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Posted by: Leanne, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 2:46pm
When someone wakes up with their shirt drenched in a cold sweat is that an indication of a sugar issue?  It seems like I read about it somewhere before.  
Posted by: geminisue, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 3:42pm; Reply: 1
It could be, it could also be perimenapause.


What did you do when it happened? eat and you felt better or it happened again?
Posted by: Goldie, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 3:52pm; Reply: 2
how are you overall? what did you eat tthe day before?  and how did you feel about waking up?
Posted by: deblynn3, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 5:13pm; Reply: 3
It could also be that you are overdressing or wearing items that don't breath. Cold when going to bed but getting to hot after the body warms up under blanket. I was doing this last summer, because of A/C and the fan my HB has on at night.

My mother got the night sweats because her sugar dropped to low in relation to how much insulin she took that evening. Not sure how her body responded when the sugar was high, but best I can remember she was dazed or spaced out.

I just remembered Daddy saying it was a cold sweat and he woke up every 2hrs for over 50yrs. He'd reach out and touch the back of her neck as that is where she would start sweating.  
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 5:20pm; Reply: 4
how compliant are youo?
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 5:23pm; Reply: 5
It can also happen on occasion due to illness, especially if a fever broke.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 5:40pm; Reply: 6
good point ruthie, is this a one time thing or does it hapen at othe rtimes.

letting your body get hot to fix stuff is okay
Posted by: italybound, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 6:31pm; Reply: 7
Leanne, it could certainly be a blood sugar issue ( in my experience anyway ). Just keep track, if it is, you'll figure it out quickly. another indicator to whether it's a b/s issue or not is, do you find yourself waking up in the weee hours of the night? a b/s drop can cause that too
the hormone thing.........uggggg, I hope at your age, it's not that. You're way too young, so they say ;-)
Posted by: Possum, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 7:38pm; Reply: 8
Not so sure about the being too young... ??) :-/ I started at about that age & was all done by 42... ::)
Posted by: TJ, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 7:53pm; Reply: 9
It was a blood sugar issue for me.  Of course, any form of menopause is out of the question in my case.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 7:55pm; Reply: 10
there a premature andropause in susceptible adrenal fatigued men as well!!! ;)
Posted by: TJ, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 8:00pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Lola
there a premature andropause in susceptible adrenal fatigued men as well!!! ;)
Hmm, but this has happened since pre-puberty!  It's very rare since starting BTD. The andropause thing may contribute to the problem in my B+ dad, but he's been having it too as long as I can remember (and my B+ brother too, sometimes).  I think it's wheat, corn, and peanuts for them.
Posted by: Leanne, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 8:44pm; Reply: 12
Well, this isn't about me.  It is a man and he does eat right.  He has had sugar type issues in the past and wondered if it was possibly related.  I told them to keep track of what he's eating and his sugar levels in the morning when he tests them to see if there's any kind of common denominator.  I guess it's happened twice over the course of the past month or so.  He feels fine otherwise and was just wondering why this was happening.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 9:10pm; Reply: 13
I've had this and always attributed it to sweating out toxins, as I usually feel bad when I go to bed before waking up soaked...  It is happening less as I heal more...  

I haven't had any blood sugar testing done, so I don't know about possible cause here...
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 1:54am; Reply: 14
the NO conversion issue in Bs perhaps as well??

do any of you visualize?
Posted by: DoS, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 2:00am; Reply: 15
Mono might cause it too.
Posted by: italybound, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 2:58am; Reply: 16
Quoted from Possum
Not so sure about the being too young... ??) :-/


I was being facetious, that's why the "so they say ;-)"  we all know it comes when it's ready huh? :-)  blah LOL

Quoted from Lola
there a premature andropause in susceptible adrenal fatigued men as well!!! ;)


to quote Sheldon, "Bazinga"   ;-)
Posted by: MileHighRob, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 3:02am; Reply: 17
One of the first signs of diabetes for me was waking up soaking wet requiring I change my clothes and bedding or move to another location for the remainder of the night.  If I were you I wouldn't rule out a possible blood glucose issue.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 4:26am; Reply: 18
Quoted from MileHighRob
If I were you I wouldn't rule out a possible blood glucose issue.  
After I read a comment of this nature, it makes some sense to me due to my practitioner saying to me once that I may be borderline diabetic AND reading in ER4YT that corn and wheat both inhibit insulin efficiency in my blood type...  
One of the reactions I have had when I got into corn and wheat mixed is that I had trouble regulating body temperature...

Posted by: Leanne, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 1:26pm; Reply: 19
Pat, you're so complimentary, thanks!  And I agree, I am too young to have something like this happening to me!  

I think it's been more or less confirmed that it seems to be related to sugar.  

Lola, could you explain your last comment?  I didn't really understand.
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 2:08pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from DoS
Mono might cause it too.


I agree...viral syndromes cause night sweats.

I had horrible night sweats combined with shivering at other times and temperature intolerance when I had EBV (Epstein Barr Virus)...But also check for Lyme disease and tick toxins. Body trying
to fight infections often leads to sweating/shivering.

I got through menopause without night sweats so I know when this happened to me in my
early 40s that it wasn't hormonal.



Posted by: 815 (Guest), Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 2:23pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from Leanne
When someone wakes up with their shirt drenched in a cold sweat is that an indication of a sugar issue?  It seems like I read about it somewhere before.  


Perimenopause.  I had night sweats in my 30's
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 4:27pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from Lola
the NO conversion issue in Bs perhaps as well??

Leanne,

The NO here is Nitric Oxide.  The Nitric Oxide conversion rate for some B's is not correct...  I take Nitricycle (NAP) sometimes to adjust for this...  
Posted by: TJ, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 7:36pm; Reply: 23
The good news about the blood sugar theory is that you can test it yourself.  You can buy a glucose monitor and test strips relatively cheap.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 7:43pm; Reply: 24
Quoted Text
Scientists found that patients who possessed the Type B antigen appeared to clear NO more rapidly than do people of other blood types – the scientists had no clue as to why this might be, however, one of the possible answers lies right next to the ABO gene as the gene that influences the ability to modulate Arginine conversion to NO is right next to the gene that codes for blood type. Remember the gene linkage that was discussed earlier? Does this sound familiar? Dr. D’Adamo has observed that type B’s have a wonderful gift to be able to gain physiological relief from stress and maintain emotional balance through the utilization of mental processes such as visualization and meditation.

http://www.4yourtype.com/TypeB_basic.asp
Posted by: pegf1008, Friday, October 22, 2010, 3:02am; Reply: 25
This is strange because I always used to be colder than everyone else before I started using BTD/SWAMI. I HAD to wear socks to bed, even with an electric blanket on, because my feet would feel so cold that I couldn't sleep. Now, I don't even use the electric blanket at all except to maybe warm the bed ahead of time if I feel cold. In the morning when I wake up, I am warm and sweaty. This NEVER happened before - even as a child I always felt cold in bed.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, October 22, 2010, 3:09am; Reply: 26
Quoted from Chloe
...viral syndromes cause night sweats.

This explains some of mine as well...  I just had a long bout of clearing virus activity out of my sinuses...  I was sweating all the time, not just at night...
Posted by: MileHighRob, Friday, October 22, 2010, 2:40pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from ABJoe

...I was sweating all the time, not just at night...

Night sweats are not to be confused with waking sweating by any means.  When your body is in a resting state, sweating is a signal the body is working excessively hard for some reason or another.
Posted by: TJ, Friday, October 22, 2010, 9:01pm; Reply: 28
I was reading about hypoglycemia.  It seems that the shakiness, sweating, and clammy/cool skin could all be attributed to the action of adrenaline, which is released along with cortisol to help raise blood sugar.  FWIW.
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