I move around, if the air temp is too cold, I will burst into very cold, clammy sweat with chills. I mean S W E A T Y cold sweat. It's really unpleasant, and difficult to warm up from. If the air temp is warm enough I won't sweat but will get goosebumps. I've been wearing silk thermal undershirts with long sleeves, under whatever else I'm wearing, almost every day since January. The silk is warm, light enough so it won't be seen, and wicks the perspiration away, helping with clamminess.

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   Posted 9/4/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
It is always nice to know I am not alone! I know our thermostats are off and we feel colder than others, but I wonder why we actually get chills?

I constantly have a jacket on in the house with the A/C on 75! Thanks for the replies :)

Littleneck - the cold, clammy sweat is the worst - I only get that when my blood sugar drops. That is a good idea about the silk undershirts!
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   Posted 9/4/2009 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
My body temp changes about as often as the clock does and I don't have to be flaring for it to do it. I was cleaning our bathroom and sweating. Now that I sat down I'm freezing, had the air on 74. I'm cold every morning now that it is getting cooler at night and have my little heater on me til I get warm which is about two hours. The heat feels so good on my morning muscle aches too.
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   Posted 9/4/2009 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   
For the first half of the day I was dripping, and freezing, at work. I had on my thin silk thermal top AND a fleece half-zip pullover. By 9am I had visible perspiration on my back. I just don't understand it! I drink cups of hot tea, and put my jacket back on, and this helps. I thought maybe exercise might warm up my body, but it made it worse - I was sweating like a racehorse. I don't have any heart conditions or other symptoms of heart ailments; my body temoerature has been running low (about 96.5-97.5) for the past few weeks. The only other thing I can think of besides just being blessed wth the cold sweats of fibro is that I could be perimenopausal, but I'm only 41.

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   Posted 9/6/2009 4:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I get chills with my aches as well. Makes me feel worse for sure. I always have a blanket around me, no matter what time of year.
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   Posted 9/6/2009 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Oooh, yes, Upbeat, I get the chills something awful! It is one of my least favorite symptoms of this disorder. I get them so bad, I have little choice but to curl up under about 8 tons of blankets and just shiver.

Sometimes, a very hot shower helps - a long, long hot shower.


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   Posted 9/11/2009 2:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I get cold very easily, but then I get hot very easily, too. I have a heating pad (obstensibly for my back, but used to warm up sometimes, too) and a blanket at my easy chair.
Sometimes I'll get the chills and I'm shivering at night under the blankets, while hubby has fan blowing on him.
Also, sometimes I'll get this weird thing where my neck up feels like it's burning up, but neck down is shivering. Am unsure about that, but was told it's a kind of migraine??? Was told to try a cold-pak on my neck, but cold just locks my muscles up...
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   Posted 9/11/2009 2:26 AM (GMT -7)   
My temperature has been really low, consistently. It's been 96.9-97.3 this week. I'm trying to figure out why, when I'm cold, I get thick, cold sweats. It's weird. The neck-migraine idea is interesting. I wonder if it's temperature-triggered...

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   Posted 9/11/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   

Yup, add me to the list.  I don't get the cold sweating but chills, oh,yeah!  Doesn't seem to matter what the temperature is inside or outside, I can get chills.  Most especially during flares but at other times too.  In the winter, I wear layers, long sleeve T-shirt, acrylic sweater or fleece, my favorite.  And sometimes I have to wear my fleece OVER my sweater too.  My heating pad is my friend!  I also bought a heated blanket throw that is great.  I put the heating pad on my back, put the  heated throw over the rest of me, stick my arms out just enough to hold my book and I'm set to warm up.  In the summer, with the air on, I always have a long sleeve shirt or light fleece on, or I'll get too cold.  Sometimes, only a hot bath will do to warm me up. 

Really, fibro friends I thought I was the only one whose body was so wacky! 

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