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   Posted 4/17/2010 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I sweat on my face and my head like crazy! I am so embarrassed to go anywhere because as soon as I get a little stressed out my face and hair get drenched. I mean literally sweat dripping off of my hair. My sis bought me some pretty hankies (SP?) to take with me to mop my face with. My temp runs lower then normal, which I did read the posts on that so I guess that comes with the fibro, but what's with the horrible sweating? It is so embarrassing! Anyone else have this problem?
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   Posted 4/17/2010 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shannon,
My temp also runs rather low, 94.4 - 96.4. I feel cold most of the time, but every once in awhile, I just break out in a nasty sweat. I can be doing almost anything, sitting, walking, in bed, etc. Fine one minute, then so hot and sweaty the next minute. My face and scalp/hair get very moist and uncomfortable. I feel like I can't breathe, have to pull my loose clothes even further away from my body.
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   Posted 4/17/2010 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Shannon...just a thought but Lexapro used to make me sweat, especially at night.  I would have to change my pj's a couple of times...soaking, sopping wet.  During the day my face would sweat.  I haven't had that happens since I went off the drug...knock on wood!



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   Posted 4/17/2010 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I wondered if it could be happening more because of my meds too. I was sweating before the lexapro but it may have made it worse. I think I will bring that up to my doctor. Thanks both of you for sharing your experiences with me!
Gentle Hugs,
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Oxycontin, Percocet for bt/pain, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Famotidine, and Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines

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   Posted 4/17/2010 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Only when I get a *##@ hot flash!  shocked  Nothing shows, though.  I just feel like I'm in a sauna.  Then back to normal, I'm cold again. 
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   Posted 4/18/2010 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I wonder if I could be going through menopause sometimes but my doc says no. I am on the depo shot mainly because it actually helps with my migraines. Having my periods always gave me a horrible migraine. So since I don't get my monthly visitor because of the shot I wonder if I will know when I do go through the change. Something else I need to talk to my doctor about. I am only 41 so hopefully I don't need to worry about this yet.
Gentle Hugs,
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Oxycontin, Percocet for bt/pain, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Famotidine, and Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines

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   Posted 4/18/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone...new here!

I saw the post on sweating and it described what has been happening to me. In fact, I was in Chapters yesterday and the sweating was so bad my son (one of three...12,9 and 4) was very worried. I thought I was going to faint as well.

I have had fibro since 28 and now 41. My mom had it as well and she just passed away at 68 from cancer..... miss her terribly she was my b/f. But, I honestly think she was also tired from the fibro pain:(.

I have had recent b/w done and all my chem and stuff was normal except for my CBC. My MCHC, iron, folic acid,vitamin D and vitim B 12 all very low. On a bunch of supplements now.....yeah!

I will fill in my profile so you can see my history but was wondering how common this is and if there is anyway to treat it as I have to go back to work and I am really worried about being embarrassed by this.

Love this forum... all of you seem so kind and supportive. I can't wait to get to know all off you.

Best wishes to all and thanks in advance for any replies.


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   Posted 4/18/2010 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
You are not alone! I am 21 with fibro and i get overheated and break out sweating all of the time. Yuck.
luckily my bangs hide some of it!
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   Posted 4/18/2010 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
blush I am soooo sorry to hear about the sweating thing. I too have sweating issues. But it seems as though it is only my head. The rest of me doesn't. I was told it is from the anti depressant. Many people i know that are on them seem to have this issue. That happened to me infront of the ceo of the company when we were out for a dinner for our dept. I was so imbarrased!! I eventually lost that job! Not just the sweating of course, but all the issues fibro fog and exhaustion played a roll, and of course my boss was a lady devil!!!! devil I seems to have gotten better since time passes. But i still do have that issue. Laura <3 :-)
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   Posted 4/18/2010 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the sweating problem too.  I noticed it got alot worse when I started Paxil, now I am taking pain meds (recently prescribed...I need to change my meds under my signature), and that makes it worse too.  In the summer when I work outside, I have to carry around a towel!  The sweat will run off the end of my nose and chin!  I've always sweat quite a bit, but it is alot worse now.  Sorry it's happening to you.  :(  We'll all get through these things together!  :)
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   Posted 4/22/2010 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I sweat very bad when I exert myself the least little bit, like when I am doing housework. I used to get night sweats really bad, and would wake up drenched. Strangely enough, when my doctor put me on Trazodone for sleep difficulties, the night sweats seemed to stop! I guess that I'm different from everyone else in that respect!

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   Posted 4/23/2010 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I sweat for no reason, the worst is after I have a shower. I have been on every hormone treatment they can think off and nothing helps I have been told it is the fibro.
What do you do? Going to get groceries is the best I can get to a check out and be asked "Is it raining outside?"
There is nothhing that helps wearing makeup was a big no no until I saw an ad on TV any how I finally found the product and we went to a very posh ball and I could wear makeup all night. It feels yuck to put on and is really hard to remove or maybe I put too much on. It is called 3b face cream here in Australia for me it worked wonders and it is not expensive.


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   Posted 4/24/2010 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow Kathy that sounds just like me. After I shower I sweat so bad that I sometimes dread taking one. The grocery thing is crazy, I too by the time I am finished shopping and just standing there while they check out my groceries just pour sweat! I stand there mopping my face and head and find myself telling the cashier my medical problems and that because of them and the meds I take I sweat, etc, etc. I get so embarrassed and then it seems the more stessed I get the more I sweat...UGH!
Gentle Hugs,
Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
Oxycontin, Percocet for bt/pain, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Famotidine, and Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines

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   Posted 4/24/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, this perspiration thing is something else. Told my husband that horses sweat, men perspire and women "GLOW"... and right now I'm glowin' like a HORSE! Been thru menopause and the sweating still there so it's either the fibro or the SSRI med. The best thing I've found is light blush powder, carry handkerchiefs and in my purse I carry the nicest little Chinese fan. It's beautiful and folds small. I can get it out at the store, church, anywhere there isn't air movement. It's been my salvation.
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   Posted 4/24/2010 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Shannon -
At least three of your meds can cause sweating: oxycontin, Lexapro and Percocet, and maybe some of the others. They may be causing worse sweating acting together. The only way to figure out what it is would be to go off all the meds that have that side effect and restart one at a time.

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   Posted 4/24/2010 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh gosh Thats why I came in here today to talk about sweating then I saw this post. I have what I thought was hotflashes all the time. My doc says no on the menopaus she tested my blood. I am cold one minute and sweating the next. terrible night sweats. Covers on covers off all night long gerrrrr. My feet are so cold all the time that I wear sock and slipper socks all day yet my feet sweat and my socks get soaked but they are still freezing. what next huh? hang in there people

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   Posted 8/23/2011 11:52 PM (GMT -7)   
When I was on Cymbalta I had that problem. When I mentioned it to my doctor he said that several of his patients had complained about it. Nice for him to tell me beforehand as I am already menapausal.

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   Posted 8/24/2011 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
My chronic pain doctor told me that heat intolerance and sweating is common in those who suffer with FMS. The heat and humidity nearly do me in! I have the fan blowing on me at night when it is 8-10 Celsius or higher. I just cannot tolerate it at all - I get tired, irritable and zapped of energy.
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   Posted 8/25/2011 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm taking Saveville and I been noticing some sweating going on.

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   Posted 8/25/2011 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the same issues.

There's times that my hair is so wet that it feels like I just got out of the shower.

It runs in my eyes all the time.

I usually only had this problem when I was outside doing a lot of work right in the sun, like weedwacking a hill.

But now I'm doing it when I'm doing almost nothing. A BIG dislike.

May the sun shine on you and warm your heart.

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   Posted 8/25/2011 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Ugh, yes I've been noticing the drenched in sweat thing a lot lately too (I am not on any medications yet). Granted, the area I live is very hot (and my apartment is difficult to keep cool at times), but it drives me crazy to have cold hands and feet and then I start sweating like mad.

I've noticed it tends to be at times when I'm doing any type of work like chores (I also tend to get a little weak and shaky so I know I will have to stop and take a break once I get to that point), or even when I'm doing very detailed work like sewing (pinning, hand sewing, and especially if I have to bend over or kneel and work on a project on the floor). I try not to overdo it and the hobbies I love do suffer because of it, but it's just not worth it to end up drenched in sweat and frustrated with things I don't really have to do at that moment.

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   Posted 8/25/2011 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes it's a sign of a zinc deficiency.
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