Tuesday, September 29, 2009 tabby322, Community Member, asks

Q: anyone else with MS have excessive sweating?

Dx. with MS in 2004. This past spring I started sweating and cont. to increase over the summer. Drops of sweat just roll down my face & off my chin. My chest gets soaked, and my upper arms leave a wet area when placed on a table or a chair. Any treatment besides a surgery I read about. I also read a herbal pill called Pherical might help.

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MWMS, Community Member
9/30/09 8:10pm

I began sweating profusely after my MS.I sweat even in an air conditioned room.I did not do anything for this. The sweating has reduced with time to an extent, but not much.

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roxylady, Community Member
11/ 2/12 1:26pm

I would blame the Meds. You may have started to get used to them and sweat eases up. But everybody seems to have different experiences.

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perky, Community Member
10/15/09 7:10am

yes ! yes!  my r/l  r/m   ms......i get really wet.  under clothes  my hair also gets damp.....will  this  stop ?  how many others have this ?  i now  also have a heart  block ..found by a  cardiologist ..when    M S makes it's home in your body  There is nothing  THAT IT CANNOT DO.........GOD BLESS YOU  AND   GOD LUCK

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perky, Community Member
10/15/09 7:15am

YES !!! MY HAIR GETS DAMP , UNDER CLOTHING  THER IS NOTHING THAT  m s CAN'T DO !! I AM  CONVINCED ! BUT I HATE THIS  PROBLEM. I AM SORRY I CANNOT HELP  YOU  BUT  YOU  HELPED  ME  IN KNOWING....SOMEBODY  ELSE OUT THERE DOES THIS...GOD BLESS YOU ,HAVE A REALLY  GOOD  DAY.

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Annie, Community Member
4/30/10 11:49am

Yes, every time I eat something. Or drink. It´s just pouring.

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Barbara Keck, Community Member
10/12/10 9:42pm

I was diagnosed in 2000, age 50.  First exacerbation at age 30 (3 weeks after son was born.  I'm now 60 and I can't remember a day with soaking hair and body even in winter and doing nothing.  First thought it was menapause - but it wasn't. Must be the ms.  Go on the internet.  There are cooling jackets.  Expensive - but if you are crafty you could probably make one. BCK

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Susan, Community Member
2/ 5/11 4:17pm

2/6/11   I could have written the statement above.  I am the same age, diagnosed in the same year and the sweat just pours off me, I mean to the point of my clothes having to be changed.  I have the cooling vest but never thought of using it in the dead of winter.  Guess I better get it out and anything else I rcvd from the MS Society.  Silly me.  I guess I am not alone.  Thanks  SS in Florida

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Barbara Keck, Community Member
2/ 5/11 6:16pm

Just a thought.  When my kids were babies and had a fever in the middle of the night, I'd get up, give them Tylenol and a popsicle.  Try the popsicle to cool down you core temp.  Good luck.  Barbara

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JR, Community Member
2/ 2/12 1:47pm

I haven't been diagnosed completely with MS. Though I strongly feel I have it.

I read all the MS info. I can get and I have all 10 symptoms and more.

For years I've been 'plagued' with excessive sweating. I've been to doctors and no one takes it too serious. They tell me my hormones are messed up because I had excessive chemo years ago. I'm a breast cancer survivor.

I drip and drip all over my head, neck, chest and lower stomach areas.

I need two fans and the AC cranked as low as my husband will permit. And yet I still sweat.

If I'm active or inactive, I sweat.

My clothes are wet.

I hate it and it interfers with my social life.  I carry water and a handkerchief with me all the time.

I am miserable part of everyday and night.

HELP.............I'M GOING TO SEE A NEUROLOGIST SOON.

jr

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utfan, Community Member
6/25/12 1:49pm

I have had back surgery as well as plate and screws in my neck-sufferer from intermittent back pain always. But in April suffered an episode of increased back pain, lost feeling in my feet and fell- I now suspect it may be MS. I have pain heaviness, tingling, distorted vision, hand tremors and now profuse sweating has begun.. or actually worsened over the past year! it was just face and chest for no reason- now has progressed to face chest back and backs of knees. due to my history of back problems and herniations I have just begun to realize MS may be the cause of my current symptoms. And HELLO what part of i couldnt feel my feet and fell did my family doc and neuro surgeon think could have possibly been normal!!?? I am a nurse and worked full time until the episode of pain in April and I think everyone has overlooked sx of MS.

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Cristobol, Community Member
10/30/12 6:55pm

I know where you coming from, I have scoliosis, spinal stenosis and a bone island resting on / if not fused to my lower lumbar vertebrea, numbness/tingling in arms, hands and legs, something going on near my thoracic vertebrea as well, a cavernous hemangeoma.  I have seen 2 orthos and 1 neuro all three less than sympathetic, suspect MS as well, but nobody will listen to me, very frustrating.  A physical therapist "asked" me one day if I thought I had MS, I'm thinking he was telling me more than asking.  Experienced night sweats and leg spasms that would wake me from a sound sleep long before pain management.

 

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msissofreakinawesome, Community Member
6/26/12 5:40am

same here, I sweat a retarded amount.  not when I'm cold but if I get even a little bit hot, look out.  oh, side note, speaking of heat, I'm really sensitive to heat (fatigue/weakness) and when I get a little fever it's as good as sitting in a parking lot in August.  I hit 100.4 the other day and had to break out my cane which I haven't used in 10 years.  I guess it makes sense, but it's freakin weird to be jogging (sort of) one hour and slumping over a cane the next.  Anyone else get their butt kicked by a fever?

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Suz, Community Member
10/31/12 7:25am

I do too - Only out of one side!  right armpit sweats - I actually mean pours - and right hand oddly enough is the one that will get ice cold.  weird

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