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Would you have Sweating - excessive (Hyperhidrosis) when you have Rheumatoid arthritis?





Summary: Sweating - excessive is found among people with Rheumatoid arthritis, especially people who are female, 60+ old, also have High blood pressure, and take medication Methotrexate.

We study 1,239 people who have Sweating - excessive (Hyperhidrosis) and Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) can be treated by Enbrel, Methotrexate, Methotrexate Sodium, Plaquenil, Humira, Prednisone. (latest reports from Rheumatoid Arthritis 218,505 patients)

Sweating - excessive

Sweating - excessive (abnormally increased sweating) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Sweating - excessive 42,617 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 1,239 people who have rheumatoid arthritis and Sweating - Excessive are studied.

Trend of Sweating - excessive in rheumatoid arthritis reports

Gender of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Sweating - excessive * :

FemaleMale
Sweating - excessive74.68%25.32%

Age of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Sweating - excessive * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sweating - excessive0.00%0.00%0.08%2.54%7.24%13.01%39.49%37.64%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sweating - excessive0.00%15.38%53.85%30.77%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (155 people, 12.51%)
  2. Pain (107 people, 8.64%)
  3. Depression (76 people, 6.13%)
  4. Osteoporosis (70 people, 5.65%)
  5. Vitamin supplementation (54 people, 4.36%)
  6. Anxiety (53 people, 4.28%)
  7. Fibromyalgia (49 people, 3.95%)
  8. Prophylaxis (48 people, 3.87%)
  9. Hypothyroidism (46 people, 3.71%)
  10. Diabetes mellitus (39 people, 3.15%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (671 people, 54.16%)
  2. Humira (583 people, 47.05%)
  3. Enbrel (499 people, 40.27%)
  4. Remicade (351 people, 28.33%)
  5. Folic acid (347 people, 28.01%)
  6. Prednisone (285 people, 23.00%)
  7. Arava (148 people, 11.95%)
  8. Prednisolone (119 people, 9.60%)
  9. Plaquenil (109 people, 8.80%)
  10. Omeprazole (94 people, 7.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Comments for this study:

Carol (5 months ago):

I feel your agony! I started with sweating and heat sensitivity back in my mid-40's, but it was mild then. I thought it was just my age. Years later, it became much worse and my heart went crazy. I was diagnosed with tachycardia. I was sent from one doctor to another and they all thought I had a neuroendocrine type tumor secreting high levels of norpinephrine. Years later, I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia but now, they are thinking I have RA or Psoriatic Arthritis. Before all this, another doctor thought I might have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Since then, I've learned there is a link between POTS and RA, PSA, and Fibro. I sweat for no reason. I sweat more if I just "stand," versus walking, but the worst is standing or walking or even sitting when the heat and humidity (or dewpoint) becomes high. It's a nightmare! I have to keep the house freezing cold, freeze my co-workers to death at the office. (I had a hysterectomy at age 22 so menopause has never been the culprit.) Sweat just pours out of me and all over! You might check out POTS---not that you'll ever get any relief for it!
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kaytech59 (2 years ago):

I'm a 60 yo white female, p Iost menopausal since 1995.I live outside of Chicago.I've had RA for 30 years. I'm 5'1" and wieght 190#.
I had right knee replaced 3 years ago. After this first surgery, my RA got worst and I couldn't return to work.My lower back pain got worst. Two years ago I woke up one morning and my left leg was numb. I was diagnosised with spinal stenosis and had 2 back surgeries to rebuild and fuse my back.That leg never came back.After this, I noticed I was sweating more than usual. Last year, I had my other knee replaced.I sweat as if I was going through the change again: hot liquids, walking across the room or worst, exercise! I'll be drenched completely, hair, waistband,back just dripping in sweat.I've recently had lab work, everything is normal. I stopped Cymbalta and the only other things that may cause sweating is my 10mg prednisone and 40mg Arava, daily. Is there anything I can do? I'm trying to watch my weight and possibly lose. I sweat getting dress! I need help!
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    (Asked by a 56 year old woman who has Hign Blood Pressure, Osteoporosis Postmenopausal, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and takes Methotrexate)
    I am a 56 year old female with tingling in my right shoulder blade and some tenderness. I have occasional breast discomfort in the same side and sometimes my rt. nipple feels sensitive. If I touch the area, the symptom on the nipple vanishes. at times the tingling travels into my neck and symptoms seem more noticeable in the evening. If I shower in a warm shower the symptoms will vanish for a time.. All my mammograms have been normal and never miss any but it has me very worried. I check my breasts often for lumps. From time to time it also seems like I have tenderness along the sternum on that side. I have rhematoid arthritis as well as was recently told I have osteoporosis. I had a thoracic x-ray and they can see loss of bone density and some vertebrae degeneration. Take methotrexate each week and folic acid every day....Any ideas out there???? Thanks
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