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hyper79 11-13-2006 10:26 AM

night sweats
hi everyone, i'm puzzled? i've been having night sweats for a while, i have seen 2 doctors and they can not find a cause. my room temp is around 70 degrees, so it's not hot at all, everything i looked up on the web was associated with a fever, so i kept a thermometer on my night stand and last night i woke up sweaty again and i checked my temp and it was 97.3, so a fever is ruled out, i do dream alot and thought it was related some how, i do notice when i wake up i stop sweating. any ideas? thanks

Isis498 11-13-2006 10:43 AM

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My DH, age 49, has had them for YEARS, is perfectly healthy. Drs. have never found anything wrong with him. Maybe some people just have them for no reason. We keep our bedroom at 65 degrees at night in cold weather, and 75 in hot weather, sleep with air conditioner and a ceiling fan. Comfortable all year round. So it's not that. He is not overweight at all, in fact slim. Are you overweight?

If Drs. can find no reasons, I wouldn't worry too much. Especially if you don't feel sick and have no other symptoms.

I just noticed your name says hyper79. Are you a "hyper" wide throttle type-A kinda guy? Drink a lot of caffeine?

hyper79 11-13-2006 12:20 PM

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hi, thank you for your reply, i forgot to mention im not overweight but i do suffer from fatigue, allergies and bad anxiety, not sure if theres a link? i too sleep with a fan on all year round, just for the noise really.hyper79 is actually a name i come up with for my 79 camaro that i use to drag race,i still have it but im restoring it back to a street car, hyper79 just keeps the good memories of my racing days alive,so indeed it has to do with wide open throttle! lol that is a releif knowing others have this problem to without a cause. thank you

ticker 11-14-2006 07:55 PM

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Hi hyper79. Night sweats can be one symptom of a tick-borne illnesses called Babesiosis. Lyme disease, another tick-borne illness, can cause low body temperature.

Lyme disease is a multi-system bacterial infection caused from the bite of an infected tick. It is the second fastest growing infectious disease in the US after AIDS, and it is in every state; however, many in the medical community are ignorant of its prevalence and severity. Below is a Lyme symptom list. You can have any combination of symptoms.

Unexplained fevers, sweats, chills, or flushing
Unexplained weight change--loss or gain
Fatigue, tiredness, poor stamina
Unexplained hair loss
Swollen glands
Sore throat
Testicular pain/pelvic pain
Unexplained menstrual irregularity
Unexplained milk production: breast pain
Irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction or loss of libido
Upset stomach
Change in bowel function-constipation, diarrhea
Chest pain or rib soreness
Shortness of breath, cough
Heart palpitations, pulse skips, heart block
Any history of a heart murmur or valve prolapse?
Joint pain or swelling
Stiffness of the joints, neck, or back
Muscle pain or cramps
Twitching of the face or other muscles
Neck creeks and cracks, neck stiffness, neck pain
Tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations, shooting pains
Facial paralysis (Bell's Palsy)
Eyes/Vision: double, blurry, increased floaters, light sensitivity
Ears/Hearing: buzzing, ringing, ear pain, sound sensitivity
lncreased motion sickness, vertigo, poor balance
Lightheadedness, wooziness
Confusion, difficulty in thinking
Difficulty with concentration, reading
Forgetfulness, poor short term memory
Disorientation: getting lost, going to wrong places
Difficulty with speech or writing
Mood swings, irritability, depression
Disturbed sleep-too much, too little, early awakening
Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol

Besides Lyme, ticks can transmit several co-infections including Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), Bartonella, and Mycoplasma. Many people who have Lyme are co-infected, and it may affect treatment choice and progress. It is important to be tested for these by a Lyme reputable lab.

When Lyme disease is a possibility, it is very important to see a knowledgeable doctor. Many doctors do not understand Lyme and treat with outdated protocols. If you think this may be a possibility and would like a doctor recommendation, let me know.

I hope you feel better soon.

hyper79 11-14-2006 08:53 PM

Re: night sweats
hi, thanks for the reply, i have had the 18,23,28,30,39,41,45,58,66 and 93kd band test done if these make sense, im looking at my lab report it mentions western blot,ana, igg/igm all showed negative. i was a avid hunter and run into a ton of what we call seed ticks in sc, they are very tiny, that was 4 years ago and had the test done 12/05. by what i have researched on tick borne diseases they need to be attached for at least 24 or more hours to transfer but im sure that can vary? i may be wrong, ill be sure to question my dr. on this, i have a follow up tomorrow. thank you

hyper79 11-14-2006 09:09 PM

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hi ticker, what test should i request because my dr. is at the end of his rope. 4 years ago when i had all those ticks, i used rubbing alcohol to remove them, they just fell off. i went to the dr. the following day and they gave me a painful shot in the rear, they said it was a antibiotic just as a precaution, what kind i have no idea but it hurt for days? at this point in time i have no ins and no job due to being sick, fatigue, night sweats, sinus infections, depression ect. i have seen many dr's including endo's,neurologist, reumotologist, ent's, allergy specialist and many general physicians who say im healthy?? my choices of dr's are limited to only one at the moment "credit" everyone else needs ins or cash.

ticker 11-15-2006 09:49 AM

Re: night sweats
Hi hyper79.

Please know for future reference the only safe way to remove ticks is with tweezers only, by grasping the mouthparts as close to the skin as possible and pulling straight back. Do not remove them with your fingers or put Vaseline, alcohol, or any substance on it, do not burn it with a match. All of these methods irritate the tick, and it will regurgitate into the blood. This increases the chance of infection. If you save the tick, it can be tested for disease at IgeneX lab in Palo Alto, CA.

You may have had a Bicillin shot. One shot would never be enough to treat Lyme disease.

Which lab did your Western Blot test? No Lyme test is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab. When Lyme disease is a possibility, it is very important to see a knowledgeable doctor. Many doctors do not understand Lyme and treat with outdated protocols. Besides Lyme, ticks can transmit several co-infections including Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), Bartonella, and Mycoplasma. Many people who have Lyme are co-infected, and it may affect treatment choice and progress. It is important to be tested for these by a Lyme reputable lab such as IgeneX in Palo Alto, CA. They use more sensitive testing.

The closest knowledgeable doctor to you that I know of is Dr. Joseph Jemsek in Huntersville, NC. I know how hard it can be finiancially, but if there is some way you could see him it will save you time and money in the long run if you do have Lyme. It is so important to get the proper treatment.

It is also important to learn as much as possible. I recommend reading "Everything You Need To Know About Lyme Disease (2nd edition)" by Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner, and Dr. Burrascano's treatment guidelines. He is one of the top Lyme doctors in the country, and many doctors follow his protocols.

I think you should look into this as a possibility. You have many of the symptoms of Lyme and Babesiosis.

hyper79 11-15-2006 11:53 AM

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hi ticker thanks for the help, i just called huntersville, nc i cant afford that clinic unless i win the lottery. $700.00 cash for the 1st visit and $350.00 for each additional visit and accepts no insurance, i guess im stuck. not sure what to do. maybe my family dr can help? thanks hyper

ticker 11-15-2006 01:24 PM

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Hi hyper79. Unfortunately, most Lyme doctors do not take insurance because companies often do not reimburse them. People usually pay up front and submit the bills for what their company will reimburse. Call your insurance company and see what they would cover. You can always request the visits be covered as in-network.

You could ask your doctor if he can test you through IgeneX, but it really is important to see someone with experience in treating these diseases.

Isis498 11-15-2006 02:26 PM

Re: night sweats

Re the sweating: Thought I'd mention something that just came up coincidentially with my DH in the past day or 2.

Due to a few issues with him snoring and falling asleep inappropriatly, even when we had company over, waking with a headache lately, adding the sweating to that, it was suggested to me by a friend he could have sleep apnea. I did a search, and it does seem to fit in many ways. I would not have connected all that with him. Do a web search, and on the off chance, see what you think. You DID say fatigue, sweating, & anxiety. The articles I read said that 80% of people that had it never suspected it.

Now, if I can get him to go to the Dr. and check it out......:p

hyper79 11-15-2006 05:02 PM

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hi ticker and Isis498, thanks both of you for the information. i didnt have a chance to see the dr, i got a TB skin test done monday and was told to come back this afternoon, negative results, so that's ruled out. ticker, i may have to wait until tax time to see the lyme dr., $750 is a bit much at the moment, with the exception of me doing ebay that's it but it's enough to keep us on top of the bills but nothing for medical expenses.i have zero insurance.i am happy you mentioned that doctor. huntersville is only 6 hrs or so away from me, i used to deliver up near concord, so thats a releif knowing help if it is lyme is not far away.i guess a good idea as you said is to be sure my bw is sent to IgeneX, i may visit my dr soon and request that it be sent to them to put me on the right last lyme test was sent to Quest diagnostics in tucker GA. as far as the sleep apnea i have checked into that to and it can also cause an array of symptoms, i sleep alone so i have no idea if i snore or pause breathing while sleep, maybe a tape recorder would work lol or have my wife keep check on me. i have got to get to the bottom of this before it drives me insane, i started wellbutrin last week along with klonopin.ill keep you posted. thanks a bunch!!

ticker 11-15-2006 07:39 PM

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Hi hyper79. I am glad Huntersville is not too far. There are not many Lyme knowledgeable doctors in the country.

I hope you can get some answers soon. Do not give up!

orion 11-15-2006 10:46 PM

Re: night sweats
Your symptoms are also associated with pituitary problems. Other common symptoms include decreased performance/libido, dry skin, dry eyes, loose bowel movements, dizzy upon standing, low blood pressure, reduced saliva, muscle loss/weakness, joint pains especially knees, morning backache that goes away in the afternoons.

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