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harry4
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   Posted 3/23/2007 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
heavy sweating can be caused by anxiety, resulting in fear of sweating spoiling social  events
beta blocker meds as needed should reduce it
 
wear clothing that breathes, try to suck air thru the cloth, remembering  that some new clothes have size or starch in the cloth
 
avod cloth that shows sweat stains,use light colors   clothing made from towelling can be got, also wear a hat made from towelling as this soaks up sweat from forehead and can be used to mop the brow, dont allow sweat to run into your eyes as it stings badly
 
reducing stress and anxiety will obviously reduce the sweating, antiperspirant liquids help
in extreme cases sweat glands  can be treated with surgery or botox injections
 
lots of info and sweating cures on the net
 
seems partly inherited, I, my brother and sisters boy all sweat too much from the forehead
 
avoid hot spicy food and sauces as these often cause sweating
 
try to avoid sitting on vynil uppolstry which often doesnt breathe and promotes sweating
 
any comments or suggestions??
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debaser
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   Posted 3/23/2007 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
A GI prescribed me a pill called "rodinul" once, and one of its uses was actually to keep people from sweating so much. I never took it because I was afraid of it, like I am of every pill.

But if somebody has that problem a lot, I guess it's an option.

My advice is probably silly, but if you're sweating in an awkward situation, try to look as happy as possible. That way people will probably notice a smile before anything else.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/23/2007 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
THANKS Harry for your input as always
LYN

BTW could you email me at your convenience I have a couple of questions
LYN
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PianoMan
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   Posted 3/23/2007 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Though my teens and into adulthood I was a heavy sweater -- palms, pits and feet.  It was brutal and it was all related to anxiety.
 
There is a company called General Medical Company in Los Angeles that makes a product called Drionic.  It's not overly comforable, but it's a 30-minute therapy (per day) for about a week or 10 days, where your hands get zapped electronically.  It literally seals the pores in your hands.  it was a miracle for me back in the '80s.  In fact, when my hands stopped sweatng, so did my underarms and feet, which confirmed my belief that my sweating was 100 percent related to anxiety.  I hadn't used my Drionic for years until last year when I had the spike from hell in anxiety and started sweating like crazy again.  The anxiety is still here, but the sweating is gone.
 
Now in my '50s, I am beginning to seek ways to deal wth the anxiety that has stood in my way and made my life miserable at times, since my teens.  The fear of public speaking; the inability to eat on a date; the fear of confinement or losing control -- it has been unbelievable.  I look forward to learning more here.
 
(A postscript -- Drionic also makes the same device for underarms and feet -- I just used the one for the hands.  Again, a lot of people find it uncomfortable, but I found it worth the effort to get rid of the sweating.)

Post Edited (PianoMan) : 3/23/2007 6:32:12 PM (GMT-6)


Twiggygal
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   Posted 3/24/2007 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I wake up sometimes several times in a night just sweating to death.

I always wear tank tops and have never worn sweaters. I'll wear an over shirt, but typically I sweat so bad that I get sweat stains in the pits.

There is a deodarant that was once prescription and now is otc (over the counter), I have yet to purchase it; but it's called Certain or CertainDry I believe. One of the two. But it works wonders for sweating.

I sweat heavily when I am panicky. I tend to wear light clothes (tank top, jeans) and then layer for the appropriate weather. (cute sweaters or over shirts) This way if I start sweating from being panicky; I can remove the layers easily without feeling constricted. (MANY OF TIMES LOL have I gone into Target or Walmart and put the layers in the cart because I was sweating and hot and panicky)

If I am just wearing a heavy sweater and I panick... the sweating and feeling of faintness tends to seem unbearable.

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