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Does anyone have outbreaks of sweats after kidney transplant
@ljadawag, I am happy to welcome you to Mayo Connect. My liver/kidney transplant was almost 10 years ago, and I, honestly, do not remember whether I was bothered by outbreaks of sweat.
When did you receive your transplant? Are the sweats a sudden development? Have you checked your temperature to rule-out a fever?
I want to ask the following members – @scottb32, @dshaver, @triciaodonnell, @ca426, @cmael, @gingerw – Do any of you have any experience to share with
new member, @ljadawag ?
@rosemarya @ljadawag I just checked with my husband who had a kidney transplant in October 2016. He stated he has had no temperature flares of either hot or cold. He rarely breaks into a sweat even in very hot weather.
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Yes, I do have “hot flashes” and night sweats quite often and had them before the transplant. When I’ve
Sorry I didn’t finish when I accidentally hit the Reply/ send button. I was trying to say that my PCP told me the hot flashes and sweats were probably caused by my bp meds. Unless I’m doomed to a lifetime of being in menopause. 🤪
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@camel Hope not! For me, personally, I have had severe temperature swings all my life. Being prepared for anything in the form of sweaters or jackets to throw on over summer clothes worn all year around….No rhyme or reason, might be thyroid, might be hormones, I just don't sweat it [bad pun, couldn't help it!]
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Well, I’ve had hot flashes for 10 years now…but I am 65 years old! Now that you mention it though, I think they are a little worse since the kidney donation. I do take Prempro every other day to lessen the effects.
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I've had them for 17 yrs, since I went off of HRT. I guess that I could agree with them being a bit worse since the transplant. I’ll ask about it when I go back for my one year follow up.
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Thank you that's what I was told it my be that awful time lol. But I will deal with this like a champ it is horrible but nothing close to dialysis.
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Thanks everyone looks like I am entering the world of flashes 😲😂😂😂😉 But I got this lol. Clothes on clothes off 😂😂 next this should be a breeze compared to pretransplant
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ljadawag, It sounds to me like you are quickly learning how to live with a new organ: Dress in layers, wash hands, avoid germs, accept change, etc.
How long have you had your transplanted kidney?
@ljadawag I had terrible sweats, or as I referred to them, hot flashes, after my liver transplant. I believe the immunosuppressants can cause them. They used to be really bad, waking me up numerous times during the night, but now I only get about one a night, so that's more tolerable. I also did have them during the day.
I am two years and 4 months on the immunosuppressants now. I think things improved at around the two year mark.
I’m officially 13 and I just got a transplant about a week ago! I’ve been having HORRIBLE night sweats(waking up completely soaked when wearing a gown and no blankets) leaving me with no sleep at night. They only happen at night! It’s very annoying and I hope this doesn’t go on for long 🙁
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Hi @lilhatter and welcome to the Transplant group on Connect. Congrats on the successful transplant. Did you have a kidney transplant? Reading through the past messages in this discussion, I see that many things can contribute to night sweats from menopause to blood pressure medications to the immunosuppressants. Given that you are 13 years old, I'm guessing the first 2 causes can be ruled out. 🙂 Have you asked your doctor about the night sweats and the side effects of immunosuppressants?
I really hope that this side effect is temporary. Do you get the sweats when you sleep during the day?
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Hi! My name is Law and I had a Liver transplant 8/14/18 and since then I have had the sweats also. I went from being cold all the time (partially because my blood count was super low before transplant) but now I am sweating all the time.
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@lilhatter @lawm Welcome to Connect, and congratulations on your recent transplants. It’s a wonderful feeling to finally be on the other side of this.
As @colleenyoung commented, this is more than likely due to the immunosuppressants. Recently mine have increased again, my liver transplant was in September 2016. It varies greatly so I’m trying to figure out if something else causes them to be worse. So far the only two things I have considered are not drinking enough water and other fluid, and possibly eating sweets. If yours vary also you might try tracking what you eat. I doubt it’s possible to eliminate them entirely but you may be able to minimize them. If you do figure anything out I would love to hear about it.
@lawm I was always freezing before my transplant. I wore layers to bed. That is a typical affect when you have liver problems.
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