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Old 06-15-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
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Question night sweats

Originally Posted by Beth Ann View Post
Hello everyone. I'm just curious. Are night sweats a symptom of any kind of cancer? I'm a 34 yr. old female and have night sweats on and off for the past 4 yrs. I've had every possible test in the world done and no doctor can find anything wrong. When all this started, I did have an MRI done and my doctor (then) said I had a tumor on my pituitary gland and sent me to a neurologist. The neuro. said that there was nothing wrong with me...that the MRI was misread. Now these night sweats are to the point where it's every night-all night. It's driving me crazy and wearing me down. I have finally talked my doctor into testing my hormones (again-after 4 yrs.), but am not getting the test done until next week. You would think that if I had any kind of tumor, that, after 4 yrs., something else would have happened by now. Right? What bothers me is that my dad died from lung cancer (he was a HEAVY smoker). He had had prostate cancer also, but had been going to a cancer center for treatment for 4 years. He had to go once a month for a shot(that was to keep the cancer isolated)and for a check-up. We only found out he had lung cancer after he started coughing up blood one day. His cancer was too far gone to operate. He was going to a cancer center once a month for a check-up!!!! Why didn't they detect his lung cancer?!!!! I asked one of his doctors that question. His response? "We weren't checking for that particular cancer." Does it not show up in a person's blood work? Any info or comments would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Hi Beth Ann,

Did you ever find out what was wrong with you? I am 31 years old and have been having night sweats for over 1 year now. I have night sweats for a few weeks at a time and then they go away for about 2 months only to return again. Fatigue comes along with them. I just started to have irregular periods. I have had a period every other week for 4 weeks now. I have had many many tests run and my doctors cannot find anything. Any information that you may have gained on your quest to good health would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Old 06-16-2008, 05:30 AM   #2
Beth Ann
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Re: night sweats?

To answer your Not really. I'm pretty sure mine is hormonal, even though doctors say my hormones are fine. It seems to get worse the two weeks before my period. does seem to get better when I do a low-carb diet. I've lost all faith in doctors, and am learning that a lot of today's medical problems have a lot to do with the foods we eat. I was having problems with cystic acne, and finally after 20-something years, discovered that it was being caused by dairy products (milk and ice cream). I would love to try to eat clean for a month and see what happens, but I just can't make myself do it. I've talked to several people who eat clean (no processed foods, no sugar, absolutely no sugar substitutes, etc.) and said it did wonders for their health.

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