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So I was just wondering if anyone else with SA also sweats ALOT? I pretty much sweat whenever I leave the house and it's so embarassing because I get the underarm sweat stains and as a female, it's not cool. I always feel like people are staring at me, which makes me sweat even more. I hate it! I could be sitting in class and know I have the wet spots on my shirt, and I hear someone laugh or even talk, and I think that they're laughing and staring at me or something ridiculous like that! It happens in the winter too, but I prefer it then because I can layer my clothes so no one can see. Does this happen to others? How do you guys deal with it if it does? ...
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I sweat on my face a lot. It has to do with SA and because of my fatness. I could be nice and comfortable in a store, but once I see more and more people go in, I start to sweat. In high school, I would ignore any homework that had to do with reading out loud or presentations. I would also get to class early because I would start to sweat once all eyes are on me if I'm late. I would rather skip class than to be 2 minutes late.
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Try a perscription strength antipersiprant, it was the only thing that worked for me.

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So I was just wondering if anyone else with SA also sweats ALOT? I pretty much sweat whenever I leave the house and it's so embarassing because I get the underarm sweat stains and as a female, it's not cool. I always feel like people are staring at me, which makes me sweat even more. I hate it! I could be sitting in class and know I have the wet spots on my shirt, and I hear someone laugh or even talk, and I think that they're laughing and staring at me or something ridiculous like that! It happens in the winter too, but I prefer it then because I can layer my clothes so no one can see. Does this happen to others? How do you guys deal with it if it does? ...
Hey . I sweat a lot too. I have had the ets surgery. i wrote a thread in secondary disorders a bit ago called hyperhidrosis/ets surgery. I would love to get to know you better. I'm going to add you as a friend.
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I have this too. I've just started wearing dark colored shirts, but it was really bad in high school and I didn't do anything about it, so I worried all the time, which made me sweat more, etc. It sucked. I still haven't figured out what to do about it.
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there are RX drugs out there that treat this condition rather well, i've also heard of botox as a good treatment depending on location. I personally have rather bad facial sweating when i'm anxious, sooo, i started rubbing in normal anti-perspiration under my makeup and it's doing wonders.

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I have never been able to tolerant excessive heat! Infact tonight I went out with a friend to play mini golf and was sweating horribly it was 90 plus today but still very embarrassing none the less. And of course this made my anxiety much worse .
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I use driclor, it is a clinical antiperspirant which I can be bought at any pharmacy, it works wonders for me.
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Take very cold showers, it closes up you pores.
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I used to get this. It had nothing to do with the weather, or whether I was nervous or not, it was just a lot, every day. And it was so embarrassing, not being able to raise my arms EVER.

I agree with jyder, try Driclor. I have been using it for two years, and (this sounds lame) but it has changed my life. You use it every night for a week or so, and eventually, you only need to apply it once a week, if that. I'm not sure what it does, but it does it well! I would highly recommend it, as it was the only thing that worked for me Google it and read some reviews/experiences.

ETA: I should add, I am in Australia, and I'm not sure if it's sold in the US... :S If not, I'm sure your doctor could recommend something similar.

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I have that same problem. Everything you mentioned happens to me also. It sucks not being able to wear lighter clothes.
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I had this problem from puberty up through my mid-20s, then it stopped. So maybe you'll grow out of it.

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So I was just wondering if anyone else with SA also sweats ALOT? I pretty much sweat whenever I leave the house and it's so embarassing because I get the underarm sweat stains and as a female, it's not cool. I always feel like people are staring at me, which makes me sweat even more. I hate it! I could be sitting in class and know I have the wet spots on my shirt, and I hear someone laugh or even talk, and I think that they're laughing and staring at me or something ridiculous like that! It happens in the winter too, but I prefer it then because I can layer my clothes so no one can see. Does this happen to others? How do you guys deal with it if it does? ...

I have a condition called Hyperhydrosis, my hands sweat (very embarrassing meeting people and shaking hands) my feet sweat (can not wear open shoes) underarms sweat (I am restricted as to what I can wear) My face also sweats if I am extremely nervous.. I had an appointment to get botox injections (may help), but then a hurricane came the same day as my appointment and then I never found the courage to reschedule! You can go to your dermatologist and they will give you a prescription for a antiperspirant and if that doesn't work they will probably suggest botox injections.
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Yes, yes, and yes. I have the exact same problem. I sweat excessively. This sweat is one of the main reasons that I cannot hide my SA. I sweat just walking or whenever I'm in a uncomfortable situation. Ways that I cope with underarm sweat, I by these tshirts that have underarm pads, they are less likely to sweat through to your shirt when used. The bad thing is that they cost about 15 each online. Also I started drinking SAGE tea, which is said to help check excessive sweating. Hope this has helped you.
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My excessive sweating is one of the main reasons that I cannot hide my SA. For underarm sweat I order these tshirts online that have underarm pads for excessive sweat. The bad part is that the cost around 15 dollars each. Also I drink SAGE tea, which is said to check excessive sweating. Hope this helps.
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Yeah, it's pretty embarrassing, since i'm a girl, and everyone thinks that girls shouldn't sweat. I wear deoderant and everything, but minutes after, I get stains under my arms, which is also really embarrassing. I've tried everything but nothing has worked.
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Everyone use hypercare. It's really itchy after you put it on for about 2 hours but it's worth it. You only need to use it like every 3-4 days. I started using it and my pits are completely dry! I used to wear 2 shirts and people could still see my wet armpits. BTW, it requires a prescription.
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Yea, i take cold showers everyday (well cool) and also wash with baking soda which helps too. Edrapa I do too, it's called kleinerts, the site i get them. they have this patented formula which repels sweat from goin through with cotton shirts, they have helped a lot. I used to drink sage tea but stopped because it would make me hot. I take magnesium which i have heard can make you sweat throuygh having a deficientcy. (As you can tell, I've done a lot of googling lol) But most importantly, once my anxiety/panic dropped, so did my sweating. I would recommend from personal experience that tackling the anxiety makes the biggest difference .
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I have that problem.. sometimes because of the weather or moving (I walk fast, so that might cause sweating) but I can get sweaty underarms from just sitting there... maybe I'm getting nervous and I don't realize it (getting lost in thought and worry :/). Whatever the reason, it sucks when it ruins my makeup.
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Same here. It's bad enough suffering internally with SA without it having to manifest outwordly. Most of the time I just have to remember to show up early so I' not rushing around which makes it worse. I remember literally dripping on the table during a job interview. Didn't get it for some reason...

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