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amnestria
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   Posted 11/11/2012 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to be the type of person who is ALWAYS cold, I could wear a hoodie in 60 degree weather and be fine.

Ever since I started my cymbalta, and now my tramadol, I sweat and get hot flashes, but also get cold sweats sometimes too, and night sweats. It's driving me nuts! I hate waking up in a cold sweat, I feel so gross, and rarely can fall back asleep after.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with this?

couchtater
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   Posted 11/11/2012 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
When you find out the answer let me know. :)
I used to suddenly start pouring sweat from my scalp for no reason.
I still sweat heavy at night.

It could be hormones or a side effect of the medicines, too.
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   Posted 11/11/2012 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you been checked for diabetes? Profuse sweating is my main sign for low blood sugar. Like in the 30s.
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   Posted 11/11/2012 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Cymbalta made me sweat profusely. The side effect went away after I stopped taking medication.

amnestria
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   Posted 11/12/2012 1:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never been checked for diabetes. I'm 26 and none of the nurses or doctors I've seen have thought I fit the symptoms for it.

I never got this bad before taking any medications. The cymbalta has seemed to help with my depression a lot, so I don't really want to go off of that, the tramadol helps take the edge off my pain, so I really don't want to stop that.

I just want to stop sweating so much =(

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   Posted 11/12/2012 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
It's probably that Cymbalta.

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   Posted 11/12/2012 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I couldn't do anything about it, except wear layers and hope too many people wouldn't notice. They did, though. I told everyone it was menopause, even though I was too young for menopause.
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   Posted 11/12/2012 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for this thread. I've been having issues on and off with night sweats for years. In fact this morning I was going to google about this problem so I'll share what I've found with you:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/334089-foods-not-to-eat-when-going-through-night-sweats/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/18034-stop-night-sweats/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/442784-foods-to-help-night-sweats/
 
 
According to the last link night sweats is a symptom of fibro.

I'm also wondering if my increase in night sweats is due to the mega dose of Vitamin D my rheumatologist recently put me on.

I'll look forward to hearing what you think.
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Post Edited (almost medfree) : 11/12/2012 8:55:39 AM (GMT-7)


amnestria
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   Posted 11/12/2012 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Well after reading all of those, I plan on trying them out to see if anything helps.

I sweat some during the day too, but at night it is the worst, and I do believe it is linked to my medication, because I never had a problem before I started medication.

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   Posted 11/15/2012 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
With this colder weather coming on I pulled out my silk long johns and recalled how much silk helps with my perspiration during the night even in the winter.

Here's a article about it:
 
 
Here's a link to where I purchased my silk long johns. They're very comfortable and warm and they come in different levels, depending on how warm you want them.
 
 
They seem to be helping. I recall last year handwashing them now and then but I do seem to be sweating a lot less using them.
Fibromyalgia, CFS, multiple chemical sensivity, herniated disks, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, ADD, sjorgens, sleep apnea, asthma, headaches. The only medication I take is ibuprofen at night to sleep along with my supplements for sleeping. I am on a regiment of different supplements, I eat very nutritiously, and ever since my injury years ago I have been doing prescribed stretches x2 daily.

Post Edited (almost medfree) : 11/15/2012 6:28:11 AM (GMT-7)


amnestria
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   Posted 11/15/2012 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I have some really thin leggins I sometimes wear in the winter under my jeans. God it would be wonderful if I could get away with wearing yoga pants all the time, They don't hurt me and they are so comfy.

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   Posted 11/16/2012 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I want to say that the sweating thing is my third biggest problem after the pain and exhaustion. I am not taking Cymbalta either.

The sweating definitely came with the Fibro because I had taken anti-depressants once before I got Fibro and didn't have a sweating reaction then.

I am not just sweating at night but I get sweats in the daytime too.
I can count on having one about 10 min. after I wake up every morning.

I find them also debilitating and wonder if I should be replacing electrolytes.

If anybody ever has any insights into what could be causing this I would love to know. The doc says it could be from medications but really she admits that she doesn't know why this happens.

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 11/16/2012 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I definitely had this issue when I was on Cymbalta...It was something I just got used to and tried to prepare for when I could...

Because it speeds up your metabolism and can change your hormone balance...I would take this med in the evening because when I first went on it and took in the morning...I wouldn't be able to fall asleep at night!

Also realize that perimenopause can start as early as our 30's or earlier!

It's definitely important for those sweating to stay well hydrated and keep your electrolyte balance in check. To quickly do this there is a drink called Vita-Coco...It comes in many flavors and is coconut water with 470mg of potassium! It's so much better than something like Gatorade which has a lot of sugars...

It's also important to keep your bedroom nice and cool. 68 degrees or less as the cooler temps provide a much deeper sleep. Have breathable sheets/covers...

Being on both Cymbalta and Tramadol you need to be careful as there is what is called Serotonin Syndrome..Hyperthermia (elevated temperatures) is side effect you need to tell your Dr. about...

I was on both of them for a few years but this was really before SS was well known...

So, it's something I would bring up with both your Dr. and your Pharmacist to let them know to see if they want to tweak anything..
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3, two-level, cervical fusions over the past 11 years. The last one was anterior and posterior with lots of fun titanium!
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I try to find joy in each day even with chronic pain:)

Woolrow
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   Posted 11/17/2012 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much for the tips SB and DW.

Am getting my thyroid checked next week coincidentally.

Will check into the Gaba as well.
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