(Closed) Night Sweats?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Could you be pregnant? I’ve heard this can happen in pregnancy. Otherwise I’d get a doctor to do a bloodtest to check for iodine levels / thyroid / other hormonal issues issues. (*not a doctor, just a recommendation*).

 

I have had nightsweats before when I was younger (I have hyperhydrosis, but am now on medication for this, however this is a condition I’ve had since I hit 12/13). It helps if you sleep in cotton, and keep a dry cotton t-shirt by your bed to change if you wake up in the middle of the night. Also, avoid spicy food / caffeine.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s happened to me in bouts, ocassionally for years… as long as I can remember really.  But it’s usually just bad or really intense dreams (not bad).  If it’s something new and every night I think checking with your doc is a good idea.

Meantime: don’t get out of bed to change until your sweat dissipates, get up and towel off, or get up and do something calming while you dry before going back to bed. Personally I don’t sleep in anything so I’d rotate, dry off, then get up and get something to drink, whatever, go to the bathroom then back to sleep. 

Also, Google is NOT your friend with anything health related!  You’ll find all kinds of scary things that likely don’t apply to you.  I do hope it’s nothing serious!

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think it’s important to contact your doctor. Night sweats can be the sign of serious illness (which I’m sure you googled) or it could be as simple as an enviromental factor.

Good luck.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i mean…ignoring the scarier things that a lot of other people said, have you been using a lot of covers? here it’s been warmer outside the last few days & i’ve been overheatedat night

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have the same issue and actually just discussed it with my doctor. His first question was, “do you take aspirin or ibuprofen often?” And, I do. So, he told me to not take any for the next couple of weeks to see if I a, still sweating at night. 

So far, no Advil has equaled no night sweats for me. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Could be a number of factors. Weight gain, insulin resistance, diabetes, or PCOS.

have you gained any weight or had irregular periods?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Mars62312:  have you changed bc pills recently?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I do, I find I get them mostly when I am not wearing enough clothes to bed. I know it sounds weird, but I pull the covers up to my neck and when I have more clothes on I dont pull them all the way up. when my neck is covered I generate so much heat with nowhere for it to go that I have horrendous night sweats like you are talking about. 

So the cure for me was to wear a long sleeve shirt so that I didnt have to pull the comforter all the way up.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i get night sweats. it’s annoying but there’s nothing wrong with me. i get bloodwork done every year because of a medication i’m on (i got night sweats before i started it so it’s not caused by that medication) so i know i’m fine. i tend to think it has something to do with ovulating because i feel like it happens for a few days once a month and then stops. if you’re worried about then see your doctor but most likely, you’re fine.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Mars62312:  I get night sweat when ever there is a hormone change. It is annoying. I get them right before my period sometimes. My mother was the same way. 

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