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#1 Kathy D

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 04:15 AM

I drink full glass of water with medications at night, but wow, depending on how long the night sweats (sometimes most the night) I want to drink 3 more glasses in the morning!

Do any of you experience this?

PS, we recently bought a new mattress and I am so glad I bought waterproof mattress pad for it. :)

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 07:43 AM

Kathy,
I too have periodic night sweats that soak my night gown, but thank goodness it doesn't make it through to the mattress. :o You really should talk to your doctor since they are that bad. My are due to menopause and my IVIg treatments. I usually have them really, really bad for 2 weeks after my infusion. Maybe one of your medications is the culprit.

I hope you get some relief. That's a lot of sweating Girl!

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 08:51 AM

Hi Kathy,

I often take a glass of water to put on my nightstand. If I don't then I end up getting water from the refrigerator several times/night.
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#4 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 10:02 AM

Hi Kathy,

Night sweats and thirst are not necessarily a symptom of scleroderma. However, they are very common symptoms of other things including diabetes, viruses, tuberculosis, menopause, and medication side effects.

So, I'd "hie thee to a doctor" and get a full evaluation of these symptoms, right away. It could be something serious, or easily treatable, or even avoidable with a medication change. But it is nothing to ignore, nor to simply ascribe to "scleroderma" without a full medical evaluation to rule out other very common causes.

And, although I do get night sweats and can commiserate with you on it, I don't get unusual (new) thirst with my night sweats, nor do I need a waterproof mattress pad for it. Will you please go to your doctor, and let us know what you find out?
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#5 Kathy D

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 12:15 PM

Thanks Ladies :)

I will definately bring it up!

I thought a few years ago it was from Paxil, but they increased as my RA and Sclero symptoms came about, guessed I was having a triple hit of night sweats from all 3!

Good news is I see the doctor in 12 days, so will I will address it. How funny I havent been asked before and I "assumed".........

Thanks for the replies, ((HUGS)) to all!

Kathy
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 08:43 PM

Hi Kathy
I suffer the night sweats but it is down to two of my medications but because they do help me so I put up with the sweats. I don't drink any more water than normal through the night.
I went through the menopause about 10 years ago and at the time I would wake up & would literally be dripping wet so I used to put a large bath sheet on my bed to sleep on.
Do go to the doctors and get it checked out.

Jensue