I'm a 32 year old lady who has been suffering from extreme nocturnal hyperhidrosis since I was 25. It came on very suddenly and usually happens at least 4 – 5 times a week where I'll wake up literally dripping with sweat all over.
I've been on an assortment of anti-depressants for most of my life so when I first started getting them when I was 25 I thought it was perhaps related to the tablets I was on… but I came off them for about 7 months and still suffered from the extreme night sweats so I don't think it's related to those.
I've also noticed that when I have my bad night sweats I wake up literally reeking of vinegar which is very upsetting.
My menstrual cycle is as normal as ever – every 28 days on the dot and will last for around 4 – 5 days… normal menstrual cramps, bleeding, etc – nothing out of the ordinary there so I don't think I'm perimenopausal.
I've mentioned the night sweats to my doctor numerous times but he doesn't seem concerned about them at all. I've had blood tests for another issue and my thyroid is fine and I don't have any signs of diabetes either.
I'm completely at a loss as to why I could be suffering from night sweats so badly and I wanted to know if it's safe to use something like “sweat block”? it won't cause me to overheat or anything will it? I just want to stop this horrible night sweat issue because it's making me feel so miserable.