A new symptom (??) sweating Does this affect you?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Suzan, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. Suzan

    Suzan New Member

    I had surgical menopause at age 40..and am no 53..so it is not a menopausal thing...But the last two months..I seem to break out in a sweat at the drop of a hat! It takes a while for me to stop sweating as well..Simple things like doing dishes can start it....Sometimes it kicks up when the AC hasn't kicked in for a while and the house temp has risen a bit. I seem to recall reading that sweating is just one more FMS symptom....Hoping to hear from others that have this symptom . And I WILL be talking to the doctor about this...check up coming in a couple weeks.

    TIA for any info/advice you have!
  2. CockatooMom

    CockatooMom New Member

    I HATE IT!!! I think you will be suprised to find that many of us have that very annoying symptom!

    When I first found this website, that was one of my first questions for the message board. You can look back through my posts if you want.

    I just figured there was nothing I could do about it, and have suffered for years.

    I always tell people I sweat when I vacuum, or I sweat at 45 degrees. They usually just look at me strangely, but I'm used to that too.

    I stand outside in 20 degree weather to eat my breakfast, I wear tank tops all year round and forget using a winter coat.

    Someone on here recently suggested I ask my doc about it, so I will at my next visit in Oct. But I have no insurance and can't see a specialist about anything.

    This has been going on for over 8 years now, so I KNOW it's not mennopause.

    PLEASE post and let us know what YOUR doc says.

    Till then....try to stay cool!
  3. StephieBee

    StephieBee New Member

    and I know for a fact it isnt menopause because im only 25!

    I believe it is my meds. When Im not on them I dont sweat as much!

  4. BronzeWomn

    BronzeWomn New Member

    Suzan, don't feel bad. I am sitting here now with my blouse open and bra showing with big drops of sweats rolling down my face and someone in the house took the last kleenex. I know mines got to be the menapause iam 50, I took and effextor to..in the pass..that when all the sweat started. I have been off over a year now..so i guess its just the menapause. I buy short sheelves tops and then i get cold..cause of my low anemia blood. Sometimes i drink ice water..that cools me down for a sec. or i will make a smoothie in the blender and freeze my brains..LOL..
  5. Loveyame

    Loveyame New Member

    At least you guys can sweat! I don't sweat very much any more. thats, One reason I am not suppose to be out in the sun. BUT when I was having the sweating problems it was related to my blood sugar. since I have the blood sugar usually under control I dont sweat like a pig. This might be something to look at.


    and if I am outside I have sweat all over my face and it

    gets in my eyes, like yesterday I had a little energy and

    I was cleaning out the car and I couldn't see, I need a

    heavy duty sweat band! I don't know if it's the

    medication or the illness. I also dont know if anyone

    else had this problem but I have noticed sometimes when

    I'm hot and sweating a lot the there is this faint sour

    odor and I asked my mom if she could smell but she says

    she doesn't but I can smell it coming from myself. I

    recently read that it is one of those fibro things! Great

    not only do I have to feel bad but now I have to stink?!!


  7. lovethesun

    lovethesun New Member

    but recently have noticed it's when my pain level begins to intensify,If I take a pain pill.The sweating goes away.Linda
  8. kimkane

    kimkane New Member

    I also had surgical menopause at the age of 42. I am now 49. I sweat all the time. I know its not "MENTALPAUSE" because its a totally different kind of sweat.

    It doesn't take much to make me sweat either. I is so emabrassing.

    I belive it is caused my all our meds making us toxic. I used to do a colon cleanser once a year. I am going to start doing them again.

    Good luck to you, Kim
  9. Suzan

    Suzan New Member

    Thanks for the responses, it seems as though , like anything with FMS..it could be this..or something else...I am thinking that this is fibro related for me...but it is one of the more annoying symptoms to pop up...but then I guess anytime I get a new symptom with this fun illness...it is ANNOYING too!
  10. Redwillow

    Redwillow New Member

    Sweating is one of my most annoying symptoms. I told my doctor when I was 28 that I felt like my thermostat was broken, I would get feverish and break out in a sweat for no reason! She just looked at me strangely ( I am used to that look from doctors now! )and ignored me. The sweating is definitely getting worse now that I am in my late 40's. Doing dishes, or even getting dressed and the sweat just pours off my body. It is really embarrassing. I live in Canada so in the winter time I freeze because my clothes are always damp! sweaty hugs to everyone!
  11. 1sweetie

    1sweetie New Member

    It is horrible. It was one of my first symptoms. Try putting sweating in the search box and I know you will come up with a lot of responses.
  12. hurtin2much

    hurtin2much New Member

    It is such a relief to read your messages.

    My face and neck sweat constantly....There's almost a constant strickle running down my chest.

    I carry a hanky to wipe my face but its not enough! I wash my face at every oportunity as if I stop sweating and it dries (NICE!) then it causes spots on my face and neck.

    I can be sitting on the sofa and BAM! start to seat as if in an oven. When I really get going it runs down my legs and arms (Its disgusting)...night sweats are also a problem and its not menapausal as I'm (only) 34.

    Do any MEN have this symptom?????????

    Has anyone found a way to decrease this? The only good thing is that in winter I'm seldom cold.
  13. BHopeful

    BHopeful New Member

    Yes! I'm a 30 year old man and I sweat constantly. Mainly in my face, armpits, and groin. I think mine is due to unresolved infections. When I get sick or GI flar ups I sweat around the clock. Rest of the time it comes and goes. Drinking lots of water seems to help me. You woulld think if we were dehydrated we wouldn't sweat at all, but our bodies don't seem to act normally. I just chug water throughout the day and soemtimes the sweatng does subside. Of course by that point I have to chnage my clothes and underwear - I agree one of the most annoying symptoms.

  14. Dainty45

    Dainty45 New Member

    Since I have had anxiety, I have night sweats a lot. One Christmas I was decorating with shorts and a tank top on, because I was so hot. I think it has something to do with the Fibro, who knows.

    Take Care! SB
  15. Geechie

    Geechie New Member

    when I'm not hot at all. It has happened when I'm out shopping with my husband. My hair will look like I just stepped out of the shower.

    My doc said it was from prednisone, and actually it has been better since I reduced the pred. (I have RA and I take it for that) Probably other meds cause it, too.

    It's bad enough at home! Mercy. Also happens at night and I'll wake up and have to change everything. So very annoying.
    [This Message was Edited on 08/30/2006]
  16. dr32164

    dr32164 New Member

    I went thru the same thing. Thought it was due to the fibro, but it turned out to be my thyroid. I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's, which is typical for someone with fibro, so I am told. The issue did not show up in the typical thyroid tests my primary had always done. The endocrinologist found it when he heard my health history. Took some blood work and there it was. Once on the thyroid meds, I no longer sweat like a pig. Might be worth checking out. Best of luck!!
  17. m5shelly

    m5shelly New Member

    This is a big one for me too. Mainly at night. Too young for menopause. I will be totally soaked and only lying under a thin sheet.

    Funny thing is, it happens during the day sometimes, but rarely, but I am the one who is wearing a sweatshirt cause I'm cold, when others are still in shorts and t-shirts, when the temp goes below 80 degrees F. Weird.
  18. kenzie45230

    kenzie45230 New Member

    It's a new symptom for me. I'm 54, but I've been through menopause. So my doc did all kinds of tests: hormone, anemia, thyroid, diabetes. Everything's normal. I sweat and shake, then I might actually get cold for a while, then sweat and shake again. Distrubing. But I guess if it's part of the FM/CFS it's not so scary.
  19. Abbycat

    Abbycat New Member

    Now that you bring this up, I believe this was my first symptom. I worked in a nursing home that was 80 degrees most of the time and I was the only one sweating my brains out. I had a fan at my desk to dry my hair it was so wet.

    I also have rosacea and some of the same things that trigger rosacea seem to trigger the drips. Too much caffeine, spicy foods, anxiety or embarrassment, too much salt and physical exertion.

    The only thing that seems to help, once it gets going, is stopping what I'm doing and drinking lots of ice water. And literally holding a fan in my face. At work, I go down to my car and blast myself with air conditioning. Then I slow down if I can.

    The weird thing is that I'm cold most of the time compared to everyone else. I think my temperature regulating system has gone haywire.

    I haven't quite figured out how to deal with night sweats because they are cold sweats not hot sweats. Anyone have suggestions for this? I like the thought that we are sweating out toxins. It kind of makes sweating like a pig sound healthy!


    [This Message was Edited on 09/01/2006]
  20. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    I do this at different times .I'll go threw weeks of pouring sweat with very little effort .I think its when I may have a little virus or something. Then I can go for weeks with just normal feelings not many sweats at all.

    I am 53 and have been told its menopause but wouldn't it stay all the time without the breaks if it was that?

    When its really bad I could catch it in a cup ,its very unpleasant to deal with. I havent worn a winter coat in about 5 years.

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