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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Get Goosebumps Only On One Half Of My Body

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I get goosebumps on one side of my body and the other side is fine also feel the same in my head, I suffer from migraines & take 3 amitriptyline pills?

I get goosebumps on one side of my body and the other side is fine also feel the same in my head, I suffer from migraines & take 3 amitriptyline pills?

Weird: It sounds like you may be having some strange side effect from the amitriptyline. With nothing else to go on, that sounds at least feasible. Because it is a medication that affects nerves, see if you can taper or stop the med (with your Family Doc's permission). A drug holiday could give you one piece of information to go on. If it's not that, then keep looking for other weirdness. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing goosebumps down one side of my body for 2 months. The goosebumps present themselves in strange patterns on the skin. Advice?

I have been experiencing goosebumps down one side of my body for 2 months. The goosebumps present themselves in strange patterns on the skin. Advice?

Goosebumps: Do the goosebumps itch? There is a condition called keratosis pilaris that often occurs over the ouside of the upper arms and occasionally on the upper outer thighs, but these usually do not itch. An over-the-counter lotion, amlactin, often helps this condition. If it itches, it might be due to a medication you have been taking. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old and for some reason out of now where I get goosebumps On my body and at times it feels like it's numbed, I get them when im not cold?

I'm 16 years old and for some reason out of now where I get goosebumps On my body and at times it feels like it's numbed, I get them when im not cold?

Goosebumps: Can be a response to cold, or fear (Goosebumps!) or nervousness. Short lived tingling sensations are also common. Keep a log of what you feel in addition to the temperature and see if you can discover a pattern. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in neck cause vertigo? Have also gotten goosebumps on one side of body.

Can a pinched nerve in neck cause vertigo? Have also gotten goosebumps on one side of body.

It can.: If you are having excessive pain, your autonomic system can get affected. It is possible vertigo and unusual skin rash/color is related to neck condition. It is best to ask your primary care to review your symptoms all together. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get goosebumps on just one thigh? More than usual lately, plus a relaxing shiver. I also get them in same area when aroused. Related?

Is it normal to get goosebumps on just one thigh? More than usual lately, plus a relaxing shiver. I also get them in same area when aroused. Related?

What's normal???: When it comes to goosebumps (or "piloerection"), there probably is no "normal." People get them in all kinds of weird ways. Sometimes this is an indication of an imbalance in your so-called "autonomic" nerves (nerves that make you sweat, flush, get goosebumps and all kinds of other embarassing things) but this is rare and in the case of goosebumps, an interesting conversation at a party. ...Read more

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Why is it when the massage therapist massages my upper body I get goosebumps/tingling in my legs? And why r we suppose to drink water post massage

Why is it when the massage therapist massages my upper body I get goosebumps/tingling in my legs? And why r we suppose to drink water post massage

Possibly: Not certain about goosebumps, though could be autonomic response. If tingling in legs with work on neck and arms, then check out if any compression in the neck or upper spine. As to the water, your connective tissues, fat and muscle store lots of things that your body has to process when mobilized by massage. Hydration helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get goosebumps and a cold chill?

What does it mean when you get goosebumps and a cold chill?

Due to: Activation of the pilomotor reflex. Arrector pili muscles cause hairs in follicles to stand up. ...Read more

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What is going on with me? When I wake in the morning I start feeling like I am hot but at the same time I'm fanning myself, I also get goosebumps

What is going on with me? When I wake in the morning I start feeling like I am hot but at the same time I'm fanning myself, I also get goosebumps

Possible menopause: Menopause occurs in women during their 40s or early 50s, and it signals the end of the fertile phase of a woman's life. There armany signs including: irregular menses, hot flashes and night sweats, atrophy and dryness of vaginal lining, increased stress, breast tenderness, forgetfulness, mood changes, and in certain cases osteoporosis. You should see your gynecologist for testing. ...Read more

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Why do we get goose bumps?

Hair follicle muscle: Each hair follicle has an attached erector pili muscle. Goose flesh occurs when those muscles contract, pulling the hair vertically and producing a small bump of muscle under the skin. Stimulators are cold and fear. ...Read more

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Why am I freezing cold with goosebumps after an intense cardio workout? It's an extreme chill that doesn't go away until I get a shower.

Why am I freezing cold with goosebumps after an intense cardio workout? It's an extreme chill that doesn't go away until I get a shower.

Blood flow: Blood flow changes during exercise. While exercising your skin gets more bloodflow as to allow your sweat glands to regulate your core body temperature. Once you stop exercising, your body cools and can have an exaggerated response to the change in temperature. Doing more regular exercise and gradually increasing intensity can minimize this symptom. If that does not work seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I get irregular patches of goosebumps when I am not cold at all. Could this be caused by Lyme Disease? If not, what could be the cause?

I get irregular patches of goosebumps when I am not cold at all. Could this be caused by Lyme Disease? If not, what could be the cause?

Doubt it: But if this concerns you, you should talk to your doctor about the cause. Often, it may just be from dry skin for which a moisturizer after bathing may do wonders. I presume that these bumps don't itch. ...Read more

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What to do if every time I get a hot flash, right after, I get a 'cold flash' up to the point that I have goosebumps and I am freezing. Is this normal?

What to do if every time I get a hot flash, right after, I get a 'cold flash' up to the point that I have goosebumps and I am freezing. Is this normal?

Goosebumps: I do not think this is normal. How often do you have these flashes and goosebumps? If you haven't yet seen your doctor about this you should do so soon. If you have and are not satisfied seek another doctor who may have other solutions. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of getting goosebumps on one leg. Some times it happens several times in an hour while sometimes I will go a couple days with?

What are possible causes of getting goosebumps on one leg. Some times it happens several times in an hour while sometimes I will go a couple days with?

Goosebumps: Goose bumps are a temporary local change in the skin. The chain of events leading to this skin change starts with a stimulus such as cold or fear or heat stimulus causes a nerve discharge from an involuntary portion of the nervous system called the sympathetic nervous system. The nerve discharge causes contraction of little muscles called the arrectores pilorum (the hair erector muscles). ...Read more

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My goosebumps have been extremely painful and only relief I get is using an ice pack?

My goosebumps have been extremely painful and only relief I get is using an ice pack?

Try antihistamine: Try non-sedating otc antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine). If these are painful, they may represent a type of small hive brought on by change in temperature. If problem priests, consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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When we get cold and get goosebumps, is this the autonomic nervous system? Also is it small fibre nerves?

When we get cold and get goosebumps, is this the autonomic nervous system? Also is it small fibre nerves?

Pilo erectors: Goose bumps are caused by activation of the sympathetic nervous system which secretes Adrenalin (fight or flight reaction) which causes the tiny muscles to raise hair follicles temporarily. Cold temperatures can also do this. ...Read more

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Goosebumps on one arm only. Not cold at all. Feeling off or can't focus well for several weeks. What could this be?

Goosebumps on one arm only. Not cold at all. Feeling off or can't focus well for several weeks. What could this be?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I have white like goose bumps around the base and side parts of my shaft they get hard when I do. It's like being naturally ribbed. No side affects.?

I have white like goose bumps around the base and side parts of my shaft they get hard when I do. It's like being naturally ribbed. No side affects.?

Possible warts: Venereal warts are nontender bumps, which usually start out as tiny smooth raised areas on either men or women. Often women may have no visible lesions. Some strains of human, an papilloma virus can case cervical cancer. The virus is transmitted through sexual contact. Lesions can be treated by freezing or application of a desiccant, either by your doctor or by rx. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son is having like goosebumps in his body after having an on and off fever. Its been 3 days, after his fever. What is the cause of it?

My 2 year old son is having like goosebumps in his body after having an on and off fever. Its been 3 days, after his fever. What is the cause of it?

Maybe fever: Goosebumps can appear as the body attempts to raise its temperature. Hives or urticaria are sometimes seen after a viral infection and may be confused with goosebumps. Hives itch, goosebumps don't. ...Read more

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I cant concentrate at all when im studying I just stare at the page sometimes and I get like chills/goosebumps when im tired and sometimes when im not?

I cant concentrate at all when im studying I just stare at the page sometimes and I get like chills/goosebumps when im tired and sometimes when im not?

Depression?: Are you just bored or are there elements of depression involved. It might help to check in with the student health services and see if they have a counselor to whom you could relate. Take your temperature after you get these chills and if your temp is over 100.4 you might then want to see a doctor for evaluation. Hope this clears things up, but if not, get back to us. ...Read more

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I get hot/warm then cold with goose bumps, lower half of legs very ache, these symptoms have greatly increased to daily, problem sleeping.

I get hot/warm then cold with goose bumps, lower half of legs very ache, these symptoms have greatly increased to daily, problem sleeping.

Concerning: Your symptoms are rather concerning. A list of what this could be is rather long. You need to see your doctor for examination and testing sooner rather than later. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck ...Read more

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My 5 yr old child has bumps all over his entire body they look like goosebumps what is wrong with him?

Many possibilities: If not having any "symptoms" (like fever or sore throat) then it is probably either an allergic rash or even keratosis pilaris. If sick, them check with your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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I get random tingling/crawling/goosebump feelings on my back under my right shoulder blade. It happens at random. What could it be?

I get random tingling/crawling/goosebump feelings on my back under my right shoulder blade. It happens at random. What could it be?

This is very likely: A temporary nerve compression or dysfunction. The tingling nature of your symptom suggests nerve involvement. Something might be pressing on a nerve near your shoulder blade (could it more likely happen when you are lying on your back/shoulder blade?) The reassuring thing is it sounds transient and resolves quickly. Unless it worsens in frequency or intensity, or spreads in location, OK to watch. ...Read more

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My daughter has been on approximately 10 migraine meds for past 6 months, none helped. She has chronic goosebumps and her body temp is out of whack.

My daughter has been on approximately 10 migraine meds for past 6 months, none helped. She has chronic goosebumps and her body temp is out of whack.

Right diagnosis?: When a person suffers with recurrent symptoms despite trials of appropriate treatment regimens, especially when combined with symptoms that are not typical of the suspected condition, the original diagnosis should be reconsidered. A neurologist should be able to shed more light on the source of your daughters pain. An MRI of the brain with and without contrast would be a helpful study. ...Read more

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I get chills/goosebumps (back of my thighs)it kinda hurts from how strong it is &when I get that I feel way to tired like I cant do anything but sleep?

I get chills/goosebumps (back of my thighs)it kinda hurts from how strong it is &when I get that I feel way to tired like I cant do anything but sleep?

Muscle tightness?: It's not clear from your description what is going on. But are you feeling muscle tightness with tenderness in the back of your thighs? Have you been participating in sports or strenuous exercise activities where your hamstring muscles are very active (jumping, skating, skiing, for example)? If so, your symptoms may be from muscle tightness, and may respond to local heat. Hope that helps. ...Read more