Originally Posted by goldyfm
If I had not gone through a hysterectomy and what my OB referred to as menopause some years back, I would swear I was having hot flashes! But every night I wake up soaking wet especially on my neck and face and upper back. It is so annoying. I do take a hormone and have been on it for 12 years or more. It seems that the night sweats are just getting more bothersome as it wakes me up and I know you all can appreciate the interruption of our much needed rest. I have FMS also and sleep disturbances so it makes it almost impossible lately to really rest. I already sleep with a fan on the head of my bed and use all cotton sheets and pjs. I don't know what else to do. Maybe someone will share their remedy. This is from a person who normally freezes to death. I don't know what to make of this additional symptom.
I know exactly what your feeling with the night sweats. I'm 29 & wake up anywhere between 1 to 3 times per night drenced in sweat, I have to change my bed sheets & the night cloths that I'm wearing, once the sweating has subsided I shiver for about another half an hour then I can go back to bed, untill the next one arrives. Its very rare these days that I can get a full nights sleep without at least 1 night sweat.
I went to see my doctor last wednesday about these because they've been happening for years & are so annoying & I beged her to help me to get a full nights sleep, she confirmed that it couldn't be a side effect of any of my anti-depressants or numerous pain killers that I take for chronic back pain, so shes put me on some tablets that I take at bedtime which have various uses, its a sleeping tablets & anti-depressant. My doctor said my sweats where a symptom of post traumatic stress disorder from a car accident that I had nearly 11 years ago where I broke my back, resulting in chronic back pain & depression, she thinks because I have daily reminders of the car crash because I'm in pain every day as a result of this, that my brain hasn't got over the crash properly & I'm thinking about the crash in my sub-consious while sleeping!!
Has there been any tramatic things that have happened to you that could be triggering these sweats?
I also have these sweats during the day, if I have to leave the house to go somewhere, because I'm constantly worried about my pain, the sweats during the days are horrific & embarrassing when theres sweat dripping off your nose & chin. Do you only have your sweats during the night or in the day time as well?
I hope you can soon find something to help you with the sweats, as I know how distressing these can be.
Keep in touch, robochick xx