Well all of these things happened to me when I turned 10 years old, one of them started and didn't stop. When my underarms started to sweat, they didn't stop! I could be in an air-conditioned room at 40 degrees with air blowing directly on me and my underarms, forehead, and back would sweat. When I would eat certain food *not necessarily hot or spicy*, my forehead would sweat profusely. I could take a cool shower and I would start sweating immediately afterwards. But none of these embarassed me as much as my sweaty ass underarms.
Because of this, I learned what colors you can wear that don't show a change in color when wet. This limited what I could wear. I learned to wear a jacket at all times. Of course, this caused my body temperature to increase and caused more sweating. I buy new t-shirts every 3 months. Nothing is more unattractive than pit stained t-shirts. I learned to make excuses for sweating by saying things like "oh, i'm hot-natured" *how the hell can you be hot-natured?*. At one time a few years ago, I developed a social anxiety and avoid people because they act as though they have never seen someone sweat before.
This condition is called Hyperhidrosis and I have it and have had it since puberty. Like any other condition, you can't understand it if you don't have it. You don't understand how it feels to feel that drip of sweat under your arms or on the tops of your forehead. You don't understandthat anxiety that you know it's going to start and not stop for hours. To know that your shirts are going to be soaked in a matter of minutes. The funny thing is that you know what is happening and that causes anxiety. In turn, the anxiety causes you to sweat more.
I've tried all kind of products from plain anti-perspirants to prescription strength anti-perspirants. Nothing has ever worked consistenly. I did have one product called Certain Dri. I had to apply it before bed and it actually worked. The issue with Certain Dri is that it caused my underarms to burn like fire. It felt like I was putting a lighter to my underarms. I had to stop using it.
I talked to my dermatologist about ways to solve the problem. Her first suggestion was to try Dry Sol and I did. It didn't work. Her next suggestion was to have botox injections on my underarms. That sounded wonderful, but it was painful and $750 per session 4 times a year was a bit out of my budget!
Then I saw a commercial for something. That something was Degree Clinical Strength.
Now all I have to do is go out and buy new t-shirts and a lifetime supply of Degree Clinical Strength!
AND LET THAT BE THE REASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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