Patient Comments: Night Sweats - Menopause


Did you have night sweats during menopause? If so, please share your experience, including remedies. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Virginia, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 17

I am a 70 year old and very single woman, whose sleep has been interrupted for the past 4 years by night sweats. I had a tubal ligation when I was 27 and a hysterectomy in my 50s. I sweat only behind my knees, inside of my arms, underarms, chest, and behind my neck. I have been taking Drysol, I wonder if there is any other prescription medicine.

Comment from: sbsue, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 22

Several times a day I get this nausea and feel like my head is being microwaved. My face turns beet red, my whole head starts to sweat, my eyes start to water, and I feel like I just want to rip my clothes off. Then 5 minutes later I"m shivering from cold. In winter when everyone else is freezing I"m hot and sweaty. In the summer when everyone else is hot and wearing skimpy clothing I"m bundled up with chills. This poses tremendous problems socially! I"m way past menopause, so what the heck is going on!

Comment from: mary poppins, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 07

Apparently my night and day sweats are caused by lack of estrogen. When my menstrual cycle ended my adrenals where supposed to make the hormones but I have adrenal fatigue so they can’t.

Comment from: ape, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

Lord only knows what I go through during the day, and nighttime is like a nightmare. Sweat pours off of me like someone has turned a shower on. Daytime is not so bad because I am always moving around and can cope with the sweats. I wish I could get some type of release before I find myself losing it. Is anyone out there going through what I am living with?

Comment from: walkinggirl48, 45-54 Female Published: August 14

I just keep the room cool. I put a cold washcloth around my neck and sleep in light clothes, as in a T-shirt and undies.


If menopause occurs in a woman younger than ___ years, it is considered to be premature. See Answer