Posted by: Loyiso | 2011-09-07

Excessive sweating at night

I am extremely concerned by having night sweats at night. It''s been 3 weeks now where i wake up to find i am wet, and even have to change my sheets. I first attributed this to alcohol consumption during weekends but that normally happens to me for only 2 days after drinking. i couldn''t imagine this going on indefinitely as it happens now.As a result of this, i am now always feverish because i can''t sleep well under the blankets while i''m wet. i have to remove them time and again to allow my body to dry.
I am also a very anxious person and feel depressed from time to time. I can even feel my heartbeat and extreme tension inside my chest before i fall to sleep. I was treated for depression and anxiety before and took medication for it. I go to the gym in the evenings and do a lot of cardio, but that doesn''t take sweating and tension away. Please help and advise.

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You should consult your doctor for prescription of an antidepressant and an anxiolytic. Your doctor will also have to test for possible metabolic causes like hyperthyroidism, diabetes and hormonal abnormalities. A tuberculosis test will also have to be done.


Dr Anrich

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Posted by: Joy | 2011-09-07

This is TB Symptoms, I have TB on treatment its my second month and I still sweat a lot at night. Have it checked it might be something else.

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