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Sweating and Heat Intolerance

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  • Posted By: hppy1kat
  • May 24, 2010
  • 11:22 AM

I have come here as a last resort to try and find answers or at the very best what other people have done. As long as I can remember I could sweat a good deal even in winter. In my 20's it was very obvious that I would sweat (naturally with exercise) and just being out in the sun. In my middle to late 40's I was diagnosed with Atrial Fib. I have had an ablation and it is conrolled with a Beta Blocker. I know that this med can cause sweating in general. Over the course of the last 4 years it has become progressively worse. It is so bad that if I just stand in the sun or be in a room with no air cirriculating, I break out into a rolling, drenching sweat. My thyroid has been checked and my hormones levels and normal. I am not in pre, or menopause. The first place that it starts is my forehead and at the hair lines. I can literally feel is pouring off my face. My neck then starts and in a few minutes I feel like I have stepped out of a sauna. I have even gone to and Endo doc and currently using Metformin. My blood sugars are not really high. Mostly between 80 and 95 with some occasion 120. I am overweight and I have lost almost 20 lbs and working on more.
It is so bad that I really don't enjoy going to social events, job interviews, or each day when I go to work it is a challenge as to what to wear. Sleeveless in the summer and winter. I practically wear nothing at home and I still can break out in a horrible sweat just doing the dishes. I drink water, but I am not thirsty. I can also see some flushing in my face, neck and arms. Some spots will be burning hot while the surrounding area is cool to the touch.
Does anyone else have this problem. I am really feeling like a freak because I don't know of anyone else who does this and no doctor can find out what this is. I keep being told...this is just how I am.....and are you in menopause.
I don't fix my hair because if 5 minutes it can be wet, no makeup for I sweat it off. I have also used creams that are supposed to help, but do not. I am really at the end of my sanity with this. Can anyone help me? Thanks for letting me rant. Have a great day. :)

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  • Take all tests and diagnosis you have from your Doctors to an Acupuncturist (half of their classes are of Western Medicine, half Traditional Chinese Medicine + more than a year of internship + Board Certification), as with any health professional: ask for references, and talk to the patients. Your signs and symptoms are not knew to Acupuncture. Good Luck.
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  • Look up Cutaneous Mastocytosis as a possibility. Take the quiz/questions survey, print it out and bring it to your Doctor to discuss. Goodluck.
    RamonaB 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • to HPPYKAT1dittos, all the same symptoms, all the same meds, except I'm a 51 year old male. Your abnormally normal like me.
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  • Me and my kids are using drysol (hypercare- generic name) prescribe by the doctor. It's a liquid like roll on deodorant and it dries up the skin. It's a temporary solution that you have to keep using, unlike getting a procedure and get a result permanently even after use. Good luck and God bless.
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  • I have come here as a last resort to try and find answers or at the very best what other people have done. As long as I can remember I could sweat a good deal even in winter. In my 20's it was very obvious that I would sweat (naturally with exercise) and just being out in the sun. In my middle to late 40's I was diagnosed with Atrial Fib. I have had an ablation and it is conrolled with a Beta Blocker. I know that this med can cause sweating in general. Over the course of the last 4 years it has become progressively worse. It is so bad that if I just stand in the sun or be in a room with no air cirriculating, I break out into a rolling, drenching sweat. My thyroid has been checked and my hormones levels and normal. I am not in pre, or menopause. The first place that it starts is my forehead and at the hair lines. I can literally feel is pouring off my face. My neck then starts and in a few minutes I feel like I have stepped out of a sauna. I have even gone to and Endo doc and currently using Metformin. My blood sugars are not really high. Mostly between 80 and 95 with some occasion 120. I am overweight and I have lost almost 20 lbs and working on more. It is so bad that I really don't enjoy going to social events, job interviews, or each day when I go to work it is a challenge as to what to wear. Sleeveless in the summer and winter. I practically wear nothing at home and I still can break out in a horrible sweat just doing the dishes. I drink water, but I am not thirsty. I can also see some flushing in my face, neck and arms. Some spots will be burning hot while the surrounding area is cool to the touch. Does anyone else have this problem. I am really feeling like a freak because I don't know of anyone else who does this and no doctor can find out what this is. I keep being told...this is just how I am.....and are you in menopause. I don't fix my hair because if 5 minutes it can be wet, no makeup for I sweat it off. I have also used creams that are supposed to help, but do not. I am really at the end of my sanity with this. Can anyone help me? Thanks for letting me rant. Have a great day. :)Hppy1kat, I have been experiencing the SAME symptoms. Right down to the burning red patches on my face that disappear in less than an hour or so. I have additional issues as well, such as extreme fatigue, muscle and joint pain, mental "fog"...etc. I am a 33 year old female. I have had every hormone tested several times. The wide range of Drs. are scratching their heads and have run out of ideas. I'm revisiting the concept of MS. I think the Drs. were wrong to rule it out so early. I had an usual increase in blood levels from tubes 1 to 4 of a spinal tap and some unexplained frontal lobe involvement on my CTs and MRIs. Anyway....I am sorry that you have been struggling. It's not easy!!! Don't listen to those that tell you to just accept it....Keep searching.....I know I will.....Meanwhile, I am going to design and construct a portable personal air conditioner....LOL.
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  • Hppy1kat, I have been experiencing the SAME symptoms. Right down to the burning red patches on my face that disappear in less than an hour or so. I have additional issues as well, such as extreme fatigue, muscle and joint pain, mental "fog"...etc. I am a 33 year old female. I have had every hormone tested several times. The wide range of Drs. are scratching their heads and have run out of ideas. I'm revisiting the concept of MS. I think the Drs. were wrong to rule it out so early. I had an usual increase in blood levels from tubes 1 to 4 of a spinal tap and some unexplained frontal lobe involvement on my CTs and MRIs. Anyway....I am sorry that you have been struggling. It's not easy!!! Don't listen to those that tell you to just accept it....Keep searching.....I know I will.....Meanwhile, I am going to design and construct a portable personal air conditioner....LOL.Hey Hppy1kat and KEG2177,I didn't think the excessive sweating I have been dealing with for a while now had anything to do with my condition. But after reading your response (KEG2177), maybe the two are related. I have been dealing with major chronic muscle pain, extreme fatigue, anxiety and depression, trouble sleeping, and mental "fog" for several years. I can't even remember anymore, really when, it all started. But about a year ago, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I didn't know what it was, and hadn't really even heard of it. But, it is actually kind of common (6 million people in the U.S. suffer from fibromyalgia). I think maybe you both should check into fibromyalgia as the cause of your troubles. Hope this information is helpful.
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  • Most of us who have been diagnosed with any type of mast cell disorder have also been tested for lupus and fibromyalgia before we got the correct diagnosis. Im not saying you have mast cell disorder, Im just saying to read about the symptoms of mastocytosis before you decide. Especially those people who have had hives OR gone into shock--that is not a symptom of fibro. It's called IA or Idiopathic Anaphalaxis. Flushing, huge wet sweats anytime of the day (upon exertion), and heat intolerance are symptoms of mast cell disorder--plus many more symptoms depending on what part of the body might be affected. Some people only have "Cutaneous" mastocytosis. They flush, sweat, cant tolerate heat (or cold sometimes). People with other types of Mastocytosis also have incredible fatigue, bone and muscle pain, nausea and diarrhea, bladder spasms, brain fog... and more.. not everyone has all of these, they are just the most common symptoms. Do your homework and research for your own health.Good luck! Hey Hppy1kat and KEG2177, I didn't think the excessive sweating I have been dealing with for a while now had anything to do with my condition. But after reading your response (KEG2177), maybe the two are related. I have been dealing with major chronic muscle pain, extreme fatigue, anxiety and depression, trouble sleeping, and mental "fog" for several years. I can't even remember anymore, really when, it all started. But about a year ago, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I didn't know what it was, and hadn't really even heard of it. But, it is actually kind of common (6 million people in the U.S. suffer from fibromyalgia). I think maybe you both should check into fibromyalgia as the cause of your troubles. Hope this information is helpful.
    RamonaB 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi, the problem with me is i sweat alot too but my right arm pit smells reaaly bad i've got different deodorants and i still sweat and smell i finally went to my local dr. and he prescribed drysol but man that really burns and had to stop useing it so i decided to go to a dermatologist and and he put me on some medication that dries me up and a shampoo if it continues he would send me to have surgery in san antonio to cut my sweat glands under my arm pits so right now i'm waiting for the right time hopefully that will work. let me know if there is anything different before i have surgery.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 15, 2010
    • 08:47 PM
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