But now it seams to get worse I just panic and start sweating I need to leave the room get dry come back just to start sweating again how do I get out of this cycle. Medicattions don't help much.
Hello Joeyh193. It might be that you haven't hit upon the right drug to help you. Therapy, if you aren't in therapy, can help. You can do a lot of self help therapy. Not always one has to see a therapisit to overcome a hurdle in your life. Not going to suggest this drug or that one because I don't know your diagnosis. Regards pledge
Are you breaking out in a sweat (hyperhydrosis) because of anxiety, or is it that your hyperhydrosis is doing it's thing and the excessive sweating it induces is causing the anxiety? My Son, Grandson, & 1 of my Daughters also deal with hyperhydrosis. They all are embarrassed by it (stress), get terrible anxiety when someone extends their hand for a handshake, won't go to homes where they are expected to remove their shoes, refuse to own light colored shirts because of the stains they immediately get in the armpits. Excessive sweating creates tons of anxiety. There are some new options now, my daughter has an appointment with a dermatologist to explore the newest options. All of my family member fighting this have tried the special deodorants, shoe inserts, everything but the new surgery and botox injections. The botox works for a few months, the surgery I think may be for life.
I can't remember (not as awake as i thought I was!) the name or method of the surgery, I do know that we googled "surgery for hyperhydrosis", and from there we had enough info to call her Dr., make an appointment, and prepare by keeping notes of her eppisodes. You may want to try keeping a diary 1st, you will quickly know if stress in causing the sweating, or if the sweating is causing you anxiety. Once you are actively decifering what is happening when, and in what order, it'll be much easier to know where to make your start. We have found that dermatologists tend to minimize hyperhydrosis, do not allow it! State your case firmly and repeatedly until the Dr. knows you mean business. That goes with all Dr.s anymore. They are booked up so tightly they are not fully listening a lot of the time. Most office help in the medical field are less helpful, and seem to have no intention of doing more than the bare minimum of their duties. I always find my own Dr. to be referred to, write down all the info my Dr.s office staff will need to do the referral, and have every bit if paperwork in order. The full name, all numbers (of everything~fax, all phones, cells,) Then each time you see your Dr., a specialist, any run ins with the staff each Dr has, any phone calls, all tests, keep a running journal detailing eveything~time, date, duration, advice, scripts issued, etc. Private journals are admissable if things ever had to be brought into a courtroom. It would take an awful lot for me to sue them, but in case of emergency, or for future reference you have it all right in front of you. Hope it all goes well for you, Good Luck, Lisa
maybe you could benefit from a benzodiazapine. there are many, and one is bound to help you. yet, all benzo's are supposed to be used for short term, like a couple weeks. but I know people that have been on them for twenty years.
some benzo's can cause perspiration as a side effect.
have you tried an RX antiperspirant? are you taking any other medications?
may i ask what medications you have tried that did not work? that info may help to answer your question.
I agree with most above.. I have this problem.. much less noticeable if I take my medicine before leaving home. I would absolutley recommend counseling because they teach you how to handle yourself in stressful situations and try some other meds! All medicines are not created equal and some work really well on some and not others. I use a method I learned when leaving home.. it doesn't always work but having a plan does help you feel more empowered.. I will explain, first plan your outing.. know who is coming, where you are going and how long you will be. Keep your keys and cell on you at all times. When you arrive sit just a minute/ in my case make sure I took my medicine and check your clothes..face..for anything that may draw attention. Take your time.. who's rushing.. leave in plenty of time so you are not rushed! Once you are out you can call or text anyone that can be supportive. You have keys to leave if needed.
Don't make yourself go anywhere that truly makes you uncomfortable. You may need to try some different medicines and slowly restart outings.. start with inviting people to your house first. You are not alone having these problems! Sometimes you don't see other people get anxious or sweat or panic but they do.. a lot more than you think. Agree also a really good anti persperant(sp?) Deoderant and keep a light fresh body spray with you for touch up. The sweating & panic go hand in hand though and you are gonna have to treat both. It's terrible to go through it I know but contact your doctor and see what they can do to help. I wish you the best and hope this gets better soon.
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