I did have night sweats a couple times during my 14 month treatment with Gemzar.It was not the drenching type ;it started from the chest,it was wet and all I did was change my undershirt and went back to sleep. I could not recall whether it was a hot summer nite or in winter.
A study involved 36 outpatients who had GI reflux symptoms reported having night sweats;80% of the the 24 patients had frequent night sweats reported having GI reflux symptoms .With appropriate treatment for the GI reflux,all had relief of night sweats. However it may not be easy to generalize these results due to possible bias.
Another study conducted in 100 hospice patients with cancer,16 reported sweating,mostly occur at night;sweating did not correlate with tumor type,pain, or medication use.
Malignancy(soliod tumors and lymphoma etc), infection (tuberculosis, HIV, endocarditis),medications(OTC medications such as tylenol,advil,Aleve and migraine medications such as Zomag and Imitrex and Maxalt;blood pressure pills like diltiazem,Tizac -those calcium channel blockers and beta blockers like propranol,metoprolol and atenolol),endocrine causes(thyroid,diabetic) ,neurologic disease,menopause and idiopathic hyperhidrosis are possible causes and diagnosis for night sweat.
Your family doctor diagnosis of paresthesia (lost of sensation)was correct. she should regain feeling with no trouble if the diagnosis is correct.
Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.