This summer has been brutal, but my heat tolerance has really changed this year. I'm thinking it is one of the meds I am taking. I was outside ten or fifteen minutes tonight. My husband and I were putting a shade tarp over our little garden. The sweat was pouring off of me, in my eyes, and it was literally dripping from my hair. I looked as though I had just gotten out of the shower. I started to feel sick, so I came in and peeled my clothes off. Ugh. Think MTX could cause this increase in heat intolerance and sweating?
Hmm...I'm not really sure if the two are related, but I have had a similar experience, and have been on MTX for about a year now, I guess. It impacts so many bodily systems that I certainly wouldn't be surprised. Sorry I don't have a more concrete answer for you, V.
Not a problem, Leslie. I just realized I had RA before I started taking the MTX, and I didn't sweat like this. Not a very lady-like term, I know, but persperation does NOT describe what I am talking about! LOL I have water pouring off of me if I am outside for five minutes. Of ocurse it is hot and humid here, and has been for weeks, but this is ridiculous. I had a dentist appt this morning, and I mentioned it to him. He thinks it is the MTX. Will be interesting to see if anyone else has the same problem.
I've been on MTX for 9 years along with prednisone (I take injectable mtx) and boy do I sweat! I hate going shopping or in public anymore :( I can't stand it. I've become a bit of a hermit lately. I have wegener's (vascular autoimmune) and haven't been able to get off mtx or prednisone. BOTH make me sweat no matter how cool it is sometimes.
Some of the side effects of Methotrexate are sweats, chills, and rashes. Summertime adds to the effect. I don't think you are imagining it, but it could also be because you were exerting yourself more than normal as well. I find I frequently have night sweats and I am past menopause so I am assuming it is the drugs. I hope this helps. p.s. Short term memory loss is also a side effect of MTX. I found this out after a CAT scan for alzheimers. Oh joy:-) I hope this helps. Deana
Oh, shucks! I didn't know about the side effect of short-term memory loss. I used to have a memory like a steel trap. I started a new job about 3 months after starting MTX, and found that I didn't remember things as well. I attributed it to the stress of the new job. Now 2 1/2 years later, I still have the stress (even more) and still forget some things.
I have night sweats, too, Deana. Actually, I was sweating like crazy just sitting still outside, so it wasn't from exertion, either. Must be the darn meds.
Oh, geez. My shot-term memory isn't nearly like it used to be. I was attributing that to getting old!
WOW! I would have never put the connection together but I think you have may something here. I too sweat profusely when I'm gardening, washing dishes, or working at the horse farm. I may have a "tummy roll" but I see myself as fit so I can't figure out why I sweat so bad. It is just really embarrasing! The thing is that I am like this even in the coolness of the morning....sooo just might be the darn meds! Always one more thing to have to deal with.
Oh, can I relate to what you just wrote! I take my shower, get dressed, blow dry my hair...and why do I do that?!? I go outside for five minutes and my hair is dripping wet. Quite annoying!
I also seem to sweat a lot more than I used to, but I didn't even consider a connection to MTX until reading these posts. This side effect wasn't listed in my drug reference book. However, I found the following information on Drugs.com regarding MTS: "Other less common reactions included ........sweating,........"
Aha! Maybe we have the "less likely" side effect! LOL Whatever is causing it, it is surely a problem. Yuck! Thanks for sharing that.
I had the sweating/drenching/heat intolerance stuff going on before taking the metho. But I did notice that after I started taking it, my sweating episodes picked up and are really bad for a few days after I take my pills. Actually, my sweating episodes happen intermittently throughout the day and night and wake me up from my sleep. And, it's just pure torture going outside - it makes it really bad.
My urologist has me taking estradiol (sp?) for my very low estrogen levels, so the night sweats are better. But this sweating outside is a whole new experience!
HI V yes i think we need to have a second home where its nice during the summer. i have noticed that when we get floods during the spring that means that we are going to have a very hot an very dry summer. last year july was a little hot for about 2 weeks the august was a record for been cool. times like this now i wish i worked in a/c building thought would never say that
Thank you for your comment, Suzzy. At least I know I am not alone. I was outside for 15 minutes last night watering flowers, and the sweat just poured off of me. It is unreal. I have never experienced anything like it. I drink a lot of water. Guess that is a good thing. I really think the MTX is the cause of this, because I was taking NSAIDs and bp meds before and didn't sweat like this until I started taking MTX. Oh, my.........I'm afraid I have a serious intolerance to heat. It absolutely wears me out! You be careful out in the sun, Suzzy. My doc recommends Neutrogena sun block, and I love it. It is SPF 70, and goes on dry and doesn't make you feel "sticky". Drink lots of water, Suzzy. Take care! V
im glad im not on mtx anymore that stuf was to weird for me an i sure wasnt myself. i hope you well get better on it. this is the first summer i wanna throw my white flag in. i know im not me no more i caint do the things i used to an realizing it is very hard to do.i stayed up it 8 tonite an im so tired i havent even got my work clothes changed yet. i just might sleep with them on lol . my garden is almost durned up my grass has been dead for a month now which is good on my part i stay in one room of my house when im home so the rest stays clean. and i dont even feel like cleaning that room. when i started to see my rheumy an he started talking about these meds before i got on them i cleaned my house inside an out just to be on the safe side of what i could do an im so glad i did.