Patient Comments: Night Sweats - Causes


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Comment from: Jaybo3361, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 05

I sweat way more than normal and not just at night. When it happens it feels like my whole body is wrapped in a heating pad. I can feel the sweat bead up on my head and on my body almost like someone has taken a wash cloth and wrung it out on my head. It just happens pretty much whenever it wants to or when I eat things like ketchup or A1 sauce. If anyone has any kind of explanation it would be greatly appreciated.

Comment from: Trevor19, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 24

I am a 60 year old male, I have axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA, along with early lower spinal DISH - diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis) and have also had a dairy-poor diet for most of my entire life. That means almost no milk (I hate it). Naturally I test very low for calcium. Anyway, nothing has helped to alleviate these deep, chronic lower back pain. Until recently. I kind of put 2 and 2 together, and started eating bowls of breakfast cereals with 2 percent milk. I also have a glass of milk at night. All pain is gone. All.

Comment from: Cruze, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 02

My son passed away last September from rhabdomyolysis and severe hyperkalemia causing cardiac arrest. His potassium levels were 11 and his CK (creatine kinase) was 22000. Before that he had a common cold and a bit of a vomit bug, nothing abnormal for his age (6.5). Genetic testing was performed and he was diagnosed with Lpin1 metabolic disorder. My now 6 year old has also been diagnosed and is living with this. As a carrier we are not able to take statin drugs as this can cause rhabdomyolysis in carriers.

Comment from: Jerricho, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 21

My night sweats were due to leukemia. I had blamed them on getting a new foam mattress.

Comment from: VIRGINIA, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 24

I am in good health but I get cold sweet. I have asked my doctor but he says nothing, it could be because I am depresses over the loss of my mother, I do not know. But I wake up all wet sometimes in the middle of the night, and my room is freezing cold.

Comment from: Sweat, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 07

I have sweating problem mostly at nights in my neck and face.

Comment from: Mansor O, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 02

I am from a male, 63 years old. My issue is, my neck usually sweats a lot when I sleep at night or anytime when I sleep. Even with air conditioning system and fan on, I still suffer from this back and neck sweats. When I wake up, my back neck sweats and my pillow is always soaked wet. This has been going on for years now.

Comment from: aquaman, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 07

My 60 year old husband has been experiencing night sweats for about one month. He wakes up to wet pillowcases and sheets only in the chest area. He has been suffering from neurological pain in his shoulder as well as taking an oral medicine to control blood sugar; we are hoping one of these are the reason he sweats at night.

Comment from: Getting older, (Patient) Published: October 27

I started having night sweats right when I stopped drinking alcohol. I had been consuming a six pack a day for about 10 years. The sweats eventually stopped after about a month. They have started back up but I believe it is because I now have diverticulitis. Since I stopped drinking, I found out I was hungry for food and began eating all of the wrong foods which caused major constipation to the point of diverticulitis. So maybe the sweats are because of the fever kicking in to kill the infection.

Comment from: Hollie, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 20

Night sweats, skin itching, and low grade fever are signs of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Very difficult for doctors to diagnose, so be persistent. Mine was stage 4 when I found it.

Comment from: CancerTodd, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 08

Night sweats were the first real sign I had that I had cancer. Stage 4 B and T cell lymphoma as well as a rare blood disease called HLH (hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis). Twenty six Rounds of chemotherapy and free at last! Night sweats saved my life.


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Comment from: Concerned, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 13

Like the others who commented here, I have night sweats in the upper chest. No idea what is causing it.

Comment from: Molly, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I have been experiencing night sweats quite often recently. I wake up absolutely soaked. My body, pajamas, the sheets, and bed are soaked. Due to a hysterectomy at the age of forty, I went through menopause in my early forties so I know this is not the cause. I like a cool bedroom so that is not the issue.

Comment from: steve, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 31

A week ago I woke up around 4 or 5 am and I was wet from head to toe with sweat. It only happened once. I recently learned I have slightly high blood pressure of 140/90+.


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