I often have my hands feel clammy while I am using my vest for airway clearance. In fact, at times it is really annoying. But I don't have it any other time. I never thought it would be related to CF. It just didn't occur to me. Perhaps my coughing stimulates my thyroid to produce the clammy feeling I get. Weird.
Another possible cause may or may not apply to you, but I have CF and also take medicine for anxiety. My guess is there are many CFers who have anxiety or depression (and many of the same drugs are used for both). I found that some of the anxiety medicines are well known to cause night sweats. So if you are also taking a med like that, it could be your cause. I finally found a few medicines that controlled my anxiety without causing night sweats (Pristiq). Also, I found that I also often felt cold when I went to bed and really bundled up with heavy pajama pants and shirts. But I found by accident that wearing such heavy nightclothes was increasing my sweat problem. So I started wearing less at night and I still felt just as warm as when I bundled up. Don't know if this resonates with you or anyone else, but just a thought.
Thank you for answering one of MY mysteries. For several years (4) I have been increasingly intolerant of heat, in particular being outside in the sun on a day 70°F or more. My doctors speculate that I just can't cool through sweating, or similar answers, but it doesn't fit.
If I sit down in the sun, or behind a shade, on a nice day, I will have a very high fever in 20 minutes or so. The magic number is around 103°F and I'm nauseous and dizzy, and headed inside. Despite my pancreas being declared "very dead" I am on the low end of prediabetic. My inability to keep cool in the sun may have been answered.
I am 62 petite female ht 5'wt abt 102/105 yet I as well get night sweats, sometimes stripping off my top as it is stuck to me - hv had MAC since the late 90's only treated with the cocktail once - also colonize MERSA - Printer I never thought that the MAC could be the problem, thought more my age and hormonal, and in addition what ever new issue's popping up as I age and there are many, assoc. with different organs. I keep saying what is next? Last bone density test lost another 3/4pct. in spine and left hip. I was suppossed to follow up with a doctor for pre-osteoporosis - but I did not and said not another doctor I know that may be a foolish decision, I just have reached my limit on doctor's - issues - medications. I also cannot be out in the heat I get immediate headaches and nausea. The way I figure it out I only go out of the house 4-5 mts. a year. Living in NY I love the Spring and Fall but unfortunately those are usually my IV months as I tend to get infections with change of seasons. But I as well bound back like a rubber band, as the doctor refers, and I'm not sure why? I always try to keep a postive attitude which I feel has helped alot. Out of 4 children I was the only one dealt this deck of cards. Take Care - Be Well / Pat