Anyone have bad chills??

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   Posted 1/19/2009 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys: For about three weeks I have been having these spells of shaking chills, like you would get with the flu. Even on a fairly good day I will have them. They come out of nowhere. Do you all have this symptom?? Doc thought it was thyroid but test was normal. Thanks   D

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   Posted 1/19/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Isn't that a symptom of one of the co-infections? It sounds familiar, but I'd have to look it up.

Personally, I'm cold all the time, but never had the shaking chills like that. Hum?
Or maybe a side affect from one of your meds?

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   Posted 1/19/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I had chills in the summer one year when the temperature was about 90 degrees. I got in my car and turned on the heat.

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   Posted 1/19/2009 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Dowa, Babesiosis can cause chills like this.  Do you have Babesiosis?

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   Posted 1/19/2009 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I've battled shaking chills off & on for a long time. I've found some triggers are food intolerances/allergies, and also getting cold without being aware that I was getting cold. But sometimes, they just hit me out of nowhere too. Best thing to help I find is a heating pad or electric blanket, or a hot bath.
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   Posted 1/20/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
My tolerance for cold has went way down. I didn't realize that it was a lyme symtom (or coinfection) until I've read several posts about it. I used to get the chills too but have not had them for a few months now.

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   Posted 1/20/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I battle chills when my energy level is low from Lyme. My general tolerance to cold is very very low, the cold is downright painfull. I wento Florida to get away from it all about 2 years ago and it was in the upper 80's I was the only one on the beach with a sweatshirt and jeans and I felt like a wierdo. Everytime the wind would blow a slight bit I would get really cold. I know what you are going thru!! Often in the morning I have to turn the heat up to about 75 and stay under the blankets. Pain medication in general helps to cut back on my cold sensitivity and helps me with energy I have no idea why.

Treat the energy crisis in your body and you will treat the cold sensitivity.

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   Posted 1/20/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Though I didn't get chills except after sweats from babesia.....A few years ago before being treated I would always be cold, my feet would be freezing with 3 pair of socks on. My hands as well. My thyroid tested fine. BUT After going to LLMD he tested free t3 and 4. It was found I have hypothyroidism--Hashimotos Thyroididis. Since being on armour all of thoses symptoms went away. Thyroid issue present with many aches and pains as well so it is hard to tell the difference between what is lyme, co-infections and what is thyroid. I have them all. Have Doc do a thourough thyroid panel not just the basics. Blessings

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   Posted 1/20/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
My hands and feet are always cold while the rest of my body is sweating. At night in the middle of winter I have to keep my window open so I won't sweat to death and at the same time I have to keep the heat on and keep under heavy blankets. I have to keep one foot under the covers and warm while the other one has to be outside the covers and cold. It sounds crazy but that's the only way I can deal with being too cold and too hot at the same time!! I think it tricks my body into feeling relief from both the cold and heat at once. I also use heated blankets and heating pads. If it sounds like a hassle it is!

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   Posted 1/20/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow. I guess I'm not alone here anyway. The doc I was seeing did a test for TSH and also thyroid antibodies (checking for hashimotos) and all normal. Also negative for co-infections by Igenex but apparantly not by Fry. Still not sure about any of this, honestly. Thanks everyone for your input and "stay warm."  (:  D

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   Posted 1/20/2009 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
When I first realized I was sick with lyme I had chills which I thought previously was a virus. When I started doxy the chills were so bad I had to stay under an electric blanket all the time. I continue to get chills but usually not the all over the body kind. They are isolated to one part of my body - very strange.
I am also cold intolerant with very cold feet and face.
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