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Do You Wake Up In A Cold Sweat?

Discussion in 'Sleep & Nightmares' started by pandora, Aug 17, 2010.

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  1. pandora

    pandora I'm a VIP

    I have been waking up in a cold sweat..last night was awful and I do not remember dreaming but does this happen to anyone else or maybe I am experiencing early menopause?
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  3. She Cat

    She Cat I'm a VIP
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    Early menopause *might* be a culprit....But, you would have to find out when your mother went through Menopause to be sure, as you will most likely start it around the same time she did....Not an easy task for you right now....But, it's just one way of telling...
  4. Grama-Herc

    Grama-Herc I'm a VIP

    In a short answer Yes! I do.
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  5. Junebug

    Junebug I'm a VIP
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    Yes pand, for sure. (Since at least around 18).
  6. pandora

    pandora I'm a VIP

    At least there are others too...happened once last night too but not all night.
  7. anni

    anni Bucephalus ( an old war horse )
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    Mine tends to be a really, really HOT sweat, at 52. My daughter has mild blood sugar issues ( she has Crohn's disease, with her it's probably a nutrition issue) and she describes cold sweats.
  8. eyebiter

    eyebiter Active Member

    I have cold sweats at night must be related to PTSD
  9. externalsmile

    externalsmile Active Member

    Yes, I get cold sweats. I get hot sweats too. Either way I remove some of the clothing over me. I try my best to only wear cotton nightclothes in bed and my sheets are cotton. It helps a good bit. If I am anyway stressed or emotional going to bed I am guarunteed to wake up sweating from every pore in my body.

    And I am praying it isn't menopause with me since I'm still in my 20's!
  10. pandora

    pandora I'm a VIP

    I hope it is not menopause too..I am only 38!
  11. Grama-Herc

    Grama-Herc I'm a VIP

    I am 63, trust me---it is not menopaus. It is PTSD related, at least there is no question in my mind. Some nights you could literally wring out my pillow and others no problem. I also sweat like that during waking hours for no apparent reason. at least that I know of and of course there is the EEEKKKK!!!!! I'm in public sweating.

    I think it is bad dreams or residual stress from life.
  12. Dimethyltrip

    Dimethyltrip New Member

    You're probably having panic attacks during your sleep... it happens to me all the time.
    I know it's not the most pleasant of things but sometimes you've just gotta get up, take a shower, change the sheets and try sleeping again.
    If it's really unbearable and you just can't take it then maybe you should consider some helpful medications like seroquel, zyprexa or other ones in the same family that help against panic attacks.
  13. mum2four

    mum2four New Member

    I'm 33 years old and have been suffering from cold sweet's(mostly at night) and flushed skin(mostly during the day). I have had the blood test for menopause and been told that is not the cause of my symptom's, so I guess it has to me PTSD related as I have had OCD and GAD and Depression way longer than the PTSD and the symptoms have started since the "event" that triggered the PTSD symptom's.

    I would love to know more about this symptom?
  14. just me here

    just me here Guest

    I suffered from night sweat for quite awhile and attributed it to my Hep C but my doctor said it was probably more the trauma of going through what amounted to chemotherapy to get rid of it and not a direct result of the virus or the meds, just high Anxiety and fear of the possibilities associated with that particular virus. I can definitely buy into the idea that stress and trauma can cause night sweats, when I was pronounced clean and my liver biopsy showed only mild sclerosis, the sweats stopped and rarely return.
  15. jesse

    jesse One Opinion in Opinion City
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    I have had that happen to me several times over the past year and didn't realize it was a result of PTSD until now. Thanks for posting that thread and no menopause on my end so I wouldn't scratch it off to that.
  16. atl22

    atl22 Find the center.
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    Yes, this happens to me often and, like Jesse, I did not understand why. I'm hot-blooded, so I never sleep with blankets, just one sheet. I also do not like to be confined in case I am attacked at night. Learning about PTSD has been a shocking experience because I have learned so much about myself and what I have been doing. I guess I must be getting the cold sweats when I'm having nightmares.
  17. Unhinged

    Unhinged Active Member

    Nearly every night for me. (the nights I sleep) My husband says he wakes up to find me in a cold sweat, sometimes with the shakes. To him it seems like I'm having nightmares so he tries to wake me gently, or resituate me (make me roll over or something) he says that usually calms me down. On nights I wake to it, I'm usually freezing even tho I have a ton of blankets.
  18. externalsmile

    externalsmile Active Member

    I'm leaning more to the cold sweats lately. I wake up drowned in sweat but freezing cold. My meds were increased last week so I am sweating even more but then I don't know if the increased sweating is to do with the medication or was it because I was extra stressed out. I didn't have any problems last night but I had a good day yesterday so who knows.....maybe it is because of my head.
  19. Grace11

    Grace11 Active Member

    Yes, I do. My friends joke that I am going through early menopause.
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  20. 1966

    1966 Active Member

    A most definate yes, I've been living with PTSD for the last 6 years and most nights wake up in a cold sweat, and thats whether I've been dreaming or not.
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