I have been suffering from attacks of the cold sweats for about the last two weeks. I could just be here on the computer doing nothing much when I break out in a sweat and yet my skin is ice cold! It reminds me of an incident I had last July 1st when it was over 100 degrees outside and I was sweating profusely and yet my skin was ice cold and at that time Quix was probably right with her diagnosis of heat stroke. However, I am far from any tropical temps here in Alberta at the moment and I am wondering if this is common in MS patients or if anyone might know if this could have anything to do with my heart? I am still feeling weak and tired from the steroids and the pain in my head still hasn't gone away so I wonder what I went through that for? These cold sweats are something I have never had a problem with other than last July so this has me worried...any ideas???
This happens to me every time I take steroids....
when it first happened it was pretty scary to me.... now when it happens I just have to get cooled off quickly... for me it almost feels like a hot flash.
It wouldn't be the steroids cause this has been going on for at least 2 weeks and I only did the steroids 8 days ago...it is scary though and I don't much like it! It's not at all like a hot flash would be though because I am ice cold to touch and I don't flush like I would with a hotflash...I have red hair :)
I have been having strange things going on with my heart and it hasn't been looked at yet so that concerns me too. I will keep looking into this but it seems a pain and waste of time seeing a dr. about it with my track record:)
So this was happening before the steroids. I was going to vote for them, because I have the same reaction to them. Flushing and a headache.
Well, Sweating and flushing and a low and weird heart rate make me think of an autonomic dysfunction. the ANS or the Autonomic Nervous System handles a lot of the functions of the body that are not sensory or motor. It plays a role in the heart rate, blood pressure, blood flow to different organs including the skin, motility of the bowels, sweating, nausea, fainting, etc.
I guess I would bew wondering about a dysautonomia.
There is a new forum here on dysautonomic dysfunction. this can be seen uncommonly in MS. You might go bounce all this off of them then tell us what they say.
Welllllll....I had a vicious attack of ice pick pain last night after the cold sweat issue and I had to take an Oxycontin...of course it didn't help rid the pain, just made me feel floaty again. I am feeling like **** today and the pain in the head is starting again so I am going to just take it easy today. I have made an appointment for Feb. 19th to see the lying gp...just to let her know that I am having these cold sweats and that I am concerned about them. I know she will probably just say it's hormonal or something although I KNOW it's not...she tested my blood for my hormone level and it must have been fine right? I mean I never heard from her as to whether or not it was normal so it must be normal right? hehe
Like I said before...there is NO flushing because I am cold...I am sweating profusely, I am feeling really crappy and it is not like anything I have ever had before. I have night sweats occasionally but usually due to nightmares and it's one night in a blue moon.
So...I guess I will just go with the flow and I will mention this dysautonomia to my lying gp and see if she knows what it is...he he...I have my doubts but I would like to have my heart checked just to make sure it is ok.
Thanks for the swift reply Quix...as always I really appreciate it!
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