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    Night Sweats

    i have been having night sweats off and on. they are very bad, and really soak the bed. they happen at night during sleep.

    i have not noticed any common factors as to when it occurs, and it is driving me crazy.

    i have no bladder infections, or no increase in spasms.

    can anyone please help, or give any suggestions?

    #2
    Is anything under you wrinkled? Are you staying in the same position all night?
    Alan

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      #3
      I have sweating at times when I sleep too. Like you, I have not noticed any pattern. I can be laying in bed watching TV for a while and not sweat at all. If I doze off for as little as 10 minutes I wake up with a soaked shirt and sweat pouring down my face.

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      Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.

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        #4
        It sounds like you guys are having a lot of wet dreams [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

        Are you sweating below your injury or above, or both? Perhaps knowing this, someone might have an idea.

        -Lewis
        C5 injury with partial C6 function on left.

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          #5
          You maybe streching your bladder. have you tried any bladder spasm meds? Detrol? Ditropan?
          You maynot feel your bladder spasm.
          Anyhow, just a suggestion.

          Check your positioning too.
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            #6
            I had that problem not long after my accident, like mentioned by liz321, it was from bladder spasms and Oxybutynin/Ditropan resolved the problem.

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              #7
              Night sweats are a symptom that deserves medical evaluation. I you are female, night sweats are a symtpom of menopause--are you ready for that? Otherwise, they could be symptomatic of some kind of viral infection or any number of things. It would be best to review this with your doctor to be safe.

              RAB
              The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                #8
                Night sweats after falling asleep mystery..help

                Originally posted by jimnms View Post
                I have sweating at times when I sleep too. Like you, I have not noticed any pattern. I can be laying in bed watching TV for a while and not sweat at all. If I doze off for as little as 10 minutes I wake up with a soaked shirt and sweat pouring down my face.

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                Learn from the mistakes of others, you won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.
                HELP PLEASE....................I can void and feel just fine but when i fall asleep...............IT STARTS LIKE THE QUOTE SAYS..

                I HAVE BEEN HAVING THIS PROBLEM FOR 10 YEARS. I'VE TRIED EVERYTHING BUT...Ditropan type antispasmodic. Doc put me on Flomax recently. I've had sphincterotomy and urologist can't locate problem fix. Neither can my SCI Dr.....

                THIS IS A NIGHTMARE SITUATION as i get very little sleep.

                I will attempt to see if it is bladder spasms. Although SCI-NURSE wrote regarding detrol/ditropan type drugs ''They are used to reduce bladder pressure, increase urinary retention to increase capacity and reduce leakage. They are rarely appropriate in those who do reflex voiding but often needed in those with indwelling catheters or who do intermittent cath."

                I will also look into this syrinx thing , although i don't think thats the pblm.....IT'S DRIVING ME CRAZY. IM seeing a GP, UROLOGIST, and SPINE DR within the next 3 months. IM BEGGING FOR THIS TO STOP.

                c7 complete since 1981....i thought id been through or seen it all but this MYSTERY I CANT SOLVE.

                male 53
                external cath
                intermittent cath as needed
                Baclofen tabs 20 mg 4 to 5 in 24 hr period.
                diazepam 30 mg x 3 a day f needed
                NEW 1 week ago .... from Terazosin 4mg a day to Flomax bid..no help.

                DESPERATE

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                  #9
                  What is your blood pressure when you have these sweating episodes?? It would be important to be sure they are not from autonomic dysreflexia, esp. if you do reflex voiding like this.

                  What is your PdetMax when you last had urodynamics??

                  (KLD)
                  The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                    #10
                    Check your skin very carefully, especially your butt and your feet. I had the same thing with sweating and could not figure out why, then a couple pressure sores broke out on my left foot and I was sleeping on my right side and the pressure from the matteress was irratating the sores therefore causing A/D, mystery solved. One sore is healed now and the other like 80 percent healed and I'm careful to keep all pressure off the one that is still healing and no more A/D or night sweats, hope this helps. Check for anything that might be causing pain, a low grade UTI or bowel problems could do it too.
                    "Life is about how you
                    respond to not only the
                    challenges you're dealt but
                    the challenges you seek...If
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                    mountains to climb, your
                    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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                      #11
                      BP etc

                      Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                      What is your blood pressure when you have these sweating episodes?? It would be important to be sure they are not from autonomic dysreflexia, esp. if you do reflex voiding like this.

                      What is your PdetMax when you last had urodynamics??

                      (KLD)
                      Don't know PdetMax but urodynamics were performed. They put 600 cc in me then stopped (just confirming neurogenic bladder).
                      When I come awake:
                      1. BP seems ok though I don't know #s. No headaches or rapid heartbeat.
                      2. No visible pressure irritations.
                      3. im assuming it is void/bladder related AD.
                      4. If i void , even slightly via credde/tap symptoms go away till i go to sleep and wake up again with this AD sweats. .But im pretty sure distended bladder is not cause. Also constipation is ruled out.
                      consider following:
                      a. tried almost all sleeping positions, still happens
                      b. even with before-sleep IC or indwelling foley. still happens
                      c. ive got alot of HO in hips but ruled that out....sorta
                      d. it shouldn't b uti. Just spent 10 days on fortaz and Gentamicin (Pseudomonal infection)
                      e. as i type now, from bed position i will sleep at, im voiding with no pblm. Only slight AD or sweating, not enough that would soak my head and upperbody , . THIS IS THE PART THAtS irritating. IM voiding just fine now but when i fall asleep , in 2 to 4 hrs im gonna wake up with hair and uppers wet. I dry myself off , rerap a towel round my neck and head , roll around for positional change and try to get some solid sleep if only 1 - 3 hrs.

                      I think that when we find the cause it's going to be simple fix. Bladder spasm could b cause. I've not tried antispasmodics particular to bladder but have access to dicyclomine (abdomen) as needed.
                      Last edited by FLAX; 1 Apr 2013, 2:19 AM. Reason: spelling

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                        #12
                        You need to take your blood pressure when you are sweating, both to know if it is actually AD, and to know how high it goes during this AD.

                        (KLD)
                        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                          #13
                          I use to sweat profusely, and I do not experience AD. I felt it was related to my bowels. You know how babies sweat when they are having a bowel movement? I no longer sweat like that. I guess I will never know what the real cause was.
                          Incomplete T-12/L-1

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                            #14
                            I wake up in a puddle of sweat when the pain factor goes up in the middle of the night.

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                              #15
                              We were told by a nurse at rehab that sometimes, in higher level injuries, sweats happen. It has more to do, in some cases, with temperature regulation than anything else. All other sources must be investigated, but sometimes, they are a fact of life.

                              Ry is a very incomplete C-2. He is highly functional and has sensation from head to toe. While he is in his chair, he does not sweat below the point of injury, except his butt. Cold bothers him more than heat. He is toting titanium in his neck fusion as well as down both crushed legs.

                              His night sweats have nothing to do with illness, heat, blankets, a/c or any other controllable factor. They are simply a fact of life and have been for four years-since he got hurt. We just plan to strip the bed every morning, use a good under-pad to protect the mattress (also washed or changed daily), and set our routine accordingly. Yes, the sweats cause acne flare ups but we treat that as necessary and nothing has amounted to anything but a pimple.

                              He has bladder and bowel control and if the price is benign sweats at night, so be it.--eak
                              Elizabeth A. Kephart, PHR
                              mom/caregiver to Ryan-age 21
                              Incomplete C-2 with TBI since 3/09

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