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    RevereRosie
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    I mentioned this to the doctor during my last appt. and he said some sweat more than others……….I know my doctor is a Primary Care and not a Specialist but I’m concerned. My hair is drenched all the time. I’m constantly taking showers to cool off. Anyone having these issues? I do live in Florida and I keep my condo on the very cool side for comfort but my hands and feet are always cold but the rest of me is boiling hot. Oh, and my hair is becoming very curly lately…….what’s up with that? I look like ShirleyTemple!

    Hugs, Rosie

    #374750
    Maz
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    @revererosie wrote:

    I mentioned this to the doctor during my last appt. and he said some sweat more than others……….I know my doctor is a Primary Care and not a Specialist but I’m concerned. My hair is drenched all the time. I’m constantly taking showers to cool off. Anyone having these issues? I do like in Florida and I keep my condo on the very cool side for comfort but my hands and feet are always cold but the rest of me is boiling hot. Oh, and my hair is becoming very curly lately…….what’s up with that? I look like ShirleyTemple!

    Hugs, Rosie

    Hi Rosie,

    Yes, I have this issue. In addition to recurrent Lyme sweats while going thru the change, I also have “hot” thyroid nodules and these function autonomously, independent of pituitary direction, to cause rounds of hyperthyroidism. Have you had your thyroid checked lately? Only an ultrasound can detect nodules and an RAI scan will be able to identify hot areas of the thyroid.

    Aside from thyroid or potential infections, are you using cortisone shots or prednisone? Looks like you may have stopped steroids now, but these are renowned for causing sweats and long term use can cause Cushings.

    Also, have you checked side effects of all your current meds and supps? E.g. Temazepam is described as causing “hyperhidrosis” as a less common, but possible adverse side-effect.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temazepam#Adverse_effects

    Drugs.com also lists Temazepam and Indapamide as having moderate interactions when starting or increasing their doses until the body adjusts, as follows. Did your prescribing doc discuss this with you?

    http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1327-0,2153-0,2031-1316

    Maybe others will have further ideas for you to check with your doc. Let us know what you discover! This heat intolerance thing is a nightmare but now I have a great endo who persisted in finding answers, it will be resolved soon with treatment.

    Severe, swift onset RA as a result of Lyme disease
    Current Meds: Biaxin (500mg BID), Tetracycline (500mg BID), Tirosint (88mcg), Liothyronine (10 mcg), Compounded Liposomal Artemisinin, LDN (3mg), Topical Progesterone,
    Current Supps: Curcumin, Bovine Colostrum, ALA. NAC, Milk Thistle, Super Liquid Folate/B12/B-Complex, Probiotics, Vit D3
    Supportive Measures: IV Myer's Cocktails, IV Glutathione, FIR Sauna, Gluten-free diet, Gym.

    #374751
    enzed
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    When I first began taking Mino I sweated so much I couldn’t leave the house for a week. I had to shower and change my clothes several times a day – and even during the night after I’d wake up with soaked bedding. After a week the sweating slowed and then stopped completely. My tests for thyroid were normal so I figured the sweating reaction was due to herxing. The sweat smelt unpleasant too so I concluded it was caused by dead bacteria and that therefore the Mino was doing its work.

    High humidity always makes my straight hair go curly.

    #374752
    Maz
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    @enzed wrote:

    When I first began taking Mino I sweated so much I couldn’t leave the house for a week. I had to shower and change my clothes several times a day – and even during the night after I’d wake up with soaked bedding. After a week the sweating slowed and then stopped completely. My tests for thyroid were normal so I figured the sweating reaction was due to herxing. The sweat smelt unpleasant too so I concluded it was caused by dead bacteria and that therefore the Mino was doing its work.

    High humidity always makes my straight hair go curly.

    Good thoughts, Enzed….very true about sweating with the treatment.

    Just a note to add that the bizarre thing about my thyroid (hopefully helpful to others in the same confusing boat) and what has been causing difficulty with diagnosis over the years is that my thyroid labs have always been within range, even with the hyperfunctioning nodules, which is why I was never offered any treatment until a very large cold nodule appeared. The only abnormal lab that comes and goes is TPO autoantibody, suggestive of Hashimotos. I understand that hyperfunctioning nodules don’t always produce a TSH below range, because the thyroid is self-regulating and the healthy thyroid tissue will downregulate normal function to compensate. Weird, huh? 🙄

    Severe, swift onset RA as a result of Lyme disease
    Current Meds: Biaxin (500mg BID), Tetracycline (500mg BID), Tirosint (88mcg), Liothyronine (10 mcg), Compounded Liposomal Artemisinin, LDN (3mg), Topical Progesterone,
    Current Supps: Curcumin, Bovine Colostrum, ALA. NAC, Milk Thistle, Super Liquid Folate/B12/B-Complex, Probiotics, Vit D3
    Supportive Measures: IV Myer's Cocktails, IV Glutathione, FIR Sauna, Gluten-free diet, Gym.

    #374753
    Linda L
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    Rosie,
    Once my hairdresser noticed that my hair became curly /and never had been before/ She told me that my hair loved the vitamins I was taking. And she was right. That time I started to take more vitamins.
    Maz, what are Cushings?
    Linda L.

    RA tried everything: Methotraxate, Arava, Humira. Pneumonia three times. Anemia Very low iron Hypothyroidism
    AP from April 2014 till August 2015. No luck.
    Current medications: Oroxine, Mobic, Panadol Osteo, supplements incl. milk thistle, NAC, vitamins and minerals.
    MTHFR heterozygous

    #374754
    Maz
    Keymaster

    @linda L wrote:

    Maz, what are Cushings?

    Hi Linda,

    Here is a link about Cushings, which can be due to an actual disease process or caused “exogenously” from corticosteroid use:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cushing's_syndrome

    Severe, swift onset RA as a result of Lyme disease
    Current Meds: Biaxin (500mg BID), Tetracycline (500mg BID), Tirosint (88mcg), Liothyronine (10 mcg), Compounded Liposomal Artemisinin, LDN (3mg), Topical Progesterone,
    Current Supps: Curcumin, Bovine Colostrum, ALA. NAC, Milk Thistle, Super Liquid Folate/B12/B-Complex, Probiotics, Vit D3
    Supportive Measures: IV Myer's Cocktails, IV Glutathione, FIR Sauna, Gluten-free diet, Gym.

    #374755
    RevereRosie
    Participant

    Thank you all for your input. It is most appreciated. I will look into each possible theory. I’ve been on the sleeping pills for years and the water pills originally were for high blood pressure but my BP has been good for a long time after I joined a gym but I no longer go to the gym because it hurts to much with my R/A. I was exercising in the pool instead because it didn’t hurt that way.
    I only have the water pills in the house because the summer months in Florida can swell up my feet sometimes. The doctor is aware of all this.

    My last blood work taken about a month ago…….everything was within range and the doctor was pleased with the results of my CBC. He said my sedimentation rate was only 5 which he said was amazing with my condidtions.

    The sweating is overwhelming! I’m concerned about the black and blue on my shins……….I keep noticing different marks on my skin all over. I’m dealing with it mentally the best I can. I just want to make sure I’m not in any serious danger.

    Hugs, Rosie

    #374756
    Linda L
    Participant

    Rosie,
    Have you tried one day not to take any supplements? See if you sweat as much.
    Linda L.

    RA tried everything: Methotraxate, Arava, Humira. Pneumonia three times. Anemia Very low iron Hypothyroidism
    AP from April 2014 till August 2015. No luck.
    Current medications: Oroxine, Mobic, Panadol Osteo, supplements incl. milk thistle, NAC, vitamins and minerals.
    MTHFR heterozygous

    #374757
    RevereRosie
    Participant

    @linda L wrote:

    Rosie,
    Have you tried one day not to take any supplements? See if you sweat as much.
    Linda L.

    Linda L,

    Thank you for that suggestion. I will try it. I’ve been trying to log when it happens and mostly it happens during my mealtimes and some days are worse than others. I’m indoors with the a/c on as I live in Florida.

    Hugs, Rosie

    #374758
    A Friend
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    Hello Rosie,

    I’ve pasting a link here I believe you will find interesting. And may be helpful with the sweating problem if you haven’t solved it yet — also, Essential Fatty Acids are something we need to consume, as the body does not make these and they are essential.

    This link will take you to many important articles on Arthritis Trust web site:
    http://arthritistrust.org/important-articles/

    This link will take you to the Essential Fatty Acids Are Essential paper:
    http://arthritistrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Essential-Fatty-Acids-are-Essential.pdf
    especially on about page 4 or 5 are some amazing information about some terminal cases turned around.

    This is a link about more recent ongoing research for some of the more difficult diagnoses:
    http://www.clinicaleducation.org/seminars/dr-patricia-kane-phd-detoxification-and-essential-fatty-acids/
    Dr Patricia Kane PhD: Detoxification and Essential Fatty Acids

    Over a number of years I followed the research of this woman scientist who has a phenomenal background, along with having been associated with a treating group of medical professionals for difficult diagnoses such as Parkinson’s and numerous other difficult diagnoses. She was in a medical group practice for a time, treating difficult diagnoses.

    A young father who communicated with a group I was in sent us updates about his serious condition. His physician was able to get him an appointment at this clinic quite a distance away. Things began turning around, and he was on his way to recovery when he last sent our group the details of his ongoing recovery — which he had promised he would do. That was when I ordered a copy of the Detoxx [not a typo] protocol book for physicians.

    From time to time (more recently) I’ve done a search to discover what she is presently working on. I have high hopes she and associated scientists will further understanding of the related diagnoses from which she and her associates have so far had good results. (Just a few pages into the book I ordered, a problem I was experiencing was solved by my reading a caution written by the lady scientist in the protocol version of the book. It was warning against a supplement that most neurologists at that time were recommending. — An ahaa moment to spot that in the early pages!)

    Hope the link above will be helpful and interesting and a learning tool for all of us, as it has been for me, in recognizing the importance of Essential Fatty Acids.

    AF

    #374759
    RevereRosie
    Participant

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