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#1 melwru

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    Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:10 PM

    This is sorta a personal issue but I thought I would ask, cause maybe I'm not alone in this...

    Like clock work about 1-3 days before I start my period I wake up at night with horrible night sweats. Like I'm saying completely soaked! PJ's and sheets! I usually wake up shivering because of it. I have to get up and change into dry pajamas. I'm usually too tired to change the sheets in the middle of the night so I just wrap myself in a dry blanket and settle back to sleep then wake up in the morning and wash the bedding.
    Then as soon as I start my period....the night sweats are gone....until next month!
    It started happening about 2 years ago...it just took me a while to realize the pattern and connect it to the few days before I start my period.

    Could it just be hormones? Does anyone else experience this?

    #2 Angel

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      Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:25 PM

      I've never experienced it but my mom has but I think she was going through menopause. You look too you to be going through menopause but it could be premenopause or just hormones. Have you tried going to the doctor and having them run some test?

      #3 EricaG

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        Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:30 PM

        Everyone has different things that their bodies experience before and during their periods. It could easily be something related to your hormones, but I would make an appointment with your Dr. It is better to know that everything is normal than to find out that something is out of whack or that there is something your Dr can do so you don't have to go through this every month.
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        #4 rodent


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          Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:31 PM

          I have no expertise, but it does sound like a menopause thing. I would talk to a doctor. some women start menopause way too young.

          #5 Nrvsbride

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            Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:41 PM

            I hate to say this b/c you seem way too young but it could be early menopause. Either that or you may just have a hormonal imbalance. Def go see a doctor and see if they can refer you to an endocronologist. Hopefully this is something that isn't menopause. Good luck and keep us updated on what the doctors say.

            #6 Mandy

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              Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:57 PM

              The one thing you have to rule out with night sweats that soak the sheets is TB. I highly doubt it's that, esp with the monthly pattern, but a TB test is so easy (and sometimes free through work), it's worth a shot.

              Other than that, I would visit your family doc and get some blood work done.

              Here's a patient-friendly article on causes of night sweats:
              8 Causes of Night Sweats

              #7 melwru

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                Posted 31 July 2008 - 06:46 PM

                Thanks for all of your advice. I know its not TB because as a Health Care Provider we get tested every year for TB and I am always negative. Of course premenopause crossed my mind but the fact that it is so patterened with my period and not at all random through out the month convinced me that is probably isnt menopause. When it first started happening I was on Birth Control Pill, so I went off and had a IUD inserted hoping it was the pill scewing with my hormones. But it continues to happen with the IUD. Im pretty sure I had my Dr. do hormone levels on me and when no one contacted me saying the results were "out of wack" I guess I assumed everything was fine. I know everyone experiences PMS differently I am just hoping that someone else out there is also experiencing these"night sweats" before their period.
                I think maybe I will go get my hormone levels checked again, just to be sure.
                I dont know what else to do.

                #8 ErinB


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                  Posted 31 July 2008 - 07:03 PM

                  Definitely get checked out. It sounds like an estrogen imbalance. They should probably test your thyroid as well.

                  I'm in a chemically induced menopause right now as a course of treatment and it SUCKS!!! I can totally relate to the night sweats! I only wish mine were once a month!

                  Keep us posted!

                  #9 Kathie

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                    Posted 31 July 2008 - 07:11 PM

                    I would say it's perimenopause which can be anywhere from 5 to 15 years. I am 51 and had the same thing happen for years. Unfortunately there's not too much you can do about it. Talk to your OB/GYN

                    #10 melwru

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                      Posted 31 July 2008 - 07:12 PM

                      I forgot to mention, I had my thyroid levels checked too and they were also normal and they did a HGBa1c and that was normal too. so as you can see, Im baffled by these "once-a-month-night sweats! its crazy. you would think my IUD should prevent my hormone levels from dropping off before my period? I dont know....I'm stumped...maybe its just a less common symptom of PMS.

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