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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.
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.
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