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Excessive Sweating = Thermoregulation Disorder?

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  • Posted By: sweathead
  • October 7, 2012
  • 02:02 PM

I sweat off the top of my head. A lot. I've measured a weight loss of 10 lbs after a hard days work.

This has been an issue with me since I was a child, and now I'm 52.

This issue controls my life. My very first thought about doing anything is "sweat coefficient". It controls my choice of profession, my social interactions, recreation, everything.

In my whole life, I've been "normal" twice. Once when I was 35, in a hot attic where I should have been soaking wet, and then again for about 6 weeks when I was 50. I could not make myself sweat no matter how hard I tried during that 6 weeks.

That 6 weeks of "normalcy" made me think this is a solvable problem.

Now I'm on the hunt.

It has nothing to do with age, weight, physical conditioning, medicine, food (except citrus food). It has everthing to do with air temperature, humidity, and movement.

After seeing regular primary care doctors who found nothing obviously wrong (thyroid, adrenal issues) I've moved on to endocrinology, more for the scope of knowledge, looking for something out of the ordinary. Still waiting for the test results.

But should I really be seeing a neurologist for thermoregulation problems?

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  • Sweating is really disturbing when it is accompanied by an unpleasant odor. It is important to take the necessary steps to stop excessive sweating. This condition has to be cured only my taking natural treatment or taking up a surgery.
    ashleygoard 1 Replies
    • December 12, 2012
    • 10:59 AM
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  • I sweat off the top of my head. A lot. I've measured a weight loss of 10 lbs after a hard days work. This has been an issue with me since I was a child, and now I'm 52.This issue controls my life. My very first thought about doing anything is "sweat coefficient". It controls my choice of profession, my social interactions, recreation, everything.In my whole life, I've been "normal" twice. Once when I was 35, in a hot attic where I should have been soaking wet, and then again for about 6 weeks when I was 50. I could not make myself sweat no matter how hard I tried during that 6 weeks.That 6 weeks of "normalcy" made me think this is a solvable problem.Now I'm on the hunt.It has nothing to do with age, weight, physical conditioning, medicine, food (except citrus food). It has everthing to do with air temperature, humidity, and movement. After seeing regular primary care doctors who found nothing obviously wrong (thyroid, adrenal issues) I've moved on to endocrinology, more for the scope of knowledge, looking for something out of the ordinary. Still waiting for the test results.But should I really be seeing a neurologist for thermoregulation problems?I understand where you are coming from, for over the last 5 years my entire body sweats excessively. I doesn't matter what i am doing. Now reading about you its making some sense, i have been thinking it has to do with temperature and humidity. I can not work, i quit my job 2 years ago, the sweating was to embarrassing. thank you for sharing.
    Paulette04 1 Replies
    • January 19, 2013
    • 04:35 PM
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