I have a C6-7 complete spinal injury, 17 months post. Generally the only AD I've had has been explainable with bowel or bladder. Then 15 days ago I woke up with AD and BP about 40 points high. The odd thing about the symptoms was that only skin to the right of center line was cold and sweaty. That included the right side of my face, the right side of my neck, right shoulder and right arm. (Never sweat below my injury level.) I have no visible signs of cuts, scrapes, bruises or skin breakdown to explain the AD.
Over the next week or so I contacted several doctors (urologist, physiatrist, neurosurgeon) trying to find an explanation. The urologist checked for kidney stones with negative results. A few days ago I had X-rays and an MRI of my upper spine but I don't have those results back yet. I have a syrinx which had not grown in the 12 months we've been observing it. One theory is that it might have started growing and might be related to this asymmetrical sweating. I have not noticed any new weakness in my arms or hands.
After a week or so the symptoms moderated. The blood pressure swings have been less extreme, but my right arm remains cold and sweaty most of the time. Does anyone have an explanation or experience with similar asymmetrical sweating?