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Review: could Rheumatoid arthritis cause Sweating - excessive (Hyperhidrosis)?

We study 200,061 people who have Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,239 have Sweating - excessive (Hyperhidrosis). 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) (latest reports from 307,554 patients) can be treated by Methotrexate, Methotrexate Sodium, Enbrel, Prednisone, Humira, Plaquenil.

Sweating - excessive

Sweating - excessive (abnormally increased sweating) (latest reports from 297,886 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety, high blood cholesterol.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 200,048 people who have rheumatoid arthritis are studied. Among them, 1,239 (0.62%) have Sweating - Excessive.

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%13.02%39.52%37.67%

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 (3 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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