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Alan G. shivering and TMS

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    I experience occasional bouts where I become very cold and cannot stop shivering or yawning. The only thing I can do is bundle up, crawl into bed and sleep. There is no way to function during this period. Is this a complaint/symptom of others with Sjogrens?

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    Patricia Dahl
     
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  2. Alan Gordon LCSW

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    Hi Patricia,
    This absolutely can be a symptom of TMS. In fact, this is a symptom I once experienced as well. The first time I ever did a radio interview about TMS, twenty minutes beforehand, I started shivering and getting terribly cold. I put on a huge jacket, a scarf, and turned the heat up to 80, but still it persisted! Once I realized that it was yet another TMS symptom and stopped paying attention to it, it faded. It's happened a couple times since then, but once you throw something into the TMS category, it's a lot easier to let it go when it comes up. Remember, the only power a particular symptom has over you is it's ability to scare you. Once it loses that power, you have it on the run.

    It's always important to get physical causes ruled out of course, but I'm guessing this is your TMS brain finding new and clever ways to get your attention.
    Alan


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