Hi. I just joined the group. I'm a 57 yo woman. I am isolating myself more because of embarrassing shifts between being cold and suddenly being drenched in sweat. It is making sleeping miserable and entering my dreams, making them dark and frightening. I was diagnosed with Fibro about 10 years ago and with RA about 7 years ago. I feel silly that it ranks up there with the pain I'm experiencing in the way it isn't impacting my life. My doctor has me taking magnesium oxide. My rheumy tried to put me on methotrexate, but it made me have terrible migraines. I went into menopause about 4 years ago and the sweats worsened. Life is less than grand at this point. I keep my fan going in the middle of winter to combat my sweats. I wake up drenched, hoping my day will be better than my nights.
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