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Night Sweats

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 3:02 pm
by Gilly
I am a 56 year old male who is on HD [for last 9 years].

The problem I have is with night sweats. These started a few years ago but they have become much worse recently - they now happen every night at leat x4.

Has anybody else had this problem?

Does anyone know a cure?


PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2004 6:35 pm
by Hal

I haven't been on dialysis anywhere near as long as you (less than 1 year), but I get them on and off (HD and now PD).

The nurses I asked had no answers for me. My phosphates and other biochemistry were good (well OK for a kidney patient anyway). I've had to put it down to the body being full of toxins it shouldn't be.

Good luck,


Yep...I get them too

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2004 2:41 am
by nycpetit
I've been told it comes with the territory....I have been asked specifically many times if I get nightsweats...which i do...profusely at times..but not always..and I am not on dialysis (on a transplant list) and I have been nevertheless getting them for a few years now...

I retain water with my i figured at times it was a great way to battle some of the bloat :wink: but in reality..even researching night sweats on says specifially that severe kidney disease as well as diabetes can be a cause of this...

there isn't a cure..just another lovely symptom of our disease


Night sweats

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2004 9:08 pm
by JMan
I occaisionally get these.. A few times I've checked my ttemperature and found it to be normal..

This is with a third transplant functioning to a creatinine of 400 tho

I've always put it down to a bodily interaction with the meds...

I tend to sleep in a cool room anyway, as I find this helps me sleep better (its actually recommended for good sleep)

PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 10:20 am
by Iain
Yeah, I occasionally get night sweats as well, less now after transplant than when I was on dialysis. I’ve no idea what causes them or how to stop them, suppose like everyone else has said I’ve always put it down as either due to the meds, toxins or maybe a hormonal thing. Kidney failure tends to mess around with the body’s hormones a bit, even now I usually feel either a bit too hot or a bit too cold most of the time. I don’t seem to tolerate heat very well so usually sleep with little on and plenty of ventilation, I guess the body finds it hard to regulate temperature with kidney failure.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:42 pm
by laina55
Hi all, yes another sufferer of 'no temperature control' here.Sometimes it really gets me down :( I thought after having the hysterectomy I would be done with night sweats, but no along comes ESRF and dialysis and the buggers come back!! Is there no end to this fun? :lol:

Re: Night Sweats

PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:14 pm
by Motrubl4u
Same here. Lower body only though. I do peritoneal dialysis 4 exchanges per day. Originally I thought it was just being caused by the 7.5% extraneal that I use at night however I fell asleep watching a world baseball classic game today (go USA and Dominican Republic) and woke up soaked to the bone. So I now know it has nothing to do with percentage of the fluid because that was only 2.5%

Re: Night Sweats

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:05 pm
by wagolynn ... ction.aspx

Reading the above, they mention a few possible causes, I would think stress/hormone imbalance are the most likely for us.

I have found alcohol or caffeine are very likely to give me trouble. Obviously, I don't drink coffee but I change to decaffeinated tea from about mid afternoon.

Re: Night Sweats

PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:45 am
by Dibs
I've been getting these post transplant. I've not been getting much sleep as well. Never used to sweat much before, so not used to smelling sweaty. Suspect the steroids might be to blame.

Re: Night Sweats

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:56 am
by SimonJoshep
Well, it happens to me once three months back. I was sweating like hell in the night even the temperature is also low. Next morning when I visit my doc. He after checking my BP and body temperature then my BP went low that why I was sweating. Although I am still confused that why my BP drops in the middle of the night.