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Night Sweats

(18 Posts)
EccentricaGallumbits Sun 06-Sep-09 16:01:20

What's that all about?

Not a new thing but I do often wake up utterly drenched.
I'm fed up with changing sheets.

Google suggests either TB or AIDS and I don't think I've got either.

EccentricaGallumbits Sun 06-Sep-09 18:42:39

bumpity bump

i've just changed my sheets and my under sheet-over mattress thing is minging. This can't be normal.

foofi Sun 06-Sep-09 18:45:12

I sympathise as I am often like this - sometimes change my night clothes 3 times a night. At the moment I'm not too bad. Don't know what causes it. I sometimes think it's just a bad circulation thing - I'm often freezing cold when I go to bed, then within a couple of hours I'm sweating again.

EccentricaGallumbits Sun 06-Sep-09 18:46:09

interesting. i'm always bloody cold. except at 3 in the morning. tis v annoying.

cocolepew Sun 06-Sep-09 18:47:48


EccentricaGallumbits Sun 06-Sep-09 18:48:53

don't think it's menopause. I'm 35. regular periods.
also doesn't seem to be related to cycle. just random hotnes.

TheFoosa Sun 06-Sep-09 18:49:30

you don't have one of those memory foam mattresses? they make you feel very hot, ime

cocolepew Sun 06-Sep-09 18:50:34

Peri-menopause, I've been having them since I was 35, with regular periods. I also took them when I had an over active thyroid.

EccentricaGallumbits Sun 06-Sep-09 18:55:04

no expensive mattresses for me.

do you think i need some bloods done? perhaps thyroid and hormones? arse, bollocks and damn.

cocolepew Sun 06-Sep-09 18:58:10

I take them in cycles, I can go for ages and not have any, then some out of the blue.

Do you feel well in other respects?

EccentricaGallumbits Sun 06-Sep-09 19:10:42

yes, apart from chronic fatness and a knackered back.

cocolepew Sun 06-Sep-09 19:18:09

TBH I wouldn't bother with the GP then, but if they become very frequent I'd get it checked.

I'm now onto hot flushes, complete with vomiting ....hmm

<<sings>> #sometimes it's hard to be a woman.....#

Jacksmama Sun 06-Sep-09 19:22:01

Are you on any antidepressants? They're notorious for causing night sweats.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 06-Sep-09 19:23:49

Are you BFing? I get night sweats and have been to my GP - she said I will still get them while I am BFing.
I had thyriod etc checked and nothing came up.

What bedcovers have you got - do you need to change your duvet?

southeastastra Sun 06-Sep-09 19:27:41

i've suddenly got them, remember dp getting them at roughly the same age too (40) think mine are hormone related.

so uncomfortable aren't they

EccentricaGallumbits Sun 06-Sep-09 20:00:02

not sudden.
i do need to chnge duvet but only because uit too is minging and sweaty.
not BF nor have been for 10 years
no anti Ds.
not age.
just v v noying.

mathanxiety Mon 07-Sep-09 02:50:36

Thyroid? Diabetes? Worth getting checked.

Cosmosis Tue 08-Sep-09 14:38:14

I'd get it checked, could well be something like thyroid,, or equally could be stress. I had them a few years ago and got a few bloods done. Mine was a bit inconclusive really, slightly raise prolactin level, was put down to either stress or a virus.

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