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Old 03-02-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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hey you guys.

Alright, hi, im new to this site. i was searching around the net to find somewhere where i can get some advise/solutions/answers.
to start off, im 19, male, 185lbs, and 6'3". i dont know if that matter.

my problem is that I sweat to much..

now i know its a common problem, but here are the situations where i sweat the most.

1) on the basketball court, obviously i will sweat, but i will sweat everywhere, my legs, feet, arms, hands, neck. I keep up with every one else, i try not to over work myself.

2) In situations where i feel trapped, like in church. I always hated shaking hands when the time came. But before the time to shake hands come, my hands are fine. Than i start thinking about the hand shaking part. Then i am in a loop where i keep thinking of me sweating, where i will sweat a lot more. so much that when i get up from the wooden pews, i sometimes leave sweat marks. its horrible.

3) This isn't as bad as high school, but in college also, same problem, when ever i think of my hands, like when im writing a paper, i sweat more and increases as i think of it more. But not as bad as in high school, because professors aren't as strict as high school teachers when you feel like leaving the class for a bit.

I can't prevent thinking of sweating. I can't go a day without sweating. or thinking of sweat.

Now my question to you is, "Are these anxiety attacks? and how can i be helped?"

Thank you

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Old 03-03-2009, 02:29 PM   #2
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Re: hey you guys.

you may have hit the nail on the head with the anxiety answer, BUT, there are other causes for excessive sweating.
Have you mentioned it to a doctor? I suggest you get an appointment. It can be caused by a thyroid problem.
There are cures and treatments for it if it is caused by a physical problem. If it is a panic or anxiety problem, there are meds for that too.
Do a search for Hyperhidrosis
look for causes and treatments.

 
Old 03-03-2009, 05:01 PM   #3
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Re: hey you guys.

You can ask your doctor to prescribe an anticholinergic such as Ditropan or Robinul (these are bladder control meds). They will help control the full body sweating but the side effects such as dry mouth/dry eyes may be worse than the original problem.

For your hands, try a product called Dehydral Cream. The best thing for sweaty hands is to use iontophoresis machines. You have to place your hands in pans of water and get mild electrical shocks. It's inconvenient to use but it does work.

If you do a search on hyperhidrosis cures, please do not consider a sympathectomy (ETS). You will see that most often promoted by surgeons as a "cure" but the side effects can be devastating.

I have been on an anti anxiety (amitriptylene) for many years and it keeps my hands dry. It can take six weeks to get into your system and you have to be careful about using alcohol, cold meds, etc. But it does work for me.

 
Old 03-03-2009, 08:42 PM   #4
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Re: hey you guys.

thanks so much u guys.

 
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