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Random day-sweats

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  • Posted By: kubrick12345
  • August 1, 2009
  • 08:12 AM

Hi. I would love any opinions on a few symptoms that I am suffering from and whether or not they could be connected. I am a 30 year old male that has never suffered any major health issues before (apart from pneumonia as a newborn). However in the past 3-4 months I have been sweating profusely during the day, mainly from my underarms, - and this has led to many embaressments. On some occasions it happens just half an hour to an hour after getting up. Sometimes it kicks in at around midday. But it always happens and can last for several hours. In the evenings I am completely sweat-free, but if I play sport I am utterly drenched. I do not suffer from night-sweats at all. In combination with this I feel that my breathing is worse than it usually is (climb a few flights of stairs and I can be out of breath - even though I can run 10Km in an 50 mins!). Throughout this time I have experienced lower back pain - but ibuprofen seems to keep this at bay.

Right now I am typing away at this keyboard, in bed, having been awake for about one hour - and I can feel the souls of my feet dripping.

Ok I'm going to throw in a couple of other (probably completely unrelated) symtoms - one is nipple pain (extreme sensitivity - usually one or the other and only lasts for a few hours every 2-3 months). The other two symptoms are (probably just everyday stuff and could be discounted): mouth ulcers - something I always get so I'm not too concerned and mouthwash keeps them at bay and finally, diarrhea, which occurs frequently but is not by any means a constant thing.

For the sweating, I used something called Perspirex, and this stopped me sweating for almost a week and then the sweating started up again.

Something that is always playing on the back of my mind is that I had an HIV scare 7 months ago. I was given the all-clear after 12.5 weeks (although I'm not sure what the test was) and I was told in no uncertain terms by the nurse that it 'was over'.

I am wondering if all my sweating could be stress related - although this sweating really began AFTER getting the all-clear . . .

Any advice on these matters would be appreciated - and I thank you for taking the time to read through this.

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  • I do not think your scare has anything to do with this. You could simply be having a hormonal change as you're getting older, and it will go away on it's own. The hormonal change could also explain your other symptoms of sensitivity, and even the mouth ulcers. I have also seen in my dad and myself that if we do not eat regularily (every 30-60 minutes) we start to sweat and feel awful. Like, a LOT of sweating. Having low blood sugar can do that. If you are involved in a physically demanding activity, it makes your sugar go down lower. Try eating something or having a Gatorade or something related to that. :)
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    • August 11, 2009
    • 09:46 PM
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