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.

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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated May 2015.

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