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Unread 03-09-2008, 07:47 PM
chills anyone???

Hello ladies,

Ok so I am between the 8 and 9 week mark. I am healing very nicely, back to work, and beginning to workout again.

The one thing I have noticed is that I get cold faster, and I take longer to warm up. I am wearing layers, but will still feel chilled. It is weird as I was usually warm.

Am I the only one?????

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Unread 03-09-2008, 08:07 PM
chills anyone???

KJ, you are not the only one. I knew about the hot flashes but wasn't expecting the cold chills (which can be more disturbing than the hot flashes). I was about 2 months post op when I experienced my first cold chill and I thought I was going crazy until I came across a thread on this site dealing with 'the chills' as one of the symptoms of menopause. Have your thyroid checked as well, it can go out of whack after a hyst. The best part is going back and forth, first hot then cold and sometimes both at the same time. But it eased up with my after some time. And I don't get as cold anymore, even though I dread winter more than ever but don't know what to expect for the summer (with the hot flashes). No one said it was going to be easy.
Unread 03-09-2008, 08:49 PM
chills anyone???

I get them off and on...............its usually a sign of a fever.but don't have that, and I am usually hot.....I am also 6 years past menopause.....go figure ...
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Unread 03-09-2008, 09:11 PM
chills anyone???

Hi KJ!

I echo (((Heidi883's))) to have your thyroid checked. Feeling chilly is one of the symptoms of a malfunctioning thyroid. My family physician automatically ordered a thyroid test a few weeks after my hysterectomy. If your doctor has not checked this, please make an appointment to have this done.

One of my surgical menopause symtoms from having my ovaries removed were "cold flashes" (as I called them!) but these were only a few minutes in nature and not a lingering chilliness.

Many s and Best Wishes,
Unread 03-10-2008, 01:24 AM
chills anyone???


This thread is really helpful as I dont know what is going on with me atm - I feel soooo cold and our home is very warm with the heating on all the time - I will ask my doc today about thyroid as I dont know anything about that either

I am overwhelmed with my lack of knowledge about all this and I am so glad i have found this site !!

B xxx
Unread 03-10-2008, 05:04 AM
chills anyone???

I had chills a few times during my first 3 weeks post-op. I remember mentioning it in a thread during that time. But I haven't had the issue since about week 4.

The thing that was odd for me was that I am always hot. I don't think that it is linked to menopause because it's not a matter of hot flashes - just hot and sweating all the time. I RARELY wear a coat (live in the DC area) and have been this way for most of my 42 years. So when I started getting chills, I got really nervous.

As quickly as they started - they have gone away.
Unread 03-10-2008, 07:13 AM
chills anyone???

I too feel much colder than normal. I've always been someone that was warmer than everyone else in the room. Now I'm always in layers or under a throw trying to keep warm. I just chalked it up to not being as active. I feel better now knowing I'm just going through "changes".
Unread 03-10-2008, 12:43 PM
chills anyone???

I thought it was only me and that maybe I was catching a cold/flu...I am sitting here right now wearing wool sox...I've always been colder than most but since the surgery it is worse...I thought it may be that the house is at a cooler temp than my work? Or that working kept me warmer, or even that the not doing anything had me cold. Today I went on my 6 km walk and I was was - 10 outside!!! I'm going to google cold flashes..

The other thing is my nerves are shot...! I'm jumping at the least little thing which is a pain in the rump.
Unread 03-10-2008, 02:13 PM
chills anyone???

I think its from losing blood during surgery, and it takes time to recover.
Unread 03-12-2008, 04:57 PM

Hey Ladies,

Thanks for all the info, glad to know it is not just me. I just have to get through my busy IEP season, then I can go back to checking on me. 6 days to go.

I am hoping it will not be as bad as we are starting to get some warmer weather around here.


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