For those who are sweating heaps...this might help

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Charlee
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   Posted 4/28/2010 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
Recently dx with crohns, and trying to combat all the signs and symptoms.  I went to a new GP the other day and told him that the constant SWEATING and NIGHT SWEATS was just one on the sypmtoms that needed to be addressed quickly as it is most distressing, embarrassing and definitely interferring with normal daily activities of life.  He suggested taking buscopan (hyoscine) 10mg three times a day should provide some relief.  Got some over the counter from the pharmacy and started yesterday.  For the FIRST TIME last night, I DIDNT have any night sweats.  Bed sheets were dry this morning!!  Still sweating a little today, but no where near what I have been since Feb this year.  He says there are 2 indications for hyoscine, firstly for the abdo cramping and second to dry excessive secretions such as muscous and sweating.  Just thought I'd post it as I have read some posts with those suffering excessive sweating.  I hope it helps. 
 
Charlee
37y/o female from Australia
Dx: crohns april 2010
Meds: Currently : prednisone, calcium, vit d, nexium, probiotics, fish oil


Grandpato2
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   Posted 4/28/2010 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Interesting keep us informed as to how this progresses
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


cannynancy
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   Posted 4/29/2010 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I was just going to ask about night sweats.  I used to get them but as I felt better they passed.  However when I started LDN, the night sweats returned.  I'm not sure why and my GI has limited knowledge of LDN (I'm his 2nd patient on it) so is no help.  I'll ask him about this medicine next month.  In the meantime, if anyone has any ideas why I get night sweats with LDN, I'd love to hear your thoughts.  Thanks.  

Charlee
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   Posted 4/30/2010 4:56 AM (GMT -7)   
cannynancy,
I have just had a look on the web - googled - low dose naltrexone and sweating - there were a couple of sites that indicated side effects of sweating and night sweats to taking LDN. Check with you GI for confirmation when you are there next - I am fast learning that if its not the crohns making you sweat its any of the drugs prescribed that can do it too!

Grandpato2,
Will keep you informed if its my miracle turn off tap drug! - Need to give it a few days or so for confirmation.

Charlee
37y/o female from Australia
Dx: crohns april 2010
Meds: Currently : prednisone, calcium, vit d, nexium, probiotics, fish oil


cannynancy
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   Posted 5/2/2010 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Charlee-

Thanks for the information about LDN and night sweats.  I tried to google that but came up empty.  I'll keep searching.  My LDN was prescribed by a Florida GI who didn't know much about it (I was the third patient of his to try it).  I am now seeing my NY GI at the end of the month.  He had refused to prescribe LDN so I don't know how he'll react to my taking it.  In any case, I've had a bad month so I'm not sure the LDN is working and may stop taking it.  I've been on 4.5mgs for a little over three months.  The first two months I thought it was starting to work, but not the third month.  Again thanks for the information.

 


Julia Hill
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   Posted 5/2/2010 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I'm glad the buscopan is working for you. I have been on buscopan for many years 3/day to help with the imodium to reduce the number of BM's I have in a day. Be careful that your night sweats aren't due to an infection somewhere as Prednisone can mask an infection. Keep us posted on your progress.

Take care,
Julia

Grandpato2
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   Posted 5/3/2010 10:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Took a copy of your post to my Dr. and today started buscopan 10mg 3 times a day. So now lets see if it helps me too!
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


Charlee
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   Posted 5/4/2010 3:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

Well, have given it a couple of days now, and am sorry to report that the one night of no sweating was just that! Still seems to be present. Coming into winter down here shortly so the days and nights are much cooler, yet my body thinks I'm in a heat wave. I don't know anymore.

Grandpato2 - I sincerley hope it works for you. Maybe my sweating is just too much for the buscopan, in any case post back and let us know.

Charlee
37y/o female from Australia
Dx: crohns april 2010
Meds: Currently : prednisone, calcium, vit d, nexium, probiotics, fish oil


ProfCrohny
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   Posted 5/4/2010 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow...I had no idea that my sweating might be related to Crohn's. I can't tell you how relieving it is to read all of your posts, given that's it's been a constant source of embarrassment for me. Thank you.
Female, 33. Diagnosed August 2007 with Crohn's Colitis. Asacol 400 mg 6 x day, Orthotricyclin Lo, Calcium, and multivitamin.


Grandpato2
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   Posted 5/5/2010 12:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Like you've had it all your life and just though it was you? Me too til someone posted on it last year. I love healing well! I had no idea it was crohns related but I'vre sweated huge since about 15 when I know I first had crohns.
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


ProfCrohny
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   Posted 5/5/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I started sweating a lot about 6 years ago. I figured I was just getting older and more neurotic. Does anyone know why Crohn's causes excessive sweating?
Female, 33. Diagnosed August 2007 with Crohn's Colitis. Asacol 400 mg 6 x day, Orthotricyclin Lo, Calcium, and multivitamin.


goodolboydws
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   Posted 8/11/2010 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Other social, emotional, and medical problems than Crohn's (such as endocrine-related problems) can be a source of this excessive sweating too, but Crohn's can and does often severely effect water and nutrient absorption, depending upon the exact location of the problems that one may have, which can directly and indirectly effect the electrolyte balance in one's body, which in turn can then effect the rate and amount of sweating.

For one example of malabsorption, the location and length of the resection (terminal ileum/partial colon) that I had significantly limits my normal pathway for B12 absorption (and water absorption), so I now take it sublingually and have to drink more fluid than most people do to keep from getting dehydrated, especially in hotter weather when sweating is a major factor. This can very quickly and severely throw my electrolyte balance off, and is exacerbated if I only drink water to rehydrate.

Having said that, every person has a unique "normal" condition as far as the balance of the various electrolytes go, but if one particular one of YOURS is well out of the expected range or on the upper or lower border of what's considered average, while the others are solidly in the middle of the range, it would be a logical suspect, and something to consider how to best adjust. Of these, sodium and potassium can very easily and inexpensively be adjusted either through dietary modifications or with supplements. (And with sodium being a "bad guy" in. re. blood pressure for many years, some very health conscious people now are actually not getting ENOUGH sodium in their diet.)

One thing to do (if you haven't already done so) would be to establish a baseline reference level for the electrolytes and other components of your blood, to see where you stand with the current meds and supplements that you're taking. It could possibly be a simple thing to adjust for, such as a sodium to potassium imbalance, or a thyroid that isn't functioning optimally, or something much harder to pinpoint, but without having recent tested levels various potential culprits to refer to, you won't be able to tell if you're heading in the right direction when (or if) you do change something.

Also, it would be smart to check with a prescription drug site for side effects and interactions between any meds that you're currently taking, as well as for interactions with supplements. Some sites will rank side effects and interactions as minor/moderate/severe.
drugs.com is one of several good ones, that has some additional OTC things in their database that you may not have thought of as listing that could be part of the problem.

Also, consider that even seemingly innocuous or "too common things to list" such certain foods, caffeine, and aspirin can seriously effect one's sweating, so it's potentially a complicated knot to unravel.

Hope that this helps.


(I'm not an expert on the subject, but a fellow with IBD/Crohn's who sweats bucketsful part of the time, and have since my early teens (over 40 years ago).

sariblack0
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   Posted 10/28/2012 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   

 Hi Fellow Friends

 

Recently i discovered that I have crohns in small intestine early stage, I am recovering slowly. Eating on time every day, my stool is going less to 2 times per day and some days none but one day a week It goes more than 4 times, once I have this day I take buscopcan it helps.

 

I do sports like lifting weight in the morning for 20 min to strength my muscle

 

At night I am always feeling better than morning don’t know why my body feels better

 

I sweat while sleeping but now it became less than before may be side effect of the medicines I am having

 

I also sweat while eating don’t know why

 

So tell me guys iam a new member for this intruder to our body that we call crohns.

 

How usually u will live your life with

 

 

 

 

Regards

Sari

30y/o female from

 

Dx: crohns 1 October 2012

Meds: Currently : prednisone, Pentasa, vitamins, Deanxit sometimes puscopan and


pazelle
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   Posted 1/8/2013 12:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
I started sweating excessively some 10 years ago, when I started taking Prednisolone the first time. My night sweats come and go, during the worst I had to sleep on a towel and change it twice a night. Now I rarely get night sweats - my guess is I get them before my Ulcerative Colitis becomes active, but I sweat quite excessively during the day some times. Interesting to hear it probably has to do with my bowel disease.
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