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    Night Sweats

    Asked by GGP on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    Night Sweats

    You always hear the doctors tell you, or at least me, let them know if you have cold chills or night sweats. I recently had one night where I woke up in a pool of sweat. Haven't done it since, and have had no cold chills.

    Probably just a fluke, but I'm messaging my doctor just to tell them, and see if they want me to come in. Anyone had a similar experience?

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    • CAS1's Avatar

      Yes, 6 months prior to my DX I told my Dr. From Northwestern Hospital in Chicago that I had been having night sweats for several months..

      Instead of giving me a Pet scan given all of the cancer family history and my constant reminder that I would do any test required no to put my family through cancer.

      He gave me Hormone replacement which of course grows lung cancer...

      Yes tell your Dr. about it.

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      When I first started infusion therapy I started getting hot flashes at night. I reported it to my oncology team and they told me to monitor the condition to see if it got worse. After 3 days it stopped, and after two treatments I did not have that reaction again.

      over 4 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      I've had many of those, but they're the side effect of Tamoxifen. Not sure if men have rhe same smptoms because of hormonal changes due to treatment?

      over 4 years ago
    • welderdan's Avatar

      Not since I finished my chemo-rad treatments 5 months ago, make the call.

      over 4 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Maybe you are going through menopause.... (as my coworkers tell me, I'm so darn helpful!). Hope it's nothing.

      over 4 years ago
    • jhale17's Avatar

      I have experienced night sweats when I had NHL. During remission periods I get concerned when a night sweat occurred and I have learned to check out my home’s heating and cooling status.

      Here is why I do this. I was in remission and started having night sweats. I had some additional NHL symptoms and this was about the time for a six-month scan. I called the doctor, had a CT/Pet scan, blood work and everything turned out to be normal.

      I asked myself why I was having night sweats. After beating my head against the wall trying to figure it out I found the answer. This occurred at the change of the season fall to winter. I found that about 4:00 a.m. I awoke being cold. I was getting up and turning on the heat and returning to sleep. Sometime later I woke up soaked.

      It was only after my checkup indicating I was still in remission that I figured out not to turn on the heater in the middle of the night during that time of the year. When I told my oncologist this story we both had to laugh.

      over 4 years ago
    • myb's Avatar

      I had night sweats during chemo which I logged for Oncologist. Sometimes now I still get them, but nothing like during chemo but still log.

      over 4 years ago

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