Conditions with symptom: 'night sweats'
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I had a Hysterectomy and my Ovaries removed in January 2010, I was put on 1mg HRT six weeks after my op to aleviate night sweats and hot flashes, since then my HRT has gone up to 2mg tabs and two weeks agomy GP prescribed Clonodine as I am very hot all throughout the day and my night sweats are horrendous so far there has been very little improvement and I have put on almost three stone in weight since my operation, please help as this is really starting to get me down.
I am currently having Zoladex injections monthly to reduce fibroid size etc ready for a total hysterectomy. Have horrendous hot flushes and even worse night sweats and sleep deprivation. Doc gave me some sleeping tablets but very addictive so have stopped those. Have been told that Agnus Cactus may help with the night sweats - can this be taken with the Zoladex ?? or will it increase the size of the fibroid again ??
I'm 54 and menopausal, I've had thrush for the last three years. I also have constant sweats, all day but not at night. I have had several diabetes test's which came up clear until last november (2010).I have seen several specialists and used many remadies, these have included all medications for thrush including longterm antibiotis. For the sweats I have tried many varieties of HRT, but none of these had any effect.I had a 6 month implant of eostrogen only in December. This alack had no effect on the sweats, but my doctor offered me ClonidineHydrochloride 25 micro. four times a day, these actually seem to be working. What can be th overall problem still no let up on thrush problem.I am really distressed by all this. Any help out there?
I AM 65, I HAD A TOTAL HYSTRECTOMY IN 1987 AND WAS ON HRT UNTIL 2005 AS I HAD VERY BAD MENOPAUSE. WHEN I CAME OFF HRT I HAD 3 YEARS OF NO COMPLAINTS, BUT THE SWEATS AND FLUSHES STARTED 3 YEARS AGO WORSE THAN EVER. I HAVE ABOUT 20-25 SWEATS PER DAY ANDI HAVE LOST COUNT HOW MANY I HAVE THROUGH THE NIGHT. IT IS REALLY EMBARRASSING AS I WORK IN A SHOP AND I GET CUSTOMERS COMMENTING ON HOW RED I GO. PLEASE CAN YOU HELP ME AS I AM AT MY WITS END. F.B
Hi, You poor thing,I know how you feel. I had a total hysterectomy in 1998, had HRT for a few years and all was well. But now off HRT because of my age and the sweats are the worst ever. Like yourself, I have them all day and night and get little to no sleep. My GP has tried all the usual pills and posions to no avail. I have had blood tests and they come back normal. I think it is about time us poor women have some sort of help with this horrible time in our lives. I've been like this now for 4 years. I take sleeping tablets now and again just to get some sleep.
my husband is 38, having very bad night sweats, every night, we have no sex life, hes always down .... is this something normal in men of this age, or is there help avaliable .... thank you
Hi I'm am a 26 year old female, I have a BMI of 21 but have discovered I have a body fat % above 40. I physically look a normal healthy weight, I way generally between. 55-57kgs. Only recently has it become noticeable to me after developing fat pads on the bottom of my ribcage and my stomach bloating abit. I'm not sure what to do, I generally do not want to go to the GP as I have been going regarding other symptoms regarding night sweats, hot sweats other day and abdo pain and them not being able to find the cause. Advice would be great please
M I know you don't want to hear this, pain is not good, its your body talking to you.. Get a second opinion.. A friend of mind, only had the night sweats symptoms nothing else, so bad, was getting up in middle of night to change sheets on bed, she finally went to a GP and was diagnosed with a form of cancer. Now I AM NOT saying this is your case, but you should not be dismissive of pain. Take Care and I hope you find the reponse you are looking for..
I have been about the abdo pain but they can't find out where it's from, I've got a colorectal referal now that I'm waiting to attend at the end of the year and they've decided to rule out gynaecological cause.
I am 67 started my menopause at about 42 I was then put on HRT and had no problems until they said I had to come off the HRT They put me on Tibolone to help ease the terrible sweats it worked for a short while then the sweats returned with a vengence even though I was still taking Tiblone. The specialist didn't understand this and said because of my age I must come the Tibolone with high risk of strokes. So I am now suffering terribly with the sweats and they said there was nothing they could to help. Please can anyone help as I am at my wits end !
I have found that evening primrose capsules make a huge difference if you can also take star flower capsules, even better, I find the evening primrose an absolute miracle dealing with night sweats I use Tesco own brand one a day of 1000 strength ( if you suffer from epilepsy you cant use evening primrose )
Hi I get really bad night sweatsevery night!. Not during the day at all. It is not the bed sheets or temperature of the room. I have been on citalopram for 4 years but these only started 2 years ago and it is very annoying. All over my body sometimes I waken up and can feel water dripping on the back of my thighs. I have lost over a stone in weight this last few months, not by choice but I think it's linked to the night sweats. Please offer any advice as I'm at my wits end. Oh it's not menopausal as I had a baby 9 months ago, I'm female, 27, 5ft 9, 8st 11. Thank you
I had my original Mirena coil fitted 4 years ago because I was told it the only option available to me for heavy bleeding because I was in my 40's and too old for the pill. I bled for 1 year, before I went back to the Doctor's and saw someone different who wasn't concerned about my age and he put me on the pill for 3 months to control the bleeding. I had no bleeding for about 18 months and then I started bleeding again on a weekly basis. Concerned about this, I went to the Doctors, I explained about the bleeding and the night sweats and in June this year, the coil was removed because it wasn't sitting correctly. In July some polys were removed and another Mirena coil fitted. Since the new coil has been fitted, I have been bleeding on a daily basis and it is getting heavier and it is getting me down. It's restricting what I can do, it's difficult to exercise due to the fact, I'm worried about leakage. I was under the impression from the Doctor who fitted the original coil, that by having the coil fitted, I should go through the menopause without hot flushes and night sweats etc. I know this might sound strange, but I don't know if I'm going through the menopause or not but I'm suffering again from night sweats, tearful, I'm having difficulty sleeping, managing less than 4 hours a night, coming over dizzy and thinking, I'm going to pass out. It was so bad one day, didn't think, I was going to be able to drive home. Am I right in thinking that by having the coil fitted, I shouldn't be suffering from these symptoms? I would like to know what I can do to stop the daily bleeding as it is getting me down, I really couldn't live with it for years, its really couldn't put up with daily bleeding for years, it's already getting me down now. I tried to see the Doctor, but I can't get passed the receptionist for an appointment Any idea what's wrong with me? Any help you can give would be much appreciated.
Hi not sure what is happening to you. I have now had my third coil in two years and since first one my period stopped very quickly and never came back blissfully. I am now 53 and on antidepressants for depression. I am convinced its menopause related as only started when I was 50. No doc takes the connection seriously. One psychiatrist said even if it's menopausal depression it's same treatment. I was advised by nurse at smear test to leave coil in for up to ten years as it helps menopausal symptoms. So for me no bleeding, no night sweats and antidepressants for low mood. Not ideal as I would like to be drug free. Go back to your doctor. Can't imagine how you can suffer all that bleeding. Have you heard about uterine ablation it lasers the lining of the womb so don't get a period without the trauma of hysterectomy.
Hi I had the exact same as you - saw a fantastic female hormone doctor from our local hospital - she diagnosed all problems and said as well as my marina coil I needed oestrogen patches - yes it's the menopause - I was then referred back to my gp to get my prescription for them - so age isn't really an issue with menopause as I was totally ignored for 7 years I was too young bla de bla - saw dr lady and its feels like a weight has been lifted - and not being made to feel an idiot - but ask for hrt patches a simple blood test which seemingly they are reluctant to do proved with me I actually was menopausal so get on it ,
I'm a 33 year old woman, normally fit and healthy. Over the past 12-18 months I've been experiencing excessive night sweats. When I wake up I am absolutely saturated! My bedclothes, bed sheets, pillowcase and hair are always soaking wet. I've tried keeping the windows open at night, wearing less clothing etc but nothing works. It's very embarrassing because I share a bed with my husband and he obviously stays away from me when we're sleeping because I am cold and wet. PLEASE HELP!!!!
Hi i am 38 and suffering exactly the same as you,i truley sympathies with you. I have been under my GP for 14 mth now and finally got a referral to a specialist. Because everything else has been ruled out it only left the menopause. As i was on the contraceptive jab my bloods would not give a true hormone count so Iv had to come off it and now waiting till April for next appointment. My consultant said its extreamly rare to go through menopause at my age but she has seen girls as young as 28. I don't no if Iv helped but don't rule out menopause at 33 hun
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