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    I put a towel down on my bed with pad below it. Much easier to change the towel then the sheets

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    While in rehab, got the sweats like you described and soaked the bed every night. At night they gave me a pill used for high blood pressure,, but one of the side effects was it stop the sweats..

    Do not remember what it was called but it worked and I stop sweating probably six months after I left rehab.

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    You got a lot of good information above. Not much else to add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keps View Post
    Are you out there?
    I sweat like a pig when on my touchy feet. Tight clothing, bladder and
    bowels are the other triggers. Have low down gliosis/myelomalacia
    at T12 and T10 (both well below T6), but have lost just pressure
    sensation in left hand and warmth on the abdomen. (Dissociated
    sensation changes.) MRI shows no new spinal cord insult. Neurologist
    detected spaz in the left hand and so ordered brain and upper spinal cord
    MRI. Then did T10 and T12 again to compare. The neurologist has sent me
    back to GP to watch. Shrunken side of pons probably from SCI and some
    white matter changes in the brain so will cut from aspirin to
    nadroparin calcium and stop for just one day before any surgery. Have
    atrial septal defect so stopping aspirin for 4 days as per urologists
    request is very bad so will now stop nadroparin calcium for just one
    day. The radiologist did not note pons, but it is the only thing that could
    affect my left hand. Other parts related to left hand in the brain are okay.

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    I don't have anything to add to what may be contributing to the sweating problems you are having.

    But, your post tweaked my interest in the expression "sweating like a pig." Here is what I found on the internet as an explanation for the expression.

    Pigs don't sweat much, so they wallow in the mud to cool off their bodies. So how did the English language expression "sweating like a pig" develop? It's actually a reference to pig iron, which is form of iron smelting:

    When pig iron is originally created from iron ore, the smelter needs to heat the ore to extreme temperatures, and then move the liquid metal into the mold. Until the liquid cools, it can't be safely moved, as the extremely hot metal is liable to spill, burning whatever it comes in contact with.

    How does the smelter know when the metal is cool enough to transport? When the "pigs" "sweat." As the metal cools, the air around it reaches the dew point, causing droplets to form on the metal's surface.

    Not at all helpful, I know, but an interesting factoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    Pigs don't sweat much, so they wallow in the mud to cool off their bodies.
    Sand is not as good as mud. In the Caribbean, they go for a swim and bite the odd limey physicist.

    So it is sweat like an iron pig.

    The pig-ape hybrid? sweats.
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