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How long did you experience night sweats before you were diagnosed?

How long did you experience night sweats before you were diagnosed with blood cancer?

  1. Hey, . I was hoping someone would chime in with their personal experience. However, as a moderator I have seen other community members state a few weeks to months. They were also severely fatigued along with this. Are you experiencing night sweats? Warmly, Shayla (Blood-Cancer.com, Team Member)

    1. Thank you for your response. Yes, drenching night sweats that soak through my sheets and clothing every single night.

  2. Hi nzm89. Prior to my CML diagnosis I experienced night sweats for about a year and a half along with unexplained bruising, fatigue and recurring infections. After I started daily oral chemo the bruising and recurring infections subsided, but the night sweats and chills still remain. It's not something that has ended and I've learned to accept and cope wit it.

    1. Hi nzm89. Prior to my CML diagnosis I experienced night sweats for about a year and a half along with unexplained bruising, fatigue and recurring infections. After I started daily oral chemo the bruising and recurring infections subsided, but the night sweats and chills still remain. It's not something that has ended and I've learned to accept and cope wit it. I dress in layers, I have fans in my bedroom and I carry a water bottle with me. Have you had this experience too? I would love to hear from you. Sincerely, Paula

      1. I forgot to add that I've had a loss of appetite for a long time too. It's gotten worse though. I don't get hungry all day long. I have to force myself to eat something.

      2. Wow! You've been dealing with so much! I can see why you're primary physician would recommend follow up by a specialist. These symptoms must be really inhibiting how you function daily! My family doctor had been following my symptoms and had taken routine blood-work every two weeks for several months before we had an answer. My family doctor said that it was like finding a needle in a haystack and at that point I was entering a blast phase of CML. Not a good thing at all. The earlier detection the better the outcome. I experienced appetite loss as well, but ! was still gaining weight. It was this strange water retention that I still suffer with the chemo. Low grade fevers were common with me too. My body just wasn't doing well fighting off infections, so fevers recurred often. I hope you are able to follow up on your doctor's recommendation soon. A specialist is able to order specialized blood-work that can sometimes lead to early diagnosis. These are such complicated times and you are worth the extra attention to get these symptoms dealt with. Like you, I reached out and did some research of my own. These symptoms can make a person feel crazy! You are not alone though. Feel free to check back again. I'd like to know how it's going. Sending virtual hugs. Sincerely, Paula.

    2. Yes I had bad night sweats. Probably for 2 months every night.

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