I'm seeing someone. It's been several casual dates so far, but things are slowly progressing and I know I won't be able to hide my condition forever. I need advice on how to deliver the news – how to confess that I have hyperhidrosis.
So far it's been easy to hide it because I have axillary hyperhidrosis – so, it's not very visible. My hands and feet are okay. Also, I am currently keeping it partly in check with iontophoresis and strong antiperspirants (or rather, strong-scented deodorants), so sweating is not at its worst.
Still, I know that if I want any kind of future with this man, I should let him know about my excessive sweating problem. The idea of telling him is making me sick with worry. What if he is repulsed? What if I ruin everything by telling him?
The last time when I was in a relationship, it was easier, because we knew each other for a long time, so my ex knew about my hyperhidrosis before we started dating. Now, the situation is completely different and I don't know what to do. Help! 😯