Anyone have excessively sweaty underarms?

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   Posted 12/4/2007 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I swear I didn't notice this until after I got UC (or maybe it was after I had the little one). I swear no deoderant will stop the wetness. Anyone run into this? I don't even like to raise my hand b/c I am scared someone will see!
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   Posted 12/4/2007 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes! I never have B.O. or anything but I have noticed that my armpits do tend to get damp regardless of the antiperspirant. I never thought about it possibly being from the UC, or maybe it's from the meds?
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of spine from long term prednisone use

Current Meds:
40 mg Citalopram (for depression/social anxiety)
125mg Imuran
Should also be on supplements and probiotics and other UC drugs but I'm just not good at taking pills...

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   Posted 12/4/2007 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
me too. I thought it was just a genetic thing. I've changed meds so much that I doubt it's the meds in my case. I've just made peace with being a lovely, sweaty thing! lol

I've given up buying silk shirts. I ruin them all.
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   Posted 12/4/2007 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Ha ha! I don't think I stink...just damp!
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   Posted 12/4/2007 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   

this used to happen to me as well and I am absolutely convinced it started when my uc symptoms started. I also noticed that the perspiration got worse when I was in a flare and no normal antiperspirant worked at all. I eventually purchased Maxium, which you apply just before bed and it usually lasts for almost a week, but it only reduced the sweat.


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   Posted 12/5/2007 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   
im sweaty too. it doesnt smell really (i hope).. my palms sweat too and my hands n fingers get pruny like when you swim for too long. gross

and darn do i get the night sweats too. holy moly.

dont know if its the UC or the meds, but i seem to notice it more when im on pred.
steph - 31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only to splenic flexure. 
50mg prednisone 1x day with breakfast 5 weeks now.. will taper next week by 10mg every 5 days.
2x 500mg mesalazine 2x morning & night - colifoam enima 1x at night - 1/2 endone every 6 hours for pain
now taking calcium supps for pred side effects - got lots of those!
50mg imuran 1x day 8pm to have a baby - VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww

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   Posted 12/5/2007 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I get horrible night sweats but I don't get the underarm wetness. Have you tried any Otc clinical strength anti-prespirents yet like Sure, Ban (I can't remember who makes it, just remember the commercial for it).
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   Posted 12/6/2007 12:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I'll have to add my voice to this one. I wear an anti-perspirant and yeah, I still sweat. Am curious as to why this might be.

In the mean time, I will blame the prednisone. If something is weird, its probably the prednisone

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Post Edited (Severin) : 12/5/2007 10:55:35 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/6/2007 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have some sweating but only really bad when I am flaring and going to the bathroom.  My cousin had constant sweaty armpits, she doesnt have UC.  She got Botox injected in them and it helped but it was expensive, around $500 I think and lasts a few months.

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   Posted 12/9/2007 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a horrible time with that when I was on Prednisone. Nothing would mask the odor until I tried Certain Dri deoderant. You apply it at night and it stops you from sweating. It totally worked!!! It really helped to prevent the sweat which stopped the horrible odor. It is definitely associated with meds and I know, in particular, it is a problem with Prednisone. I'd give the Certain Dri a try. I think I bought it at my local drugstore and it wasn't expensive at all. Good luck!
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   Posted 12/9/2007 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys! I got some of the clinical strength stuff (can't remember the brand). It didn't help at all...ugh! I will try the other suggestions. There has to be something out there strong enough to keep me dry!!!
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