Aug 10, 2011 - 10:05 am
I'm new here and have had a nagging problem I need help with.
I had a partial left nephrectomy on July 22nd. So I am almost 3 weeks post-op. I have had a continued problem since, that is driving me crazy. Around 4 or 5 times an hour, I will within seconds, feel myself get hot and then I break out in a clothing drenching sweat. I'm talking it's running down my face, through my hair and all over my body. I can just feel it coming over me in seconds. It lasts for about 1-2 minutes and then I switch to being freezing cold and I get the chills. At first I thought it was a side effect of the hydrocodone, but I've been off of it for 1 1/2 weeks now. I did have this problem just twice in the months before I was diagnosed, but thought it was because I was stressed out and eating a lot of sugar. When I switched to low-carb, it went away. That's not working this time. It was originally happening around the clock when I first got home, but not so much now during the day. Just a couple of times, but at night! Oh my word, I get no sleep for the constant throwing my covers off and then snatching them back. It's constant and around the clock at night.
I had a hysterectomy in 2000 and they left me one ovary, but I didn't have this problem even after that. Is anyone else experiencing this? I don't know if the surgery messed up my hormones or if it's unrelated to hormones and the surgery messed up my bodies temperature regulator? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.