night sweats and peeing like crazy

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   Posted 1/9/2009 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm just wondering if anybody eles has night sweats and or pee allll the time. I have to change my sheets almost everyday because of the night sweats. and I wake up any where from 2 to 5 times at night just to pee.
> 27 year old female < 
> Diagonsed with Crohns disease in 2000 <
> Medication - pentasa, imuran, prednisone, potassium, vitamin C, multivitamin, and iron <

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   Posted 1/9/2009 5:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I have night sweats also. I have had it now for one week and i donĀ“t know how to make it stop :S

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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
may be from the prednisone- get your blood sugar checked

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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
It's the prednisone - at least the night sweats are from the pred. The peeing all the time, I don't know. I always get horrible night sweats any time I am on 20mgs or higher than pred. Some people get them at lower doses too. Just one of those nasty side effects and there's nothing you can do about it until your dose drops. Sorry - I know it stinks. Hang in there and talk to your doc about a lower dose if possible.

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   Posted 1/9/2009 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I would get your blood sugar checked out just to be on the safe side. I had night sweats for years and I had to pee all the time. Turns out I have a touch of insulin resistance from PCOS. I have been on meds for it and no more night sweats however I still have to pee all the time (I think some of that is in my head :)). Good luck to you and I hope you feel better soon.

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   Posted 1/9/2009 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   

I get nightsweats even when I'm not on steroids.  It's more a matter of disease activity for me.  And I pee a lot at night, too, but my blood sugar is fine. (I think I have too much water later in the day.) 

However!  When I was in the hospital on higher doses of steroids, I ended up with steroid induced diabetes and had to get insulin shots.  During that time, I peed all the time...  And, I sweat easily.  So it is important to get your sugar levels tested just to know what it is. 

Either way, sympathy to you!  I know how hard it is to get a decent night of sleep with all that sweating and peeing!  I keep a stack of shirts by my pillow all the time.
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine  --rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08 => STOPPED 10/3/08 - now 2 months into it & it was the right decision
--currently taking budesonide suppositories, 3mg at night.  Doing well with this so far.  Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 waiting to start Forteo (pending approval)
--single mom to 11-yr-old girl

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   Posted 1/9/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I have night sweats and pee all the time too. I have had my insulin checked and it is fine. Does anyone know the reason for the increased urination? Could it be the inflammation is pressing into the bladder??
Crohns almost 17 years. No surgeries. Currently taking Imuran and Entocort. Also take multivitamin/mineral supplement, omega -3 oil, calcium and vitamin D. Eat lots of yogurt. Limit wheat and gluten as much as I can.

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   Posted 1/9/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   

I had some night sweats while on Prednisone and never had any before even through menopause. Had to get up frequently to pee also but I do think that might become somewhat of a habit later. A friend who was on Prednisone, not Crohn's related, said she was up every hour to pee.

Plus since being diagnosed, having stricture and being slightly constipated I try to drink more water which probably increases the urination.

55 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
 Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.

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   Posted 1/9/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys .... Its good to know I'm not the only one lol .... I will get my sugar checked just incase but hopefully its just the meds. I am new to this site and I love it. Thanks for all the support.
> 27 year old female < 
> Diagonsed with Crohns disease in 2000 <
> Medication - pentasa, imuran, prednisone, potassium, vitamin C, multivitamin, and iron <

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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have the peeing issue but I definatly have night sweat issues when I flare. I have never taken prednisone and it happens whether or not I am taking entocort. I will wake up totally drenched in sweat head to foot. I have gotten out of bed and actually been able to see the outline of my body on the sheets. And it doesn't just soak the bottom sheets but the top as well. I have had to put down towels, change the sheets in the middle of the night or just go sleep in the other room. What I have found is that it happens when I have a slight fever, even if its only 100.0 but when i wake up soaked the fever is gone and my temp is usually down to between 96.5 and 97.5. If it happens in bouts like mine, 3-4 days in a row every couple of months. Try taking your temperature right before you go to bed. You may have a slight fever and not know it.
Dx CD Oct '06  mom of 3 boys ages 11, 14,and my baby born Oct. 07. remarried July '05

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