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   Posted 9/26/2006 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone! Well I had the usual tests done and all that stuff is normal, however we are continuing to dig deeper into this to figure out what wrong, I have to do a 24 hr. urine collection and get a heart echocardiogram, my doc says that there are a couple of weird things that could be causing this stuff, so we are going to rule that stuff out, which it will make me happy to know for sure, but I am also really scared he said that there is this 1 thing that cause benign tumors to secrete hormones or something and Im so scared what if I had that?? I mean he said that it is treatable but its just finding it, does anyone have sweaty hands all the time??? and do you know the name of what he is talking about with the tumors????

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   Posted 9/26/2006 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
You will be in my prayers. Just think how relieved you will be after the tests are over and you are ok. God bless.
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   Posted 9/26/2006 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
good luck

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   Posted 9/29/2006 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I think your doctor has been a bit hasty and shouldn t have alarmed you.  Sounds like a thyroid problem which is treatable so don t worry, do your own research on google for peace of mind x

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   Posted 9/29/2006 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi angela,

I looked up the sweaty hands thing on WebMD, and I found something about "hyperhidrosis" and I'm including a part of the article:

"How do you stop it? The simplest remedy is an antiperspirant, which can be used on hands and feet as well as in the underarm area. Over-the-counter versions work well. If these don't prove strong enough, you can ask your doctor for a prescription-strength version. And if that doesn't help, your doctor may suggest a tranquilizer (such as Valium) for those special occasions when you know you're likely to be extra nervous -- a job interview, some kind of public speaking, or even a first date.

In particularly stubborn cases, we may have to try other approaches. One option is surgery to remove sweat glands in the affected area. Another is to inject small amounts of Botox -- botulinum toxin -- to block the nerves that trigger sweat glands. This treatment must be repeated every 6 to 8 months, however, and the injections can be painful, especially in the palms and feet. Finally, if all else fails for sweaty hands, a surgical procedure may be performed to sever the nerves to the affected sweat glands. However, this is a serious operation that carries with it the risk of complications.

In my experience, the simplest and most cost-effective way to turn off the faucet is a treatment called iontophoresis. This involves applying a low-level electrical current to the affected area, which essentially blocks the sweat duct. For many patients, a one-time treatment may control excessive sweating for good.

The bottom line: Don't worry too much if stress leaves you with sweaty palms and damp circles under your arms. Make the right moves and you can stay dry. You shouldn't have to sweat it forever.

Lewis P. Stolman, MD, is associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a member of the Dermatology and Laser Center of Northern New Jersey. He recently published a review of treatments for hyperhidrosis in the journal Dermatologic Clinics, October 1998.

© 2001 WebMD Corporation. All rights reserved."

The antiperspirant thing sounds like a nice cheap idea to me, I never would have known that you can use that on hands, feet, etc.... As for the tumor thing, I agree with handsopen that he should not have mentioned that until he has done some testing first... especially to someone with anxiety!!!!! Besides, it probably isn't that at all! When I first got my vertigo the first thing they did was MRI and EEG looking for brain tumor.. which of course it WAS NOT, but I worried like mad until the tests came back. I know it's hard not to worry, but try not to... remember, doctors sometimes are not so sensitive, and speak without thinking, not realizing what it is doing to the patient! ((((Big Hugs)))) and let us know how you are doing,

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   Posted 9/29/2006 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Angela

I'm so sorry your having to go threw all these test but it sounds like you have a great doctor looking out for you and sometimes that it's self is hard to find. I know how scary it can be not knowing whats wrong.

I hope you have great support at home to help you threw this and were here to help and support you all we can so post as often as you like and your welcome to come to chat anytime rather it be for asking questions, talking to others that's is going threw what your going threw or just to get your mind off things. Hope your feeling better soon. 

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   Posted 9/30/2006 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there I agree your doc alarmed you with that quick DX and not even knowing for sure w/o tests
I think maybe Bear is on to something here
You be well and try to relax it will be okay
Thanks Bear

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