My doctor was William B. Furlong (703-516-4503). He gave me a choice of antibiotics and after my first choice failed to work, I got the other one he called next-generation antibiotics. Fortunately, that worked and except for some light arthritis on my right knee, I'm back to my foolish self.
I've read what your doctor says on his blog but I think you can get sweats like hot flashes for a number of chronic immune diseases, for example, thyroid disease, which I might have now. Basically, I'm falling apart :-)
Best wishes to a healthy new year!