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Offline KrissyNicole

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Why do I always wake up sweaty?!
« on: October 06, 2009, 07:35:01 AM »
This started a week ago, where I'll wake up when I'm sleeping and my legs are totally sweaty and it's not hot or anything in my room. I read somewhere this is a symptom of acid reflux, is this true? I don't want to dig deeper in case I find out it's also a symptom of MS.
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Re: Why do I always wake up sweaty?!
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 07:45:24 AM »
any number of benign reasons can cause sweatiness at night.

the old adage (that find cloying but true) when you hear hoof beats think horses not zebras.
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Re: Why do I always wake up sweaty?!
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 07:46:51 AM »
It's only my legs though, like the bottom half of my body, nothing else. :S
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Re: Why do I always wake up sweaty?!
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009, 07:55:21 AM »
sometimes I wake up with just my neck and head sweaty and those parts aren't even under the covers.

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MOST anxiety occurs on a subconscious level.  JUST because you don't feel consciously anxious or had a day or two of calm doesn't mean your mind & body are relaxed.  It can take months of reduced anxiety before a body goes back to a more non-reactive state

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Re: Why do I always wake up sweaty?!
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2009, 07:59:56 AM »
Well thats good to know. But for some reason I can't shake this one. It just has so many possible causes, and with all the joint a limb issues I've been having, the only thing I can think of is Multiple Sclerosis, and it kills me to think about. 
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Re: Why do I always wake up sweaty?!
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2009, 08:09:39 AM »
krissy

MS has a wide variety of symptoms, this is true. However I've never heard night sweating to be one of them. I have had the fear of MS off/on for 12yrs and I've learned a lot about the disease.  I knew 5 people with it as well.  The stuff you had worrying you in recent weeks isn't a part of MS.

Krissy you are going from worry to worry.  Your mind is jumping at shadows.  I think you would feel much better if you had a thorough check up.  Go to your primary care doc and spill your guts.  Tell him/her what is scaring you and why.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised to hear that you are fine and healthy.  Then I think you should really seek therapy.   You are a young chick-o and you really don't want to spend your life worrying needlessly over these things.  Everybody gets sick from time to time.  You had a UTI recently (which by the way could be the cause of your sweating--infections can cause you to sweat as well --it is no biggie) and I can tell you that you'll get sick again.  But it won't be the end of the world.  It is a part of life, ya know? 
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Re: Why do I always wake up sweaty?!
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 08:32:24 AM »
Thanks sixpack, (I would adress you by your name but I don't happen to know it.) I don't want to live my entire life like this either. I should be enjoying my high school years like all of my other friends, and I hate being that one kid who just isn't like the rest, even if only I know it. And you're right. I wish my brain would let me believe that I'm okay, but it's hard. Maybe I should start going to therapy but I'm worried that will make me feel even more like an outcast.
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Re: Why do I always wake up sweaty?!
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2009, 10:21:22 AM »
I wake up sweaty A LOT!!!  There could be so many different reasons for it, try not to read into it too much.
For me, I have covers up to my neck, regardless of the temp.  But sometimes my pajamas are wet, it's strange.

Andrea
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