Cold sweat

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No less than three times I woke up with an intense cold sweat in the middle of the night. Not your usual cold sweat, but I was "completely" drenched from head to toe, including my clothes and the sheets. Made my skin all clammy. Very strange experience and one which confuses you the moment you wake up (again) trying to figure things out. My pajama shirt felt like a cold dry rag, and not only did I have to put on a clean dry one, but I also had to walk around the house to try to shake off whatever demons had been haunting me in my sleep. Not true that night sweats only occur to aging women going through menopause, unless I am reliving a previous life as a female in some distant time and place. That could very well be. It is sometimes said that these intense sweating episodes could be related to the neurotransmitter called serotonin, either the release of too much, the inefficient re-uptake mechanisms or a combination of the two. Could even be triggered by an emotional imbalance rising in the depths of the dream world where things are often more real and less repressed than in the real world. Doesn't serotonin also have something to do with depression? That might be. I have not experienced this nocturnal sweating stuff for quite some time now. The last time I think was when I first met Thea and started living in Holland. Not the easiest of times. Back then weeks on end drenching my sleeping attire, the bed and my mind. Night after night. I wonder what causes it. When I wake up, I cannot for the life of me remember what I was dreaming. Something frightening? No I think not. Just an overly frustrating dream with some aggravating twist which I cannot control and have to learn to accept as if that were ever possible.

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Sorry Kiffin, I can't sleep but its either my fault of my wife's (snoring). Hope you get over the Cold Sweats. pd

Hey, My name is Jessica. And i am only 16
yrs old,my problem is getting worst as time
progresses. For some reason now i get really
bad cold sweats at night and im drenched.
Actually i just woke up after one as i am
sitting here. I dont know what the cause is
but i had a tramatic thing happened to me
and that is when they started. Do you think
re-occuring dreams of death and other sort
of things is the reason?

Sorry Jessica, but I do not think I know the real cause of cold sweats. Certainly bad dreams can trigger it to happen. You mentioned that you once had a traumatic experience. Well, this could contribute to the cold sweats, but I am not sure. Dreams about death are not uncommon, so I would not get upset about them -- dreams are often symbolic messages which have little to do with the obvious events in the dream.

I am having this cold sweat last three weeks. I had a bad influenza with high fever two weeks ago. At 2-3 AM my temperature was about 102-103 F but suddenly at 4-5 AM with a cold sweat (like a complete bath) fever goes away. I took Motrin and antibiotic as per my doctor. But now I don’t have any Flu or any fever but I am still getting up at 3 AM with a cold sweat. I asked my doctor what could I do about it? He said, “ I don’t know.....” I didn’t ask him any more. I have very little faith in doctors, most of the time they don’t listen to you or pay any attention. I guess one should do research by his/her own and find the cure. That’s why I found this website while doing my “cold sweat research”. Interestingly I found this website has the solution for “cold sweat” which kind of convinced me but when it comes to buy some product I just don’t know. I will keep on doing my “cold sweat” research. Thank you for reading.

I also have these cold sweats. I wake up at least two to three times a night. I've been having them for about 3 weeks now and you just never get used to it. I think it is a combination of stress and stress related dreams. Although Im not a docter in my experience that seems to be the case. I remember almost every dream I've had when I wake up in "Cold Sweat" and not all of them have been bad. However they did all have very stressful experiences packed in them. It real is annoying.

I also have suffered from night sweats for many years. Especially after my five pregnancies. I did not fall in any of the categories that the medical establishment would say were at risk for night sweats. Turns out I had a systemic candida infection which was causing the Night Sweats. I started using a product called ThreeLac and the sweats were gone in a few weeks.

My night sweats were not as severe as yours, but you may want to look into systemic yeast infections.

Leanne

You have a lot of Freud in your talking about dreams. I keep having this sitting on a roller coaster and getting hit dream. It's like a TV series, one episode a night. It's like one night I'm sitting on a roller coaster and having fun, the other night I'm getting hit. Strange thing is, it always turns out a not-so-good dream, one time I dreamt I was killed in the crash, but I could still in my dream feel what it feels like dead! Freud said in dreams things appear more real and less repressed. I don't know, I guess people can't feel being dead.

Not sure about that, but my impression when I look around me is that there are plenty of poor souls living their boring existences already feeling daily how it is to be dead!

hi, candida is very widespead and very nasty. if antibiotics are taken for long periods as a guess at curing flu like fevers (glandular fever symptoms), this causes a benigne yeast in your body (which every adult has) to mutate into a systemic version, which no longer needs oxygen to mutiply. also taking antidepressants and steriods can cause candida.the systemic candida can then pierce the gut wall and let all kinds of undigested items like proteins into your blood stream. it can react with any sugar you digest and turn it into alcohol, thus overloading your liver. in the uk, 9/10 people with 'ME' treated for candida overgrowth are cured. every person in the Uk with cancer who were tested, had systemic candida. i know quite a bit about candida now, i have read every book i can find and lots of books on nutrition.
how to beat this monster candida: cut out any foods containing sugar, yeast, Yeast bread,vinegar,fermented products,fungus(mushrooms),white flour, white rice, high sugar fruits (bananas & grapes), dried fruit and not forgetting tea, coffee, caffeine and alcohol. if this is not followed, you will need alot of luck, because you are not going to win.
you will need to take suppliments like bio acidophilus (friendly bacteria to eat the candida), caprylic acid & butyric acid (antifungals). also 'NAG' to heal the gut wall.
you need to find what you are lacking in vitamins and minerals. (buy 'the optimum nutrition bible' by patrick holford) this will tell you, it is bang on accurate.
to find out if you are intolerent to food buy a book called 'beat candida cookbook' by erica white and do her pulse test or purely avoid foods you suspect for at least 1 month, then eat them again and see how you feel.
if you doubt what i am saying about candida, try this! eat a bland diet of 2 pieces of fruit a day(on a empty stomach only, eat yogourt instead of milk (less lactose which is a sugar). eat whole grains & whole grain cereals-porridge is a good source of energy (no added sugar) only with unsweetened soya milk. soda bread, brown wholegrain rice, scaled sea fish only. no meat. eat loads of fresh vegetables (organic if possible). eat a limited amount of nuts and switch to herbal tea. snack on oatcakes, rice cakes, ryvita. eat cottage cheese and use unhydrenated margerine. only have potatoes boiled or baked and eat them every other day.
do this for 1 month only, then go back to eating all the rubbish 95% of us eat like tea, coffee, alcohol, red meat etc . if you are not ill when you do this i will be very suprised, if you pass out or feel lightheaded on this diet, you have sugar problems.(candida).
why avoid meat? most meat is fed antibiotics and steriods, including farmed fish. to aviod high vet bills and greater yield.
i had candida pretty bad, i was even vomiting yeast. for me it has taken just over 2 years to feel 85% well. just over 7 years ago i was allergic to loads of things, all soft furnishing, car interiors, beds, electric radiation (radio waves burnt my skin like sun burn). i itched night and day and had no sleep whatsover by christmas 2002. yes you can function with no sleep, no wonder i had a bad temper. also allergy to alcohol 3 1/2 years ago. i had loads of pain breathing, from my sternum (classic bad candida)
so treating it: within 6 months i lost 6 stone in weight, as a 6 foot man i reached 9 1/2 stone, i lost 8" waist size. everyone thought i was dying (i did as well) the pain subsided and my knee joints started to heel as well as a shoulder injury. the ringing stopped in my ears, my thrush cleared up. my sleep went back to normal. my spots on my face and back disappeared, my energy gained and best of all my GREY HAIR started to disapear.
i am now a 36 year old and weigh 11 stone 4lb, with a 32" waist, strong & healthy and look 26 years old (so i have been told). i can once more sleep in a bed and use my caravan, comfortably.
i am now a vegetarian, out of choice, life is great, i am confident again. i look in the mirror and say and believe i look great for my age (vain or what)
i would recommend anyone treating candida to do a parasite detox, to kill the parasites from meat and bad water etc, which florish when the candida leaves. goto www.organicnutrition.co.uk this can be a bit of a problem too
i believe that i became ill from bad doctors, mercury teeth filling (long since removed) poor diet, stress and not being breast fed as a child. the antifungals i take are 2 of the main things in breast milk. (PLEASE BREAST FEED YOUR CHILDREN) the other is collosterum, this takes care of depression, forget antidepressants take this, with no side effects. doctors in the usa know very little about diet, they learn about it for 4 hours in total in there years of training. have you got asthma? well this disapears too when candida is treated!
lets face it the doctors acknowledge candida, but know nothing of how to treat it, no drugs can treat it! if you are unwell, find and seek a better way. exercise will not cure you also, unless you put the correct fuel into your body. which is Protein, unsaturated fats and carbohydrates. read all you can about illnesses and make your own mind up, there are people with AIDS who were dying and come off the drugs, then eat properly with suppliments and lead a very normal life (read the 'eat right diet' by peter d'adamo). the answers are out there, good luck.
kind regards rich

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