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Many women in their 40s and 50s assume that the sweats they experience are simply hot flashes. Don't be fooled. Men with fibro get these sweats, as do non-menopausal women. Dressing in layers helps, as when the sweats start you can peel a couple off. Have tissue handy because sometimes the sweat can be so copious that it rolls into your eyes.
I'm glad to learn this. I sweat like I'm taking a shower. Sweat pours out of my head. People look at me so funny. Most try giving me a paper towel, I already have one and have rung it out twice. I've learned to laugh at it, as with many others embarassing traits of Fibro. Laughter really is the best medicine.
When experiencing hot flashes at work, keep a small fan near or on your desk. You can regulate your work space by turning it on and off when needed.
So those of us can suddenly start sweating so badly it's dripping off of us and it has nothing to do with the mess we take? Because when I asked the doctors if that is a problem for fibromyalgia patients not counting mess and they always blame the mess. Please give me some input on this. Thanks!