Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

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Lou95
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 7/1/2009 2:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone experienced this with UC?  I have a terrible time with my head/scalp sweating to the point that I'm embarrassed to go anywhere in public.  It runs down my face, neck and back from my head!  And, I'm a woman, so I don't have to tell you what it does to my makeup and hairstyle.  I've tried the DermaDoctor Med-I-Tate wipes on my face and neck, but it doesn't work well and there is no way to apply it on my head with a thick head of hair.  Other than move to Alaska, I don't know what to do.  If it is above 68 to 70 degrees in a room, I start sweating.  It's not menopause and doesn't feel like a hot flash.  Any ideas out there?  Thanks, y'all.

Age/Sex:  51 & female
Diagnosed:  2005 pancolitis
Medications:  800 mg. Asacol twice a day - in remission; Two 1200 mg. fish oil supplement nightly.   Effexor-XR 150 mg. daily
 


UC since'76
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 7/1/2009 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
That happened to me on Cymbalta. We had to go to an outdoor event where my grown son's boss would be. It was night and in the 70's. The walking made it worse. I had sweat constantly running down my face. It was dripping off my hair. My son kept offering me water and to take me home. He said I looked like I had just run a marathon.

I went in the toilet to get some TP to blot the rivulets running down my face. It turned out to be cheap TP. My son told me to go look in a mirror. There were little bits of TP all over my face and neck! Hope my son's boss didn't see it.

sweating went back to normal after being taken off the drug.
Ulcerative Colitis since about 1976
Pan colitis since at least 1994
 
 
No meds. 
 
 


pam222
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   Posted 7/1/2009 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I sweat excessively at night, but I believe it is from prednisone as it only started when I increased to 60mg a day
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 by flex. sig. as I was pregnant at the time and did not want to be put under for a colonoscopy
Breastfeeding my baby boy (born 4/8/09)
20 mg Prednisone AM, 15 mg PM (tapering from 60mg a day)
Started Remicade 6/11/09
Was on Asacol (2400mg or 3600mg a day) for 6 months with no success


Lou95
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 7/1/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
UC since '76: Do you think the Effexor XR is having the same effect on me that the Cymbalta did on you? Ironically, it was prescribed to me for night sweats...LOL. I don't have night sweats, but daytime totally-inconvenient sweats!! I think I'll investigate how to wean myself off the Effexor XR. I don't think it is necessary and is causing me more anxiety from sweating than helping with anything. Sometimes the cure will kill you, ya know.
Age/Sex:  52 & female
Diagnosed:  2005 pancolitis
Medications:  800 mg. Asacol twice a day - in remission; Two 1200 mg. fish oil supplement nightly.   Effexor-XR 150 mg. daily
 


jeffereyr123
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 65
   Posted 7/2/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you always had this problem cause I have. I have always sweated more than anyone else and yes it is embarrasing to me too. I will even sweat when I eat non-spicy foods. If I have to walk more than a block in the summer I'm sweating a lot and the people I'm with, who are in worse shape then me, aren't at all. Its not like I'm overweight or in poor physical shape. Its just the opposite, I run a few miles almost everyday. I have never met anyone who sweats as much as I do though. I thought I might have hyperthyroidism but the tests came back negative. I just always feel hot. Just a side note, I started pred two days ago and it actually seems worse now. Its interesting to hear that someone else has this problem, I wonder if there is any connection to the UC.

Lou95
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 7/2/2009 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Jeffereyr123: I have been very "hot natured" forever, I guess. My Dad was and my Mom is the opposite, though. But, even though I might be too hot, I never sweated to this extent until Spring 2008 when I started the Effexor XR. I'm sure the inflammation may have something to do with because it certainly affects so many other things with me. But, I think I'll try to taper off the Effexor XR since that would be the most obvious cause. I know its summer, but I keep the thermostat in my home turned way down. I got out of the shower yesterday and left my hair wet to dry naturally. Even with a "wet head", I began to sweat. I have tested negative for any thyroid problem and haven't taken any prednisone in 7 years. I'm just hoping it is the medication. And, I thought UC was embarrassing enough!LOL :)
Age/Sex:  52 & female
Diagnosed:  2005 pancolitis
Medications:  800 mg. Asacol twice a day - in remission; Two 1200 mg. fish oil supplement nightly.   Effexor-XR 150 mg. daily
 


Apetro
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 7/3/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hyperhydrosis can be linked to your blood pressure, when I was on high doses of pred I noticed that not only was my BP up but I also tended to sweat a whole lot more.
http://asilentocean.blogspot.com/  -> My blog
 
Diagnosed 7/27/08
 
Asacol- 2.4g/day
 
Prednisone 20mg/day 40mg/day  20mg/day and tapering again....


jerkygirl
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 7/5/2009 2:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I sweat at times excessively..i believe for me it is a side effect of the drug i took as a teenager for acne (rocaccutane). Wish I never took it now, I can go thru 2 towels at the gym, my clothing is always drenched when I work out, its just completely gross :(
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