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Chills on back, acid reflux - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   this morning i have chills on my back and i also woke up with my hands feeling like they are falling asleep..i thought i was getting a fever but the temp it i also have acid reflux and when i was laying down i sleep on 3 pillows. after like 20min my back was aching and i had like both arms feel like chills and the all of a sudden my hand felt like the were sleeping..what can this be im kind of worried
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   hello
Doctor :   I am reading your query
Doctor :   I think you have tingling and numbness in your arms
Doctor :   This is mainly because of reduced circulation to the limbs
Doctor :   That can happen during normal situations also
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms like dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok then you should not worry
Doctor :   This is a normal symptom where you get this feeling when the circulation to that part of the body is reduced because of various reasons
User :   ok what about the chills
Doctor :   Chills is varied symptom of tingling and numbness
Doctor :   You can try to take a hot shower bath and the circulation improves
Doctor :   and you feel better
User :   ok i will do that thank you dr
Doctor :   When you put three pillows then the circulation is even more reduced
Doctor :   instead of pillows, raise the head end of the cot by putting blocks under it
Doctor :   You can instead sleep on the left side
Doctor :   to reduce the reflux
Doctor :   Hope this helps too
User :   thank you again
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now
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