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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 15, 2008
  • 07:25 PM

Hi everyone! I am 23 years old. I am having problems with sweating for almost 2 years. I am talking about profuse sweating and I have no control over it. I have tried everything nothing helps. It all started when I had a flu and I was throwing up a lot. I was throwing up for almost 2 months or even more. And I get these hot flashes and I can't stand when it is to hot. I sweat even in the winter. And later my heart works too fast. My pulse is about 100 to 130 BPM. My blood work came out normal and my EKG and an ultrasound of my heart are normal too. I really don't know what is the problem. Can somebody help, please?

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  • Uncontrolled sweating is called hyperhidrosis. Try here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007259.htm
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • December 16, 2008
    • 05:56 PM
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  • Aquila beat me to it!:)
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 16, 2008
    • 06:17 PM
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  • Hi everyone! I am 23 years old. I am having problems with sweating for almost 2 years. I am talking about profuse sweating and I have no control over it. I have tried everything nothing helps. It all started when I had a flu and I was throwing up a lot. I was throwing up for almost 2 months or even more. And I get these hot flashes and I can't stand when it is to hot. I sweat even in the winter. And later my heart works too fast. My pulse is about 100 to 130 BPM. My blood work came out normal and my EKG and an ultrasound of my heart are normal too. I really don't know what is the problem. Can somebody help, please?Could also be a thyroid issue, hyperthyroidism causes similar symptoms.Some of the symptoms:Axilla moist/wet on exam (under arms)Rigors/shaking chillsPalpitations/skipped beatsHyperhidrosis/Chronic sweating excessMoist, warm, smooth skinAppetite increasedFrequent bowel movement or diarrheaPolyphagiaWeight lose or gainWeakness in quadriceps/bicepsInsomniaTremorRapid breathingAgitationBody temperature highFeverFlu-like syndromeHeat intolerance/Warm all the timeNervousness/excitability/hyperactive adultTalkativeness/Pressured speechMore info on thyroid disease:http://www.freewebs.com/thyroid
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 30, 2008
    • 10:17 PM
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  • Pheochromocytoma? It is very rare, but still...
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • December 30, 2008
    • 11:39 PM
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  • Oprah just had a segment on her tv show about it; a crew member has it and there was a doctor there. He said you could have surgery under the arms to cut off the nerve that makes you sweat, but the Oprah said she'd rather not get cut over sweat...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 31, 2008
    • 05:31 AM
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  • Thanks everybody for replies. I had checked my TSH and it is normal. They checked complete blood count and metabolic panel and that is normal too. I don't know what else to do but it is really hard to live with these symptoms. All I know that I never before had problems with heat itolerence or rapid pulse or sweating. Like I said it started like 2 years ago or so. So that is why I am worried that it might be something else. Somebody might think that I am crazy but I have a feeling that something is not right. I really dont know where to go or what to do about this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 7, 2009
    • 09:34 PM
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  • To be complete they need to check you for pheochromocytoma,asFelsen mentioned a few days ago.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
    • 00:51 AM
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  • Have you seen an endocrinologist?DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
    • 01:50 AM
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  • No I didnt go to see an endocrinologist but I am thinking to go now. Maybe they can help me. Every doctor thought that it was thyroid related but is not. I especially feel bad in the morning my sweating starts my pulse goes up to 130 sometimes more. When I walk and do some work for couple of hours my sweating stops and my pulse drops down to 80 and something. And later on if I am not doing anything comes back. So I was thinking that can be related to hormones or something. I dont know.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2009
    • 04:27 AM
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  • I went to see a doctor and she did order some tests for Pheochromocytoma. I called about my results but they told me that results were in and that doctor will call me next week to discuss those results with me. Does that means there is something wrong so they need a doctor to tell me that? I really dont know and it is driving me crazy... What do you think?Thank you!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2009
    • 05:12 AM
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  • If it is pheochromocytoma, you must relax, because there is treatment. Remember that pheochromocytoma is not a cancer, but a tumour that can be removed. Please let us know what the results are. I am keeping my fingers crossed, good luck!! :)
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • January 31, 2009
    • 10:07 PM
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  • They called me everything was fine with my blood work. I still feel the same like I was before every single morning. I am just so tired of going to doctors and nobody wants to hear what is really going on with me. I really dont know what to do now. Thanks everybody!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2009
    • 03:11 AM
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