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Fibromyalgia and Night Sweats

A Night Of Sweating For One With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is such a complex condition and befuddles even the complex experts when it comes to cascading myriad symptoms. As night sweats, familiar to so many fibromyalgia sufferers come into play, the suffering is dynamic.

The trauma is far more than simply waking up soaked in sweat. It is a poignant, drowning nightmare leading to sleep deprivation; dream disturbances, psychological distress and more problems than any normal person should have to endure.

Sometimes medications prescribed to control the symptoms of the syndrome actually worsen the night sweats.

There are some solutions to explore. Ultimately we want to understand the scope of this association of fibromyalgia and night sweats.

A Night Of Sweating For One With Fibromyalgia

The following is drawn from many stories composed of very real descriptions from gracious volunteers:

Finally, the aches and pains of the day have settled him down to sleep. He lies in bed hoping for good rest. The covers are light, as he tends to get hot.

His thoughts are racing, but this is nothing new. Soon, he begins to fall off to sleep, but there is itching, so he has to scratch.

Then comes more itching and scratching and so on and he has to scratch the itches because they are the deep kind. Now he is too hot. He takes the thin cover off.

He starts to fade off but he is sweating and the sweat is tickling his eyes and it burns. Now he is cold because of the sweat so he covers back up.

The covers get wet from the sweating so he starts to shiver and sweat at the same time. He gets up. He changes the sheets, the covers, showers off in a cold shower.

He feels hot but goes back to bed and falls asleep. When he awakes in the morning, he is drenched and freezing. The whole bed is soaked. It hurts to move. This is fibromyalgia and night sweats.

Fatigue and Sleep Disturbances

Sleep disturbances come about from daily stressed of various sorts. Chronic pain is a huge player in this field. Fibromyalgia means chronic pain just as many other medical conditions.

Sometimes, even with the best pain relief available, it just isn’t enough and, at the end of the day, you are still left with a cluster of anxiety and some rough memories. There is probably a load of a list of troubles slated for the following day as well.

It isn’t any wonder it can be difficult to fall asleep. Once you do, the body can go into a fight or flight response.

This is when the hormone adrenaline is released, your body temperature increases, you begin breathing harder and sweating and dreams become terribly vivid.

This can happen from chronic stress. Often, physician prescribes certain medications to keep this from happening if this is what is believed to be causing the sleep disturbances and resulting in night sweats.

Fatigue plays another strong role. Chronic fatigue can lead to adrenal exhaustion. Fatigue results from lack of sleep, excessive stress and work, lack of recreation and rest, and adrenal exhaustion.

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