Extreme sweating. Anyone have any suggestions

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Concerned Wife in WA
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   Posted 7/8/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all again. My husband is struggling with terrible sweating every day. Does anyone have any ideas? It is driving him crazy.
44 y/o Alaska Crab Fisherman

Diagnosed May 2008
Mesalamine 12 pills daily
Prednisone 40 mg
Oemneprazole 40 mg
Zofran
Reglan

Remicade

Taking multiple vitamin supplements, lots of omega 3's and Antioxidants


bellski
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   Posted 7/8/2008 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Keep the air condition on nice and low and cold. Cut back on salt and increase water. I really have no idea what to do, but I am always hot and tend to sweat too. Good luck, you may also want to cal doc for advice.
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: mild symptoms / flare ?
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Canasa X 2 
Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, Centrum, Citrucel caplets, Probiotics
High fiber diet
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SunnyFlorida
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   Posted 7/8/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I always sweat a lot, especially at night, when taking Prednisone.  Just another one of those "great" side effects of Pred.  Not really a whole lot you can do except to bear it.  Staying off of alcohol seemed to help a great deal.

~~~~~Teresa~~~~~
 
Diagnosed with UC in 1997
Asacol 400 2 x 3 daily
Mesalamine liquid 60 ml once daily
 


quincy
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   Posted 7/8/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi....I think you should call the doc and get your husband checked out thoroughly. Actually, salt decrease might not be such a good thing since sodium/potassium imbalance can happen.

It's possible the concoction of meds is the major culprit, maybe the doc can adjust the dosages, etc.

Call the doctor.

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
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NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 7/8/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with quincy about the possibility of meds being the culprit. I used to sweat like crazy as well and nothing helped, I tired using products like Maxium, etc., which helped but still didn't stop the sweating. But I stumbled across something that worked for me...by avoiding sugars & milk.

NBT
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
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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.


Concerned Wife in WA
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   Posted 7/8/2008 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the advice. He told the doc but she just said you are going though 'menopause" and laughed. She said she had no idea what to do except deal with it as it is probably just a side effect. It happens every day around 2-6 pm and then last night he woke up completely drenched and the sheets had to be changed at 3 in the morning.
44 y/o Alaska Crab Fisherman

Diagnosed May 2008
Mesalamine 12 pills daily
Prednisone 40 mg
Oemneprazole 40 mg
Zofran
Reglan

Remicade

Taking multiple vitamin supplements, lots of omega 3's and Antioxidants


UChick
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   Posted 7/8/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to sweat a lot & have hot flashes when taking prednisone too. I think being so hungry all the time made me breathe heavier too. I hope I never have to take that again.
Age 18
Diagnosed September '01 : Remission since July '02
Asacol- 4 pills 3xday
Azathioprine- 75mg 1xmorning
Centrium A-Z multi-vitamin
Took Remicade 3 times, BIG FAN!!!!
Have Taken: Prednisone, Flagyl, Zantac (for acid reflex)


burnabygirl
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   Posted 7/8/2008 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
It has happened to me once before and I was not flaring at that time.
It was early winter and I was recovering from a bad cold. In the middle of one night I found myself sweating so badly that my clothes and the sheet were all wet. It happened again on the following 3-4 nights. But after that I was well again.
I think I was weak then because of the cold. After I had fully recovered I didn't sweat like that any more.
UC since July 2006. Medications: Salofalk enema nightly.
Remission from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007. Then a bad cold and a bad flare till the present.
Pancolitis diagnosed in April 2008. Medications: Salofalk enema, Salofalk tablets 1000mg x 3/day, Azathioprine 50 mg. Warfarin for my Deep Vein Thrombosis which resulted from my bad diarrheas and dehydration
Probiotics, Calcium with Vitamin D, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C.


ediekristen
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   Posted 7/8/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Prednisone made me sweat like crazy, especially at night. Nowadays I'm not on pred and I do wake up drenched sometimes but don't have problems during the day anymore.
I would definitely suspect the prednisone.
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use.

Current Meds:
10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
Digestive Advantage: Crohn's and Colitis formula (2 pills per day, started 5/14/08)
125mg Azathioprine
4800mg Asacol (Four 400mg tablets, three times a day)
 
 
 


Just here...
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   Posted 7/8/2008 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having a problem at night with sweating, I just noticed it I think two nights ago. I don't know if its because it's been SO hot lately or the meds, or what, but I sleep with a fan on me and the windows open, but still have some sweat around my head and upper back...
Jared
Pancolitis diagnosed in '99
Crohn's Disease diagnosed in '06
Currently on:
Medrol Dose Pack
Imuran 100 MG Daily
Asacol 1600 MG Daily
Flexeril 10 MG (four times a day for relaxation/stress relief)
Remicade
Slow release Iron
 
 


barbl
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   Posted 7/8/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
It's the EVIL devil Prednisone. Just gotta ride it out eyes
Dx'D in 1990. Remission 1991 - 1/2005
Both flares were in extremely stressful times in my life
Colonoscopy 10/2005 80% of Colon diseased, or as I like to say "Intestinely challenged"
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Concerned Wife in WA
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   Posted 7/9/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
We are thinking of switching him around so he takes his second half of the prednisone at dinner instead of at lunch. Does anyone think that will help? We have the air on in the house and it is actually quite cool in the house so it must be the prednisone.
44 y/o Alaska Crab Fisherman

Diagnosed May 2008
Mesalamine 12 pills daily
Prednisone 40 mg
Oemneprazole 40 mg
Zofran
Reglan

Remicade

Taking multiple vitamin supplements, lots of omega 3's and Antioxidants


dakotagirl
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   Posted 7/9/2008 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
The prednisone is probably the culprit. I also had hot flashes while using Rowasa.

There isn't much you can do, but make sure that he is wearing breathable fabrics (aka cotton). There were several times I just had to get up and change my pajamas... Others have slept on towels - to make it easier than changing the sheets.

He could try taking the prednisone later - however, insomnia issues may result...

I hope he finds something that works.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status:  close to remission?!?!?
10mg Pred, Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
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