Posted 6/3/2007 8:02 AM (GMT -7)
Night sweats from menopause and sweats I get from prednisone are totally different to me. While our bodies are all affected differently, as evidenced by Lynwood who got rid of her sweats by taking prednisone!!!, mine have a definite pattern.
While going through menopause, my sweats would come out of nowhere, day or night, in hot or cold weather, and without notice. They would start from the inside as though a fire had been lit in all my cells, and then I would start to sweat profusely. I would get so hot that I'd feel I was going to be sick, and would have to sit down and hold a cold wet towel on the back of my neck. After a while they would go away almost as suddenly as they started. At night they would come on in my sleep and I would awaken to wet night clothes and sheets.
The sweats I get from prednisone are more temperature related. As long as I stay inside and keep the house or car as cold as an icebox, I don't perspire. But let it get just a little bit warm, or if I go outside, or anywhere else that feels stuffy, I start to sweat and just like in menopause, get so hot that I think I'll be sick or faint. The minute I go somewhere cold, however, the sweating goes away. Taking a cool shower helps. I often wake up in the morning sweating, and I don't know why that happens. But thankfully, it isn't as bad as it was during menopause. The minute I start rushing around, I start sweating, and like Hippi, I walk around with the back of my hair wet most of the time. I keep my house cool and keep a fan blowing on me and that saves my life. I've gained a lot of weight since I started taking prednisone, and I think being overweight make me sweat more too.
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, ibs, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision.
cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, cymbalta, tramadol, lunesta, actonel, meridia, tricor, aciphex, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin