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Suggest treatment for excessive sweating followed by cold and shivering

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Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

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Posted on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 in Elderly Problems
Question: I have had several occasions when I sweat excessively but feel cold and cannot control shivering. I also have a sharp pain in between my shoulder blades that persists for days but varies in severity. The two don't always occur together
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Answered by Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
More history and investigations report necessary.

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Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for asking.
I am Dr. Prakash HM and I will be answering your query.

Looking at your query and clinical symptoms, I think both may be not related.

1. Sweating and feeling cold, implies sympathetic dysfunction. However, as you do not have other symptoms like gastrointestinal hypermotility.
Do you suffer from diabetes mellitus (any tests done) or thyroid hormone abnormalities (Thyroid profile). These usually cause symptoms specifically with hypoglycemia. If you can elaborate more chronic diseases, if you have and also medications to rule out side effects, I can try to help you more.

2. The sharp pain, appears to be muscle related. Possibly due to abnormal posture. Back strengthening is necessary. You can try back exercises and proper posture.

If you can attach any tests you have and give more details regarding medical history and medication history, I will try to help you. If there were any diagnosis previously done or present treatment, do add. It will be easy to be more specific.

Any further queries, happy to help again.

Dr. Prakash HM
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