I take .112 of snthroyd and I sweat like a pig. I am so tired I also have MS and other things wrong with me that causes me to be on oxygen and I must use a wheel chair. I also take Lexapro 20 and avinza 90. Is there any way to stop the extreme sweating and tiredness and pain?
Hi Irene, I'm no doctor, but I noticed that no one has answered your question and I don't want you to think that we don't care on this site, we do care.
May I ask you a question? Are you taking an opiate pain med, like Avanza?
Or have I misspelled that medication?
IF you are taking an opiate pain medication, you may need a small increase OR the medication itself can make you perspire like mad.
You need to talk to your neurologist about what you can take for pain. You should NOT have to suffer needlessly. I would think that you would at the least be on oxycodone, but your Avanza may be stronger (I need to look it up and find out if it is stronger).
There are medications for hyperhydrosis, or excessive perspiring but I'm sure they come with their own set of side effects. But, the benefits may outweigh the side effects.
Your medications may be making you tired, or your illnesses may be doing it. Talk to your doctor frankly and don't be embarassed to tell her/him that you are IN PAIN, and about the excessive perspiring. You may leave the doctors office with RX's in your hand that help your pain and other issues.
Best wishes to you, and I hope you come back and let us know you are feeling better,
Hello Irene --- I also sweat constantly and it's very embarrassing and does affect my everyday activities. I don't have an answer to help you because I also asked my neurologist if there is something to help with my sweating and he said he didn't know of any.
Maybe that has changed in recent years but that was his answer to me a couple of years ago. Maybe he didn't take it as seriously as he could have but believe me I have tried dealing with it.
One thing that I do, do to prevent it or stop it after it begins is to drink cold water immediately when you first feel it coming on. It takes me 3 large glasses in pretty rapid succession to cool off and be comfortable. Thats the only thing I do. It works for me and it cools down my core temperature and I'm comfortable again. It took me a while to find the right formula that works for me and it's 3 glasses of cold water and you have to catch it before you start sweating. I'll usually go to 4 glasses if the sweating has already begun.
Hope this helps you!
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