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   Posted 7/9/2007 2:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Good early morning to everyone.  Yeh, it's 2:27 AM and I should be asleep but have been having a horrible time with sleeping lately.  I'ts annoying.  I'm taking Lunesta but it doesn't seem to be working.  I'm gonna talk to my doctor and see if it is a med you can build up a tolerance to and that is why it isn't working.  Frustrating to be awake when everyone else is asleep.
I have a kinda weird thing going on and am wondering if it has anything to do with my lupus or just perimenopause hot flashes.  I've been having hot flashes for weeks now.  But, that isn't the weird part.  Whenever I go outside for just maybe a few minutes in the shade and its been about 90 degrees here, I don't sweat at all when I'm out there, but within seconds to a minute of coming back into the A/C, I'm perfusely sweating and suffering from what feels like a hot flash.  Is this my body not regulating temperature right?  Is is my body is not able to readjust right to temp differences or what? 
I have been just thinking it was all hot flash related but now wondering if it may be yet another symptom of lupus where we can't regulate our body temperature correctly and if that is the case here what do I do?
My cycles have been irregular for like 7 years now.  May have a period every 15 days to every 70 and I am on day 52 of of none right now and have been thinking hormones were causing all this but the going outside and coming back in and breaking out in a sweat is what has me worrying.
By the way, my bladder infection is basically gone and the antibiotics I took gave me thrush that I was treated for with a 5 day cours of Diflucan and I still have the thrush.  When I saw the doctor last week I told him to put in my chart what happens every time I take an oral antibiotic and that I need Diflucan to be taken while I am on the antibiotic.  Hopefully, I can reach him tomorrow (today since it is 2:30am Monday now) and have some more Diflucan called out so I can get rid of the thrush.
With us lupies, if it aint' one thing it's another huh.
Diane (ocean1)
Muscle disorder 2007; Lupus Sept. 2006; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.
Medications:  Allegra and Zantac; Lunesta, and Ultram PRN.

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   Posted 7/9/2007 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Diane, it's hard to know what would be causing the sweating, it could be any number of things. I do know that since I've had lupus I sweat a lot more than I used to and since I started on prednisone I sweat even more. Just some light activity causes me to sweat so much that my hair and shirt gets soaked. I do think you should mention your sweating to your doctor, especially since it's a new symptom. Hopefully your doc can help you figure out the cause of this. It is kind of strange that you don't sweat while you are in the heat, but sweat when you come inside where it is cool.

It's interesting that you have mentioned hormones because I've read things about hormones and lupus and the possibility that lupus and lupus flares can be related somehow to hormonal changes, which could answer why many women experience and increase in symptoms just before getting their periods.

I'm glad to hear that your bladder infection has cleared up, but it stinks that you ended up with thrush. I hope you can get in touch with your doc today and hopefully get some more help with the thrush.

Take care
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
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   Posted 7/9/2007 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had similar problems. Not sure if it is due to that time of the month or not. My cycles and flow have been way off base for years now. One doctor says perimenopause others say not. It has been almost 10 years like this. I think menopause would have hit by now. Same symptoms though. I chalk it up to just another wonderful thing my body does now. I think hot flashes may be listed as a "flare" response. It occurs to me that I read that somewhere before. Personally, my daughter get that with hers and I have the flu symptoms for a week followed by 2-3 days of hot flashes. Hope you get over the thrush soon. Not fun. Possibly a minor flare currently? Hard to know when it is a minor lupus flare or just several "normal" illnesses/symptoms by chance.

Hope you feel better - Kristin
  Dx:  Lupus CNS 11/2005; Current - kidney disease, enlarged heart, MVP/regurg, dementia; GERD; vision loss, narcolepsy, rheumatic arthritis, IBS, ovarian cysts, raynauds, EBV/CFS, inflam. liver/spleen. Rx:  Atenolol, Aricept, Flexeril, Motrin  Previous-rashes, hemi-pelagic migraine, sensory loss, amnesia, PTSD/Dep., host of neuro problems, pregnancy compl., False pos. syphilis, fine speck & homogen ANA; IgM; staph/strept infections, colonitis, pancreaitis, gastritis, costochondritis, pericarditis, Hashimoto's, dyspnea, hyper/hypotension, lipedemia, ulcers, pneumonia, anemia, Scleroderma symptoms, vein swelling, etc.  

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