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Old 09-13-2002, 08:34 PM   #1
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Question excessive sweating

Hello, I have posted a message on the thyroid page, but thought I would try here too. I have excessive sweat. Although I think the only place on my body that doesn't sweat it my hands. I am a New RN grad and to start my orientation this next week. I am soo embrassed of my sweating. I sweat a lot. When I look a the thermostats in the patients room it says like 60 or 70 (I live in Hawaii!) everyone else is cold except me! I have to bring an extra change of clothes with me to work. I actually sweat through my scub outfits. so it is like I have to buy 2 of every outfit. It is not too professional to walk into a patients room sweating sooo much! And help out there? anyone else suffer from this? any ideas on what it is, or what I should do about it. I do have a dr appointment next week to try and figure this out, but with more questions I go in with the better! thanks so much!

 
Old 09-13-2002, 09:58 PM   #2
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Bear44,
I know exactly how you feel!!! I suffer from excessive sweat as well. It's called hyperhydrosis. I sweat almost everywhere. I have facial sweat, scalp sweat, back sweat, chest sweat, even leg sweat! The only place I don't sweat is my hands and my armpits because I use anti-perspirant/deodarant. One time it was so weird, it actually reversed! My hands started to sweat but no where else in my body. My sweating is so bad! It gets to the point where I avoid some social situations. One time I had a job interview at a temp agency. When I put on the shirt and tie, I started to sweat. My shirt was completely drenched before I even left the house! It looked like I took a shower with my clothes on. I figure maybe I'll stop sweating on the way there. I finally did stop sweating about halfway there but when my shirt dried up it was a mess. All wrinkled and funky looking! So I had to turn around and go home. I never made it to the interview. Another time I went to turn in an application at a hospital for a position in the dietary department. They gave me an impromptu interview with 4 of my supperiors in the same sitting right there and then. I was horrified! Imagine being stared at by four of your supperiors while you're sweating like an ice cube in the middle of the desert. I mean you can see it in their eyes, the look of awe of how much this kid can sweat. Sheeesh! It was one of the most embarrassing moments of my life!
Just to walk across campus I'm already drenched by the time I get to where I have to get going. I was talking to this one girl about my problem and she wished she had the samething. She says, "it's to release toxins from your body" or whatever! And all she gets is this glow about her. I would trade your problem for mine anyday lady! hehehehehe!

I've notice that my sweating has gotten worse as I get older. Do you? I'm afraid I'll be sweating still even if I was in the Artic! Do you workout as well? I notice that my sweating started when I started to workout religously, going to the gym almost everyday. They say that sweating is a result of growth hormone release due to working out and increase protein intake. But to sweat this much?
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Old 09-14-2002, 10:08 AM   #3
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Since you're both in healthcare, thought you might be interested in this clinical trials study on primary hyperhidrosis:
[url="http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct/gui/show/NCT00004480;jsessionid=50E080BB170034237 8E592AA0E214189?order=1"]http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct/gui/show/NCT00004480;jsessionid=50E080BB170034237 8E592AA0E214189?order=1[/url]

 
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