• Sweating this is my 2nd go round I have night sweats and sweat all day It's worse when It's hot alredy (my car a/c just went out) What helps

    Asked by Tallgrass69 on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    Sweating this is my 2nd go round I have night sweats and sweat all day It's worse when It's hot alredy (my car a/c just went out) What helps

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    • karen1956's Avatar

      When I was having horrid night sweats, I was taking gabapentin for joint pain and it helped with the night sweats......I also slept with only a sheets, the window open and stuck my feet out from under the sheet....hope you get some relief

      over 3 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      wet washcloths/wipes to cool skin, swimming, cool showers/baths, ice in Zip Lock bag or cold compresses for the back of your neck, ice water, neck coolers, hand-held battery operated fan (or paper fan you make yourself), sheets dampened with a spray bottle, ice cream, ...

      over 3 years ago
    • Ladykarla's Avatar

      Back when I was a child, when teradactyls flew lol) southern women used to keep a fan on their bedside table. I am getting back to the "old ways" and I am finding out that I like them. So, I crank that sucker up when I have my hot flashes. Chemo put me into menopause, but I was pretty close to it anyway. Ice cold water is another staple I keep on that table. A little bit of powder after a bath or shower can help. If you use too much it can gunk up. Keep me posted.

      over 3 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      I have had hot flashes in the past but I had my first night sweat just the other night. When I woke up, I could not believe how soaked I was -- the blanket was actually soaking wet!! Kind of a wierd experience -- hopefully, they will be an infrequent visitor.
      I truly sympathize with you and hope that they let up for you. I wish you the best.

      over 3 years ago
    • Mel's Avatar

      Ohhhh I hear you!!... I hate them. Mine started mid way though chemo. and I still have them! (chemo ended Nov. '12) they seem to be not as bad but geesh. I agree the warmer temps are not helping either. I was told drink cold drinks nothing hot (I'm a tea, coffee drinker) cooling foods, slept with the ceiling fan on alot. I would have to change my night shirt in the middle of the night I would be soaked. It's like really! do I have to feel disgusting all the time?? I'm really not much help here but when I read this I so feel for you!!...

      over 3 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      This is why enjoyed the winter a bit more than summer. Honestly, I've been in treatment and the cold sweats, night sweats and hot flashes haven't let down but I've kinda just got used to them. I still don't like them! When the weather warms up I have to keep the AC on in my room day and night. In the car if no AC just wear light clothing, windows down. Just anything that wil keep you comfortable. At night I have AC but also have to wear light clothing, and use mainly sheets to cover up. No socks, they're too hot for me. Hope you can find ways to minimize this discomfort, that work for you. Hugs.

      over 3 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      I had terrrible night sweats and hot flashes and unfortunatly not much helped, but I can tell you a funny story, I went to a bat mitzpah and I had such a terrible hot flash that I had to leave the ballroom. I went out to the foyer where they had cocktail hour, and they had a big tub of shaved ice where the shrimp had been, I plunged my hands into the ice. My cousin came out and said "What cha doin?" I responded "hot flash" She said "you know they will get you some fresh ice"
      I responded, "It doesn't even matter"

      over 3 years ago
    • grammy's Avatar

      My oncologist put me on an anti depressent which did calm down the night sweats and then I was able to sleep better. He gave me Effexor which I would not recommend due to the effects of going off of it. There are other anti depressents which probably work as well. I was still working and felt as though I had to get some sleep in order to deal with teenagers all day. I wasn't depressed but they use anti depressents for all kinds of stuff. My husband called them my happy pills but I still didn't want to stay on them when I didn't feel I needed them any more. Good luck

      over 3 years ago

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