I can't stop sweating! Excessive sweating what can cause it and how to stop it.
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Excessive sweating can be caused by anxiety. Do you notice that you get it in some situations and not others? By overcoming anxiety you can stop your excessive sweating.
This is something recently reared it's ugly head again. I first noticed my excessive sweating when I was about 14,15 years old at school. I'd sit in class and notice I'd be sweating for no reason, it wasn't hot, I wasn't in PE class either I was just sitting there. I was a healthy kid, bmxing, skating and mountain biking every minute I could. I wasn't over weight I was pretty trim. Which started to make me think this was something else, more psychological. The more it started to happen the more I took notice of when it did and when it didn't. The knock on effect to this is I became very conscious of it and when I thought about it hey presto it would start to happen.The weird thing was, it didn't smell. I suppose one consolation to this annoying problem. I tried different anti perspirants and some actually made the problem worse, I would react to some of them. I did learn though that you should using anti perspirants for your under arms not deodorant. Deodorant is just a perfume, it doesn't have any properties to stop you perspiring, so if you are suffering from excessive sweating make sure you're using an anti perspirant on your under arms. After using some of them well advertised top brands and my sweating was still occurring. I was a shy kid at school and I put my excessive sweating down to being in situations I felt uncomfortable, conversations I didn't want to be a part of or around a group that weren't my usual click of friends. I avoided these situations and the sweating reduced. I also noticed that when I was in a very cold room or somewhere where there was air conditioning it would trigger my sweating off.
After a while as I got a bit older and went through the things that embaress you as a teen, and it seemed to go away. Then I started working and this opened me up to a whole new world and a host of new challenges, it came back. I realised if I wore a t shirt underneath it would give me the security that if I did start to sweat it wouldn't show through. Knowing that if I did sweat It wouldn't show, actually stopped me sweating on most occasions but it wasn't a cure and I hated wearing a t shirt under shirts, So I went to the doctors about it. What a waste of time that was, my doctor told me that it was very common and something you'll grow out of, It was down to anxiety of certain situations. There was a procedure where you could have your sweat glans snipped which would stop the problem. No Thanks!
In my late teens it started to get me down, it never happened when I was at home or in normal situations working on my cars, going to the shops etc. I could even do a hard session in the gym and last place I would sweat was on my underarms. I was embarresed to talk about it and the people I could talk to about never saw it happen as it mostly happened whilst I was in work or if I was wearing a t shirt such as grey one that made me concious of my sweating. I told my friend about it who worked in a pharmacy and he showed me Mitchum roll on's, I had used them before and there were good but still didnt stop it, so he spoke to the pharmasist, who put in my hand the answer to stop my excessive sweating. It was called he just said try this, you have to put in on before you go to bed and wash it off in the morning. I bought but wasn't hopefull. Anhydrol Forte
I followed the directions and went to work the next day. Wow, not a drop! I was in my normal environment at work that made me conscious (Talking and dealing with some very important people) and I didn't sweat one bit. It actually gave me confidence that I was normal again. I continued to use it daily and the stuff worked faultlessly, I even started take it only once or twice a week rather than every day as it was giving me lasting effects and because I was as conscious about it, this probably played a part in my problem stopping. The bottle lasted ages as you don't need to apply very much,combined with just having to put in once or twice a week the tiny bottle lasted. After the bottle ran out I didn't by another and for a good few years I didn't need it. I even introduced a work colleague too at my new job, as I spotted the t shirt under the shirt trick.
I'm now in a new job, I'm older, I'm less active and the problem is back and I think worse than ever. I think my diet has a big part to play in it this time, its the same patterns, I get it at work and hardly at all in my social life. So I've found myself needing a bottle on Anhydrol Forte again only this time I couldn't find any in my local pharmacy's. I was shown an alternative I was skeptical, I wanted what I knew worked but I needed something fast and for my new working week so I bought it. I applied as normal and used very little, the next day it was working full swing. I was very happy. Driclor
I feel your pain if you are suffering from excessive sweating. The root of the problem is anxiety in certain situations. If you asked anyone who knows me they probably would say Im very confident and I am to a certain extent but I still suffer from this. I hate having to wear only certain colours or wearing a T shirt underneath. I was lucky to find the above 2 products as they're not advertised like conventional anti perspirants like, sure. If you do suffer from excessive sweating I would say do the following 5 things first before using the above.
- Increase your daily water intake
- Exercise more
- Make sure you're using an anti perspirant on your under arms not a deodorant.
- Try products like Mitchum, first.
- Tackle your anxiety
You should also see your doctor, there maybe an underlying issue that you need to address which causes excessive sweating. I hope that the two products I have mentioned help you on the road to recovery of this embarrassing problem.
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