I've asked my dermatologist and she looks at me as if I'm crazy, and my gynecologist keeps telling me it's menopause (20 years) not!!!! Nobody gets it!!! I'm a puddle and my hair becomes dripping wet!
I'm exactly like you. I'm soaking wet and I drip. I get very irritable. I've seen my GYN And did an estrogen patch for 3 months. Did not help. My PCP said it was menopause. This started at 53 I'm now 68. I don't think so!!! Next is Dermotologist and I'm also going to see a neurologist. Medications are being changed by my psychiatric NP. She is a new doctor and has thoroughly explained antidepressants to me. They can make you sweat profusely. We are taking me off those which is a step down process, and adding new and better medication. I'll keep you posted on my progress..
Thanks for your interest. Joyce
My Diabetes doctor, who is also an endocrynologist, was who prescribed oxybutynin for me. She is the only one who offered any kind of help to improve the sweating. Yes, it is usually for bladder control, but she asked me if I would rather take care of the sweating, or help with the bladder. I chose sweating - I can always wear a pad or adult panties for bladder control, they are not noticable.
From the research I’ve done it seems the ‘neurokinin receptors’ are malfunctioning. I am on a loop every 45 minutes where my body thinks I am continually cold, so my brain sends a message to my receptors, blood flows to the surface, makes us hot, then I sweat to cool off. It seems very complicated but simple. There are agonists and antagonists, Neurokinin B and neurokinin 3 receptors. All very confusing but in NIH studies it shows that ours don’t turn off or on correctly. I keep looking for more recent studies or a trial I can get into but they’re not at that stage yet. So......until then we try ANYTHING that might work. Right now I’m sleeping on a flannel sheet so I don’t feel sticky when I sweat at night. I’m waiting for cool dry weather so I get a little relief. I’ve been to the same doctors you’ve been to. Seems like none of them have this research and none of them talk to each other. Most of them sympathize but only have clinical info they get from their patients, which is about as much as we have. Let me know if you’ve tried anything else that works. BTW the 75 mg of Effexor has helped a little.
I also get Botox in my scalp so I don’t get a wet head and sweat in my eyes