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debrajo
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Had my two year checkup...everything ok, ca125 a little elevated from last check up 13 to 17, but dr.said it was fine and xrays were clear. Problem: The year of the surgerys and chemo/radiation I stayed cold(heating pads, electric blankets, ect. This year I can't MOVE without unbelievable sweating. Not hot flashes,not hot rooms, mild exercise house work, ect. and I have to change clothes! Not cool! Starts at the top of my head down to about waist level. Any ideas what this is caused from? Even though I live in southeast Texas and it is already in the 90's and the humidity is near 100% I can be inside with the temp. at 72 and get drenched! WAAAy not cool! Best Debrajo

RoseyR
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Joined: Feb 2011

Did some online research for a friend afflicted with excessive sweating (not merely menopausal, by the way) and found that one possibility is magnesium deficiency.

I'd have my blood tested for minerals (calc, magnesium, potassium, etc) and if low in magnesium, consider supplementing with magesium citrate.

IN the meantime, eat foods high in magnesium: dark greens, nuts, and so on.

Best,
Rosey

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debrajo
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Joined: Sep 2011

Thanks Rosey! didn't think about a vitamin deficiency. I did find out I had an over-load of B-12, B-6, B-complex, Iron, and one of the thyroid factors is normal and one is too high, but am not loosing weight. Will get the magnesium checked along with the potassium. I have been having leg(calf) pain and have had a craving for bananas which I sort of like, but not like this! The iron level did surprise me since I have an inherited condition with the bone marrow and have always been anemic. Collard greens and almonds have become my new best friend!...but then I probably spoil it by having a piece of cornbread....what can I say, I'm Southern! Thanks again, Debrajo

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