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Is this part of POTS? Many times my son will wake up in the morning sweaty. He just had a sleep study last night and the nurse put a fan on him because the sticky things on his head kept coming off. He's glad the test is over. The nurse asked if this was happening everynight and I told her 3-4 nights a week. I have mentioned this to his doctor before but it is happening more often. What causes this?

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This happens to me, my sleep study showed my heart rate crazy at night. A number of times it went over 200 and I'm guessing that's why I sweat.

I was put on beta blockers at night and it helped a little but not enough so we adding clonidine for a synergistic affect and it'd helped a little bit more, but I still have sweaty & some sleepless nights.

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This happened to me a lot during my first few months with POTS - woke up almost every night sweaty with chills (but no fever) - and a few other times during bad spells. I'm sorry your son is going through this right now, I know it can be really uncomfortable and kind of scary because of the things night sweats can be associated with. I'm almost positive mine was from POTS - as far as I know, I don't have any other health issues that would've caused it.

I don't know why it happens, but I hope you can figure it out and get some relief for your son!

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Oh, poor kid. Those are no fun at all.

For me, it was prozac that caused the majority of my night sweats. It was happening every night. I was sleeping with icepacks, trying to prevent them.

I stopped taking the med and the frequency of my night sweats decreased to what it was pre-prozac, about once a month.

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For me, it is tied somehow to my glucose levels falling and then the liver/adrenals working to bring it back up. I had to do a 3-day fast a few years ago, and they had to bring a fan in the room to blow directly on me. I mean, who gets cold in a hospital???? The point is, when I don't eat, I get hot with the adrenaline kicking in every so often to get my glucose up, over and over. In the mornings, once I eat, I get cool/cold.

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Yes - I have had this in the past as well but since starting beta blockers (nadalol) it rarely occurs now. I just chalked it up to a general explanation of an "autonomic surge" without really knowing the precise reasons why. I am just happy that this rarely occurs now. Good luck to your son.

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