night sweats after surgery?

night sweats after surgery?

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dancingnancies14
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night sweats after surgery?

i have been having night sweats almost every night since my surgery 2 weeks ago. my doc says it is from the anesthesia. apparently the anesthesia effects your hypothalamus...which in turn effects your body temp.

anyone else experience this? and for this long?

also...how do i get them to stop???

tnx for any help you all can give me!

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Memories

Yes, it comes with the territory. I remember my last day in the hospital (after a bit more than a week) was probably the worst episode of night sweats I've ever had. I was constantly going from sweats to chills. It was an horrible night following an horrible day. I think I was probably traumatized from what just had happened but anyways, I don't want to bother you with the whole story. I don't remember exactly how long I had them, but it lasted a while. Time will take care of things. They will go away at some point. Don't worry! Have a good recovery!

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thank u!

good to hear it is normal. ugh, sounds like you had them pretty bad!

thanks for the support Smile

~Becky

june 2012-microD, l4/l5
april 2013-fusion, l4/l5

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Yup, me too ...

I had night sweats and hot flushes after my lumbar fusion and was told it was from the anaesthesia too.
I even had a period after more than two years without!
Things did settle down again, but I seem to remember that I was having the sweating for months.

Good luck with your recovery. I hope you get great relief. Smile

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Oh boy do I remember those

I had terrible night sweats right after my surgery. Every night all night for the first 5-7 days. Seriously thought I was going through menopause at the same time as recovery:D. They did stop though after that.
Hope your recovery goes well Smile

Hug Hug : Karen
L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
adr L5-S1 Feb 2012

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Please follow up with your doctor about ANY

unusual "new" symptoms or occurances. "They" say that the five most dangerous words in the english language are "maybe it will go away" because things that maybe perceived as normal - maybe a problem that is not followed up on appropriately and a problem maybe left untreated. Delays in diagnosis and treatment could have consequnces. Certainly temp changes are a known "lady" issue ... in my case it had to do with my thyroid function and not a lady hormone or post anesthesia syndrome.

Bottom line is when in doubt .... have your doctor check it out. Hopefully it is nothing .... but we need that confirmation to come from a physician ... not a fellow post surgical patient/friend on an internet forum.

With Concern, (maybe too much),(but better safe than sorry),

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thank u

thank u everyone for the comments. i did speak to my dr. originally and that is how i knew it was from the anesthesia. the night sweats are finally starting to decrease! nice to know i was not the only one.
hope you are all doing well!! xo.

~Becky

june 2012-microD, l4/l5
april 2013-fusion, l4/l5

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Yep...

In fact several members of the forum recommend satin sheets. I had a major night sweat with those sheets and it took weeks before I was willing to put those back on our bed. I know it wasn't the sheets, but well, I prefer cotton sheets. (Though it is easier to move around on the slick satin)

33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.