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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by Josephine, Apr 6, 2009.

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  1. Josephine

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    So now I have a question for all of you!

    I've noticed that after a shower, I experience a short period of excessive sweating but it's just confined to my hairline. It's odd, isn't it? I realise this is a symptom of exhaustion or exertion, but never thought it would be so clearly defined. It really is just my hairline - forehead literally runs, also behind ears, back of neck with hair all wet. I have to have a small towel handy to mop up. It lasts about 5-10 mins and then it's gone!

    Anyone else suffer anything similar?
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    Yes indeed Jo,
    Just thought it was the meds. And after a few weeks it passed. Now it is not every day.
    ^i^
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    Jo,
    I would go from having extreme chills to having sweat roll down my face. I think it was the drugs. Plus, as you pointed out to us, our bodies are putting energy into healing the wound. We place more on it when we are up and about...which means more sweating!!
    Just a thought.
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    Jo!!!! Just don't get stuck alone in an elevator with Doug!!! :)
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    I experience the same thing. I just figured something was screwing up hormones and bringing on a hot flash. It's really annoying when you just got clean and fresh!
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    Well, quite! I look forward to coming down all fresh as a daisy and sit here with a fan, mopping myself all over! Suppose I should be glad it's only confined to that area.

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    That's for sure! It could be a very embrassing situation is
    The sweat poured out of other orifices!! Its the reaction of your meds making your body
    "Sweat it out!". This has something to do with the electo magnetic pull we were discussing earlier
    To the scale! :) :)
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    Personally, I think the head thing is the worst!! It makes my hair frizz.
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    Nope--you're weird! :)
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    Oh gee - thanks, Gretchen!
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    Oh Gretchen! You're Baaaaaaaaaad!!!! :)
    Jo's on medication!!!!!!! :)
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    Gosh I had forgotten the sweats. Like Linda I thought I was having a flash-back to change of life days, although if you think this surgery wasn't life changing you are in for a shock. I don't even remember when it stopped but thank heavens it did stop so don't worry too much about it Jo.

    I liked the advice to stay out of elevators with Doug, that would really look bad, huh?

    Rowdy
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    I remember having to lay down in bed for a few minutes after getting out ot the shower as it was too exhausting. Don't kknow if I sweat of not.
    judy
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    Much better today. Funny how that happens, things really pronounced and then you mention them to someone and - poof - they're gone! One of life's little mysteries!
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    Jo, the time of your post says 4 am. Are you up and about that early?

    I just sweated period but as you said I would be exhausted after taking a shower but it felt so good the few minutes it lasted!!! At 55 I think my problem is medication plus menopause knocking at the door. My hair which use to be so thick it took two days to completely dry now drys in minutes and I can see my scalp. So ,when I sweat it is an odd feeling when the sweat runs on my scalp and there's not enough hair to absorb it. lol but sad about the hair loss!!!

    SO glad you are feeling better!!
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    When you registered, you were asked to choose your time zone and this set the forum so all the date stamps show your time. For me the date stamp says 1:14pm which is what it was. Guess you must be in PST?
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    Jo -- I think I experienced changes almost daily; it was a very quick progression in the first 4 or 5 weeks. then it slows down But you really hit so many milestones those first weeks. After the progress gets incremental you sort of wish you could have that growth spurt again -- but on the other hand I would want to give up my (now) incredible mobility. MY new knee feels like it did 20 years ago. It will take many months to get the muscles any where near those in my left (unoperated) leg but that's OK. It works just fine now and you sound like your progress is on steroids too!! Enjoy it!
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    I used to get the sweats occasionally during recovery. I chalked it up to blood pressure rise maybe caused by anxiety when doing something touchy like getting out of the shower or up from a chair too quickly.
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