Hi everyone! I atually have thoracic problems in additino to lumbar, thoracic being the main prob now, but since this forum is busier, I decided to ask here.
Ok, since my back injury I've had a problem with crazy sweating. I sweat buckets from my head. At first I thought it was the horrible exertion and pain when I was in such bad spasm and pain I could barely move. Now that I'm feeling better, more mobile, getting beck to I'd say prob 60% of normal activity, It's happening ALL the time. Not when I'm sitting doing nothing, but even just a shower and fixing my hair, putting on makeup, will result in sweat dripping down my head. I'll dry my hair and it will be soaked around my temples and in the back immediately. I actually went and chopped off the rest of my hair yesterday in an attempt to deal with this better. I was tired of sopping wet hair. Now it's boy-short, so easier to towel off and look ok. It's becoming a serious problem since it's getting cold and I'm dripping sweat from my head, down my neck, and I'm FREEZING, shivering cold!
I asked my Dr about it, and she said it was common for people in pain to sweat. I don't think she "got" how bad it is. And besides, I don't have to be in much pain or even discomfort at all to be dripping wet. It's embarrasing as heck and I'm gonna end up a complete shut-in if this continues.
Does anyone know what could possibly cause this? Any suggestions?