In 2013 I resumed playing AFL football at the age of 32 in Perth WA. After not playing any sport for 13 years.
My symptoms occurred after medium to heavy exercise (Football Training in the evening 6-7.30pm) or late afternoon games on the weekend. Once my body starts to cool down it seems to lose control of its ability to regulate it temperature and I begin to shiver fairly intensely (Mostly when in a cool environment like in winter). I can stop the shivering by putting some warm clothes on and a doona if going to bed. But shortly after falling asleep I wake up drenched from head to toe in sweat.
My family and I lived in Darwin NT (Tropical Environment) for 3 years and played footbal during this time. I rarely had the shivering occur due to Darwin always being hot. But the sweating did occur and I would have to change my shirt up to 2 times a night. (Again after football training 6-7.30pm) and even in an environment where I could control the temperature via the air conditioner.
We are now back on Perth and after my first game last weekend I woke up that night about 3 times absolutely drenched. Clothes and bedding. The following night I continued to sweat (even after no exercise that day) but no where near as bad as the first night.
Had blood work done and everything normal
I read a lot of similararities online and interested to see if anyone had found the cause to this issue or any trials that have been performed?