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   Posted 5/28/2010 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I am a little nervous.  smhair Has this happened to you?  Is this a Fibro thing?  The last two nights I have had the night sweats to the point that I wake up soaked.  I also have slept on my left side and woke up with my arm so numb!  Today my arm seems like it still have some numbness to it.
Has this happened to you?
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   Posted 5/28/2010 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, not sure what it is from, but I have had night sweats in the past. Lasted about 3 months, then just *disappeared*...and last night, it was back. The severity changes from day to day, but sometimes I am soaked. It will be interesting to hear what everyone else has to say.

My arms and hands go numb if I sleep in a 'bad' position, I've always thought that happens to everyone. Now I'm not so sure!!

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   Posted 5/28/2010 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to get night sweats really bad, but they disappeared about 6 months ago when I started taking Trazodone. I also get the numbness in my arms and hands when I sleep. I also just thought that it was normal, but lately the numbness has been really bad, and my feeling sometimes does not return for several minutes after I wake up.

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   Posted 5/28/2010 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't get nights sweats anymore but numbness in my hands is a nightly thing for me. I've had for at least 35 years. It goes away after I'm up for a while.
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   Posted 5/28/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
There are some nights I get really hot and am kicking covers off even in the winter and I sleep with the window slightly open so that the cool air can hit my face. And then there are nights when I am chilled to the bone and can't warm up. There is just no pleasing this body of mine lately. None at all.

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   Posted 5/28/2010 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I have sweats sometimes and usually I have numbness in hands when i wake up. Have you asked about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

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   Posted 5/28/2010 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I too have night sweats some nights. When it's bad I have to get up during the night and change night gowns and if the bedding is soaked I go sleep in the recliner. Last night I DID sleep in the recliner all night and dropped off with a book in my lap. I had 2 blankets over me and the book on top of them and when I awoke at 6 AM the cover of the book was WET! It was disgusting. It's not every night but often enough to make me keep a fresh nightie ready to go at all times. ;-)


pssss.... I've had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands years ago and that numbness was a symptom. But there are other things that can cause that too. Might want to ask your doc.
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   Posted 5/29/2010 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm another member in the Night Sweat club. Unfortunately, I suffer from the sweats during the day as well. I know part of it for me is menopause related (I went into surgical menopause in 2007 after my last ovary came out) and part of it is from some of the meds I'm on. My doctor prescribed Clonidine for me to help, but I don't think it really has. Maybe it's lessened the frequency a bit, but that's it.

I often wake up during the night with numbness in my arms and hands. I always assumed I had just slept on them "funny" so they went to sleep - like pins and needles - but during a neurological workup, I was told it was probably mild carpal tunnel syndrome in my case and if I wanted to get the testing done, it could be arranged. I have splints to wear at night, but I rarely do...I don't want to have to deal with another health problem right now.

Hope you feel better soon and this doesn't become a permanent problem for you.

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   Posted 5/29/2010 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had night sweats for years now, right along with the Fibro.  I have noticed I tend to have them when the weather is changing, especially if there is a big temperature drop or increase.
**Just realized after reading some of the other post that I should have had that happen recently but it didn't.  One of my doctors recently started me on Clonodine for PTSD but did not say anything about it helping with night sweats.  That would be a great BONUS!

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   Posted 5/29/2010 2:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I have night sweats sometimes too. Even with the air conditioner running. I wake up freezing cause I am soaked.
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   Posted 5/29/2010 6:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep..add me to the list. Night and day. Thinking it's fibro and medication related, either way it's annoying!
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   Posted 5/29/2010 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had night sweats until recently. I have had Fibro for 10 years. But I am also 57 so I am assuming it was from menapause. The night sweats have finally stopped after 5 years of it. So any of you that are going thru menapause it probably is due to that. As far as the numbness and tingling am going thru a bad time now with my hand. I have had this in the past and it went away. First I was told it was carpal Tunnel from the results of my EMG but I went to a hand surgeon and he told me it wasnt. Well it finally disappeared and now it is back. When I get the tingling if I let my hand just tangle for a minute it goes away. My hand has been hurting for a few days really bad and now it aches. Hard to close it. I just dont know what to do anymore. I know there is something neueological wrong because I am getting nerve pain thru out my body ie: mouth, back, one finger on right hand. Have gone to 5 neurologist and either they tell me we dont deal with pain or they say they dont see anything wrong. I am so frustrated and in quite alot of pain. I take oxycotin and morphine for breakthru.Been on pain meds thoughout my Fibro. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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   Posted 5/29/2010 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Last few nights I have woken up to my hand been "asleep". At first I thought the same thing but realized I have been sleeping on my back so I don't see a reason for my hand to fall asleep.

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   Posted 5/30/2010 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
i have night sweats but i also sweat all day long even in the winter or when im freezing. i started to think its maybe a side affect of the anti depresant and i cannot lift my arms over my head or lye on back to long without them going numb so i know your pain but look in to your meds
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