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#1 Gibbo

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:07 PM

Hi, i was injured in august this year and am at home now. :angry:
Every morning i wake up with my legs dripping with sweat and when i am in the chair my bum and groin gets all sweatys, its skank! Is this normal or is there somthing i can do about it??
Also i am always cold and takes me along time to warm up if i ever do!!
Any advice???

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#2 Gibbo

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:08 PM

Sorry August 2005..

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:40 PM

Hi Gibbo, can I ask what level of injury you are?

I have a T2 complete injury. I was injured in September 2004, and a few weeks after injury, I started to experience extreme sweating.
I only really sweat from the stomach up, but it was bad.
Every time I lay down, so especially at night, I would end up soaking wet with sweat. It was so bad that the bedclothes had to be changed every night, as they were drenched and I was worried about my skin.

The sweating had nothing to do with temperature for me, either. I could be freezing cold, but if I lay down, the sweating began.

I was prescribed propantheline (pro-banthine) for this problem, and I would not be without it, as it works brilliantly. I haven't ended up drenched for a long time now.
The only drawback I've found is that it gives me a dry mouth, but I can put up with that.

Perhaps something to consider?

Edited by keps, 11 January 2006 - 08:41 PM.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 09:00 PM

hello, I've been a quadriplegic for 12 years now, and I used to sweat really bad, so bad that I had to put paper towels inside my shirts just to keep them from getting soaked every time I got up. My main problem was I had a large pressure sore at the time, but even now if I'm sitting in the wrong position, or some part of me below the level of injury is uncomfortable I will start to sweat regardless of the temperature. Talking to a doctor is probably the best advice I can give, but first I would make sure the problem isn't just a matter of some part of your body being uncomfortable, like you I also get very cold and cannot seem to warm up, I attribute that to poor circulation, but once again you might want to ask the doctor. I hope this helped a little. good luck with the problems I hope they gets sorted out for you.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 09:07 PM

Thanks for the replies, i am t9 complete. it is only my bottom half that sweats from t9. my top half does not sweat. in the morning ther is an outline of my body on the sheet in sweat. Because i am 16 the docs dont want to chuck 2 many tablets down me for 1 reason or another lol

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 10:05 PM

I had this same problem and I talked to my doctor and there are many drugs that he can give you to help and or even stop. I know I still sweat but only when I should.(hot or exercising)
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 10:10 PM

What are the tablets called please?? how long after injury did they give you the tablets??

cheers Gibbo

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 10:48 PM

When my husband sweats, it is usually an indicator that something isn't right. It could be as simple as a wrinkle in the sheet below him. Make sure to check your whole body very carefully for any sign of a pressure sore.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 01:12 AM

When my guy sweats from his bottom half its usually a sign of something not right as well, it may well be a signal from your body to tell you something is wrong.
there may be pain or discomfort somewhere where you cant feel. When he is hot he sweats only from the part of his body with sensation.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 02:45 AM

Evey night i take 0.1mg of clonidine it's a generic for catapres.
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#11 sandyrun

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 05:51 AM

My b/f was injured at age 16, and is now 53. When he was injured his sweat glands locked up (don't know if all did or not). So he doesn't sweat like I do when he gets hot. He avoids excess heat in the summer, and drinks plenty of water, at all times. This helps keep him cool, as well as it is great for the kidneys and flushes out impurities.

Otherwise, when he sweats is is usually an indication that he has some sort of infection or is in pain in an area that he cannot feel.

Be sure to watch your backend.
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:38 PM

I agree with the other in that you need to check your backside for a pressure sore. The only other thing would be the type of pants you are wearing. My husband wears those excercise pants that feel slick. Almost like plastic. They make transferring very easy for him but they caused him to sweat until his body adjusted to them. Other than that excessive sweating ussually means his body is trying to tell him something is wrong. Best of luck you to :)

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 01:46 AM

What you could be experiencing is a condition called "AD". AD is also known a autonomic dysreflexia. This is a condition that people with spinal cord injuries regularly have - caused by a number of factors. These factors are: pressure sores, constrained limbs, testicles or infection as a short list. However your sweating below the level of your injury and AD is usually above the level of your lesion. This is curious. You say that your "sweating" and it is below your injury - have you ruled out that it is possibly urine? It could be that your bladder is emptying - you did mention an odor. Sweating below the level of injury is problematic. Re the "cold". I reread your post and strongly believe you have an infection in your urine or stool and your bladder is emptying through your penis. Go see a urologist and rule out any kind of infection. I hope this helps.

P.S. Please check your tailbone and heels for any kind of ulceration.

Edited by rollingpix, 14 January 2006 - 01:48 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2006 - 03:40 AM

Hi Gibbo,

I agree with rollingpix and co. I get autonomic dysrelexia [AD] whenever 'something' below my level of injury is wrong e.g. pressure area, infection. Part of AD is sweating above the injury. I have bypassed the catheter when I've had a bladder infection or irritation in the genital region. I also get freezing cold but I've usually got a high temperature. You can bypass urine without being aware of it. You can use your local doctor to get a urine sample & have it tested.

Just a tip re excess sweat in the groin: I use zinc & castor oil cream, used on babies to prevent nappy rash, to prevent any fungal infections. It's good for between & under the toes for preventing tinea & other fungal bugs.

Good luck.
Vicki :)

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

hello, i've been paralyzed since may of 2000 from a 3-wheeler accident, i'm a c5 incomplete. everytime i get a uti i sweat really bad, especially when i'm in my wheelchair. i also feel like i'm freezing. also, i sweat no matter what the temperature is. for the last several months i've been sweating again and sure enough i had a uti and i took antibiotics, they say that there is a trace of bacteria in my urine but that is normal since i have a catheter. the problem is that i'm still sweating and it's driving me crazy!!!!! i've taken so many antibiotics that i think my body is resistant to them. i wish the sweating would go away and stay away!!!!!



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:28 PM

Hi, it might be constant sweating from a bedsore or something hurting below your injury. I get this constant sweating, but the reason for my sweating is a bladder stone. I believe the reason for me getting the bladder stones are from drinking cranberry juice. Yes I know I am no doctor but I know my body and I watch everything. If you drink cranberry juice this might be the problem. Get an ultrasound done.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 04:44 PM

Hi.I try to understand why I'm sweating sometimes and I've found this forum.I have to say that I have some pressure sores and kydney stones,but what I don't  understand is why I'm not sweating while I sit in the wheelchair or when I am in bed,but only when I sit the armchair (if I stay inside the house).Thank you.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 07:19 PM

Do you use your wheelchair cushion when you are in the armchair?  I find that armchairs, couches, car seats, etc. cause a lot of discomfort, so I have to use a wheelchair cushion when sitting on them.




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