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Maybe thyroid problem


Maybe thyroid problem I am a 58-year-old woman I'm in pre-menopausal I have night sweats extremely besides that I sweat through out the day my entire body down to my legs profusely I sweat my doctor said my thyroid problem is just slightly elevated but it has to be something going just moving makes me sweat bad help

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You have a right to see you medical records including test results under the Data Protection Act 1998. I suggest you go back to your GP practice and ask the receptionist for a copy of your test results WITH ranges.

There may be a small charge for them and you normally have to wait a few days for them. If the receptionist is difficult come back and start a new thread for help.

The reason to do this is we cannot help you without knowing your test results WITH ranges.

Lucielle in reply to bluebug


My head sweats profusely when I'm low on vit D.

Lucielle in reply to miglet54

I'm on vitamin D supplement

Are you taking a high enough dose? Do you take vit k2 which channels the vit to the bones and teeth not the soft tissue and arteries. Did you have this tested at GP'S.

Lucielle in reply to miglet54


I sweat all the time and am 46yrs old. This could be your estrogen levels dropping or weight related (I don't know if you are large or not) or can be related to diabetes. I would have your blood sugar checked. If your labs look pretty good, there is an herbal black cohosh that is great for peri-menopause that helps wonderfully.


Yes this has been suggested before but I don't believe it.

Night sweats either from menopause or radiotherapy/ chemo are awful. Acupuncture is really good as is a far infar red sauna. You can buy one and sit in it every night and it reduces the sweats.

Food does affect them. For some people nuts alcohol etc. You may have to go and iliminate foods one by one.

Miso is v good too.

All your vitamins need to be at the top of range- b12 helps too.

No way unless you are mega overactive is the meds the problem .

When your doctor says your thyroid result is slightly high, do you know which result he meant? If he meant your TSH is slightly high then you need to get tested again in 3 months and if your TSH is still high you should be offered treatment for an underactive thyroid. Underactive thyroid and overactive thyroid can both cause night sweats. You have a right to see your results, so see if you can get a copy. Post the TSH, FT3 and FT4 results with their ranges (they probably haven't tested FT3 so if you can't see it don't worry). Then people can comment better.


Did you have a blood test at the very earliest possible, fasting (you can drink water) (if on thyroid hormones you'd allow a 24 hour gap between dose and test and take afterwrds.

If not, ask GP for another test as the results you've had might well be skewed. For instance the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is used to diagnose us and it drops throughout the day, i.e. highest early a.m. and lowers throughout the day which may mean we don't get diagnosed.

Always get a print-out of your results, with the ranges and post for comments.

Lucielle in reply to shaws


I had breast cancer surgery last year and also take Letrozole and told I would go back to menopausal hot flushes. I've just had a course of auricular acupuncture at the hospital which has helped a lot and came away with some local clinics who do these as well so might be worth looking into that and see if it helps.

sounds like estrogen dominance ....which is estrogen and progesterone falls but more progesterone than estrogen and you will have terrible sweats and hot can go to bio identical hormone dr that can help and yes ED DOES EFFECT THYROID AND BIND THE THYROID AS google estrogen dominance and you can find a wealth of info to see if you see yourself in the data

Lucielle in reply to jacrjacr


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