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#1 peanut

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 02:52 PM

Hi Friends,
I had a beautiful 29th birthday filled with watercolor, cat naps, and a drive up to dinner in snowy Flagstaff. It couldn't have been more perfect. I slept thru all of the next day in Seahawks green. I get chilled and sweaty really bad. This is the second time I've experienced something like this. I assume its my body fighting something since I have a compromised immune system. Yuck.

My voice is raspy and almost gone so I really can't tell my rheumatologist what's going on and I don't have the energy to go over there...

I'm not sure what to do...

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:07 PM

<<I get chilled and sweaty really bad.>>

Hi Peanut ,

Happy Birthday!!!

This has been happening to Gareth lately. He will be chilled, crawl under his electric blanket, fall alseep and wake up wet with sweat. He never runs a fever......wish I knew the answer for both of you. You take care, kid. Don't want you getting sick before heading for Chicago. I will keep you in my thoughts before bed tonight.

Take care, Everyone.
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 06:01 PM

It's awful to wake up in a pool of sweat from feeling like I have a fever, but the thermometer says theres none. Then I get chilled from the sweat so I pile on more blankets.

It's awful timing too. My best friend is coming to town...
I really want to be well for her visit.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:37 AM

Hey Peanut! Happy Birthday to you!!! :) I have the same problem with the chills and sweating. I can be burning up one minute and freezing cold the next. I know I'm not having menopausal "power surges" because I have been "spayed" :P over ten years ago and I don't take any hormone replacement. I'm sorry I don't have an answer or solution for you, but I thought you'd like to know there's others that are in that proverbial boat with you!
Peace :)
Peace :)
Barbara aka relicmom1

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:55 AM

Hey Peanut,
Happy Belated!!! I have had the same thing happen a couple of times as well. I also get the feeling like I am coming down with something, really tired, achy, stiff neck, headache and then nothing happens. This happens about once evry two months or so. Weird.

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Lisa
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:59 AM

I too have the same problem. At night it's terrible as I wake up completely soaked and have to basically clean up and freshen up and then start all over again. I have a blood problem they are watching that is indicative that cancer will present at some time so every time these sweats happen I panic as I know they are also a symptom of cancer being there. So as long as that blood marker doesn't elevate I'm good to go so this must be a sclero problem being there are so many of us that have it.

I hope you had a good birthday Peanut and I'm sorry you are struggling so. I don't know you but you are an inspiration to me when I read your posts as you are always so very compassionate and positive.

Warm hugs.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:53 AM

Happy Belated Birthday Peanut! Sounds like it was relaxing and enjoyable.

I think there is something going around with the voice thing. I had laryngitis for 6 weeks before I starting getting my voice back. It's week 8 and I'm finally starting to sound normal. I hope your's comes back quickly. I would hate to see anything get in the way of Chicago!

Take care of yourself.
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:54 AM

Happy Birthday Peanut!

I haven't experienced that except when I have the flu. I hope you find the answer your looking for.

Have a great time visiting with your best friend!
Take care and stay warm,

Michelle

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:23 AM

I am glad you had a nice birthday celebration, Lisa. It may not sound like a big deal, but could it be that your ill feeling is just a result of making the effort to go out and celebrate?

I am finding that anything I do these days I suffer for the during the next day or so. As for the alternating chills and sweats, I have this problem, too, also without fever. Do you feel clammy when you are cold? One thing to note is that if you regularly take nsaids, any fever you might have had may be lowered by the drugs as they also have anti-pyrrhetic properties. My general practitioner and I have discussed this and he says it sounds like a symptom of shock. We have been trying to chase down a solution, as yet unsuccessfully as all the tests he has run have come back normal.
Warm wishes,
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:58 AM

Happy Birthday Peanut Darling! I hope things will get better for u :) Emmi

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 08:11 AM

Hi Peanut,
hope you are feeling brighter soon
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:45 PM

Happy Belated Birthday, Peanut -

I hope you are feeling better!

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:19 PM

Happy 29 (forever) Peanut!

I've been 29 for 13 years now :lol:

I too get the same cold sweats and no fever. I was told by my urologist that Prednisone masks fever too.

Lisa, I also will come to the verge of some kind of ick and it never develops into anything as icky as every one else has. SO strange when it should be the opposite , me being on immunosuppressants.

My boss just returned to work after missing 5 days. She said she has never missed so much work being so sick. Now my co-worker is getting swollen glands. I am waiting for my turn....which hopefully will never come...

I use a bleach solution sanitizer at my work space a few times a day - or whenever a sick person comes to my window - by the way, some people can be so rude with their germs! :P BLECH! (just had to vent)

Peanut, I hope you feel better soon. Do take it easy birthday girl.

Love ya,
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:04 PM

Happy birthday Peanut - even if it is a bit late.

Hope you are feeling a bit better today.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:32 AM

Hi Peanut

Happy 29th birthday and I hope you enjoy your visit with your friend. I hope you'll soon feel better Yes the sweating gets old. I sweat alot in the mornings. I also get non-fever virus feeling aches that are accompanied by a sore throat and achey eyeballs (yes, achey eyeballs, as silly as that sounds). It's usually a signal that I'm really really tired, down to the end of my physical resources and a lot of rest gets me better. So maybe your day of sleeping and rest will be the cure - I hope so. You're in my thoughts.
Enjoy!
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:18 PM

Hello my little peanut nuthead.

I hope by now that you are feeling a little better and that you will be able to enjoy time with your friends. :wub: wub ya!
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:47 PM

Beautiful Friends... Thank you.

My nurse friend asked me if feeling this way is a side-effect of the cytoxan. I dunno? It started roughly a week after my last cytoxan treatment and it did happen almost a month ago as well about the same time after my feb treatment...

I got a z-pak to cover my bases.
No chancing anything before Chicago.

peanut

You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate
my HMO makes me wear a helmet...