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sevre sweating, like a furnace lights up

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  • Posted By: witsend
  • October 30, 2006
  • 03:30 PM

I started to get these sevre hot sweats 9 years ago, I and many doctors and so called experts thought it was the menopause, but after exhausting all the different types of HRT with no effect whatsoever and many tests for other problems such as diabetes, thyroid problems, etc etc, seeing endocrinologists, gyneacologists, I then saw another expert in endocrinology ( yet again private which cost a fortune) who said it was a problem with my nervous system and definately not the menopause, but didnt really know what the problem was, he wrote to my GP telling him to try me on Anti-depressants (not for depression but apparantly they can work on the nervous system) or try Bromide, both of which my GP did, they didnt make any difference to my symptoms just made me ill. At this point i will relay to u all the other symptoms that have come with these hot sweats, headaches, fatigue, palpitations, feeling sick, diziness, weight gain, tender breasts, no energy, (no sleep any night because the sweats wake me every hour, I have to get up and change my nightclothes as they are soaked, this happens 24/7 all day all night, and obviously is very embarrassing if i am out anywhere, the sweat just pours off of me, even in icy weather conditions) I have fans in most rooms of my house its the only relief i can get sitting in front of them to cool down. This condition is ruining my life and that of my husband. I am a 50 year old woman who feels her life is already over, we have had holidays ruined, and our social life is practically zero. I have also tried health food and tablet remedies, reflexology, acupuncture etc all to no avail. My GP is very sympathetic but says this has now beaten him. I dont want to be like this until I die, i just want to have a normal life. Is there anyone out there who can help.. please e.mail me, i would be eternally gratefull if it helps.thanks for taking the time to read this..

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  • Hello! I am 33 & know how u feel! I to have awful hot flashes, night sweats. My kids say I look like a themometer when it happens cause they can see my neck turning red & it goes up to my face. My hormone levels are ok, my thyroid also. Dr's are also stumped. I can't even sleep in the same bed as my husband because I flop around like a fish! I am so misirible! I to have tried just about everything for this like you have. I'm at the end of my rope, when I'm out shopping people will ask me if I'm okay because my face is as red as a firetruck and they think I'm sick!***k luck & email me @ captwife38@yahoo.comI started to get these sevre hot sweats 9 years ago, I and many doctors and so called experts thought it was the menopause, but after exhausting all the different types of HRT with no effect whatsoever and many tests for other problems such as diabetes, thyroid problems, etc etc, seeing endocrinologists, gyneacologists, I then saw another expert in endocrinology ( yet again private which cost a fortune) who said it was a problem with my nervous system and definately not the menopause, but didnt really know what the problem was, he wrote to my GP telling him to try me on Anti-depressants (not for depression but apparantly they can work on the nervous system) or try Bromide, both of which my GP did, they didnt make any difference to my symptoms just made me ill. At this point i will relay to u all the other symptoms that have come with these hot sweats, headaches, fatigue, palpitations, feeling sick, diziness, weight gain, tender breasts, no energy, (no sleep any night because the sweats wake me every hour, I have to get up and change my nightclothes as they are soaked, this happens 24/7 all day all night, and obviously is very embarrassing if i am out anywhere, the sweat just pours off of me, even in icy weather conditions) I have fans in most rooms of my house its the only relief i can get sitting in front of them to cool down. This condition is ruining my life and that of my husband. I am a 50 year old woman who feels her life is already over, we have had holidays ruined, and our social life is practically zero. I have also tried health food and tablet remedies, reflexology, acupuncture etc all to no avail. My GP is very sympathetic but says this has now beaten him. I dont want to be like this until I die, i just want to have a normal life. Is there anyone out there who can help.. please e.mail me, i would be eternally gratefull if it helps.thanks for taking the time to read this..
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    • October 30, 2006
    • 04:00 PM
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