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excesive perspiration

Oct 27, 2014 12:27 PM

Does anyone else get excessive perspiration ?.I only have to hover a little to end up soaking.even in winter with only a shirt and light coat on by time I've walked aboutv1/4mile my shirt soaked through by time I reach town.I can't stand cold weather either so even feel worse if rapped up

I've been trying to get diagnosed with FMS for about eight years pain in most places of body neck and head pain too, leading to splitting headaches. When i wake i ache all over,dont getva good sleep,just started to use a stick with start of heal pain.Also suffer IBS.
I'm on tramadol and amitriptyline.I'm been accessed by physio end on week and doc supposed to be writing to consultant again.

Oct 27, 2014 1:59 PM

I am sorry for your situation. the answer is yes, I sweat profusely from pain. I have degenerative joint/disc disease, Spondylosis, cervical Spondylotic myelopathy, long thoracic nerve palsy, RSD, scoliosis, sciatica, migraines, depression/anxiety and moderate lordosis. I've been in constant, chronic pain for the last 18 years 24/7/365. I've had Neurostimulator implant devices that were replaced 4 times for breakage. so, yes, slight motion and I begin to sweat. I keep my windows open in Winter but the cold causes muscle spasms so it's a catch 22. hang in there, you're not alone

Oct 27, 2014 3:07 PM

Thanks for the reply,begun to think its just me.sorry to hear of your problems.take care

Oct 28, 2014 1:05 AM

I sweat tons too and always have done. I don't know if it's a hormone thing (apprently all my hormone levels are "normal") or a pain thing (only realised i had chronic pain in the last year. I had always been made to believe i was a hypochondriac - then i got diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome!). I can't stand being cold because then my Raynauds kicks in, and if i get too hot i wind up with some kind of weird heat rash on my fingers and toes.

Oct 28, 2014 2:44 AM

You described my problem exactly. I felt as if I had wrote those problems myself. You are not alone and now I know I'm not either!

Oct 28, 2014 7:24 PM

does the amytrypilline help.? curious as I've been recommended it

Oct 29, 2014 8:06 AM

I also sweat very much with the least bit of activity. I hate the cold, but can't stand to be hot and sweat so I keep my environment much cooler than I used to. I believe in my situation that it is the pain meds that is causing it. I didn't used to have this problem until I gradually began taking stronger prescribed pain medication.

Oct 29, 2014 8:10 AM

I forgot to also say that I started sweating so much that I end up buying new Haynes X-temp T-shirts. They help to remain cooler somehow by these newly designed T-shirts. I bought several different color so I can wear them during the summer especially. And while they're not a miracle solution, they somehow keep you cooler then you would normally be.

Oct 30, 2014 1:53 PM

Them shirts sound interesting,will have a look at those,thanks for the info

Oct 31, 2014 6:37 AM

yes - I sweat buckets when I just walk. I'm normal fitness for my age. normal weight. I get so hot in the winter that I will walk around in a t shirt when there is snow out. I get odd looks. but it hurts my skin of course because it is -5C. Fine wool shirts are fantastic because they resist odor as well as moisture. better than workout clothes. I now wear almost all wool and poly. I hate cotton so much.

Oct 31, 2014 4:51 PM

I too sweat a lot but I did before the chronic pain but now its exacerbated by the pain AND the opiates. If you are on any kind of narcotic/opiate it will cause you to sweat more, and if you sweated lots before, then you will sweat buckets now.

Oct 31, 2014 7:07 PM

I never sweat before I got CRPS but now I can soak my clothes several times a day, depending on how bad it is. In fact it is just starting right now. I am on opioids, and they may make it worse, but it is unbelievable right now.

Nov 02, 2014 1:41 AM

since my oa has progressed I found I'm always sweaty! I'm all sweaty right now. I regret plucking my eyebrows so many years that they are thin and sweat rolls into my eyes sometimes

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