I am a C5/6 quad who was injured in early 1982. Throughout most of the years since I've suffered from periodic bouts of sweating which causes me to remain home seated in front of a heater fan to keep the front of my head and shoulders dry and warm. While it may be a result of autonomic dysreflexia I am skeptical because my blood pressure is only sometimes elevated above 150 and regardless of how high it becomes I can stop the sweating by lying down and, as I learned only six years ago when getting my first tilting wheelchair, by tilting it nearly fully.
However, because I become even more depressed when having to lie down before 10 or 11 PM or remaining fully tilted, as I can barely engage in any activity other than listening to the radio or watching television, I endure the misery of sweating in front of a table mounted heater fan. This month I've been doing so virtually every day from late morning until getting into bed at 10 or 11 PM. I have mentioned the problem in years past to two physiatrists but not received a helpful response. Any thoughts?