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What causes chills with whole body spasms despite taking Pramipexole and Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen?

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I am experiencing extreme chills and muscle spasms. Normally I have restless legs, but these spasms affect my whole body. I have not been able to get warm, even with hot packs applied. I took a new medicine for restless legs several days ago, Pramipexole 0.125 MG. My doctor prescribed 1 to 3 tablets for restless legs. The problems appeared to begin when I took three tablets AND, out with friends, drank two-thirds of a glass of red wine. I stopped taking Pramipexole two days ago. I took Hydrocodone-Acetaminephsn 5-325 instead (which is what I usually take for restless legs). The symptoms (severe chills, shaking, spasms in my legs, hips, and trunk, are a little better, but I still feel wobbly and have been unable to sleep given these symptoms.
Posted Tue, 21 Nov 2017 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Bruno Mascarenhas 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please visit the ER

Detailed Answer:

Welcome to I am Dr.J XXXXXXX Anto Bruno Mascarenhas. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you.

Extreme Chills with Muscle Spams and not getting warm even with Hot Packs can occur in
(1) Parasitosis in Blood
(2) Urinary Tract Infection

Both of these cases require a visit to ER as you need to give Blood and Urine for Intestigation

Please visit an ER at the earliest

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