Night sweats...

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honeybaby
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/28/2009 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
My question to all of you today is whether anyone has night sweats every single night? I wake up soaked after just a few hours. I have been having them for about two months now, and haven't had a good nights rest since.
I am also taking birth control, so this could possibly have something to do with it but I feel that it might be the fibro instead because they didn't start when I began the BC.  Thanks everyone!
 
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Binki
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   Posted 5/28/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Honeybaby, :-)

I can reaallly relate to the soaked sheets every night. A few years back before I knew nothing about fibro, I was having the same thing on top of insomnia. Anyways, I am 42 and my night sweats started when I was 31. I was on bc for 10yrs and throughout those yrs I had the "ratio" of estro.and proges. change.

I went to 4 ob/gyn's b/4 I decided on my own to stop bc. I cried terribly to my husband on making this choice on my own (cuz, I was always in control of my birth control, know what I mean?) because the doctors were not helping me work on my symptoms and I thought it was perimenopausal, which was partly the case and I was told that if we have such experiences that going ON BC would help alleviate the symptoms I was having. HA! O.k. so I decided to just stop instead, which helped me. I still had sweats on and off but not EVERY single night like b/4.

Needless to say it took me about 2 yrs to figure all that out and get a doc that would really listen to me and believed in women that could suffer from perimenopause early in life. Having FM also can elavate our body temp, which I experience some during the day, but when my hormones are slightly off,LOL, I will sweat some during the night but NOthing like I use too.

I can so relate to wet, wet sheets and giving up on wearing jammies. I use to hate not being able to change my sheets in the middle of the night, just had to use some towels to lay on until morning. :-b Or having to wash my hair(its really long) all over again in the morning. Ugh!!

Well I hope this makes some sense, I just wanted to share my story.....

Take Care,
Hugs,
Lori  
 
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honeybaby
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/29/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Bimki, I appreciate you taking the time to respond to me. I am 24 right  now, I have been on BC for about 1 1/2 years, first to treat pain form menstruating, then after I got married, to keep from getting pregnant for the time being. I switched from Yaz to Lo-oestrol about three months ago, then the night sweats began shortly after. I called my octor yesterday and she thinks it is because of the BC. I am supposed to schedule an appointment, but hope they can adjust it without changing my BC because, other than the sweats, I really like it.

It is good to know that I am not the only one that is/has struggled with this. Thanks so much.


 
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Littleneck
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 5/30/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I have periods of night sweats for weeks at a time, then will go away. At those times I get very sensitive to temperature and actually need the room hotter than normal, or I will get cold, cold sweats. It is really uncomfortable. Then I will equalize at some point, and can wear a nightgown again. I am trying to figure out what makes them cycle. The changing-hormone idea is interesting because I believe fibromyalgia has a lot to do with hormone levels. For years I was on birth control pills, high, high doses, to control fibroids. (I finally had surgery as a result of almost bleeding to death.) At the time they were the best solution, but now it gives me the shivers that I didn't question long-term use effects at high doses. My theory is that hormones plus a trauma (car accident) caused my fibro a couple of years ago. I noticed that this forum has made me think very deeply about fibro and what it means !! :)
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