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Why would a person get a sudden chill when they're not cold? Has it happened to you just from fatigue?

Asked by Aster (18947points) September 18th, 2010

You can be doing anything in a comfortably warm room when suddenly, you get a little shaking chill. What causes this? And have you noticed you can come down with a head cold a few days after this happens?

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ucme's avatar

Very rarely happens with me, but when it does i’m reminded of what my Grandma used to say. Namely, when you get a sudden cold shiver it’s supposed to represent someone walking over your grave. Figuratively speaking of course. Bless dear old Granny :¬)

Aster's avatar

How can you get a shiver from someone walking over your grave if you’re not in a grave? sorry if I sound confused; tired.

JilltheTooth's avatar

My internal thermostat goes completely wonky when I’m tired, so I get chills like that sometimes. For me, it’s not an indicator of an incipient cold, just fatigue.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Did you eat something 10–15 minute earlier? Could be Postprandial shivers.

ucme's avatar

@Aster As I said it’s meant to “represent” that. Simply relaying an old tale that’s all

Aster's avatar

Thanks guys. I was just tired but feel great today! (-;

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