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Poll: Do you have night sweats? (132 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you have night sweats?

  1. Yes, all the time. (79 votes [59.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 59.85%

  2. Only when glutened. (38 votes [28.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.79%

  3. No. (15 votes [11.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.36%

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#76 Mr J

 
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Posted 02 January 2006 - 05:45 PM

it can be hard to quantify the benefits of many supplements, but i do believe in being consistent when following through with a plan, so i've been taking it religeously everyday, ever since you posted your mention of it Berneses. Nevertheless i do tend to abandon things when there seems to be no beneficial effect, but my belief in this one partly arises from coinciding in some increased energy improvements and also some of the enzymes i take are quite harsh on mucus membranes so seeking protection from the intestiNEW. I recently mail ordered another 2 jars of the stuff - I alsways like to keep some backup supplies in case manufacturer runs out or i forget to re-order on time when it comes to my supplements. I do like the idea of renewing my intestinal lining :-D

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 08:25 PM

I really think the IntestiNEW is helping me too. I'm convinced of it actually...can't quite pinpoint why. Others on this board have recommended it though too. If nothing else, it definitely soothes my stomach. I started taking all my vitamins again (multi, glucosamine, fish oil and cal mag) and I'm trying to stick with it. Cheers! B
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 12:20 PM

I find that since I came down with Celiac, alcohol causes me to have nightsweats. If I have just one cocktail, I sweat terribly, mostly from my neck. If I don't drink, they are very minor.



Most alcohol is made from grain, e.g. stuff we can't have. If you must continue drinking (I recommend stopping), try 100% pure agave tequila, 100% pure potato vodka, or 100% pure grape wine. However, since your intestines have been damaged absorbtion of alcohol is different, most likely if someone who dosen't drink smelled you they would say you smell like a brewery because your sweating out the toxins in alcohol. Best just to stick with not drinking. I have worked in bars for decade and when diagnosed with celiac disease I had to quit and work in no alcohol est. because of people being friendly and buying me a shot, all it takes is one and I'm in trouble. I've been gluten-free and AF almost a year now and am much happier and enjoying a higher quality of life even though the pay in bars is better. Hope this was some help!
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 12:53 PM

This might sound weird but, if you can't sleep a long time you might as well get as much out of it as you can. Try putting a ounce of mugwort (found in most herb stores) inside a breathable bag and put it into your pillow. Mugwort is a hallucinogenic found in dream pillows the world over. I wouldn't recommend it all the time but, when your brain has vivid dreams you feel better upon waking, almost euphoric. Also valerian root will keep you in REM sleep but, again, wouldn't recommend it all the time due to research linking to much to kidney and liver damage. So far as I know there are no health issues with mugwort unless you ingest it in which case you run a high risk of death. I've tried ambien and trazadone and would rather not sleep than run the guantlet of meds any further. Though trazadone (also known as desyrel) is for depression not sleep. Sleepiness is a side effect and doctors don't mind giving it to anyone because it has been on the market forever with very little neg. feedback. What works the best for me is to go to bed earlier so when I wake up I have longer to go back to sleep and no need to stress about being up in a hour. Sucks planning 10hrs of sleep rather than 8 but I get at least 6 this way. Good luck and good health to us all!
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Posted 15 January 2006 - 07:32 AM

I've taken trazodone and it works really well. I'm not on it no but i would go back on it if necessary. i had no side effects and slept well.
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 06:31 AM

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Well, I had an eye-opener this weekend. I realized I do not sweat nearly as much at other places. My husband and I went away for the weekend for our anniversary and I didn't sweat at all. I had noticed this too when I visited my sister, in-laws etc. Got back Sunday night to our place and sweat horribly.


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Berneses: Just a thought, have you checked your apt for mold?
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 11:38 AM

I'm the same way... I keep a celiac journal everything that goes in my mouth, everything I do and little things like if I have had steatorrhea or just diarrhea, also night sweats and etc. I can't find and common thread.

Anyone know what is the cause?

Could it be you were having fun with hubby (love & laughter heals a lot) and that's why you were feeling better?
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 04:13 PM

Stronger Today- My primary care physician thinks that mold may be exacerbating all my problems- we are looking for a house so we can get out of this hell hole!
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:41 AM

I hope I'm doing this right. I want to post this to Night Sweats. Hope it ends up their.
I have had terrible hot flashes and night sweats for years. Drove me crazy. I work in a hospital and manage the kitchen. and do diet instructions. At times i'd just go stand in the freezer to cool off when nothing else seemed to help.

Last summer I was taking a course on medications. What shocked me was that the anti-depressant, prozac, causes terrible night sweats. The funny thing was that after being on it for a long time, I had just switched over to something else. I was actually experiencing fewer problems but didn't know why.

So, the point is, for anyone taking prozac and having sweats, GET OFF OF IT! I also couldn't sing anymore and with further reading found out that it causes the vocal chords to become dehydrated and dry so that one can't sing. Apparently, opera singers know all the drugs that cause this type of problem.

Now that I've started a gluten free diet, the last of my hot flashes seems to be going away altogether. I never knew that prozac had the side effect of heavy sweating. Wonder what other drugs do this.
Susie
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Posted 09 February 2006 - 05:21 PM

Just wanted to add that I started taking Evening Primrose oil (a supplement that helps with peri/menopausal symptoms) and my night sweats have gone away except when glutened! Oh- I'm 38 and in the pre-menopausal years. B
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 07:00 AM

I have suffered with bed drenching night sweats for years. I purchased some vitamins from GNC prior to my diagnosis, the Menopause VitaPak which contains several things us "mature" (I'm almost 40) women need. I had not seen any results, but vowed to take the entire box prior to making my decision.

I was then diagnosed with celiac disease and removed gluten from my diet. The original box I purchased was not gluten free, and GNC was more than happy to replace my old box (guess it had been on the shelf a while) with a new box that is Gluten Free.

After a week of being gluten-free the night sweats went away. There are two pills in this pack that are reported to help with hot flashes and night sweats, the Evening Primrose Oil and the Menopoise cap which contains red clover blossom, black cohosh and soy isoflavone. There is a warning on the Menopoise that sstates discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.

Thus, I don't know if it is these vitamins or the gluten-free diet that has done the trick and at this moment, I could care less because my doctor opted to remove me from my estrogen in 2001 and I have loathed him with every hot flash and night sweat since!

All I know is that I was three weeks on the vitamins and one week on the gluten-free diet and I am hot flash and night sweat free, don't know which one to thank.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 08:08 AM

I am so glad that other people have issues with night sweats! Mine only started about three weeks ago (and I haven't been glutened in months) and I have to change my clothes almost every night. I'm only 28 and I've been gluten-free for almost a year. Should I try the primose stuff too?
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 01:08 PM

I'm pretty happy with it! But, seeing as you're only 28, you might want to talk to your doctor because night sweats can be caused by many things. I had everything ruled out first (from cancer to HIV to thyroid-I kid you not) so for me it came down to two things- gluten or perimenopause. Got better off the gluten. Gone on the Evening Primrose Oil.
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 02:13 PM

Night sweats is a symptom of a parasitic infection. It would be wise to rule these out since Celiacs ALWAYS have some kind of infection, either (parasitic, fungal, bacterial). If it's not cleared total health may not be restored..
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 02:49 PM

Yeah....I got crazy night sweats all the time. I would wake up totally soaked, hair, clothes, sheets, pillows...everything. It was like someone poured a bucket of water on me. It hardly happens now that I changed my diet. I don't know if I have celiac disease yet but the night sweats return the same time other symptoms return...probably when I've had gluten. I sometimes get numbness in my hands, arms and feet along with the night sweats. It sucks to wake up and have to change clothes all the time :angry: .
-Rachel



This was my post back in August. The gluten-free diet made a huge difference as far as the night sweats. I dont wake up drenched anymore or have to change clothes in the middle of the night. Howver, the night sweats havent disappeared...they are just not as severe. My thyroid and all else checks out fine....I was just diagnosed with a C. Diff infection so I think that is probably the culprit of the continuing nightsweats. My doctor told me the same thing that Thomas just posted. Nearly all people with gluten intolerance test positive for bacterial or parasitic infections that hinder the healing process.
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