@Madeleine_Broughton

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Madeleine_Broughton

Sweating

Hi thank you for my membership, I’m looking forward to hearing from and about you! I’m looking for advice and also keen to learn if anyone else feels like their internal thermostat is broken. I do not know what triggers it. I sweat 💦 so much that it is making me feel pretty crap. Along with the sweating I feel exhausted. It will come on out of the blue without warning - in a wave. I can wash my hair and then be unable to dry it because my head and face will go bright red and I feel sick. I’m on tolteradine to stop bladder weakness mishaps and a side effect of this medication is that it dries your mouth and if I’m lucky reduces the sweating but I’m on the top dose and it isn’t working as well having been on it for a few years. I know it sounds like I’m whinging and that others are suffering with this wretched illness. I just feel that there must be a cure to stop sweating out there. ? Love to hear from you. Maddie x

Stumbler

@Stumbler

@madeleine_broughton , never think that you are whinging. We understand how different symptoms make us feel. Excessive sweating is known as. Hyperhidrosis. Here's an article that detail this problem:- https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/excessive-sweating-hyperhidrosis/ As you quite rightly assume, the underlying cause will be your MS. MS can be very unkind to our body's thermostat......

ItsMewithMS

@ItsMewithMS

Also consider that "Nature can be too generous" and not every problem we have is MS ;-0 granted most of them are and about anything can be determined to be MS. In my last MRI it was noted that the nodule on my thyroid has increased in size. Apparently a lot of people (especially women) have these nodules and that didn't concern my neuro when he saw one on my list since 2012. The issue is when there is a change in them as there recently was. Then he asked me if I noticed any issue maintaining temperature or swallowing...and I said sometimes, that is just a MS thing...and he said it can also be a thyroid thing...so off I go for an ultrasound of the thyroid on Tuesday...he wanted me to drive across the city immediately on Friday for one...he was that concerned. I figured if it was in my MRI from months ago and then it took weeks for him to reschedule the appointment he broke last month I didn't need to have an ultrasound within hours ;-0 but apparently this can be an issue. It is a holiday weekend so it couldn't get scheduled until Tuesday and now I notice everytime I don't swallow quite right or feel warm or cold ;-0 Not sure your age but I had a rather uneventful menopause and I was told that could always catch up with me and that sometimes it takes a few years before things like hot flashes can set it...always worth a visit to the GP

Vixen

@Vixen

Hello @madeleine_broughton, welcome on board. My internal thermostat has gone in the opposite direction; having spent a lifetime fearing being cold, it now doesn't bother me at all and I am apparently immune! How long have you been diagnosed? If it's relatively recently, chances are you are still acclimatising to this strange new world and all it brings. Hopefully it will be temporary......