COPD and Night Sweats

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In 2010 I was diagnosed with COPD. Two years ago I started seeing a pulmonologist. A few months ago I started having night sweats waking me up a few times a week. At an appointment today with the pulmonologist, while going over how I've been feeling, he asked me if I have any night sweats. By the time we went over my meds, etc I forgot to ask him what night sweats would have to do with COPD. So, my question is, what do COPD and night sweats have to with each other and could this be an indication that my condition is worsening?

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    If you Google it on the NHS website it tells you I don't no how to explain it sorry, just means maybe you have a cold, chest infection or maybe needing to change your meds
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    I don't believe any of those are the case. I was at the lung specialist today. Meds are fine and no cold or infections.
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      That's an interessting point you make about low oxygen levels. I get night sweats only when I have a chest infection which I suppose is when oxygen levels get low in the night.
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    My specialising respiratory consultant never asked me if I've had night sweat, but perhaps they assumed (at the time of diagnosis), I was of the age that it would be normal for females to have night sweats smile

    Try tho think back what you were talking about prior to your pulmonologist asked you this, what is by chance anything to do with your mood for instance, low mood, anxiety, breathing difficulty during sleep, sleep apnoea, medication, viral infection, raised temperature due to lung infection, could in theory all be related to what you may have been talking of at the time.

    I am unaware nights sweats would be directly related to COPD, but they may be indirectly as mention above.

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      My pulmonologist has put in an order for a sleep study because he is concerned that I stop breathing in my sleep sometimes. Waiting on the call to set that up.
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      I get constant sweats, I always look like I have just stepped out of the shower. I have both a ceiling fan and free standing fan on 24 HrS s day. I have been admitted into hospital 11 times since boxing day and every time asked about the sweats but didn't get any sort of answer till the last time. The doctor said its due to the meds! He is sending me to an endrocinologist (think tnsts how you spell it) for confirmation.
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    I've been on the same combination of meds for 2 yrs. The night sweats just started within the past few months. Since my most recent visit on Thursday my doctor is setting me up for a sleep study. Thinks I stop breathing at night sometimes.
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