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Night sweats anyone?

(14 Posts)
nickynackynoodle Thu 15-Nov-12 07:28:26

Every funking night, drenching with sweat running off me. They wouldn't bother me so much if I could sleep through them but I can't. Been going on for a few years, I've seen my GP, a specialist at the hospital & they can't say why, only that I don't have TB or cancer.

Is it only me? So tired.

digerd Thu 15-Nov-12 08:51:37

Night sweats are common during the peri-menopause and menopause. Mine stopped with HRT

CrispyHedgehog Thu 15-Nov-12 08:53:17

I have this too... been tested and it's not peri or menopause

I do have a memory foam mattress which seems to get very hot and I've been wondering if it could be that

AndMiffyWentToSleep Thu 15-Nov-12 08:56:13

I get them too - grim. Thought it was just a postnatal thing but still going on 9 months later.

NervousAt20 Thu 15-Nov-12 08:57:32

I get them occasionally but hoping it is just a post natal thing and will go away

nickynackynoodle Thu 15-Nov-12 09:03:54

I'm 29 and no DCs, I get it wherever I sleep as well, hot or cold!!

jessiegeesusinamanger Thu 15-Nov-12 10:36:27

How miserable nicky I get them a fair bit but then I'm 52 so it's obviously peri-menopause in my case. Do you notice them being more frequent just before or at the beginning of your period? Mine definitely coincide with the week before I come on. I don't know what to suggest though sadly and can only sympathise because they're are very wearing indeed.

Walnutcakelover Thu 15-Nov-12 12:58:30

An over active thyroid can cause night sweats.

CountryBelle Thu 15-Nov-12 20:25:41

Nicky, have u ever went to doc? Im 26 and get them every night. Hateful! Havent been to doc as dont want to be told theres something wrong with me. Silly i know!

gerbilsarefun Thu 15-Nov-12 20:33:45

Like Walnut I would say an overactive thyroid could cause this (I suffer with one). We slept on a memory foam mattress once in a holiday cottage. It was awful, really hot (this was before my overactive thyroid).

Walnutcakelover Thu 15-Nov-12 21:14:33

I was having terrible night sweats before I was diagnosed with an over active thyroid. Are you having any other symptoms?

ElectricSoftParade Thu 15-Nov-12 21:17:53

Has your GP organised a hormone level test? Your post made me think of how I was while peri-menopausal/menopausal. I kept being told I was too young to be peri but turned out I had had the "change".

The sweats were horrible and hope you find a solution soon.

nickynackynoodle Fri 16-Nov-12 06:54:27

No other symptoms. My periods are normal, I gave up on the GP last time but I've got a new one so I'm going back in a couple of weeks. What other symptoms should I be aware of for thyroid or menopause?

Walnutcakelover Fri 16-Nov-12 07:36:37

nicky other symptoms of thyroid are , tremor, anxiety, insomnia, palpitations, diarreha, weight loss.

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