i asked this question earlier but need more info------thank you all for answering me------many of you said you did have heaving sweating periods, mostly women----my question now is---are any of you of the age where you might be having hot flashes, that it might be from your meds? or do you think this is all due to PD----?----i know my docs staff is going to ask me these questions tomorrow----she says it is not from PD but last summer she thought it was and offered a med that did nothing----and why… read more
Bonnie, I believe this sweating could very well be a symptom of PD. I have only been getting these sweats since I started having PD symptoms (summer of 2010). I started PD meds in the Fall of 2010. I had menopause when I was 52. I am now almost 68 (about 15 years ago). I had none of the typical symptoms of menopause. I was told to never take estrogen because it appeared that my cluster headaches were hormonal. I have often wondered if that was related to early PD symptoms, but my doc says no. The migraines stopped when my periods stopped. I don't take any meds except those for PD. I get the sweating even on cool days. And sometimes do not get it on very hot days. I have always, even in adolescence, been very sensitive to the heat of summer, but this heavy sweating is much worse and I can have it at any time of year. It seems to go along with fatigue. I say that because when the sweating starts I have to sit down and rest. This may be more than you want but I hope this helps.
I too have a problem with heavy sweating that I didn't have prior to PD. I am 66 y.o., & now live in Arkansas. This summer has been very hot & humid- could be part of the reason. But if I go outside for just a little while & come back in, I am SOAKED in sweat! Once I'm in for the day I take a cool shower, which helps. At least then my wife will let me in the room! lol. I also get very tired a lot, even if I do almost nothing. I know fatigue can be part of this disease. I can still do a lot for myself, for which I am thankful. I think I miss driving the most. I can still sing in the choir, tho I never know how my voice is going to be 'til I start.I use a cane, & have been using it in the house too.Anyway.. I haven't posted for quite a while, so thot I would add my 2 cents' worth. Its not just a "woman" thing, ladies. God bless & y'all hang in there, hear? Dave
I have never had sweating issues until I had PD; and I mean perspiring!! I am 75 years old so not menopause, LOL.
I went though menopause awhile ago, I think my excessive sweating is due to PD, I can't regulate my body temperature very well.
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member I sure don't know about your sweating, but I can tell you that MINE was connected to undiagnosed early PD. I had those sweating issues years before I was actually diagnosed with PD. I didn't know I had PD but had the unexplained sweats and was on hormone replacement therapy, so not related to hormonal hot flashes. Everyone is different. However I would not blame the Carbadopa Levadopa you take. It should help with the PD symptoms.