Night sweats and low body temperature after illness?
I got sick 2 1/2 weeks ago with what was probably a virus. It consisted mainly of fevers for nearly a week, and a cough, both of which are now gone. (I did get antibiotics for the cough.) However, I've had also night sweats nearly every night since this started. At first I thought it was because of the fever, and then after the fever was gone I decided it was probably a reaction to the antibiotic, but now I've been done with the antibiotic for 2 days and the night sweats continue. Last night I slept with the window cracked open (50 degrees F. outside,) a ceiling fan, a sheet, and a light nightshirt, and still woke up wet and sweaty, for the 17th night in a row. To make this all even weirder, my temperature has been BELOW normal ever since the fevers broke!
I think it's probably just my body still adjusting back to normal after the virus and meds, but I've never experienced it before, and don't know anyone else who has. Mainly it's just annoying, but when I think about the other things that can cause night sweats it's a little alarming too. I don't want to overreact … how long do I let this go on before consulting a doctor?
Last edited by Hoppy2006; 08-16-2011 at 06:04 AM.