Not just night sweats

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by dianep, Dec 1, 2002.

  1. dianep

    dianep New Member

    I would like to know if any of you have more then just night sweats.....this seemed to have started long before I had my hysterectomy and ovaries taken out due to cancer cells present. I can break out in a sweat standing or sitting doing nothing or if i engage in even doing dishes or a little anything that takes little exersion i break out in a sweat. I'm taking .9 mgs of premarin daily with no help so i have laxed from taking the premarin to see if i would get worse and I don't...getting very very sick of being cold one minute and roasting the next..any ideas???
  2. dianep

    dianep New Member

    I would like to know if any of you have more then just night sweats.....this seemed to have started long before I had my hysterectomy and ovaries taken out due to cancer cells present. I can break out in a sweat standing or sitting doing nothing or if i engage in even doing dishes or a little anything that takes little exersion i break out in a sweat. I'm taking .9 mgs of premarin daily with no help so i have laxed from taking the premarin to see if i would get worse and I don't...getting very very sick of being cold one minute and roasting the next..any ideas???
  3. kadywill

    kadywill New Member

    I was in my late twenties! I'm well-known at work for doing this. Now that I'm at home and am less stressed, this seems to have gotten a lot better. A lot of mine seems to be my fight or flight response and whenever anyone would approach my med cart to speak to me or if I was in a patient's room with the door closed, I'd break out in a sweat and my head would be drenched. Years ago, a doctor told me the story of the fight or flight reactions as being originated back in the caveman times; when the person was in danger of attack, his body would react in various ways to ward off the enemy and one of these ways was profuse sweating (odorous, I suppose) MOST of my sweating is/was on my head. This is embarrassing. I also would have a lot of sweating after my bath and while I'm preparing to go somewhere, especially church. I do believe my overactive autonomic nervous system is my problem. In my early thirties, I had numerous lab tests done to see if I was perimenopausal and I wasn't. I was not deficient in any hormones. So, that wasn't it. And, when I had a hyst and had my ovaries removed and started Premarin, nothing changed. Then when I stopped taking the Premarin, nothing changed. Now, I DID have night sweats that I attributed to taking no Premarin, so I started Black Cohosh and I don't have them now. I still get too warm while snuggling up to my hubby in bed and watching TV, but that's because of the fight or flight thingy, too. I just don't like to feel "trapped". This is an old issue of mine and too yukky to discuss. So, I am with you here. No fun, huh???
    Love,
    Kady
    [This Message was Edited on 12/02/2002]
  4. lindasue

    lindasue New Member

    Dianep,
    I don't know if this is the same as what you are getting but...I will suddenly breakout in a "cold" sweat for no apparent reason...Or I get really hot, not exactly like hot flashes (I've had those). This happens almost on a daily basis. I contribute it to probably the meds. I have to take. I went off prempro about 6 months ago due to alot of the negative publicity about HRT...I have been on some type of HRT for probably 10 years...and I really think I need to go back on it...
    Anyway, I do think some of us with this DD have all sorts of body temp. changes....I do ALL the time...You certainly couldn't check the weather outside by me....It could be freezing outside and I might be roasting.....or vice versa....I do know that when my body gets really cold I suffer with horrible pain!!
    I know this probably didn't help much but I wanted you to know that I took the time to read your message and give you some input!! I think that is sooooo important!
    Love and Blessing's,
    Lindasue
    [This Message was Edited on 12/02/2002]
  5. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    Do a websearch for Dysautonomia and you'll find lots about this. Also look in the library at this site for an article by Dr. Steven Yue on this subject in FMS/CFS. Sweating is controlled by the autonomic nervous system (ANS), and it becomes dysregulated in these illnesses.
    Klutzo
  6. teach6

    teach6 New Member

    I agree with Klutzo. I have dysautonomia and suffered for years with night sweats. At first I thought it was just peri-menopause, but as they continued my gyn and I began to look elsewhere for reasons.

    Not until I finally got my CFSand FM dx, which included dysautonomia, and began treatmenet for it did I finally get relief from them. I can't say specifically what happened to make them go away, but I rarely have that problem now.

    Barbara
  7. skitz

    skitz New Member

    Yep, I have the same problem for no apparent reason...it can happen when I'm standing still, with no physical exertion. I also sweat more on my head. Sometimes I'm just dripping wet! It can be really embarassing!

    Ever since I gave birth to my son I've had this and MANY other strange symptoms, which no Doc has been able to explain. Just learned about FMS and happened on this web site over the weekend. I've learned so much already from the wonderful people willing to openly share their experiences. I'm starting my search for an FMS specialist TODAY!

    Sharon
  8. JaciBart

    JaciBart Member

    Thank God I am mostly around my family only, they understand, it is embarrassing, I stink sometimes from it, it is frustrating, I have to open the bedroom window after a shower, it is 20-30 degrees here, the cold helps. So much for wearing a coat in winter.


    Jaci