Hyperhidrosis makes life much harder


As a little girl, no one takes me seriously. They always think I'm exaggerating, or seeking attention. But I really am not. In fact, I say this with full-confidence. Hyperhidrosis not only ruined my social, and emotional life but even my education (in a way). I don't want to go into vivid details because you probably already know the struggles. But I'd like to point out how frustrating it is to have to shower your body, change your shirt multiple times a day.

I can't even buy specific clothing and shoes because the material sometimes irritates my armpits, hands and feet and causes a ton more sweat. I can't even walk barefoot on sand, or greet someone, or hold a hand because it's so annoying. I can't even wear a ring because my fingers swell up. Can't drive. Can't wear heels. I use plastic spoons and forks, because metal irritates me. And this is all nothing! I'd share more but I don't want to bore you.

I just really hope one day I can get this over with. Sometimes the sweat makes me want to break down and cry. Because I can't even touch myself. I can't do my hair, or paint my nails, or moisturise. I wish I could explain how it feels to force yourself to touch something so irritating but I cannot.


About Author

I have had hyperhidrosis (palms and feet) since my childhood. I have tried/researched almost every treatment for hyperhidrosis over last decade, and in the process have acquired considerable experience that I hope will help others suffering with hyperhidrosis. I am happy to help you in whatever way I can to manage your excessive sweat problem - see the About page for more details and my contact information. Remember you are not alone, and that hyperhidrosis is entirely manageable with informed treatment. Good luck! PS: I recently published all that I have learnt about Hyperhidrosis in my book No Sweat! I encourage you to check that out as I believe its the best resource out there to understand and manage hyperhidrosis without falling for the miracle cures. Will love to hear your feedback on how to make it better.

1 Comment

  1. HyperhidrosisNetwork on

    Thanks for sharing your story with us – yeah, Hyperhidrosis can be super annoying, especially since nobody else understands it.

    However, there are many reasonable treatments available – have you tried iontophoresis or oral medication?

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