Hi there, I'm 12 years old and I would like to share my story with you. I hope you can help me or even cheer me up.
I'm 12 years old and turning thirteen. I kind of like experience hyperhidrosis as well on my underarms and back. At first it was only underarms but then when I started using antiperspirants and worrying more about my condition, my back started to sweat excessively, too.
This started last year when I joined our cheerdancing team. Maybe it's because of the hard routines? I don't really know. It just started one day when I was looking at the mirror, I noticed sweat stains on my pit. I've never experienced this before and it's really irritating me because we have uniforms in our school, just like our green dress for fridays. I tend to just fold up the sleeves to hide the sweat stains, if you know what I mean. It's hard to dress or choose clothes as well. I can only wear sleeveless clothes in the afternoon onwards because I sweat less during those times. Even if I'm not doing anything, I still sweat. Not to mention that it's also very embarrassing and it's stressing me out. I'm using Dove antiperspirant on my underarms but it only lessens the sweat.
My family said it's fine as long as I don't have a body odor and they're the ones who surprised me when my grandmother bought an antiperspirant for me but sadly, it doesn't work that much.
I'm actually very fine with it but knowing that it's unusual for other people to see and that they wouldn't understand my condition and just judge me, it stresses me out. I'm young and i want this to be cured.
- Just look at my profile pic, I'm wearing jacket even though it's summer. I also wore that jacket when we had a school camping at our school's open field and we're out for the whole sunny day.