Why Do You Shiver When You Have A Fever

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Rigors and Fever

Why am I having frequent rigors, shivers and fever during the night. The rigors had cut short a lot of my sleep, making me very tired. In the morning there will be body aches, like the whole body is being torn apart. Have not checked done my CD...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...could be below 200 or even below 100, making you vulnerable to a number of opportunistic infections (OIs) that can manifest as fever and night sweats. You need to find out what is going on so you can get adequate treatment, which is available... Read more »

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can oxandrin cause constant feeling of having the chills and then at night---non stop shiverring?... Read more »

An Overview of Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane)

...include bloody, cloudy, or large amounts of urine; flu-like symptoms (bone or muscle pain, chills, dizziness, fever, headache, shivering, and trouble breathing); skin itching, redness, or rash; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual tiredness or... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...with sick people. If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a... Read more »

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...should stop taking it and tell a doctor right away if they have a skin rash or any two or more of the following symptoms: sudden fever; severe tiredness or achiness; diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; sore throat, shortness of breath,... Read more »
The Well Project


...breath (dyspnea) Cough with sputum (materials such as mucus and pus that are coughed up from the lungs) Dry cough Fatigue Fever Chills Diagnosis: Abnormal chest X-ray Sputum sample for stain and culture (Sometimes a person can... Read more »
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I am freaking out, shivering continuosly

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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I'm scared guys

Posted by Anthony25, 1 Reply
...alittle off, or everytime I get the sniffles, or a shiver, makes me scareed, I have a sore throat now and it felt like a slight fever. Nothing scares me more than not knowing what's going on in my body. Not know what can possibly be wrong with... Read more »

Continous muscle twitching & shivering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Any expert please advise on this! I have continous shivering at night and during the day whilst I try to hold still, and my left eye keeps on twitching as well as my thumbs and my left leg! Read more »

symptoms stong enough to go the emergency room

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have read that some people have no symptoms at all and some may have symptoms strong enough to go the emergency room. Is there ANYONE in here that experienced symptoms strong enough to go the emergency room and what were they. Will anyone share? Read more »
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