Cold, feeling cold or chilled
Cold, feeling cold or chilled:
You may suddenly feel very cold or chilled, you may have an area on your body that feels cold or chilled, it may feel like you are in a cold draft, you may have a chill that you can’t seem to shake even with blankets or extra clothing; or all of the above at different times to varying degrees. The cold spot may originate at one small location on your body or may involve the entire body, or any variation thereof.
These types of symptoms may come and go quickly, may come and last longer than you think they should, may also be followed by an escalation of other symptoms, or may even precede an escalation of fear, worry, an episode of high anxiety, or even panic.
NOTE: There are direct physiological and psychological reasons why anxiety symptoms occur. The Recovery Support area of our website contains detailed information about common anxiety symptoms including what they are, why they occur, and what you can do to eliminate them. It includes the anxiety symptom feeling cold.
The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to overcome anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - we call these core causes the underlying factors of anxiety - a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to eliminate problematic anxiety and its symptoms once and for all.
For more information about our Anxiety Therapy, Coaching, Counseling option; our Available Anxiety Therapists; to Book An Appointment with one of our anxiety therapists; common Symptoms of Anxiety; our anxiety Recovery Support area; common Anxiety Myths; and our Anxiety 101 section; or click on the appropriate graphic below:
Return to our anxiety symptoms page.
Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated March 2016.