Night sweats

Hi I have just found this website and for the past year I have been having night sweats to the upper torso. It used to just be the odd one but seems to be getting worse every night. I am literally drenched. It's not menopausal as I have been through this. I don't have any other menopausal symptoms. It doesn't matter the weather this is every night. Can someone advise. Thanks

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  • Welcome to the forum, Mcclymont219.

    Night sweats may be due to B12 deficiency. Ask your GP to test B12 and folate.

  • Wow Clutter , I never knew that! Amazing what B12 deficiency can cause! My B12 level is actually very good, right at the top, but I hedge my bets and supplement two days a week to keep it there.

    There's always something to learn here every day ☺

  • Mcclymont219 I used to have this but not to the extent of being drenched, and I am post menopausal. I did a complete hormone profile where oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone were tested as well as adrenals. I was found to be very low in all sex hormones and my practioner suggested bioidentical progesterone cream (part of a supplement routine to deal with other things too) and this has helped a lot. Not saying it's what you need but maybe look into complete hormone testing to see if there is a problem there that needs addressing and might help.

  • This happened to me & after supplementing with B12 it stopped completely.

    I supplemented with Jarrow Methylcobalamin B12, 5000mcg for 60 days (60 tabs in the jar) and have now reduced to Solgar, Sublingual Methylcobalamin, 1000 mcg along with a B Complex.

    However, the past week I have felt the hot sweats returning. Not sure if this is because I have changed the brand or if I need to up the dose slightly. But the B12 definitely did the trick.

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