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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Had been Prednisone for 14 days. Started at 20mg/day, increased to 40mg/day then stopped cold. Now having night sweats. Is it a withdrawal symptom?

Had been Prednisone for 14 days. Started at 20mg/day, increased to 40mg/day then stopped cold. Now having night sweats. Is it a withdrawal symptom?

No: A short course of prednisone should still be tapered, though the danger is little. The night sweats aren't withdrawal. You need proper medical workup including having your heart checked -- it would be a shame to miss endocarditis -- and a search for other causes. ...Read more

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Had hives for 7 weeks, got a steroid shot and 12 day prescription for prednisone that didn't fix and antihistamines do not work. Now have chills/night sweats.?

Had hives for 7 weeks, got a steroid shot and 12 day prescription for prednisone that didn't fix and antihistamines do not work. Now have chills/night sweats.?

Cause?: Did they ever find a cause for your hives? Be sure you are not on a new medicine or food that could be triggering them. Sometimes, you need a bigger dose of Prednisone tapered over a longer time to suppress the reaction. See your doctor again and ask about this. The chills may be due to coming off the steroid too quickly. If you don't improve on another round of steroid, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Lung Xray noted slight calcium on Aortic Arch. Been off prednisone 8 days for respiratory infection. Still having night sweats. Should I be concerned.

Lung Xray noted slight calcium on Aortic Arch. Been off prednisone 8 days for respiratory infection. Still having night sweats. Should I be concerned.

Explanation: Calcification of aortic arch independent finding on chest XRay and not causing the night sweats. But nor completely resolved respiratory infection can. Most likely you need more time for recovering. Be well. ...Read more

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I have crazy night sweats?

I have crazy night sweats?

Other symptoms?: Any weight loss? Any swollen lymph nodes/glands? Do you think you might be going into menopause? ...Read more

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What could lead to my night sweats?

Eval required: There are a number of possible causes for night sweats. Recommend medical assessment. ...Read more

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What causes excessive night sweats?

Sick, poor health: You should have your full physical with all the blood work to make sure there is no underlying health issue causing this. ...Read more

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Reasons for sour smelling night sweats?

Multiple reasons: Night sweats: there are many potential causes to sweating at night. The term night sweats generally refers to excessive sweating at night related to a hormone imbalance. There is no one answer to explain the origin of sweating at night. Some common causes are: infection, some cancers, several medications, low blood sugars and a host of other less common reasons. Were going to focus in on the hormone imbalance commonly seen in menopause, although by no means limited to menopause. We have seen a common night sweats picture in the men with prostate cancer with elevated estrogen levels. Swelling often starts around your neck. Everyone has a different body odor. The smell could be related to your diet your soap etc. We generally start with saliva testing which allows us to identify what the hormone imbalance actually is and treat accordingly. When we don't start with saliva testing we very often get very good success with progesterone cream in the form of wild yam cream. There are many different preparations of wild yam cream on the market and often the preparation does not have enough progesterone cream to be effective. The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy. Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www. Healthtap. Com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read more

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What's the reasons for occasional night sweats?

? hormone imbalance: Night sweats: there are many potential causes to sweating at night. The term night sweats generally refers to excessive sweating at night related to a hormone imbalance. There is no one answer to explain the origin of sweating at night. Some common causes are: infection, some cancers, several medications, low blood sugars and a host of other less common reasons. Were going to focus in on the hormone imbalance commonly seen in menopause, although by no means limited to menopause. We have seen a common night sweats picture in the men with prostate cancer with elevated estrogen levels. Swelling often starts around your neck We generally start with saliva testing which allows us to identify what the hormone imbalance actually is and treat accordingly. When we don't start with saliva testing we very often get very good success with progesterone cream in the form of wild yam cream. There are many different preparations of wild yam cream on the market and often the preparation does not have enough progesterone cream to be effective. The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy. Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www. Healthtap. Com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read more

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What tests would be recommended for someone that has night sweats?

Many... seek consult: Night sweats are non-specific--meaning they may be related to many diseases. The specific tests--if any are needed--should be based on your other symptoms, medical history, and physical exam. There are many, many tests which are potentially "appropriate" but please discuss this with your physician so they can determine what, if anything, should be ordered. ...Read more

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Hey docs, I'm confused as to what night sweats really are?

See below: Night sweats: there are many potential causes to sweating at night. The term night sweats generally refers to excessive sweating at night related to a hormone imbalance. There is no one answer to explain the origin of sweating at night. Some common causes are: infection, some cancers, several medications, low blood sugars and a host of other less common reasons. Were going to focus in on the hormone imbalance commonly seen in menopause, although by no means limited to menopause. We have seen a common night sweats picture in the men with prostate cancer with elevated estrogen levels. Swelling often starts around your neck We generally start with saliva testing which allows us to identify what the hormone imbalance actually is and treat accordingly. When we don't start with saliva testing we very often get very good success with progesterone cream in the form of wild yam cream. There are many different preparations of wild yam cream on the market and often the preparation does not have enough progesterone cream to be effective. The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy. Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www. Healthtap. Com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read more

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Can Synthroid (thyroxine) cause night sweats?

Can Synthroid (thyroxine) cause night sweats?

Not usually: Synthroid, (thyroxine) when given at a dose resulting in normal labs (tsh), should not cause night sweats. Too much synthroid, (thyroxine) (or any form of thyroid hormone) however, could cause this. Suggest getting your labs checked. ...Read more

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Can night sweats be a sign of ovarian cancer?

Can night sweats be a sign of ovarian cancer?

Yes: Yes but it can also be a sign of other things. See a dr for a more thorough assessment. ...Read more

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Are night sweats a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Are night sweats a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Unlikely: Although night sweats can be associated with malignancy (such as lymphomas) it is less likely to be directly associated with ovarian cancer. A better scenario could be that you are having these symptoms due to fluctuations in your hormone levels. I would recommend that you speak with your gyn and under go hormonal level testing if it is deemed appropriate. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause night sweats and weight loss?

Does anxiety cause night sweats and weight loss?

Anxiety?: Unlikely it can cause multiple symptoms, feeling dizzy, chest pain, shortness of breath, but not weight loss or night sweat. ...Read more

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Can ivermectin tablet cause fever, night sweats?

Can ivermectin tablet cause fever, night sweats?

Mazotti reaction?: The drug itself, which is used to treat certain parasitic infections, doesn't cause the fever or night sweats. Usually, it's your immune system that causes the symptoms because of the massive. ...Read more

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Sweating At Night (Definition)

Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more


Night Sweats (Definition)

Sleep hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as the night sweats, is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake. Sleep hyperhidrosis may occur at any age, but is most commonly ...Read more