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I have a mild case of anxiety. In fact, I think it's more psychological than ever.

But the thing that bothers me, is the sweating I get when I feel embarassed. I would like to try medication, just sometimes.

Has it worked for you folks? I am in the USA and have insurance. I don't want to be dependant on it, maybe take them if I need them.

Should I see my regular doctor? Who shall I see? I feel a bit embarrassed going to a new doctor. Would like to talk to my doctor first perhaps?
 

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Yes, see your regular doctor first. There's a good chance your insurance requires a referral anyways. Your doctor will be able to direct you to a further course of action if needed.

If it's just mild, as you put it, it's very unlikely you'll be given a medication that can cause serious dependence anyways, so don't worry about it.
 

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What do you mean? Can my doctor prescribe it?

Was looking for input as to what drugs are available.

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What do you mean? Can my doctor prescribe it?

Was looking for input as to what drugs are available.

Thanks.
Yes, your doctor will be able to prescribe anything that could possibly help it, but he may still prefer to refer you to a specialist.

As for what meds are available, there's a lot of possibilities, depending on whether or not the doctor feels the sweating is a result of anxiety...

prescription antiperspirants
anti-cholinergics
Botox
beta blockers
buspirone
SSRIs
benzodiazepines (extremely unlikely to the point that I don't even know why I'm listing it)

There are just way too many possibilities to list... I'm not sure what kind of specific information you're looking for, but your doctor can help narrow it down for you and answer any questions you might have
 

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Yes, your doctor will be able to prescribe anything that could possibly help it, but he may still prefer to refer you to a specialist.

As for what meds are available, there's a lot of possibilities, depending on whether or not the doctor feels the sweating is a result of anxiety...

prescription antiperspirants
anti-cholinergics
Botox
beta blockers
buspirone
SSRIs
benzodiazepines (extremely unlikely to the point that I don't even know why I'm listing it)

There are just way too many possibilities to list... I'm not sure what kind of specific information you're looking for, but your doctor can help narrow it down for you and answer any questions you might have
I do have anxiety, but not to a point where it has caused panic attacks. I do worry more than usual. I could say these are all part of my personalities. People who don't know me, couldn't even tell.

I'm trying to seek some prescription drugs (oral intake) that can reduce sweating, especially during embarrassing situations, or if I need to take them. I know a lot of these are natural reactions, but I know myself best and am wanting to see my options. I am in a highly stressed job, so I thought perhaps.

I've tried googling, but haven't had much results. Any brand or specifics. I'm not looking for surgery, or injections. Most of all, would these be covered under my insurance?
 

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I sweat like crazy, Probably why I wear alot of dark clothes and hats... Obviously in a work situation, or school, you might not be able to get away with that... But in a social settings, works wonders =P...... Anxiety can trigger sweat, and sweating can trigger more anxiety, which sucks... I'm on medication now, and my sweating is alot better, but I think I just naturally sweat more, so when I play sports or I'm being active I just sweat like crazy, nothing I can do about that..... I hear Beta-blockers work pretty good....... good luck
 

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Buspar
5-Htp
Tryptophan

Any of these taken on a daily basis would help. Im not too crazy about the idea of relying on a "as needed" med.

Of course running would help too. Run 3-5 miles and see how much anxiety you have afterwards.
 

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If I were you I'd try out a strong antiperspirant like 'speedstick 24/7' first before I delved into medications.
SECOND that one. Degree is a great antiperspirant also, although if you're sweating all over an antiperspirant won't help.

Beta blockers would definitely take away the physical symptoms of anxiety VERY WELL, but when I use Propranolol sometimes I get this weird 'cold sweat' type of feeling, and the sweating doesn't go away. IDK, just something to think about before going the beta blocker route.
 

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I sweat like crazy, Probably why I wear alot of dark clothes and hats... Obviously in a work situation, or school, you might not be able to get away with that... But in a social settings, works wonders =P...... Anxiety can trigger sweat, and sweating can trigger more anxiety, which sucks... I'm on medication now, and my sweating is alot better, but I think I just naturally sweat more, so when I play sports or I'm being active I just sweat like crazy, nothing I can do about that..... I hear Beta-blockers work pretty good....... good luck
Know of any brands?
 

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SECOND that one. Degree is a great antiperspirant also, although if you're sweating all over an antiperspirant won't help.

Beta blockers would definitely take away the physical symptoms of anxiety VERY WELL, but when I use Propranolol sometimes I get this weird 'cold sweat' type of feeling, and the sweating doesn't go away. IDK, just something to think about before going the beta blocker route.
So you folks think I should seek a 'beta' blocker? I know sweating is a natural reaction, but I tend to get it easier in embarrassing situations. I know it's natural but want to seek an option.

My body sweats, but no crazy. Mostly my head and forhead.
 

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The only type of drugs I can see that will stop the sweating are CNS depressants or things that really lower the heart rate and make the fight/flight responses calm down significantly (alcohol, oxycontin, xanax, some beta blockers, etc)
 

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I've made the appointment for Saturday, so I'll see how it goes.

I'll mention all that.
 
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