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Extreme chills an shivering. Really bad headache and it feels like im freezing but no fever whatsoever. What could this be?

Extreme chills an shivering. Really bad headache and it feels like im freezing but no fever whatsoever. What could this be?

Viral infection?: Most likely an infection but it depends on how long you have symptoms? If it came on suddenly over the course of 1-2 days, probably a flu-like virus. If it's been happening for a prolonged period of time, you need to be seen by your doctor and get some blood tests. ...Read more

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Serotonin syndrome? 10 mg Zoloft (sertraline) for 5 days. Extreme sweating fever 99.9 HRT plps shivering muscle tightness nausea no appetite. Regular side fx?

Serotonin syndrome? 10 mg Zoloft (sertraline) for 5 days. Extreme sweating fever 99.9 HRT plps shivering muscle tightness nausea no appetite. Regular side fx?

Don't take a chance: Serotonin syndrome is a rare but potentially extremely dangerous side effect of taking medications that increase serotonin levels. When it happens, generally it is to someone who is taking multiple medications that affect serotonin, and starts within 24 hours of a med change. If there is any suspicion, contact the prescribing physician today for advice. If not available, go to emergency dept. ...Read more

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Why do I have shivers then a fever?

Why do I have shivers then a fever?

Chilling: The material which causes the body's thermostat to reset higher causes chilling and shivering. This muscular activity helps to generate heat and raise your temperature. Chills usually precede the rise in temperature, sweats are a way of losing heat. ...Read more

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My wife has a fever but shivering what is wrong?

My wife has a fever but shivering what is wrong?

Natural response: Shivering and goosebumps are two of the body's natural mechanisms for elevating temperature or causing fever. As long as the fever isn't excessive (above 103 or so) it is one of the best defenses against fighting infections. ...Read more

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Help please I woke up in the middle of the night shivering violently. Might it be fever?

Help please I woke up in the middle of the night shivering violently. Might it be fever?

Possible: Infection might cause similar symptom. Please see a doctor to evaluate if not getting better in few days with resting, fluid, ibuprofen or Tylenol. ...Read more

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Is fever with shivering common in tb?

Is fever with shivering common in tb?

Yes: It's common. There are many other causes as well; we want to be sure espcially to rule out endocarditis. ...Read more

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I am suffering from fever and shivering a lot and body pain a little. ...I don't have any other symptoms. ...I took medicines but not woking. ...Help?

I am suffering from fever and shivering a lot and body pain a little. ...I don't have any other symptoms. ...I took medicines but not woking. ...Help?

Possible virus: These symptoms are consistent with the early stages of a viral infection of the respiratory tract or intestines. If symptoms of a head cold, cough or diarrhea do not develop and fever and chills persist, see your physician as a more serious infection may be present. ...Read more

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My husband gets a headache then he gets cold, then he starts shivering real bad where his body hurts, after its done he as fever, then he feels blah?

My husband gets a headache then he gets cold, then he starts shivering real bad where his body hurts, after its done he as fever, then he feels blah?

Fever from what?: If this is repeating itself thru time (Years) then it could be Familial Mediterranean Fever! Rare conditions!
Have his physician or Hospital Check him out and do Blood Cultures when he has a fever to rule out other causes of Fever, also have him get a Chest Xray and Blood Test! ...Read more

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I am experiencing fever (severity: moderate). I'm having shivering and I feel feverish hot inside but outside I'm like normal and also cold &headache?

I am experiencing fever (severity: moderate). I'm having shivering and I feel feverish hot inside but outside I'm like normal and also cold &headache?

Fever, HA achy: It appears you have a viral illness of some kind.
You can safely take Ibuprofen 400 mg po q 6 hrs for fever. aches, HA symptoms. Drink fluids and observe.
If symptoms worsen see your doctor in person. ...Read more

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Shivers headache fever aching body?

Shivers headache fever aching body?

INFLUENZA A signs: These are signs of influenza: fever/chills/aches/headache and cough. Influenza a is epidemic right now. In the northwest influenza a began 2 weeks ago and dozens of cases came through my office (mostly children) last week. So take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain/fever and push fluids and get rest! If you have a 'stiff neck' --consider meningitis (viral or bacterial) and get seen right away! Hang in there! ...Read more

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What do you call these types of shivers from high fever?

What do you call these types of shivers from high fever?

Hard chills: When chilling is so hard that you cannot control your muscular movement and you have shaking chills they are called "rigors". ...Read more

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One of my 20 months old toddler seems to be shivering sknce last 2-3 days. He is not cold and does not have a fever too?

One of my 20 months old toddler seems to be shivering sknce last 2-3 days. He is not cold and does not have a fever too?

See your doctor: See your doctor to make sure your son is not developing an infection or having some other medical problem. ...Read more

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I have started shivering or shuddering 24 hours after surgery. I don't think I am running a fever. I'm not hot or cold. What is causing this?

Need more info: This strongly suggests that you should call and discuss this with the surgeon who performed whatever procedure you have had. Since you are already on antibiotics this clearly needs assessment by physical exam and perhaps labs and imaging studies. Call the doctor now. ...Read more

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My son is 11 months old and he’s got a fever. We’ve given him Empaped to help with the temperature, but now he’s also at shivering. Please help?

My son is 11 months old and he’s got a fever. We’ve given him Empaped to help with the temperature, but now he’s also at shivering. Please help?

Maybe an infection: A baby or toddler with a new fever usually has some type of infection. Sometimes viruses and mycoplasma germs can cause fevers. Viral infections usually go away on their own, but mycoplasma needs antibiotic treatment. Bacterial infections, such as of the throat, ears, or urinary bladder, need a doctor to prescribe antibiotics. A doctor may also look for some more rare or more serious conditions. ...Read more

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JMy son aged 19 years is suffering from high fever since yesterday noon. Initially he has complained of chill and shivering which lasted for 3 to 4 ho?

JMy son aged 19 years is suffering from high fever since yesterday noon. Initially he has complained of chill and shivering which lasted for 3 to 4 ho?

Could be anything: The only means by which to establish a diagnosis would be to see a doctor, provide a full detailed history, undergo examination and possibly testing and imaging studies. This cannot be done over the internet. Good luck and hope he is better soon. ...Read more

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My 6 year old has a fever and the shivers. What do I do for him? Gave Motrin already.

My 6 year old has a fever and the shivers. What do I do for him? Gave Motrin already.

Best ride out fevers: Our body goes to lost of trouble to create fevers to help fight infection- our white blood cells work better & microbes don't survive at high temperatures. Lowering fever sabotages our immune system & prolongs infections! If he's absolutely miserable you can give Motrin but it's better to tough it out! See http://tinyurl. Com/pqw26te Consider homeopathy: http://tinyurl. Com/pzombx2
Do give fluids! ...Read more

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What would cause my 4 year old son to shiver while not having a fever, feeling cold or having any other symptoms.

What would cause my 4 year old son to shiver while not having a fever, feeling cold or having any other symptoms.

Probably OK: Sometimes people shiver because they are excited or surprised. If this is an ongoing thing and it concerns you, consider taking a video of it and showing it to the child's doctor. If he is not having any weight loss, fever, or other difficulty, it is probably ok. If it is prolonged or involves any lapse in his consciousness or involves unusual movements, it certainly merits a dr. Visit. ...Read more

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My dad woke up in the middle of the night shivering and shaking cold. No fever, room temperature same as every night. Possible causes? He is 52.

Difficult: Atarax (hydroxyzine) and zyrtec should not be taken simultaneously...
If this is a once time occurrence and there are no other symptoms like shortness of breath or chest pain, you could ignore it. But if it continues medical attention is needed. ...Read more

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Had fever illness for 20 days. Now ok. But I am panic stricken and feeling anxious. How to cope with this? Always feel like I am going to shiver.

Had fever illness for 20 days. Now ok. But I am panic stricken and feeling anxious. How to cope with this? Always feel like I am going to shiver.

Natural response: Of course, I don't know the severity of what you're reporting but it would not be unreasonable for someone still close to a recent febrile illness which may have been severe to still be hesitant and fearful of a recurrence. If it interferes with your routine activities or even work then, speak to your doctor and see if they want to refer you to someone for help or possibly have you take something. ...Read more

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I am travelling and in japan, two days before I felt very cold and later got high fever 104 f, with lot of shivering and weakness, it happened suddenly s?

I am travelling and in japan, two days before I felt very cold and later got high fever 104 f, with lot of shivering and weakness, it happened suddenly s?

Viral Illness: This is probably infectious, probably viral. Try acetaminophen or aspirin for the fever. If your symptoms stabilize, it will take a week
of bedrest to recover. If you develop shortness of breath, pain, or
diarrhea, you need to go to the ER. Good luck ...Read more

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I was on an extremely bumpy speedbout ride on 17may ever since I have back and head pain plus shivers and fever, Is it serious? I got 2appointments tomorow

I was on an extremely bumpy speedbout ride on 17may ever since I have back and head pain plus shivers and fever, Is it serious? I got 2appointments tomorow

Keep appointments: You might be dealing with 2 different conditions. While the back/neck pain might be explained by the intensity of the ride, your fever and chills might be due to a different condition. Go for your appointments. ...Read more

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I can c that my body is shivereing don't hv fever I set under fan but don't feel cold. I hv thyroid to. That's normal. B4 I never saw my body shivering.

I can c that my body is shivereing don't hv fever I set under fan but don't feel cold. I hv thyroid to. That's normal. B4 I never saw my body shivering.

Shivering: This is one mechanism the body has of increasing temperature by muscular activity. It is possible your body temp was below normal and the shivering is bringing it back up. Also may be due to excess catecholamine (epinephrine, etc.) excretion. If this is truly bothering you, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I came home today with a high temperature but I am freezing cold and shivering. My partner may have glandular fever, what is wrong this me? Thank you.

I came home today with a high temperature but I am freezing cold and shivering. My partner may have glandular fever, what is wrong this me? Thank you.

Fever: Your temperature must have been rising quickly causing you to shiver. You are probably developing an infection the cause of which could be the same as your partner's glandular fever (viral nature). But it also could be something else. Wait for other symptoms to show before consulting your physician. Get rest right now in addition to taking a fever reducer and drinking lots of fluids. ...Read more

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My son 3 year old suddenly woke up shivering now he has a fever of 101.2 what should I do. I don't have any panadol (acetaminophen) at home?

My son 3 year old suddenly woke up shivering now he has a fever of 101.2 what should I do. I don't have any panadol (acetaminophen) at home?

Fever management: First dress down, assure that room temperature is comfortable. Provide adequate fluid, most children will do well with temperatures at or below 101. If continued chills with increasing fever, a lukewarm bath will help, if no improvement please consult with a doctor in HealthTap prime to check for the cause of fever ...Read more

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Since 4 days, my food pipe hurts whenever I try to eat something. Its started with shivering, I have fever (101+) & cough. I not able to eat/drink?

Need attention: If you cannot even drink you need attention urgently. If the pain in your "food pipe" is deep in your throat, it's likely a throat infection. If the pain is down in your chest, it may be a true esophagus problem, and you may need a chest x ray or other tests to be sure your esophagus is not perforated (rare but serious). ...Read more

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Fever 101.5, shivering & nausea during fasting. Break my fast and temperature becomes normal. But now I'm feeling very tired can continue fasting?

Fever 101.5, shivering & nausea during fasting. Break my fast and temperature becomes normal. But now I'm feeling very tired can continue fasting?

Stop fasting!: Why are you fasting? And for how long? Of course, you'll feel fatigues if you have been fasting and your blood sugar level is low. No, you should not continue fasting and you should drink some fluid with high sugar content. ...Read more

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Sir, I have a problem, symptoms r :during the day time I don't have any problem but at evening I have head pain, fever chest pain, and shivering. Tell me?

Check it out: Interesting symptoms. You should see your doc to rule out infectious diseases or parasites as well as other possibilities ...Read more

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Hot I started to shivering all of sudden so bad it didn't stop for 2 hours I had a fever of 99.9 I took Tylenol (acetaminophen) and the temp went down now headache?

Hot I started to shivering all of sudden so bad it didn't stop for 2 hours I had a fever of 99.9 I took Tylenol (acetaminophen) and the temp went down now headache?

Cold: Did you feel bad for a day or so, the shivers and the headache, most probably are related to a cold.
DO you have a running nose, congested sinuses, sneezing, muscle acke? . If these symptoms come today, I think you have a cold.
Did you get vaccinated?, do you someone close to you with similar symptoms? . If you continue with worsening symptoms, you should see a Dr. And take ANTB. In the mean time Motrin every 4-6 hrs.
you may, request to see me again, and go in more detail over the symptoms, and request a CXR ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids, high temp, fever, shivering, loss of appetite, what to do?

Hemorrhoids, high temp, fever, shivering, loss of appetite, what to do?

You need to go to: Emergency Dept at nearest hospital, because you might have sepsis from a peri-rectal abscess. This condition sometimes requires emergency surgical drainage. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoids, high temp, fever, shivering, loss of appetite, what's wrong?

Hemorrhoids, high temp, fever, shivering, loss of appetite, what's wrong?

Can't diagnose: Without an actual evaluation. If your temp is > 104 - please seek medical attention promptly. If symptoms are not resolving - or worsening - please see medical provider even if lower temp. ...Read more

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Fever, body is burning up but I'm shivering, have goose bumps, entire body hurts, have bad headache and starting to feel nauseous?

Fever, body is burning up but I'm shivering, have goose bumps, entire body hurts, have bad headache and starting to feel nauseous?

BURNING, SHIVERING +: YOU SHOULD BE SEEING YOUR PCP OR AN INTERNIST.
AND VERY SOON. . .
DO NOT WAIT.
GOOD LUCK. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with bacterial tonsillitis and have been having high fevers. Today I started having cold feet and shivering, is this normal?

I've been diagnosed with bacterial tonsillitis and have been having high fevers. Today I started having cold feet and shivering, is this normal?

Bacterial tonsilliti: Tonsillitis may be accompanied by high fever, cold feet, and shivering. Either viral or bacterial sources may lead to these symptoms. Go see your health provider. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has been sweating all night. He is extremely hot (all body) but he is shivering. He has no fever. He feels a small pain on his head.?

He needs a DR: How long? Days? Months? Too many blankets or a hot room? Soaks the bed? MANY possible causes including panic attacks or night terrors, tuberculosis and other infections, lymphomas, disordered nervous system, hormone disorders, etc. ...Read more

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My 9yr old daughter shivering 4-5times a day in past 2-3weeks, no fever. She 1yr 9mth she once infantile convulsions due to dehydration. What's wrong?

My 9yr old daughter shivering 4-5times a day in past 2-3weeks, no fever. She 1yr 9mth she once infantile convulsions due to dehydration. What's wrong?

Not a seizure.: Shivering isn't the same as a convulsion (seizure). If she is behaving differently as well then something might be going on. However it could be that she is iron deficient or not taking in enough calories or perhaps fighting a small virus. I would watch it and see how it changes. ...Read more

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I shiver a lot last night like 10 mins. Its not that cold. When I wake up my muscles feel very weak and I feel I have light fever. My head pains too.

I shiver a lot last night like 10 mins. Its not that cold. When I wake up my muscles feel very weak and I feel I have light fever. My head pains too.

What u describe is: High fever. The question is, from what? Any respiratory symptoms, or gastrointestinal or urinary tract, etc. If fever persists, c ur doc for a work up. ...Read more