Sweats after a kidney transplant

Posted by ljadawag @ljadawag, Jan 11, 2019

Does anyone have outbreaks of sweats after kidney transplant

@lilhatter

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.
JK

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@lilhatter

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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@lilhatter, I want to check in with you this morning. Have your horrible night sweating become any less horrible? I hope that as your medications become adjusted to your individual needs, that you will feel some relief.

Lilhatter, I have been living with my 'new' kidney for 10 years. At a month post transplant, How are you and your kidney getting along?

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