Lately, I've been having a problem with right side sweating and cold feeling, and I'm unsure of the cause. It probably is a response to pressure on a small red area (not open) on the side of my right
foot (I guess it would be painful to a person with normal sensation, so I get a dysreflexive response, but there is no blood pressure rise along with the sweating - BP laying down actually was lower than normal at 73/42 in one arm and 76/43 in the other, with no lightheadedness two nights ago while sweating, and all other possible causes of autonomic dysreflexia were ruled out.) Last night, though, after I went to bed, the right side sweating began again, with nothing but the sheet touching the red area of the foot,
which is covered, and continued for half the night, which turned out to be another of my sleepless nights. The sweating isn't profuse - sometimes it's just the cold feeling with next to no perspiration, then the perspiration might increase, then decrease again. Today, I'm wearing a loose sock on my right foot, and my shoe is loose, and there's been no sweating, save for my "normal" sweating when the bladder voided. It is interesting that the sweating is only one sided, and that it's so easy for me to tell a difference between the two sides of my body above the level of injury.
Could such a situation result from internal pain in an area I can't feel, such as from a pinched nerve resulting from the scoliosis, or the portion of the pain caused by my bone-rubbing scapulas that I don't feel? Or even from abdominal gas?
On another note, 3 x 100 mg. Lyrica plus 20 mg. Elavil is having no effect on my pains, but is affecting my gut - it's growing. I don't need that.