Night sweats

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I have Bronchiectasis.  Use nebulizer and percusser.  I'm.  I have such night sweats that I have to change pajama tops during the night.  Any advice?

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    Since how long?

    I can get night sweats as a precurssor to an infection - it's one of my 'flags'. If your sweats are a recent phenomenon it may be the same but by itself one flag is not enough to go into 'infection defense mode' (taking antibiotics or upping the dose of a prophylactic dose to infection level) IME. I wait for at least 3 flags, so maybe tough it out (lots of water/daytime exercise if you can/early to bed/ vitC - I prefer to get it from megadosing fruits and green veg not pills but several others on here take high dose pills/sups for vitC).

    If you are a long term night sweat sufferer then look for others to help or get it checked out. Long term it's not a normal bronchX symptom IME (and maybe worthy of blood tests on your immune system). You could try other natural remedies of cold/flu - ecinachea and anything esle that takes your fancy on an internet search against "natural remedies cold flu". personally I would seek a pharnmacist or GP advice before taking new stuff like that though.

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      Thanks Steve.  I just learned the night sweats are due to NTM (non tuberculosis Mycro bacterium.... which I also have.   I will follow your advice... it could help.  (:0))
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    Hi mimi000

    Unfortunately I can't help you here. I was only diagnosed during the summer, so am a newcomer to all this. Hopefully someone else will see your post and help if they can.

    My biggest problem is fatigue, which I can not seem to shake off. I have good oxygen levels/SATS, and mild bronchiestasis, although I had a continual infection from January to July. Hopefully someone can clarify whether or not it is normal and part of the problem. 

    Best of luck, Chaddie

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      Thanks Caddle   just learned the night sweats are due to NTM (non tuberculosis Mycro bacterium.... which I also have.   ):o))
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    Mimi,

    How old are you?  If you are in your 50s or older, it could it be due to menopause.  I'm 67 and I still get night sweats.

    Or it could be due to the meds that you are taking.  

    Also, as mentioned before, eating something with sugar and/or carbs in it can increase your internal thermostat, alcohol as well, since alcohol is a carb, within a few hours of drinking, it changes to sugars, increasing the body's temp.  

    Beth

     

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      Thanks Elizabeth,   just learned the night sweats are due to NTM (non tuberculosis Mycro bacterium.... which I also have.   I will follow your advice... it could help.  (:0))
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