Night sweats

Posted by phyllisg @phyllisg, May 24 6:48am

My husband is on his 9th radiation treatment today for throat cancer. He has been put on 10 mg oxycodone with Tylenol for pain in the jaw and head. He also takes gabapentin for nerve damage from the surgery. The last 3 nights he had suffered terrible night sweats. This morning it was at 5 am and the caregiver had to completely changed his clothes and the bedding. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Hello @phyllisg, I'm sorry to hear that your husband is having to deal with night sweats along with his treatments for throat cancer. While you wait for others who have experience to share with you, I thought you might find this article with some suggestions to try helpful.

--- Cancer Survivors Can Combat the Long-Term Side Effect of Night Sweats:

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Are you able to talk with his doctor to see if they may have some suggestions to help with the night sweats?


Thank you. That article was very helpful. Definitely gonna try the one leg outside the cover trick!

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