Sweats and chills driving me crazy too

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ChungieDolor, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. ChungieDolor

    ChungieDolor New Member

    Hello everyone, been off the board for awhile due to bad side effects from stopping meds and trying new ones. I have also been sick with respiratory illnesses for months.

    Re flu-like feeling, I have been tested for my thyroid, lyme disease, hay fever, lupus, Tb, hepatitis, the list goes on. Right now, I am weaning off trazadone to get tested for allergies, this is per the Ent Dept.

    I have been on Synthroid for years, and the doc put me on cytomel a year ago, since my hair has been falling out. Went to a Dermatologist, and was told it was all the meds I am taking, and this dd, fms. Told me to try Rogaine.

    My mom continues to have thyroid probs for years now, but they took hers out? She takes Synthr as well?

    These flu-like symptoms come and go, and my doc either saids nothing or contributes it to fms.

    As mentioned, I also get a lot of respiratory infections, and did notice improvement while taking Prednisone a few months ago. Then I get those yeast infections!

    At my last appointment, I was told to avoid milk protein products such as milk, yogurt, sour cream.....

    Liver enzymes were a little high from the last lab test, and we are looking into this as well. However, this normally happens if I take a certain med, or gain weight. I have gained about 60 pounds since 98, and am trying to lose. This is a constant battle, but notice my clothes a little looser these days.

    You would think with all this perspiring, I would have lost more weight by now!

  2. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    I will tell you what helped me more than anything. After years of trying all sorts of supplements and meds I felt one problem was having vitamin deficiencies.

    I also had my gallbladder out in Nov 2006. Prior to that I was so sick for several years and could barely eat. Certainly not a balanced diet.

    Now that I am better, a few months ago I started using a good quality protein drink mixing it with soy milk once a day. These days, at the health food store they have many excellent protein products. I add a product called "Miracle Reds" which is a powder of the extracts of many fruits to my drink.

    I now added the same company's miracle "green" product. It is one tablespoon of each in my protein drink. (no bads taste).

    Within a week I was doing so much better in every way.

    Bottom line, you might try to improve your nutrition and see if you could be suffering from vitamin deficiencies.

    You can only try or as I am always saying "trial and error" to see if you are helped by making changes in your diet.

    Many of the books on fibro mention using protein drinks but I had never done it until now. There is such a difference with me, I will never stop.

    Some of the biggest changes are, fingernail are no longer like paper, my digestion is great - no more reflux, eyes are bright and not sensitive to light, sleep greatly improved, thinking sharper, mood better - not feeling down or depressed at all. I could go on and on.

    You might even consider seeing a nutritionist. Normally insurance will pay for that if your doctor prescribes it.

    I will stop rambling here - just letting you know what finally helped me.

  3. Bambi

    Bambi New Member

    I get the sweats every few months and the doctor does say it's from the Fibro itself and from one of the meds I take. I'll go for a long time and not have it but like now it's just awful. I changed to cotton blankets and it helps a little, but I wake up soaked; hair, gown and back, sometimes several times a night. VERY uncomfortable and annoying! I don't have a suggestion but for me I can't stop the med that causes some of mineso I just try to shower often, wash hair often and wait for it to stop again. Good luck! Bambi
  4. ChungieDolor

    ChungieDolor New Member

    Hi Ladies,

    Re the sweats and chills. I also hate when they come and go. Wish I could pin point what triggers them. Probably stress from having this dd! I also agree that nutrition has a lot to do with it. I am sure my liver is being over taxed without the bladder.

    I plan on going to a Health Store for a protein powder. I also read somewhere in the message board that Walmart carries some products, since I am really pinching pennies.

    My doctor has referred his fms patients to a specialist who gives seminars on some of the other ailments we suffer from with fms, like sleep for starters! The seminars are suppose to start this month. So, I am hoping for some relief.

    By the way, I have mild sleep apnea, and need those allergy tests so I can get that cpap back on! talk about a combo plate here! One day at a time!

    Thanks for listening!