sweating all the time

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by larayne, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. larayne

    larayne New Member

    Has anyone else who has FM find they are perspireing all the time. My whole body is wet most of the time....even my hair. I also sweat very bad while sleeping. What to do beside shower and deoderants? Thanks Lara
  2. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    could you be going threw menopause ?
  3. larayne

    larayne New Member

    I went through all that years ago. The doctor started me on hormones again thinking the same but I feel it is the FM Thanks tho Lara
  4. Redwillow

    Redwillow New Member

    Hi Larayne

    I am 47 so it could be menopause starting for me but I think it is the FM. I have had problems with sweating, feel like my thermostat is broken since I was in my 20's.

    In the summer when it is hot and humid I feel like I am literally dying. I get so sweaty that I feel panicy. My husband will say "its not that hot" which just makes me so angry! My body just can't tolerate changes in the weather.

    I also have problems in the winter time too. I sweat and feel cold at the same time which is just plain weird. The sweating just makes the cold worse as your clothes are always damp.

    I also wonder if it could be worse because I take amitriplyene to help me sleep. I am wondering if one of the side effects of that is sweating?

    hugs Redwillow
  5. Susi-di

    Susi-di New Member

    Hi there larayne, I just want to tell you what I have concerning sweating... it is called Hyperhydrosis, which is sweating more than normal from the hands, feet, & underarms. My hands and feet bother me the most and recently I got a liquid prescription to use on my hands, which helps somewhat. Also, another thing that gives me night sweats is my Zoloft which causes the night sweats for me occasionally, lasting usually several nights in a row. I went off of it for one year and had no night sweating at all during that time, which is why I am sure that is what it is, for me anyway. I don't know if these things are the same as what you have, but you never know. Have you asked your Doc' about it? That liquid med. I use is called "Hypercare" it has Aluminum Chloride in it, and you put it on before bedtime several nights a week. Maybe ask your Doc' about it. Best of luck. Susi-di
  6. Susi-di

    Susi-di New Member

    Just bumping you up a bit more. susi-di
  7. lovethesun

    lovethesun New Member

    in which sweating is a side effect-you might want to check the flyers that come with you meds. I just try to wear as much cotten as possible as it breathes.Do you have an air conditioner tat you can run?Linda
  8. larayne

    larayne New Member

    Redwillow I feel just like you. I get chilled even tho my body is wet. I understand completely what you are talking about. Sometimes my hands are so hot I run cold water over them. The doctor ran a thermonater over my whole body and there is different readings. We knew that as at night my husband would run his hands over my body and say he just couldn't believe the difference as there are hot spots and cold spots. Real weird. I feel my feet and they are hot to touch and the further up I go the legs feel cold. That is the way of my whole body The water gathers in the indentation of my neck. This whole thing is embarassing as I am always mopping my face. It is very noticable to everyone. Thanks Lara
  9. larayne

    larayne New Member

    Redwillow I feel just like you. I get chilled even tho my body is wet. I understand completely what you are talking about. Sometimes my hands are so hot I run cold water over them. The doctor ran a thermonater over my whole body and there is different readings. We knew that as at night my husband would run his hands over my body and say he just couldn't believe the difference as there are hot spots and cold spots. Real weird. I feel my feet and they are hot to touch and the further up I go the legs feel cold. That is the way of my whole body The water gathers in the indentation of my neck. This whole thing is embarassing as I am always mopping my face. It is very noticable to everyone. Thanks Lar
  10. larayne

    larayne New Member

    I don't take the meds that you all mentioned I will check the litature on the ones I do take tho. It is embarrassing as I drip. I no longer use a hankie or kleenex but a paper towel. I will see the doctor again next week....she is so kind and understanding and said she was going to talk with a specialist about it. She touches me and knows I am not exagerating. I go some place and I am always fanning myself as I feel so uncomfortable and try to laugh and tell people I am having a heat surge. I never wear long sleeves or high neck as can't stand them. In fact I wear summer clothing. But whn I go outside in the winter I about freeze butthat causes more pain. One nurse said the theromstat in my brain isn't working?????
  11. BlueSky555

    BlueSky555 New Member

    Hi Lara,

    Have you had your Thyroid checked?

    When I first began having thyroid problems, I would sweat in my sleep so bad but I didn't realize what was causing it until I had my thyroid checked.

    Hope this helps,

    BlueSky555
  12. larayne

    larayne New Member

    Blu Sky I had a complete phisical last month with all the blood work done and it showed throid ok. Everything was good but the colestrol and i was anemic Lara ps the doctor said I was a puzzel but all FM patients were.
  13. Redwillow

    Redwillow New Member

    Larayne we should just dress in exercise clothes all the time and walking around with a towel around our necks. Then people will think we were just working out!

    It is truly embarrassing. The physio therapist I used to go to for ultra sound and accupunture said that my back was cold to touch, and yet the rest of me was sweating. I am glad that you told me that you have hot and cold areas too.

    I thought I was the only weird one. My husband just shakes his head. I can be dripping sweat and yet complain that my back feels shivery.

    hugs Redwillow
  14. larayne

    larayne New Member

    Redwillow...since you said you have the same synptom it makes me more confident it is this disease....another thing to disreguard as I am sure you have heard " It's hard to deal with but it won't kill you" Lara
  15. Redwillow

    Redwillow New Member

    It won't kill you! Don't you hate that comment.

    I know sweating won't kill me, neither will restless legs, migraines or all the other nasty things that we have to put up with.

    I read somewhere that FM won't kill you but sometimes the pain is so bad you wish it would.

    hugs Redwillow