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Old 06-03-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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Question sweating

Does anyone with Fibro have severe sweating problems? Curious because my mom has it and she sweats so much she has to change her shirt 3 times a day.

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Old 06-03-2004, 01:13 PM   #2
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Re: sweating

Yes, unfortunately I go through this so summers are really bad for me. My body carries so much heat that I believe I could run around naked and still have a sweat attack. (TT)

Old 06-03-2004, 01:28 PM   #3
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Re: sweating

hahaha i cant even count the number of times i have had to change my shirt at work or go home, or even go buy another shirt at tj maxx (bummer). I wonder if that has to do with toxins in your body, and then i wonder if the toxins in your body make the fm because they are poisoning your body. hmm maybe we should all go get colonics.

Old 06-03-2004, 06:48 PM   #4
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Re: sweating

Thanks for the replies. I will pass it along to my mom.

Old 06-04-2004, 05:27 AM   #5
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Re: sweating

Sweating is an autonomic reaction. Autonomic reactions are common in FMS. I had trouble with sweating, shortness of breath and tachycardia (all autonomic reactions). Verapamil, a calcium channel blocker helped tremendously - a beta blocker would also work. Added plus: the Verapamil also helps my raynaud's syndrome.

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Old 06-04-2004, 08:51 AM   #6
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Re: sweating

When I go outside to do yard work, I end up pouring sweat. I always take a towel outside with me. I know that excessive sweating is also a side effect of some antidepressants, which I take.

Old 06-04-2004, 01:12 PM   #7
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Talking Re: sweating

I started sweating profusely just about the time I was diagnosed with FMS (10 years ago). It was very embarrassing and the people I worked with and for criticized me for it. I had to quit work for several reasons relating to FMS about 8 years ago, but have just started working again about 15 hours a week. I love working, but I am still sweating. It can be the middle of winter with snow on the ground, and wind blowing 30 miles an hour, and here I am sweating! The summer is worse, of course, but I live in the Pac. NW--it doesn't get hot very much and very long. I've learned to carry a fold-out fan in my purse as well as a nice handkerchief. (Remember your kindergarten teacher who use to carry her hanky in her cleavage? I thought that was so gross then, but, although I don't carry mine in that place, I really understand now!)

Old 06-05-2004, 08:45 PM   #8
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Re: sweating

Hello everyone,, I also have the problem with sweating, have had this for well over 6 years never dreamt it was from my fibro, i always thought it was hot flashes from menopause, but meno is over now and i am still sweating, its just terrible, one minute hot the next minute cold, this goes on all day.. summers are the worst... i dont know, i am learning something new about this fibro everyday..sincerely, Judee

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