Your post about excessive head sweating is of great interest to me. I, too, suffer from severe osteoarthritis of most all of my joints and have excessive head sweating. I am 70 years old, had a hysterectomy at age 67, menopause at about age 55. I have arthritis diagnosed in hands, feet, knees, hips and lumbar spine. So far I had a hip and a shoulder replacement and I am scheduled for a knee replacement soon. I've had excessive head sweating for a number of years which has become continually worse. I think this sweating may be due to the medications I take for the arthritis pain and also for other conditions. I take Meloxicam, Tramadol, Effexor, Micardis and Synthroid. All of these drugs, except Tramadol, have a possible side effect of causing sweating. My sweating became worse when I was changed from Celebrex to Meloxicam due to my insurance company failing to agree to continue paying for Celebrex. Like you, I've reached the point where I am limiting unnecessary social contacts due to the extreme nature of the sweating. My head sweats even when I do not feel even warm. I do not have C-spine arthritis. Do you take some or any of the medications I am on. I would really appreciate hearing about your medications, especially if you take any drug of the same type as Effexor. Thanks so much.View Thread
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