I agree about seeing another doctor besides your family doc, he/she should be able to refer you to a specialist. However I don't agree it was difficult to read your post due to punctuation, I sped through it and easily understood every word. I would hate to make anyone feel uneasy about posting due to lack of punctuation or writing skills.View Thread
Well I saw the orthopedic surgeon I go to about my neck yesterday and told him about this discussion on headsweats, He was very skeptical, said he felt it wouldn't happen with cervival spine stenosis, but would be possible with a bad spinal cord injury (like Christopher Reeves had), he said controlling body temp could also be affected in that sort of injury. He feels my head sweats are due to hormones.View Thread
Oh and, by the way, good luck to you, hope you have great results with someone qualified, the first guy was horrible, Please let us know the results, I have head sweats, none anywhere else, but I'm interested in what this procedure does for you.View Thread
This is very interesting to me and scarey also. I've been seeing my doctor about my cervical spine stenosis and he talks to me about the neuropathy that's going on. (I see him tomorrow, my fingers are getting numb now) He isn't pushing surgery, I don't want it, but he said I'll know when I'm ready. I have insurance through my husband's workplace and I'm turning 65 this coming March and have to choose whether to stay on his plan or go with Medicare. Long story short, I was going to stay with his plan for awhile, he's only 61 and plans to work for some years yet. But he just got word that his employer (a large company) is changing to Consumer Driven Health Care next year, details to come in November. I looked it up and it looks like we're going to be paying for a lot more of our health care than before, that insurance pays well only after you've used up a large deductible (I've read $4000 to $6000 a year nornally) which kicks in after you've used up an alloted amount of money which the employee pays into (don't know how much??) for your health care in a given year. It seems employees are encouraged to pick and choose which treatments and procedures they want to have and whether or not to see the doctor, to keep costs down so the alloted amount lasts the year, Employers feel with regular insurance people have unnecessary tests, see doctors that charge too much, driving costs up. I'm already thinking I'm not going to be able to see my doctors as often as necessary (and I don't see them all that often) and I won't be able to get needed treatment as we can't afford any bills higher than we have now (we pay 20% that insurance doesn't pay up to a point), no way. I'm scared of it all, maybe Medicare would be better for me after all and I don't know how happy I'll be with that either, I don't want to end up disabled and chair/bed bound and incontinant like my mother did. I just hope nothing progresses quickly with this spinal stenosis.View Thread
I am interested in what you find out and good luck. I've never had shots for pain in my neck or anywhere else, I don't have the headaches or feel like something is crawling in my hair. Just the sweats, they come anytime but not so often I won't go out. When I am out and it happens, I just go to an aisle in the store where no one is or outside if I'm at an auction for instance, the sweating stops in maybe 20 minutes, then my hair has to dry. I just avoid looking at anyone, my husband is used to it now. How long does yours last?View Thread
I also have the head sweating the last year or so, my hair is fine and it gets so wet it looks like I had my head under a shower in minutes, yes, I hate to be in public when this happens, it's so embarrassing and noticeable. After about a half hour of this, my head is soaked in back and temples, stuck to my head, then suddenly it stops. I have to leave a room or go where no one is until my air dries enough. I have cervical spine stenosis, with lots of pain, and some neuropathy in places, the doc said I would know when I wanted surgery (I don't yet) He said the pain or some of it could remain but they can usually do something about the neuropathy symptoms. I take meloxicam just the past 6 months or so and had the head sweating began before then. I also take Oxycodone for short term breakthrough pain and morphine ms (I think it is) for longer periods of relief. I'm glad you posted this question, it should be interesting to hear from others. (I also have pain all over that comes and goes and some that stays, sometimes worse than at other times, in hips and knees, neck, shoulders, lower back, elbows, wrists, most all my body has pain at some time or another).View Thread
I'm 64 and I tried both ,. The upright was very painful for me, during use and afterwards. I have lower back pain and knee pain. I bought the recumbent. Much better for me. Just take it easy, don't overdo it at first.View Thread
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