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Insomnia and Sweating

Postby lullabybunny1 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:19 am

It's just after 1am and im absolutly shattered, have been in bed for 2 hrs and couldn't sleep despite being exhausted. I have got up and come downstairs for an hour and will try again later. I have the fan set up in the bedroom as i keep sweating. I never used to sweat. But now it's like dripping off me and soaking the bed sheets. HOW! I just can't believe this is my life now. I am only 19 and i can feel myself getting worse everyday. How long will i be able to cope with this. Sorry just need to get it off my chest. I'm tired and irritable.
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Re: Insomnia and Sweating

Postby shazq » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:28 am

Sorry to hear you are having sweat attacks too.
I am the same, when i try to do any chores its like i have just got out of the shower.
Like you i have never sweat like this before fibro.

Hope you catch up with some sleep during the day. :hugs:
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Re: Insomnia and Sweating

Postby auroura » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:02 pm

I really do understand how you feel. As a teenager etc i never sweated ever. now i have the most horrendous sweat attacks as i call them. My face looks like its on fire, goes bright red, my face and whole head sweat the worse its been its actually been dripping off my hair :oops: sorry i know that sounds disgusting but it is :cry: I have been tested several times for thyroid and menopause although i am only 37 but they are alway normal. I am sure more people will post but from reading other posts, this horrible sweating is VERY common with fibro. Sorry it doesnt help much but at least you know your not alone with it.
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Re: Insomnia and Sweating

Postby crumblyallie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:45 pm

auroura wrote:I really do understand how you feel. As a teenager etc i never sweated ever. now i have the most horrendous sweat attacks as i call them. My face looks like its on fire, goes bright red, my face and whole head sweat the worse its been its actually been dripping off my hair :oops: sorry i know that sounds disgusting but it is :cry: I have been tested several times for thyroid and menopause although i am only 37 but they are alway normal. I am sure more people will post but from reading other posts, this horrible sweating is VERY common with fibro. Sorry it doesnt help much but at least you know your not alone with it.


Like Auroura said at least you are not alone, I usually find my sweating starts if the room temp goes above 20c I too get the wet hair look so normally where my hair up as it shows less, I also have really thick hair so I get it thinned out when I get it cut which helps. Also the backs of my hands and wrists sweat alot but not my palms which I think is kinda funny.
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Re: Insomnia and Sweating

Postby FluppyPuffy » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:12 pm

I'm a member of the sweating and insomnia club as well :( My strange body area for sweating is the back of my knees, it feels like it's constantly running down the back of my legs, which is an awful sensation :oops: My son is on half term and I keep falling asleep during the day. Thankfully he's old enough to fend for himself for a little while so it's not too bad, I'm just finding him a bit annoying due to hurting a lack of that magical and mystical state that I can vaguely recall being known as sleep. Was there life before FM :?: :cry:
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Re: Insomnia and Sweating

Postby Lorraine » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:09 pm

Crikey, I thought it was just me!!! I was diagnosed by a rheumy 16 years ago and my symptoms have got much worse recently.

I'm menopausal (had that confirmed with a blood test but I haven't had period for over a year so I could have told them that!!) but the sweating I experience is more than just a hot flush. Anytime I do the vacuuming, ironing or cleaning, I'm soaking wet afterwards. It's usually just my head and yes, it drips off my hair too. It happens at other times when I'm not doing anything physical and it seems as though when the sweating is worse, so is my fatigue. I've just been off work for quite a few weeks having had a serious increase in pain and fatigue. I asked for thyroid function to be tested but that came back normal but I then had a scan and they found nodules on the thyroid. I don't know what this means yet as my GP has gone on holiday since my scan. I don't sleep either, I can go all night without sleep and then go to work. Funnily enough though, if I do get a night without any sleep, my pain and the horrible feeling you get when you wake (I call it sleep hangover) isn't there and I do feel better. I can't do that every night though and I do try to get to sleep, it doesn't always happen.

I am sick of the sweating, I attend meetings at work and it's so embarrassing when my hair's dripping. If I walk anywhere eg to get on a train etc, it happens then too. :oops: My GP just puts it down to the meno and asked me did I want anti depressants (I obviously refused - I told him that wasn't the problem) but I know it isn't just that.

I'd really like others to keep this going and if anyone has found the cause or knows of anything that helps, I'm sure we'd be only too grateful. I've just worked half a day and I'm done in :? I don't know where to turn next.

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Re: Insomnia and Sweating

Postby motherelephant » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:51 pm

Next tuesday i am going into the Hallamshire hospital in Sheffield to have my adrenal glands checked. I allready have autoimmune underactive thyroid and have been told its very common to get the other autoimmune diseases as well .My main symptoms have been sweating all day and intense fatigue .I will let you know how I get on . Motherelle xx
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Re: Insomnia and Sweating

Postby shazq » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:54 pm

HI Motherelephant. :wave:
Good luck with the hospital visit next week. :hugs:
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Re: Insomnia and Sweating

Postby Lorraine » Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:30 pm

Hi Motherelle

Can I go with you?? I work about a mile from the Hallamshire :lol:

Yes, please let us know how you get on. I'm seriously thinking there's something that's been missed but not knowing what the blood tests have tested for, I'm not sure. Does that kind of thing show up in bloods? Do you see an edocrine specialist for that or is it someone else?

Any info you have would be greatly appreciated as sweating and chronic fatigue (as well as the bad cramps in arms and legs) are my main symptoms too and I'm getting nowhere fast. :banghead:

Good luck

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