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Old 06-22-2012, 11:37 AM
Location: Wilsonville, OR
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I am hot. And not just hot, but hot, all the time. And I do mean all the time. From the moment I wake up until the moment I go to bed, I feel like I am constantly on the verge of a hyperpyretic crisis. Well, maybe not that bad, but you get my general meaning, I hope. When I go for a casual walk, even if it's 40F outside, and I am wearing only T-shirt with no coat, I will come back sticky with sweat. Even when I am sitting down at the computer with my hand on the mouse, I sometimes feel sweat dripping from my armpits and falling down my side. Gross, I know.

My head is so hot and so sweaty that I can't touch it or let it touch anything, because the incredible amount of oil will soil my hands or any objects it comes into contact with. Even something as simple as vacuuming the floor will make me feel overheated to the point that I am literally (and I do mean literally, not figuratively) soaking my shirt all the way through in a matter of minutes. As we speak, I can feel beads of sweat on my forehead, even though I am and have been sitting still, for some time, and my air conditioner is on maximum fan and set at 70 degrees.

When I finish taking a shower, I have to turn the water to cold and stand under it for several minutes, or I will sweat profusely for tens of minutes after I get out due to the feeling of being incredibly hot. It isn't just my skin that is hot, or any specific place, but it's almost as if I have some kind of furnace or reactor in my body core that is pumping out waves of heat to my entire body. I can almost feel it moving through me.

I am not overweight or out of shape. In fact I am actually on the slim side. I am somewhat tall and have below average muscularity for a man of my age and height. To the best of my knowledge I do not have any thyroid or other hormonal conditions. I do not smoke. The only drugs I take are Goody's Headache Powders and Wellbutrin 300mg extended release. Also, when I am sweating, it is always accompanied by a feeling of intense internal heat. When I am actually feeling cool (rare) I never sweat spontaneously, as one would if they had hyperhidrosis.

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Old 06-22-2012, 01:15 PM
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Have your doc check thyroid levels. It might be hyperthyroidism.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:17 PM
Location: Wilsonville, OR
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I had those checked a few months ago. Everything came out normal.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:21 PM
Location: Maine at last
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What about blood pressure? Does the doctor give any indication as to its cause? Maybe time to see a specialist.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:42 PM
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I don't know but it really sounds like hyperthyroidism to me. Go back and make sure they are doing more than checking TSH, but doing a full panel.

Hyperthyroidism also deteriorates muscle.

What is your resting heart rate like, do you have any, even the slightest of hand tremors?

For me, the being hot was one of my first symptoms.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:53 PM
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Excessive sweating can be a side effect of Wellbutrin. Talk to your doctor.
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:16 PM
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my ex husband was like this. he had the same experience, went to the doc and they said that his levels were fine for thyroid. He was also extremely irritable and depressed all the time. I am really curious to see what you find out.

his "hot" thing drove me nuts. we could never go anywhere, even in winter without air conditioning and he would wear shorts year round. he also started developing hives/allergic reactions to certain foods, fabric softeners, etc. he was miserable. of course, he never got treatment for any of this, despite my insistence.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:09 PM
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Those pills..........them ones to make your brain feel better............dey make yew sweaty!!!!!
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:33 PM
Location: Dallas TX
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Did the doctor make any other suggestions? That has to be miserable!
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:49 AM
Location: PRC
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Yes, get checked out first. That is always a good start.

I know nothing about this, but just off the top of my head what is your diet like?
For example do you eat a lot of curry, spicy stuff, sugary stuff, anthying which may upset your gut or metabolism. Generally, when our bodies act out-of-the-ordinary, there is generally a reason for it.

I think there is a lot of sense in Chinese medicine and how our energy meridian chanels are working. Acupuncture can help if you are open to that kind of thing, although it is not free and probably not under health insurance either.

However, rather than just throwing drugs at the problem, it would be better to try and sort out the underlying condition so that you were not spending the rest of your life on chemicals with other side effects.

If you dont want to pay for acupuncture, you can always start to do meridian stretches which stimulate the energy meridians by you doing some gentle stretching exercises. (similar to yoga)

I have been doing that for about 30 minutes every day for a couple of years now I think that my 'triple-heater' meridian is working well. (the one concerned with temperature in the body) I dont feel the heat and can fairly easily go outside in 35C degree heat when other people are fanning themselves and looking exhausted. I never did like the heat either so I am pleased about that and at 55 I am generally pretty healthy too.
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