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UC spouse
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   Posted 5/8/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Quick question...last night my husband was sweating profusely.  He woke up drenched in his sweat. The A/C was on, he was just sweating like crazy. He felt feverish too. Have any of you experienced this,what does it mean? 
 
He used to do experience this once in a while when he was on predisone, but he hasn't been on that drug for a while.
 
Thanks for your input.
Husband diagnosed with pancolitis in May 2007 at the age of 31

Predisone 40 mg for two months-every time weaned off, symptoms came back, Mesalamine(substitute for Rowesa)enema for 21 days-didn't see results in 14 days so stopped taking it, symptoms seemed to get slightly worse.
Xifaxan-on and off
Current meds. : Humira, Colazal 12/day, Probiotic-Align, Fish Oil
Has never gone into remission


love4cats
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   Posted 5/8/2008 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I have experienced this since I have been diagnosed, but not sure if it is due to UC, or the start of menopause, I am 46.
 
 
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006
 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence.
 
Started Meds:  Apr 9 08 500mg 5ASA (salofalk) to ease flare, tapering, stopped.
 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 
Added: tumeric and probiotics.
 
 


princesscolon
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   Posted 5/8/2008 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I have night sweats sometimes. Oddly it seems like they have gotten worse since I started Humira. It may mean he is flaring up or it may just be the UC, or may be the Humira. When was his last injection?
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08,  Humira started 4/4/08


NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 5/8/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
happened to me over the past two days...could be the change in weather since the nights are warmer now.

NBT
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.


expecting226
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   Posted 5/8/2008 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I occasionally have it when flaring - never while in remission.
Proud new mom of a beautiful baby boy!
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)


toanova
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   Posted 5/8/2008 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm on Remicade and have bad night sweats after a treatment.

Diagnosted in 1998 -- in remission till 2006
4x3 Asacol
60/75 mg  of 6mp 2007
Remicade 2008
Osteopenia 2008  70 mg Fosamox


powderpuff
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   Posted 5/8/2008 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
I have only had U.C for 12 months,and I suffer with night sweats every night,that does not really worry me,
At first I was on Pentasa 500ms 8 a day, but the U.C wasn't under control, so I was on pred steriods for 10 -12 weeks,and this was great, my U.C was under control,I also was on Pentasa, but I started to swell up in my face, legs & feet, I had been off the steroids for 3mths when this happened.So I stopped taking the Pentasa for 6 days the swellings went away, then I was put on Salofalk 250mg 3 a day,but the swelligs came back, so I stopped taking them,Now since May 07.2008 , I have been trying with Predfoam, rectal foam 20mg, twice a day, I am finding it very difficult, to use and to keep it in, I cannot go out now because of this medication, I now worried in case my U.C will get worse than it already is,could you please advise me as I really need help,should I go back on the Pentsa and put up with the swellings,because these did really help me,
I cannot talk to my family about it, because they do not know anything about U.C and would tell me to go back to the hospital, I also live alone,
I live in England U.K and it is 6.45. at night
Thankyou
8th May 2008

Bad Gut
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   Posted 5/8/2008 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yes I have had that problem.  If he is flaring at any degree there is possibility of night sweats.  When I first was diagnosed I suffered severe bed sweats at night - I used sleep on a towel and t-shirt which then I would have to get up 2-3x a night to change due to the wetness of it all.  I think it has to do with the fact that your body is attempting to fight off what it believes is an infection in the body and this is a side affect of that.  Now if he isn't flaring at all -  I don't know what it could be.  Mine sweats stopped the better I got,  I even asked my Doc and they confirmed at the time that it is somewhat common with UCers to sweat a lot at night while flaring.

Diagnosed Feb 2007
12 Asacol Daily
Rowasa nightly
Multi-Vitamin Daily
1 Probiotics pill daily - Culturelle with Lactobacillus
Tumeric and Garlic supplement 2x daily


ediekristen
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   Posted 5/8/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been having really bad night sweats recently and it's not due to medication as I'm not currently taking any though I'm flaring for sure, so I think it has more to do with the flare. Although some medications definitely exacerbate it, especially prednisone!
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of spine from long term prednisone use

Current Meds:
10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
125mg Azathioprine
4800mg Asacol (Four 400mg tablets, three times a day)
10meq Potassium
 
 


bookworm21
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   Posted 5/8/2008 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I occasionally have night sweats, too. I'm not sure if it's directly UC-related, but it has mostly happened in the last year so UC probably has some effect. The weird thing is that the night sweat occurs in the beginning and middle of the night; when I wake up in the morning, I'm freezing.
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
Seasonal allergies
9 Asacol/day, 1000 mg Canasa (caused side effects), Proctofoam
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 2 pills/day
Calcium chews
 


UC spouse
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   Posted 5/9/2008 1:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your replies. I didn't realize night sweats were so common, even without the heavy medication.

ComedyDork-This also happened to my husband in the beginning of the night.

NBT-I know you mentioned weather being a cause. Currently, my husband is out of the country, so is it possible that the weather change could have caused this...even though it is cooler over there.

princesscolon-His last injection was two weeks ago. He is due for one in a couple of days. He's been on Humira for quite some time and has never had night sweats from it. Btw, how is Humira working for you?

I know some of you mentioned that a flare is the probably cause of the night sweat...but, he has been in a flare for a year and this never happened. I just hope it's not a sign that his flare is getting worse.
Husband diagnosed with pancolitis in May 2007 at the age of 31

Predisone 40 mg for two months-every time weaned off, symptoms came back, Mesalamine(substitute for Rowesa)enema for 21 days-didn't see results in 14 days so stopped taking it, symptoms seemed to get slightly worse.
Xifaxan-on and off
Current meds. : Humira, Colazal 12/day, Probiotic-Align, Fish Oil
Has never gone into remission


Red_34
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   Posted 5/9/2008 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not flaring but I do still get night sweats. In fact, when I was flaring my night sweats were actually better! Go figure.


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barnsbury
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   Posted 5/9/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I too get night sweats. I didnt realise how many ppl also get them.  I believe mine are due to being on steroids. I never had them before I went onto pred. Although lately, they are no longer my chest and back, but my legs and feet. Weird.

Abatacept Trial since Feb 2008 (Induction Period)
Back on Pred - 3mg - Steroid Dependent :-(
Azathioprine 175mg
Colazide x3
Actonel 35mg, EPA Fish Oils
Predfoam Enema - Had to stop as not allowed during trial
Asacol x 9, Lialda (Mezavant)
Remicade every 8 weeks  (Stopped working)
Aloe Vera Lily of the Desert Juice  Gave me the worst D !
Primadophilus Reuteri Probiotic
 


dakotagirl
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   Posted 5/9/2008 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
In a previous flare I would have night sweats and have day hot flashes. Part of it was the pred, part of it the mesalamine enemas I was using. I'm sure some of it is the disease itself. Fun, huh?
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  Flaring :(
 
30mg pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
 
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princesscolon
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   Posted 5/9/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi UC spouse,

I was wondering when his last Humira injection was because last time I got mine, the first few days after I go it, the night sweats seemed worse.  The Humira is not working well yet and now I am taking Flagyl and I am doing better.  I am still hopeful because it took me a long time to see improvement with Remicade.


Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08,  Humira started 4/4/08


mmccaus
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   Posted 5/10/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Over the years with UC, I've gone through periods where I've had really bad night sweats - waking up completely drenched to the point of needing to change clothes and sheets. It's never been something I've been able to specifically connect to having a flare or being in remission, on meds or off meds, have had them in all those circumstances. I never even really connected with UC, so it's interesting to find out that others have them.
M, 44, SF, CA
ulcerative proctitis diagnosed in 1989, active 3 years, but controlled with Sulfasalazine and cortisone enemas
15 year remission off all meds 1992-2007
ulcerative colitis returned May 2007, no remission since
concurrent infections at diagnosis: c-diff, cmv colitis, both treated and negative
meds: asacol, 4-3x/day
started remicade 4/22/08


puffed rice
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   Posted 5/10/2008 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello UC spouse, With every flare that I have had since I was diagnosed I have always had the night sweats and fevers.  During the night I would have to change my pj's sometimes 3 times and my head was just soaked.  My last flare which was about a year and half ago I had fevers almost every day for about 4 months.  I had to talk tylenol daily because of the high temperatures.  With me its just another symptom that comes while in a flare.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 1995
Salofalk Tablets , salofalk suppositories or cortifoam nightly
Bio-K Probiotic daily
multivitamin
metamucil nightly


hana24
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   Posted 5/10/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband who doesn't have UC gets night sweats very often. He doesn't normally even notice. I think it is normal for some people. I can be freezing and he will be sweating. As soon as I wake him up he goes back to a normal temp. quickly. It doesn't seem to bother him so I have never worried about it. I think maybe your husband just had a fever if you never noticed it before. I'm pretty sure that is a normal sign of UC.
Jessica 26/F On Entorcout again...
dicyclomine 10Mg before meals/bed
Citalopram 10 MG
Asacol 4pills /three times a day(from 2 pills/ three times a day)
Culturelle once daily
Tried (Entorcort EC 9ml/day and Prednisone)

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