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What causes sudden chills inside the body and severe cold?

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Posted on Fri, 5 Aug 2016
Question: sudden chill to the bone from inside my body and can't get warm. first time I experienced the symptom was stepping off of a carpeted floor onto a cold concrete floor with bare feet. felt like something happened inside my body and I was instantly so cold I thought I was gonna die. I didn't even want to move because walking through the air made me even colder.



Since this is my first time using WebMD I didn't know how it worked. Since the above situation Is not and everyday situation, but has been happening of and on for about 20 years. My primary concern should have been my almost daily bouts of nausea that last from minutes to days. They may or may not be related but on Thursday I had the chill spell that lasted only minutes, but from that point on I did not feel right. No pain or discomfort of any kind. Just not myself. Then on Saturday I felt nauseus all day long and have been expelling clear liquid diareha ever since. I have been in bed since Saturday expect for messing myself multiple times. It's now Tuesday as you now. The nausea thing has been going on for probably 40 years.
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Answered by Dr. Dariush Saghafi (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need Medical Examination

Detailed Answer:
Good afternoon and many thanks for making the decision to contact this network...especially given the fact you state that you've not visited a doctor for this condition.

Though you have a multiplicity of symptoms as described above I would suggest that the ones that should be more immediately and seriously looked at compared to others would be the Gastrointestinal ones. You should first contact a primary doctor who can do a general physical and obtain baseline data. I would hope then, that a full GI workup will be accomplished by a gastrointestinal specialist in order to track down the reasons for such longstanding symptoms of nausea and of course, the acute symptoms of bowel incontinence and diarrhea.

The possibility of peptic ulcer disease and/or some fort of colitis looms as a large possibility. You will require a full metabolic workup including bloodwork to rule out bleeding and other hematogenous problems.

Your most concern should be taking your temperature to make sure you are not running a fever and then, replacing at least twice the amount of fluids you are losing by drinking WATER and avoiding caffeinated beverages such as tea, coffee, and soda pop.

The chronic sensation of coldness which has been a longterm complaint of yours needs to be investigated and the first places to look for answers would be in your thyroid hormones, possibly the adrenal glands, and possibly the autonomic nervous system which then, could also in theory explain some of the GI symptoms that are chronic.

However, first and foremost would be to secure a visit with a primary care doctor, get initial bloodwork and physical examination data, and then, decide which specialist and/or more advanced diagnostic testing will be required in order to bring everything under control.

All the best to you.

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This query has utilized a total of 40 minutes of professional time in research, review, and synthesis for the purpose of formulating a return statement.
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Brief Answer: Need Medical Examination Detailed Answer: Good afternoon and many thanks for making the decision to contact this network...especially given the fact you state that you've not visited a doctor for this condition. Though you have a multiplicity of symptoms as described above I would suggest that the ones that should be more immediately and seriously looked at compared to others would be the Gastrointestinal ones. You should first contact a primary doctor who can do a general physical and obtain baseline data. I would hope then, that a full GI workup will be accomplished by a gastrointestinal specialist in order to track down the reasons for such longstanding symptoms of nausea and of course, the acute symptoms of bowel incontinence and diarrhea. The possibility of peptic ulcer disease and/or some fort of colitis looms as a large possibility. You will require a full metabolic workup including bloodwork to rule out bleeding and other hematogenous problems. Your most concern should be taking your temperature to make sure you are not running a fever and then, replacing at least twice the amount of fluids you are losing by drinking WATER and avoiding caffeinated beverages such as tea, coffee, and soda pop. The chronic sensation of coldness which has been a longterm complaint of yours needs to be investigated and the first places to look for answers would be in your thyroid hormones, possibly the adrenal glands, and possibly the autonomic nervous system which then, could also in theory explain some of the GI symptoms that are chronic. However, first and foremost would be to secure a visit with a primary care doctor, get initial bloodwork and physical examination data, and then, decide which specialist and/or more advanced diagnostic testing will be required in order to bring everything under control. All the best to you. If I've satisfactorily addressed your question then, could you do me the kindest of favors by CLOSING THIS QUERY and be sure to include some fine words of feedback and a 5 STAR rating to our transaction if you feel the response has helped you? Again, many thanks for posing your question. Do not forget to recontact me in the future at: www.bit.ly/drdariushsaghafi for additional questions, comments, or concerns having to do with this topic or others. This query has utilized a total of 40 minutes of professional time in research, review, and synthesis for the purpose of formulating a return statement.