Is excessive sweating from the head neck related to fibro ?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by chartier1946, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. chartier1946

    chartier1946 New Member

    Hi, I'm new to this web site.
    Please help.

    I have this problem year round.
    I sweat excessively from my head & neck.
    My doctor can't figure it out. She just blames everything
    on my weight. I'm about 50 lbs. overweight.
    Has anyone else experienced this?
  2. Persistence

    Persistence New Member

    Hi, I haven't been on this board for awhile, but your queston drew my attention.

    I have the same problem and am about the same condition weight-wise as you. My doctor and my naturapath think it might be adrenal gland problems, but my specialist thinks it's simply b/c of weight gain!!

    Every time I use the least bit of energy to do something, it starts and it ends when my hair is saturated and dripping, and the water is running down my neck!! It's about the most exhaustive symptom I've had since being diagnosed with CFS/FM.

    So far, I've found nothing to help.

    Hang in there!
  3. coolma

    coolma New Member

    excessive sweating is a side effect of FM. It is related to the adrenal glands. We suffer from a "misfiring" of all bodily systems - read and be aware. Good luck!
  4. Shalala

    Shalala New Member

    I can't see how being overweight causes your scalp to sweat ... other places maybe ...
  5. BlueSky555

    BlueSky555 New Member

    I had "hot flashes" (sweating all over) for a long time and they finally stopped.

    Now, I have excessive sweating around my head and neck and thought I was having them again but now, it's ONLY around the head/neck area.

    I suppose it's the same thing as you're having and now, I know what it must be.

    Thank you,

  6. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Hi Chartier, welcome to our group. Yes, sweating from the head and neck, or just plain sweating all over the body is a symptom of FM.

    I sure can't blame it on weight, I am only about 95lbs right now, and the sweating wakes me up in the middle of the night. I keep this house cold, at least 60degrees at night, so its not caused from the heat either.

    Although I can't handle hot weather/high humidity either. I have to stay indoors when it gets that hot. I live in Louisiana, so you know its hot here in the summer, and part of the winter as well.

    If you read the book; 'The Fibromyalgia Advocate' by Devin Starlanyl, she explains it in her book. This is a doctor that has FM herself. She also has some good information on her website.

    Now you at least know its not your weight:)

    Again, welcome to the board.

    Shalom, Shirl
  7. rosemarie

    rosemarie Member

    I thought it was me. I have a hard time putting on my makeup as my face starts sweating as soon as I get a bit warm. I am trying a mineral makeup and it is not as bad since it does not drip down my face in brown streaks. I hate this sweating as soon as I get dressed up hair done and start looking human again my face , head and neck will start sweating and I have sweat just dripping from my face and neck as well as my head is drenced, I look like I just washed my hair as it is so bad.

    I too am over weight and I am so sick of hearing :This will go away when you lose weight. or IF you lose weight you will feel so much better. Along with If you would lose some weight your pain would not be so bad.
    And then there is the meds aspect. Some doctors have said that this sweating was due to my taking narocitc meds and it started before I was taking even a Lortab 7.5.

    I got really bad after my hyesterectomy but then I was 34 yrs old.
    I was on hormones for years but I stopped taking them when my aunts and cousins started getting brast cancer. They helped me a bit but there are too many risks.So I stopped taking them and but since I wax about 45 I didnt think that it was due to lack of hormones.
    All I can say is I hate this.Make it go away! Please.

  8. hurtin4certain

    hurtin4certain New Member

    OMG - I am new here and just read this. I thought it was just me - and never have even mentioned it to my doctor. Whenever I exert myself, my face and neck just drip. Will make sure I tell doc next time.

    Is there anything they can do to prevent this? I am a pretty simple person when it comes to hair/makeup and have not worn anything but powdered foundation, a little eye shadow for years - my hair is really long so it usually ends up braided or in a bun. I can imagine how someone used to putting on the glitz would be impacted by this!!!
  9. MsE

    MsE New Member

    I'm 72, so it sure isn't menopause, but lately I've been waking up extremely early, and when I turn over in bed, I have that neck and head rush of blood. It has happened several times in the last week and I don't like it. I'm too old for hot flashes!!!

  10. Ginner

    Ginner New Member

    Thanks all for this info.

    I have asked every dr.about my hot. It started 5 yrs ago and it isn't off and on it is constant. They says it is perimenipause and kind of discount my question it seems. I am some overweight, since this dd and rx's.

    Whenver I talk about adrenal probs. my dr seems to not want to address it or something. I guess I should go to an Endo. One dr. I haven't been to. My attorney discouraged me to see one by saying we don't have one in our area that supports fms so much.

    I was fine alittle bit ago this a.m.and now that I have been on the computer for 15 min my hair is wet and I am cold but hot. It is so frustrating.
  11. sunscaper

    sunscaper New Member

    Could, also, be this disease, which I inherited from my mother..she had excessive sweat in her palms..

    I sweat, excessively, from the head/neck region..but I have had this prior to CFIDS/ has gotten worse, during this disease, though.


  12. elpapa

    elpapa New Member

    Well sitting here doing the neck head sweat, yet another symptom, Hey Ho the list goes on.
  13. homebod

    homebod New Member

    I am so glad to see this question on the board! This has been my biggest complaint for the past year. I am years past menopause, so that isn't it. I keep cutting my hair shorter and shorter to no avail! From 20" to 5" below my ear and still I sweat like there's no tomorrow.

    My doctor said he has one other fibro patient that is as bad as I am. She is taking Cymbalta also??

    Putting on make-up and clothing is quite laughable anymore. I am retired so I can see humor in it, but if I was working, I'd scream.
  14. BxGirl

    BxGirl New Member

    I get the sweating on my neck too. It's awful! And I also get cold sweats - does anyone get that? I couldn't imagine what it was caused by. Is there anything we can do for it?
  15. heapsreal

    heapsreal New Member

    Iam a 36 year old male, have had similar symptoms, definately not menopause, well i hope not LOL
  16. chartier1946

    chartier1946 New Member

    Thank you all to replied to my post.
    I have been since diagnosed with hyperhydrosis.
    My doc prescribed Drysol. It is a liquid which is applied to my head and neck and then cover with a shower cap. This is done for 3 nights in a row. Then it is applied
    2 to 3 nights a week. It can be used for sweatty palms also. It is actually working pretty well. Not 100%, but better than before.
    I still don't know why I have this problem. The docs just shake their heads. Whey can't someone come up with a cure for FM. I'm so sick and tired of it. I'm in pain 24/7, I can't sleep nights. I work 42 1/2 hours a week. Im' totally exhausted, and nobody understands. Sorry for rambling on.
    Thanks again to all who cared to respond.
  17. wyattsmom

    wyattsmom New Member

    there everyday. I have only had it since having fibro, and when I am in a flare it happens worse. Hearing the rest of your stories, it has to be from fibro! I have cold swaets too, then hot sweats that make me crazy. I am freezing my husband out of this house because I have the air turned so low. In the winter I get cold sweats and then hot sweats all the time.
    [This Message was Edited on 07/23/2007]
  18. Ginner

    Ginner New Member

    I think that it is either adrenal fatigue or the effexor i have been taking.

    I absolutely hate it but I am home now, resigned 7 mos ago from my work, and can deal with it at home. It was difficult getting up, dressing, getting cooled off, getting hot at work. It rules my life.

    I know of the palm sweating, I don't think that mine is that type.

    Anyone else see a dr. for adrenal and what type of dr. Can my gynocologist help?

    I was following Suzanne Summers, she really does make sense with her beliefs and hormone therapy. You have a pharmacist I believe but I don't know what kind of dr. ( I need to read her book to find out) but they match the therapy to what you need. Personalized. I bet it is expensive.

    Thanks for all the support.
  19. harmony21

    harmony21 New Member

    especially on exertion but other time too.

    I think it has something to do with the andrenals as well

    Tell me something I have been found to have an inflammation and the doc has put me on corticsteroids which is a synthetic form of cortisol which is produced by the andrenals BUT my andrenals level is supposed to ok

    Any comments???? does this make sense????

    am glad you put this on cause I feel like a freak just sweating like that and they tell me its hot flushes, sorry it aint its totally different

    love and angel hugs
  20. yellowstrawberry

    yellowstrawberry New Member

    Low body temperatures are often a symptom of cfs/fm with or without a thyroid disfunction. The low grade fevers may come and go or are constant in some cases. Night sweats resemble hot flashes: an abrupt rush of heat and sweating in the upper body. I find myself waking up at night drenched and I am not having menopause so I chalk it up to cfs/fm.

    I also keep cold hands and feet. I hear a lot of people have Raynauds disease. I never remember to ask drs. about it. Take Care!