Night sweats, hot flushes and wonky thermostat (new poll)
Today we are setting out another poll to investigate how our members handle temperature regulation. This appears to be a common complaint of those with CLL for which the physiological mechanisms are poorly understood. Temperature regulation can vary from a difficulty being comfortable in a room or in bed, to extreme cases of ‘night sweats’ with the definition being ‘drenching night sweats without any sign of infection or fever', resulting in a shower being necessary and a complete change of bed linens. Regular night sweats for more than 1 month without evidence of infection can be one indication for commencing CLL treatment. These frequent soaking night sweats should be considered however as a red flag, to take into consideration with other factors in a pre-treatment discussion with your doctor.
Other factors besides leukaemia or infections can affect temperature regulation, with known triggers for night sweats including menopause and obstructive sleep apnea. If you have other known or suspect causes, please add this in the comments section.
Also in the comments section by all means add as much additional information as you think could help others, such as have you been treated or are you on watch and wait.
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