Patient Comments: Excessive Sweating - Experience

Please describe your experience with excessive sweating.

Comment from: Ladyslipper, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 10

I always was a heavy sweater but as I get older it is getting worse. At work they look at me funny because when I am barely doing anything, the sweat is pouring off of me, into my eyes and dripping from my chin. It is very embarrassing. It is winter here, like 10 below and I wear clam diggers and tank tops to work and am still sweating like a pig.

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Comment from: Troubled, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 13

I have been annoyed by excessive sweating for over 2 years. I always carry something to wipe sweat off of my face and neck. At night, I wake up sweaty all over, especially my hair. I continue to mention this to my primary care physician, and he notices me sweating, but just notes my concern in my record and keeps on going. I have hyperthyroid and diabetes.

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Comment from: Sweety, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 15

I have had problems with excessive sweating since I was 13. My father and brother have the same problem. I've tried all kinds of things. I used to drink about 4 to 6 coffees a day and gave it up for a week. During that time, I noticed my sweating was not as bad. I substituted tea for coffee and noticed within minutes I was sweating badly. It did not occur to me that it was the tea or coffee> Then I put it to the test and had Milo (a chocolate drink) – yes, my sweating was just about totally gone. I did this for two full weeks, but missed having a “cuppa,” so I thought I would try tea again. Within minutes, I was sweating. OK: so now I knew it was the caffeine that was doing this to me. I tried Mitchum, as I have no smell at all using this antiperspirant and deodorant. Many years later, I'm still sweating. One day while showering I looked at the scourer I use to scrub my feet. Anyway, I thought I had nothing to lose, so I soaped it up, scrubbed under my arms, and got rid of the dead skin cells. It worked! To this day, I do this every day and I don't sweat anymore. I can't believe that I can wear a light-colored shirt and not have any sweat marks. This cost nothing and worked for me.

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