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Drenching nights sweats - suggestions?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 27, 2010
  • 07:47 PM

Hi. I'm a 40 YO woman who has been suffering from night sweats for the past 2 - 3 years. They started out being just a couple times a week, now it's most every night. I soak through my clothes and sheets and frequently have get up 2 -4 times a night to change clothes and even put a towel down. I am exhausted!! My blood tests are all normal, including my female repro. hormones. An abdom. ultrasound came back normal, too. 2 years ago I was dx with endometriosis after severe abdominal pain. I also have an allergy to NSAiDs and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.

I have another appt. with the Dr. office soon and just don't know what else to do. I'm sick and tired of waking up sweaty and being tired all the time. Any suggestions?

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  • Hi. I'm a 40 YO woman who has been suffering from night sweats for the past 2 - 3 years. They started out being just a couple times a week, now it's most every night. I soak through my clothes and sheets and frequently have get up 2 -4 times a night to change clothes and even put a towel down. I am exhausted!! My blood tests are all normal, including my female repro. hormones. An abdom. ultrasound came back normal, too. 2 years ago I was dx with endometriosis after severe abdominal pain. I also have an allergy to NSAiDs and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.I have another appt. with the Dr. office soon and just don't know what else to do. I'm sick and tired of waking up sweaty and being tired all the time. Any suggestions?Please tell me that SOMEONE understands what I'm going through! I am so, SO TIRED--- getting up several times a night. BTW, we also tested my blood sugar to rule out nocturnal hypoglycemia and it was normal. Someone, please help me out here!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2010
    • 08:21 PM
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  • Please tell me that SOMEONE understands what I'm going through! I am so, SO TIRED--- getting up several times a night. BTW, we also tested my blood sugar to rule out nocturnal hypoglycemia and it was normal. Someone, please help me out here!!!Have your cortisol levels been tested?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2010
    • 11:15 PM
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  • Have your cortisol levels been tested?yes. they are low in the am and high at night, but no explanation as to why.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 4, 2010
    • 02:24 AM
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  • yes. they are low in the am and high at night, but no explanation as to why.Well, the chest xray was normal. Still having severe night sweats, also have low to mid back pain on the right side. Waiting on more blood tests and taking temp. when I wake up (though it's always b/t 97.8 and 98.7). Any other thoughts?!?!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2010
    • 09:55 PM
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  • Here's some help that might work for you:•Use cotton bed linens. Cotton is more breathable and absorbent than other fabrics. It will keep you cooler at night and help you get a great rest.•Watch your diet. Soy products have been shown to reduce hot flashes/night sweats in menopausal women. Drink lots of water and juice and keep a cool drink by you bed.•Chill pillows; cooler pillows to lay head on at night might be helpful.•Stay cool. Keep your bedroom cool at night. Use fans during the day. hope that somehow it'll ease the burden on night sweats :D
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • BUMP...So I'm still dealing with the night sweats. Have tried an estrogen patch, valtrex (For chronic EBV), a grounding fabric on my bed, nothing works. My mid-right back is now aching most all the time, too.Dr. is going to run blood and urine tests again. Next step CAT scan (though he's leery to do one b/c of the radiation).Does anyone have any ideas? I can't go on like this!
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  • BUMP...So I'm still dealing with the night sweats. Have tried an estrogen patch, valtrex (For chronic EBV), a grounding fabric on my bed, nothing works. My mid-right back is now aching most all the time, too.Dr. is going to run blood and urine tests again. Next step CAT scan (though he's leery to do one b/c of the radiation).Does anyone have any ideas? I can't go on like this!HiI'm going through exactly the same thing - I'm pretty sure it's hormonal as it's always tended to relate to my cycle until recently. For the last 6 weeks I've had them every single night (one night off on the first day of my period!). Getting changed 3 or 4 times a night and totally exhausted ( I also have a 2 year old). I'm 45. I had a period (a few months) in my early 30's of night sweats lasting a week or so every month for a good few months and had lots of tests but like you nothing was found. They've come back intermittently over the years but often go away for months at a time (and I was tested again about 5 years ago but nothing found again) This is the worse they have ever been. Due to see the doctor but don't have much hope of being helped out at all. I've been trying Maca (herbal remedy) but no effect yet and no-one knows how long you are supposed to take it before you see any effects. What happened with you?
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  • I'd look into acupuncture and herbs, it took care of my night sweats which were hormonal. I just watched this video last night and one of the things Dr. Horowitz spoke of was drenching night sweats and that certain co-infections of Lyme will have these malarial type of symptoms. Not saying you have this, but it's worth looking at.FULL VIDEO: Babesiosis discussion with Dr. HorowitzRichard I. Horowitz, M.D. is a Board Certified Internist who treats tick-borne diseases. Here, he discusses the malaria-like illness called babesiosis at his office at the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center in Hyde Park with the Journal.http://www.scoop.it/t/the-full-discussion-babesiosis-dr-horrowitz/p/3995896521/full-video-babesiosis-discussion-with-dr-horowitz
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