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What causes recurrent chills and light-headedness?

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Dr. Ilir Sharka

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Posted on Fri, 25 May 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I am experiencing chills and being light headed. It started last week and got better now it is back. I get just freezing cold. Then it will go away after a bit. Almost like an anxiety attack but with chills
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to a metabolic disorder (chronic anemia, thyroid gland dysfunction, an electrolyte imbalance, etc.).

For this reason, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a careful physical exam and some tests:


- a chest X ray study
- a resting ECG
- complete blood count for anemia
- blood electrolytes
- PCR, ESR for inflammation
- thyroid hormone levels.

Meanwhile, I recommend you to closely monitor your blood pressure values during those episodes.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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