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    Strange Chills
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    dandtnor posted:
    My Mom had a hemorrhagic stroke on June 28, 2011. She has developed strange chills that come on out of the blue. You can literally see goose bumps on her arms. She will usually have several days of this and it will pass until they decide to begin again. After this she is usually very fatigued. Its like we take 3 steps forward and then 2 back when these hit. Her doctor has put her on an antidepressant, but just wandering if there is anything else to consider. I read in another thread where it could possibly be a B-12 deficiency. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Richard C Senelick, MD responded:
    I really am not sure what is causing your mother's chills. Over the years, I place episodes like this in a category that I call "life's unexplained events". Many things happen in medicine for which we do not have a good explanation. I am assuming that they have checked all of the simple things like low thyroid, anemia or an infection. These are unusual symptoms and I suspect there's not going to be easy answer. I would just make certain that the basic things I mentioned above have been covered. I'm sorry I cannot be more help. Good luck
    After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.


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