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Does anyone hels sweat a lot

Postby Dottylin » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:46 pm

Not just in this hot weather but even in winter my face and head sweat a lot with excertion, if I hoover, clean windows, or do anything a bit strenuous myface and head sweat so much my hair end up wet! Does anyone else experience this? :!: it drives me nuts, so embarresing at work too when it happens.
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Re: Does anyone hels sweat a lot

Postby Terilassie » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:11 am

Me, and it's so embarrassing isn't it. Sometimes it happens without me doing anything. Have you asked your doc about it ?
I hate it, I'm blonde and when I sweat my hair looks like Iv been in the shower :( x
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Re: Does anyone hels sweat a lot

Postby Dottylin » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:18 am

No I Havn't asked the docs, I actually don't go all that much any more as I don't find their knowledge of fibro all that broad, I am on amytriptaline which says on the leaflet that a side effect is perspiring but I disdn't think they meant this much! Ive had my hair cut short to try and help things a little. :(
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Re: Does anyone hels sweat a lot

Postby Cindy1 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:41 am

I have to admit I could probably sit in a freezer in winter and would sweat , I would go bright red and
my head feel like a radiator and yes my hair would be soaking. I find it hard to socialise as it is so embarrassing.
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Re: Does anyone hels sweat a lot

Postby SianneArtarian » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:47 am

I experience extreme sweating, it is called Hyperhydrohssis (I have perhaps not spelled that correctly. It is (I believe) Fibro related for two reasons, 1 - we are over sensitive to hot and cold temperatures and 2 - our nervous system is overactive/overstimulated. I take Lyrinel, a med for urinary incontinence (which I don't have) it dries your body out as a side effect but the dry mouth is irritating. I also got Dermatologist to prescribe Glycoppyrulate, GPs cannot prescribe this only specialists can, it reportedly blocks the sweat glands with the same effect as Botox. I didnt have good results with it however. Surgery is possible but extreme and dangerous. I always had it worst my hands and feet but last two years its my back thats the problem, i am embarrassed when I go out because of it. My Amitriptylene that I am prescribed for Fibro seems to help a bit but not much. Its horrible - I HATE it!!!
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Re: Does anyone hels sweat a lot

Postby Dottylin » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:57 am

oh thanks for that advice , may ask my doctor about the Lyriel then, thanks. I know it is awful :( , the best description I have heard is, 'my thermostat is broken and know one knows how to fix it'. I think its the discomfort and embarressmenty of the actual getting wet with sweat that is the worst :yikes:
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Re: Does anyone hels sweat a lot

Postby Susan Stokes » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:42 am

I've had the problem for years and mentioned it on several occasions to the GP's. Finally last week I got one to listen and he prescribed Ditropan. Only been taking them for a few days and I have noticed a difference. He said they won't stop the sweating completely but that wouldn't be natural would it. Also helps with irritable bladder - again, I have seen an improvement. Can't believe I'm doing this at 2.40 am.
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Re: Does anyone hels sweat a lot

Postby Queenie_70 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:36 am

Have suffered for years, and just thought that it was me, so glad to hear I am not some crazy woman. I get so sweaty it is awful, it drips off me, I can literally wring out my hair, and it doesn't have to be a long period of time to cause this, just vacuuming one room, and I am puffing and the sweat is pouring off my head. My feet and hands have been an issue, so job interviews were always awkward when I had to shake hands and introduce myself....I would be unconsciously wiping them on my trousers before offering my hand to anyone. When talking to my doc now, it is...well you are probably Peri-menopausal...ta da.....in other words, I am not interested in yet another symptom!!! I just keep thinking that it means my skin is well oiled from all the sweat and so I won't get wrinkles as fast, got to find a positive right? xxxx
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Re: Does anyone hels sweat a lot

Postby libbiek30 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:16 am

I also sweat a lot especially at night I wake up soaking. I sweat mainly from my head and at work I am really wet. I think it's meds I am on amitriptyline and serterline but could also b menopause. A work colleague reccomend ed sage tablets I haven't tried them yet but least they are natural so maybe worth a try. :-D
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Re: Does anyone hels sweat a lot

Postby Gemski » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:49 am

Yes!! I can sweat through jumpers in winter and I basically can't wear anything with sleeves or wear bright colours for fear of sweat patches! I've looked into Botox injections in the armpits but it's about £500 and only lasts 6 months - let me know if you find a cheaper cure!
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Re: Does anyone hels sweat a lot

Postby Maryanne » Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:10 am

I am not menopausal - past it and been off HRT for 3 years. I was diagnosed with fibro in March 2013 and I started on 10mg amitriptyline in April 2013. It was slowly increased over the months and I am now on 50 mg. That is when the sweating started. Always had been a chilly person previously. I now even sweat when sitting perfectly still, and through the night. When I am at work it is even worse :yikes: :oops: My sister in law who has MS OA DDD had been having a similar problem with very severe sweating and she has just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. So it is not always down to medication or the condition we have that is to blame. We could have developed another condition. I have an appointment to go back to my gp when she is back from her holidays.
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Re: Does anyone hels sweat a lot

Postby Dottylin » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:00 pm

Oh dear I won't even think about the possibility of another condition! nope not going there!, funnily enough now that I think about it it is only since my amytriptaline has been upped to 35 that its got worse, so its probably that, to the person that suggested sage, brilliant , never thought about that! I don't know if my menopause is finished or not, hard to tell when one has fibro, isn't it , but I will be off to the health shop on monday for sage tabs, thank you all for replies, looks like we all mostly have this symptom :roll:
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Re: Does anyone hels sweat a lot

Postby Dottylin » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:03 pm

libbiek30 wrote:I also sweat a lot especially at night I wake up soaking. I sweat mainly from my head and at work I am really wet. I think it's meds I am on amitriptyline and serterline but could also b menopause. A work colleague reccomend ed sage tablets I haven't tried them yet but least they are natural so maybe worth a try. :-D

Thank you libbie I never thought about sage, certainly worth a try :-D
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Re: Does anyone hels sweat a lot

Postby Mojolost » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:17 pm

I suffer with extreme sweating. The slightest exertion has my hair soaking wet. It embarrasses and depresses me. I try to laugh it off, but, inside I am sobbing. I was mortified the other day, I was in a shop waiting to pay for something and my head/hair started dripping, the shop assistant had me some paper tissues to wipe myself. I know it was meant kindly. :cry: :oops:

I am at my lowest point now. In May we went abroad on holiday. On the second day, I became quite ill with flu and a chest infection. The whole holiday was ruined for me. We returned to the news that a much loved family member had died suddenly aged 38.

By nature I am a happy bubbly person and always bounced back from problems. Now, It's hard work to raise a smile.

Thank goodness for these forums

I am on Nortryptiline and Sertraline
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Re: Does anyone hels sweat a lot

Postby sukara » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:01 am

It is amazing reading these posts they all describe what is happening to me! The sweating is horrific and is really ruining my life. It happens when I do any exertion at all and sometimes when I am sitting down for no reason at all. It is mainly my head that starts getting hot and then the sweating starts and my hair is soaked from the underside out. I also have been in shops when the sweat is running down my face and dripping on the floor. strangely enough I do not seem to sweat much under my arms! but my arms become very clammy and when I was at the doctors and she wanted to take my blood pressure I could not get my jumper off because it was sticking to my arms. I am on 100mcg Fentanyl patch and 125mg Amitriptylline and the pain clinic consultant said it was probably the Fentanyl. I know I did not have the sweating when I was first diagnosed and now really wish I had kept a daily blog especially when drugs are changing or increasing in strength cos it would have been good to see if any of them was the trigger.
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