Idiopathic Anhydrosis

Posted by loomis4j @loomis4j, Feb 11, 2019

I have idiopathic anhydrosis. I experience severe shivering and overheating. If I try to warm myself up then I start to overheat. Has anyone with Anhydrosis experienced my symptoms and is there any treatment that gives you relief?

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Hello @loomis4j, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I would like to introduce you to other members who have also discussed Idiopathic Anhidrosis. I'm hoping @weasel70, @alexsimon, and @sidepockets will be able to share some suggestions or information. Mayo Clinic does have some information here:

Anhidrosis —

Has your doctor offered any treatment suggestions?


I have been to the Clinic twice for evaluation. I originally was diagnosed with no sweat over 97% of my body. I took high doses of prednisone for 6 months and i improved to 83% of my body had no sweat. I then went on a high dose for 3 months 500 mg of methylprednisolone infusions. Felt better for a year but now the shivering and heating up during the winter is pretty severe. Looking for help. PS I am 70 years old.

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