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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Excessive Sweating

I have been pretty comfortable lately with not feeling nervous around people. I am pretty sociable guy and can keep a conversation going. But for some reason, all that anxiety is transferred into sweating... A lot of sweating. It occurs mainly in my palms. Is there anything I can do to reduce the amount of sweating I have? It is extremely embarrassing. I had to kindly yet awkwardly decline a handshake so they wouldn't touch my drenched hands. (It's okay. I fist-bumped them instead). What is even weirder is that the upper part of my hands are extremely dry. Like seriously?

Any advice helps. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 08:44 PM
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I'm in the same boat, aside from having Botox injections in your palms there's a few options. There are some medications that you can apply to your hands at night, I tried one but it made my hands super dry and hurt. I'm pretty sure there are pills to though I haven't tried those. Some anti-depressants can work. Let me know if you find anything that works well!

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Do you sweat anywhere else? I used to sweat really bad on the forehead to the point where it was getting into my eyes but it got better once I was given Propranolol

other option is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endosco..._sympathectomy
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Goodness, I palm sweat even when I'm relaxed. It just gets worse when I'm anxious. And my palms aren't the only place I sweat, my rear is also a victim.

I have done my research and like others have mentioned, Botox injections are the solution. But alas, all we can do is bare with it.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-24-2014, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you. I'll have to look into those solutions. But my armpits tend to sweat as well, and my forehead only gets bad if I am extremely anxious. But the only one that's become a problem would be my palms.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 05:10 AM
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bro, i had the exact same problem. I came across iontophoresis years ago in the search for a cure. I stupidly shrug it off thinking it wouldn't work. I started looking again for a cure since summer was around the corner. Came across it again and decided to give it a shot since i had nothing to lose and i had the equipment lying around to build my own. It's been 2/3 weeks now and my palms couldn't be drier!


Good luck, this WILL work.
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