Why do I sweat all the time?
Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:03 PM
I went to two stores today, and in the middle of shopping in each one, I broke out in a sweat. It's embarrassing to be talking with someone with sweat dripping off my hair and face. During the night I become drenched in sweat, and usually have to get up and change pajamas. I sleep with a ceiling fan on high, a small fan blowing on me, and the AC on 70.
I have had this problem for about a year, so it can't be blamed on the weather. In the south we hug a lot, but this sweating thing doesn't make me very huggable!
Is this a characteristic of diabetes, or could something additional be going on? I also take Cymbalta, Concerta (for ADD) and HRT.
Any ideas or comments?
Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:04 PM
You may be going a little low and not know it.
T2, diagnosed 8/31/06.
Meds: Metformin-ER 500 mg twice daily, HCTZ 12.5 mg every other day for BP Enalapril 20 mg 1 daily (ace-inhibitor)
Diet: I eat to my meter, generally eating 75-100 carbs/day with the occasional splurge.
Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:20 PM
I am having horrible hot flashes ,and the thought that D is adding more joy ... makes me ILL!
[B]Jan A1c 6.3/B]
Jul 09 ... C-pep 1.3, GAD-65 > 30
Mar 10 C-pep 2.8 (20 g carb); GAD 3.2
dx 02/09 in DKA
Levemir 12U per day; novolog PRN TDD ca 16U
MetforminXR 1000 mg BID
Ramipril 5 mg
T4 112 mcg
Vitamin D3, 4000 IU
Eating 20 - 45 g carb per day ovo-lacto-vegetarian
Walking 30 min 6x week
Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:43 PM
Asprin 2-6 325mg per day
Amino Acids, Vitamins Bx, C, D, E
Hi-Maize 260, Ground and Whole Flax Seed
COQ10, Magnesium, Zinc, Fish Oil, Lisinopril
A1C estimate of 10-12 at dxed 5.6, 4.8, 4.6
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:18 PM
I sweat a lot normally....I always have, but with Celexa, I sweated so much that people thought I was sick. When I went grocery shopping, I'd go really early to beat the heat and crowds.....usually between 2am and 7am.(it's a Wal-Mart and they're open 24/7). I'd take my time shopping, but when I got to the checkout counter, my shirt was completely soaked, I had sweat running off of my arms and dripping off of my face. I had to carry some folded up paper towels in my pockets to wipe the sweat off so I wouldn't drip sweat on the counter.
One thing you didn't mention was your age. Is it possible that you are having hot flashes?
Presently taking: Losartan HCTZ and amlodipine for blood pressure:
Novolog and Lantus for diabetes.
Welchol for cholesterol and diabetes
Mega-Red Omega-3 Krill Oil (300 mg)
Mega-Red D3 (5000 IU)
Centrum Silver for Men 50+
I was diagnosed in 2003...
(The human body is so resilient that no matter how badly you abuse it, it will still last you a lifetime.)
Posted 04 August 2010 - 07:41 PM
I have been taking Cymbalta for several years, and the sweating has been somewhat of a problem all along. It just seems to have gotten worse over time, and I have been totally miserable with it during the last year. I am 58, and take a hormone (estrace). I am also about 50 lbs. overweight. So I guess the diabetes is just exacerbating the problem. I don't know that I can give up the antidepressants, but maybe my psychiatrist can find an alternative.