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Forum Name: Lymphoma

Question: Head sweating at night.

 ACTN - Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:26 pm

I have been experiencing night sweats 3-4 nights a week now for a couple of years. Usually this is only head related, i.e. wake up with sweaty hair, damp pillow. I have no other symptoms relating to lymphoma.

I binge drink 2-3 nights a week, thought this may have something to do with that. Should I be more alarmed?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:20 pm

User avatar Hello,
I am alarmed at the binge drinking. This is definitely detrimental to your health. It may not be the cause of the sweating but it certainly will take its toll on other systems of your body. Please stop this destructive behavior. If the sweats are related, discontinuation should be the acid test.

I don't have enough information to suggest anything else. If you are female, there is the possibility of hormonal fluctuation, even perimenopause. Night sweats can also be associated with serious infection such as TB.

Good luck.

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