Is it strange to have night sweats with hypothyroidism?

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I know an over-active thyroid can cause night sweats, but what about an under-active thyroid? I've had night sweats for quite some time and it only seems to be getting worse.  I've only been taking thyroid medication for 1 month, so that couldn't be the cause.  Does anyone else have this problem?  What have been your solutions?  At this point, I wouldn’t even let my boyfriend sleep over because I would be too embarrassed. 

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    I had the problem before I started on Levo which I have been on for just 4 weeks. I am 49 and had a hormone check.  Was not pre-menopausal.  (Which was my first guess as to all my problems, never thought about thyroid until the doctor tested for it.)

     

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      Ok. Well, low thyroid also can cause some funky hot flash type stuff. I was getting them a lot throughout when I was really struggling with hypo symptoms and worse with meds. I had to check with a friend of mine who's been through both thyroid disease and histerecromy induced menopause... 

      If if your face and cheeks are flushed, it's menopausal stuff. If not, it's likely a thyroid flash. Thyroid flashes often include the neck heating up.

      Then... Hypothyroidism can cause kidney problems, kidney problems can cause menopause symptoms... 

      So yes. Thyroid disease can have hot flashes. Best to figure out what's going on if you can. I used a hormone book and the recommended herbs for adrenal exhaustion and other issues funky hormone issues that accompany thyroid disease.

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      Thank you!!  No flushed face or cheeks.  It only happens at night after I've fallen asleep. Duting the day I tend to run cold.  I haven't seen a specialist yet, but based upon your comments as well as others, it seems like it might be a good idea.  I didn't realize it could be such a complicated disease.  Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

       

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    I have an under active thyroid and never sweat even if I ran for six hours.  It sorta part of the disease.  You may want to check with your dr and make sure your on the right dose.  You don't want to be hyperthyroid.

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      When I was mildly underactive, I didn't sweat for years, even in a waarm climate. Then when I went super hyper, I felt like I was having hot flashes when I exercised and would would overheat at night, though still not much sweating.

      When I was on the meds it seemed like i sweated a lot, but I thought it just seemed like  a lot because I hadn't been sweating for decades. 

      Now,  I'm off the meds and feel very hypo, but my sweating is all wonky, Except I don't sweat at night now, even in the heat. I'm hoping once I get back to regular exercise that my body will sort out the temperature stuff.

      In the end, whether on or off the meds, the body temp regulation is really wonky. I think it was worse on the meds because I sweated more on the meds, at night and at really inappropriate times. On the meds, I also seemed to sweat like crazy in even the most mildly stressful situations. It was like I was having hot flashes whenever I was nervous or stressed. Super horrible to drink a cup of hot tea or coffee and break out in a sweat on a date.  All that inappropriate sweating went away once I quit the meds.

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    I experience the same and believe there's no avoiding it unfortunately. Sorry if this doesn't help.

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