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Night Sweats what is causing them? Help Please

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  • Posted By: jacksontaker
  • March 15, 2007
  • 01:15 AM

I have recently started to get some reall nasty night sweats and nausea. I have had thorough blood work done and have tested negative for both Hepatitis and HIV. All my blood work was fine as well. I have had both neck and chest Xrays that came back fine also. I wonder what might be causing these sweats.....I also lose sleep and have horrible nightmares.

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  • are you on any anti-depressants or anti-anxiety pills?? They give me horrible nightmares, and I have bad nightsweats as well although I'm not certain that its the medication thats causing them.
    prettyprettypumpkin 47 Replies Flag this Response
  • My husband suffers from night sweats and nausea also. He is on anti depressants but has been on them for years and they never caused night sweats or nausea before. When he started this in mid December, he was very ill, in the hospital twice. He got very dehydrated both times. His liver and spleen were enlarged. He lost about 20 pounds because he didn't feel like eating. He had a fever every evening that spiked at about 104. Then he would have a big sweat and feel better. He has had nearly every test they can think of (except a bone marrow test.) At first they said cirrohosis but his liver biopsy did not confirm that. Are you very tired also? He has been to a liver specialist, infectious disease doctor and is now seeing a rheumatoid doctor but nobody can find the cause. He is taking prednasone (sp?) now and that has suppressed his symptoms except for the night sweats and occasional nausea. Because he was working with fertilizers in the garden the week before he got sick, I was pushing the doctors to look for zoonic diseases like q fever and brucellosis or maybe mycobacterium. But the doctors won't take the suggestion and tell me that the chances of him catching anything from that is very slight. (But he has all the symptoms). Good luck.
    PuzzledWife 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • My husband suffers from night sweats and nausea also. He is on anti depressants but has been on them for years and they never caused night sweats or nausea before. When he started this in mid December, he was very ill, in the hospital twice. He got very dehydrated both times. His liver and spleen were enlarged. He lost about 20 pounds because he didn't feel like eating. He had a fever every evening that spiked at about 104. Then he would have a big sweat and feel better. He has had nearly every test they can think of (except a bone marrow test.) At first they said cirrohosis but his liver biopsy did not confirm that. Are you very tired also? He has been to a liver specialist, infectious disease doctor and is now seeing a rheumatoid doctor but nobody can find the cause. He is taking prednasone (sp?) now and that has suppressed his symptoms except for the night sweats and occasional nausea. Because he was working with fertilizers in the garden the week before he got sick, I was pushing the doctors to look for zoonic diseases like q fever and brucellosis or maybe mycobacterium. But the doctors won't take the suggestion and tell me that the chances of him catching anything from that is very slight. (But he has all the symptoms). Good luck.
    PuzzledWife 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • Co-infections http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/021366.html BabesiosisExplanation: Protozoa that invade, infect, and kill the red blood cellsSymptoms: Fatigue, night sweats, fever, chills, weakness, weight loss, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, cough, shortness of breath, headache, neck and back stiffness, dark urine or blood in urine To Puzzled wife Keep pushing the dr's !! And read up more on Lyme and coinfections, they don't always show in the blood work Go to lymenet.org for more info and help. ~~Dee
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  • jacksontaker...I too suffer from night sweats, nausea, vomiting in the night. I also have horrible nightmares/vivid dreams every night for the past year. I also have bouts where I suffer with severe abdominal cramps, watery, explosive diarrhea, severe facial flushing...almost to the point of fainting and then vomiting. Any of these sx apply as well? I have been tested for Carcinoid Syndrome which is probably negative...will have results shortly. Now they have found a cyst on my thyroid and tell me that Mastocytosis and Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma all have the same symptoms. Not sure if your sx are as severe as mine but I do wake in the night, hot, sweaty, nauseas, vomit, fell better, get cold, brush my teeth and go back to bed. It's my other sx that are getting worse and more severe. Few questions...How old are you? male/female? which part of the country are you from? Have lots of info...willing to share...mommy cat
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  • Have you ever had a hernia repair? The symtoms you describe do sound like a Thyroid problem. I have the same symptoms and then some and the first thing they checked was the Thyroid which is fine. There is a mesh patch used to repair hernias that has been recalled. If broken, can cause major bowel trouble. If you have had a repair let me know and I can tell you what I know about it. If not, your symptoms are that of an imbalanced Thyroid and/or a Carcinoid .
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  • This is mommy cat...I had a hernia repair Right Inguinal(groin) way back in 1993. Not sure what they used for mesh but my sx go way beyond just GI problems...Thanks for the info though...who knows, maybe that's it. mommy cat
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  • If you wake up hot and sweaty, feel a bit tingly and very nauseous, it's a PANIC ATTACK. Either triggered by a nightmare, or for really no reason at all, you can just breath through them and go back to sleep. If you go to bed worrying about having another attack, it's only going to be worse. Consider anti-depressants if you aren't on them already, but sometimes they can exacerbate the panic attacks for the first week or so. If you have other physical symptoms, I'd talk to your doctor about it.
    deadlysauce 67 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'm a male in his mid 40's and have similar symptoms to your husband's -- fever, chills, night sweats. But my symptoms are recurring every 6 weeks and lasting about 3 days each time. The doctors conducted all kinds of lab tests with no answers.My husband suffers from night sweats and nausea also. He is on anti depressants but has been on them for years and they never caused night sweats or nausea before. When he started this in mid December, he was very ill, in the hospital twice. He got very dehydrated both times. His liver and spleen were enlarged. He lost about 20 pounds because he didn't feel like eating. He had a fever every evening that spiked at about 104. Then he would have a big sweat and feel better. He has had nearly every test they can think of (except a bone marrow test.) At first they said cirrohosis but his liver biopsy did not confirm that. Are you very tired also? He has been to a liver specialist, infectious disease doctor and is now seeing a rheumatoid doctor but nobody can find the cause. He is taking prednasone (sp?) now and that has suppressed his symptoms except for the night sweats and occasional nausea. Because he was working with fertilizers in the garden the week before he got sick, I was pushing the doctors to look for zoonic diseases like q fever and brucellosis or maybe mycobacterium. But the doctors won't take the suggestion and tell me that the chances of him catching anything from that is very slight. (But he has all the symptoms). Good luck.
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  • My husband suffers from night sweats and nausea also. He is on anti depressants but has been on them for years and they never caused night sweats or nausea before. When he started this in mid December, he was very ill, in the hospital twice. He got very dehydrated both times. His liver and spleen were enlarged. He lost about 20 pounds because he didn't feel like eating. He had a fever every evening that spiked at about 104. Then he would have a big sweat and feel better. He has had nearly every test they can think of (except a bone marrow test.) At first they said cirrohosis but his liver biopsy did not confirm that. Are you very tired also? He has been to a liver specialist, infectious disease doctor and is now seeing a rheumatoid doctor but nobody can find the cause. He is taking prednasone (sp?) now and that has suppressed his symptoms except for the night sweats and occasional nausea. Because he was working with fertilizers in the garden the week before he got sick, I was pushing the doctors to look for zoonic diseases like q fever and brucellosis or maybe mycobacterium. But the doctors won't take the suggestion and tell me that the chances of him catching anything from that is very slight. (But he has all the symptoms). Good luck.Fever, Sweat, Nightmares, Fatigue, Rheumatoid, Nausea, I had all those! (plus loss of memory and ADD 6 months later after the bacterias and Parasites broke into my blood brain barrier) . Gone to 5 doctors that was looking at me like a crazy lady I will spare you the details. A year and a half later into it I found out that I had tick born diseases, Lyme, Bartonella and Babiosis. You may want to research Babiosis this one is listed for sweat and nightmare and loss of appetite and enlarged splin. There is a book called Babesia by James Shaller, M.D. Note that Lyme is a great master of disguise and can be very hard for a physicians to diagnose. Tests are at their infancy as well it shows up at the later stage of the infections if at all. Try to find a physician that is "Lyme literate that has treated a lot of cases" Not only for Borrelia but all tick born co-infections as well. By the way my symptoms started 2 weeks after I had a tick bite that I did have tested. Lesson learned, tick labs can only test for Borrelia and are not that accurate at that, Like my Doc said it can be total false sense of security. Here is a site that list the symptoms well. It is a long list because it can depend on what infections the tick has given you.www.ocean-beach.com/_tick/tick_lymesymp.htm. By the way did I say even if it took me 1 year and 1/2 to get diagnosed in my misery I was lucky I know people that had it for 5 to 10 years before they did... An another good Site and book is by American Lyme foundation.I hope this help
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  • anyone interested...go to www.ahummingbirdsguide.com night sweats, nausea ect...I'm suffering the same sx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's organic/neurological believe it or not...look at sx page see how many other sx he has...good luck...mommy cat
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  • I had nightsweats for three months straight and I was very sick at that time. I have Hashimoto's Disease, Auto-Immune Thyroid Disease which was the cause for me. Diagnosing this this thyroid disorder has been difficult, standard Thyroid tests failed repeated to detect Hashimoto's reflecting my thyroid horomone levels were in range, however, Hashimoto's can be correctly confirmed with Thyroid Peroxidaise Antibodies tests. My nightsweats were extreme. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 4, 2007
    • 11:40 PM
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  • I'm a male in his mid 40's and have similar symptoms to your husband's -- fever, chills, night sweats. But my symptoms are recurring every 6 weeks and lasting about 3 days each time. The doctors conducted all kinds of lab tests with no answers.I am in my late forties and have been very ill also, headache, abdominal pain, heavy night sweats, no appetite, blood in urine, swollen tender abdomen, fatigue, can't think clearly. No luck with a cause yet but when I mentioned this to my skin specialist in conversation while having a skin cancer removed, He suggested I should be tested for Tuberculosis. I always assumed this only affected the lungs but upon further investigation I find it can attack any or all organs. Any of the above symptoms with extra emphasis on extreme night sweats (soaking sheets, doona) seem to fit. My next step is to convince my doctor to test for me for TB
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 28, 2010
    • 07:56 PM
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  • Fever, Sweat, Nightmares, Fatigue, Rheumatoid, Nausea, I had all those! (plus loss of memory and ADD 6 months later after the bacterias and Parasites broke into my blood brain barrier) . Gone to 5 doctors that was looking at me like a crazy lady I will spare you the details. A year and a half later into it I found out that I had tick born diseases, Lyme, Bartonella and Babiosis. You may want to research Babiosis this one is listed for sweat and nightmare and loss of appetite and enlarged splin. There is a book called Babesia by James Shaller, M.D. Note that Lyme is a great master of disguise and can be very hard for a physicians to diagnose. Tests are at their infancy as well it shows up at the later stage of the infections if at all. Try to find a physician that is "Lyme literate that has treated a lot of cases" Not only for Borrelia but all tick born co-infections as well. By the way my symptoms started 2 weeks after I had a tick bite that I did have tested. Lesson learned, tick labs can only test for Borrelia and are not that accurate at that, Like my Doc said it can be total false sense of security. Here is a site that list the symptoms well. It is a long list because it can depend on what infections the tick has given you.www.ocean-beach.com/_tick/tick_lymesymp.htm. By the way did I say even if it took me 1 year and 1/2 to get diagnosed in my misery I was lucky I know people that had it for 5 to 10 years before they did... An another good Site and book is by American Lyme foundation.I hope this helpme too, I have lime and babesiosis!!!!!! BABESIA IS THE CULPRIT!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 12, 2010
    • 01:39 PM
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  • So I was not really concerned about my night sweats until I found out that one of the first questions that my sons cancer doctor asked him was "been having night sweats?" So, I wonder does the one thing have to do with the other for me personally. I have elevated creatine levels and night sweats. So obviously something is not right with my kidneys. Then again, I am getting older so things are how things are and I am not worried. I just want answers. I DO want answers though. I want to know if One plu One equals Eleven (joke everyone I am not that dumb, I am a tanker, but even I know more than Tank go boom). Seriously though, I just wonder. However as I read all of your posts, it seems like there is IS NO direct relation of night sweats to ANY thing. Am I reading that right?
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