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    Hello all. I have asked this question on various forums and have yet to get an answer. During the past year I started to feel horrible and run down to the current condition I am in now and have been since January of feeling very tired, run down with brain fog, and no energy and absolutely no libido. I have cut back my exercise to lifting heavy 3 times a week and that's all. Also, I have lost my ability to sweat. No matter how hot I get, I can't produce even a single drop of perspiration. I work construction part-time and built a deck this summer in 110 degree heat for a week. The two guys I were working with were drenched for the entire 10 hours we were working and couldn't believe I couldn't produce even one drop of sweat.

    I am only 30 years old, but I feel like I am 75 or 80 years old honestly. I know I have a serious underlying medical problem, but the two doctors I have went to had no idea what was causing this (which didn't surprise me as they don't seem to know much outside the basics). Any suggestions as to why I can no longer sweat and how I might go about starting to treat it? Thanks

  • #2
    Hypothyroid? Iodine deficiency? Chronic dehydration?

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    • #3
      Kind of sounds like this

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anhidrosis/DS01050

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      • #4
        how much water do you drink a day?
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        Slipped from Christmas-New Years
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        • #5
          You should go see your doc ASAP! Not being able to cool your body is potentially life-threatening.
          Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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          • #6
            You could do worse than check out Jack Kruse and his leptin reset. Inability to sweat and loss of libido are both signs of leptin resistance
            Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

            Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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            • #7
              Dysautonomia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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              • #8
                My thoughts exactly, but there's not much you can do for this condition.

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                • #9
                  I had the same thing until I upped my carbs significantly. Turns out my body doesn't like low carb. I'm up to 150 g a day but YMMV.
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                  • #10
                    In my opinion you're severely overtrained and the symptoms you describe do sound like a form of hypogonadism, testosterone deficiency.
                    Honestly, I experienced that (for different reasons) and you should get your sexual hormones checked.
                    Young self-caring Paleo-eater from France.
                    (So please forgive the strange way I tend to express myself in your beautiful language )

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for all the replies. Yes I got my hormones checked and my T3 was low and my TSH was too high. I also had low testosterone. But even when I talked with a few "specialists" they didn't think it was related. I find it hard to believe that it was not related

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jo View Post
                        I had the same thing until I upped my carbs significantly. Turns out my body doesn't like low carb. I'm up to 150 g a day but YMMV.
                        Were you not able to sweat at all then you upped your carbs and you were able to sweat again? Or did you just have decreased sweating?

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                        • #13
                          You CAN'T feel and look good with messed up sex hormones and thyroid hormones.
                          It's a HUGE issue imo and I urge you to go to a TRT clinic of some sort.
                          Young self-caring Paleo-eater from France.
                          (So please forgive the strange way I tend to express myself in your beautiful language )

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bennyha View Post
                            Were you not able to sweat at all then you upped your carbs and you were able to sweat again? Or did you just have decreased sweating?
                            I wasn't sweating at all. I remember having a sauna and I sweated a little bit, but not as much as I should have been. Also not sweating much at the gym. I'm sweating more now, although not as much as when I was younger. It's hard to identify clear times because I didn't notice the lack of sweating for a while because I was living in a cold country!
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                            • #15
                              Could it be a simple sodium deficiency? You will not sweat unless you have enough sodium in your system. Your other symptoms seem to match the description of too little salt, and many people stops getting enough of it once they start to follow a diet low in refined foods.

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