I've not blogged on Lupus HU before but wanted say to that l to suffer sleepless nights and very uncomfortable days with the hot power surges that was described on a question yesterday .I originally was diagnosed with Hashimotos and had terrible sweats with the levothyroxine l was put on..I stopped taking it and the sweats stopped ( l now take liothyronine, T3) then l was diagnosed with Lupus SLE ,Fibro ,Sjogrens And Hughes syndrome ,chostochronditis and a host of other autoimmune stuff.i can't take any pain meds or plaque-nil as l react vey badly to these and any other meds ..so l DO believe its the autoimmune stuff causing the sweats As l am not on any meds full time ,( only prednisalone when desperate )The nights are worse you get to bed and then every part of your body starts talking to you reminding you not to forget the pain in a certain place! As if!.! because during the day my mind is on other things and l keep on doing .l can try and block what's going on in me..( well somedays !) but the sweats re harder to ignore! l wanted to share this with you hot girls!
My sister brought me a gel cooling pad from the Internet.as it said on the site that it relieved hot stressed and stiff muscles.she thought it worth a try.it also claims to cool and sooth for hours .it has made a LOT of difference to me. when she told me about it l thought you had to put it in the fridge but when it arrived it says on the box you don't ! I have placed it under my sheet and lay my lower half ( bum and back! ) on it .it keeps cool all night and sort of takes the heat out of your body .it remain cool to the touch all night.l don't have to keep pulling up and then taking of the bed clothes any more. It is not made of the nicest of materials to lay on to be honest ( plastic, a bit like laying on a plastic hospital bed mattress cover ) .BUT you do get used to it and it WORKs. Im going to order another one for under my pillowcase to keep my shoulders and head cool l already suffer from a numb brain ! so l don't think the cold will make it worse! I brought my brother in law a smaller one that he now places on top of his wheel chair cushion so he now doesn't get a hot seat! . The best thing is the price £11.99 for the larger one 14 1/2 x21 inches , which l don't think that expensive for a good nights sleep..and l have slept! Which is great.though i still seem to do the 3 or 4 am wake up session some nights.
I'm not in any way part of this company or marketing for them! I appear on all of the above illness's Health unlocked forums ! Thyroid mostly.. And have been reading here for a long while and learning .l pm me if you would like any more info..just thought it might help some of you .xx