Thanks for responding.
I am female and 40 and I do think that there is some type of hormonal connection. I had actually talked to my gyn. several years ago about night sweats and he said I was too young for peri-menopause. But it seems to be getting worse, and the last several months is gets harder to cope. It feels awful!
I also just came off of my main pain med Opana ER, (thank you insurance HMO- NOT!) and I think it also may be contributing, at this point in time. Hopefully this will get better as the withdrawal ends.
As for the smell of the sweat- ity is almost a sweet smell, not a "BO" smell.
I'm 42 and in full blown peri menopause and when I went to see my gyno to discuss options with her, she basically told me I was crazy and it was IMPOSSIBLE that I was in peri menopause. She's been my gyno for 23 yrs. I was shocked!
I am in fact in peri menopause and how do I know, because I have every symptom.
I also get a strange smell when I sweat which is ammonia like. I also now get vertigo almost every time I PMS.
Gyno's are about as knowledgable about hormones as IDS are about lyme.
You need to find an endo and or hormone specialist to check your hormones.
I have an appoint with a wellness clinic in April that deals ONLY in woman's hormones.
I'm part of a site called LOW CARB FRIENDS and if you check it out and go to the THYROID section there are many women like us talking about this same subject.
It sounds to me like it's your hormones and 40 is NOT too young to be in peri menopause. Also, lyme effects hormomes.
Let me know if you find anythng out