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Offline Coasterdon

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Anxiety and Sweating
« on: December 02, 2013, 09:36:42 AM »
I have been going through some thyroid issues.  I have thyroiditis.  I have been having bouts of sweating.  Not profuse but mild on my head.  I can have it without any effort or also if I am walking or making some effort.   It comes and goes, night time too.  I think there is a possibility this is related to the thyroid but it's usually a hyperactive one and I don't have that.  Can this be related to the anxiety that I am feeling?  I thik about this thyroid issue constantly.

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Re: Anxiety and Sweating
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013, 12:38:45 PM »
I have exactly this and have not been diagnosed with thyroid issues. My gp tells
Me it anxiety.

In past 3 years I have had::
Abdominal ultrasound
MRI of abdOmen and chest
2 chest X-rays
Breast ultrasounds
ENT camera scopes
Literally bloods taken 20 plus times and specifically looking for thyroid issues, cancer etc

I've seen the following specialists:
GI x2
Breast specialists
Gyno Soecialists
2x haematologists
ENT specialist
Tomorrow I am seeing an ENdocrine specialist

The only things ever found have been a cyst on my liver and fluid in ears
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Re: Anxiety and Sweating
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 09:11:20 AM »
It seems to be worse with effort and I also am having a lot of abdominal discomfort (IBS?).  It worries me that if effort creates sweating that it could be heart related.  I did have an EKG recently and I have had echos etc on my heart but they were over 5 years ago.  At that time everything was fine.  I also started taking Losartan recently.  Too many things happening at once.
Plus anxiety!!!
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Re: Anxiety and Sweating
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 11:58:55 AM »
What do you take the Losartan for?  I thought that was a BP medication?  I was reading that the med can have symptoms of dizziness and diarrhea for short times, so it may just be that you need to give your new med a little time to work for you and some of those uncomfortable symptoms may go away.  sweating at all times, night or day, is a common anxiety symptom as well.

I suggest you write these symptoms down and discuss them with your doctor.  Maybe there's something they can give to help alleviate some of these annoying symptoms for you
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Re: Anxiety and Sweating
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 03:12:01 PM »
Yes I am taking Losartan for BP.  This has been a really confusing time.  My doctor gave me Ramipiril for my BP on Sept 28.  I immediately started feelling terrible.  Cough, sweating, fatigue etc.  Unfortunately he also said I have Thyroiditis and I had just gone off Paxil so I was really confused as to what was causing these symptoms.  I went to him and he switched me to Losartan.  Most of the effects went away but the sweating stayed.  I don't know if the sweating is from Losartan or the thyroid.  Too much happened at the same time ramping up the anxiety and the abdomen discomfort.  I am tempted to drop the Losartan to see if the sweating stops but I have only been on it for 4 weeks.  Maybe it will go away.  The dr says the sweating could be the thyroid.
My thyroid numbers have improved so maybe I just have to wait.  Not  something us anxiety folk are good at.
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Re: Anxiety and Sweating
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 03:51:00 PM »
Hi. I don't have any experience with thyroid issues, but I do have a lot of experience with anxiety.

I can tell you that I COMMONLY experience sweating. I get really sweaty when I'm anxious, and I also get night sweats. Sometimes I'll start sweating for no reason, and then I realize I was actually anxious and didn't know it until I noticed my sweating. Sometimes I wake up out of a dead sleep and I'm just sweating for no reason, even when it's not hot in my room. My doctors say this is just anxiety.

I also have IBS (diagnosed almost 10 years ago), and I can tell you that sweating with IBS is super common! I sweat when my IBS is coming on, when I'm having it, and after I've had a bout of it. My worst IBS sweats are when I'm going to the restroom (TMI, I know!).

So, it may be a thyroid problem, and I can't tell you it's not because I don't know about that stuff, but it could also DEFINITELY be anxiety and / or IBS. I would be it's a combination of these 2 things. It could also be one of the medications you've been using.
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