I Have Hyperhidrosis And Now I’m Trying To Spread Awareness


I've had hyperhydrosis for as long as I can remember. I'm 22 now and it still affects my life; I sweat all over! It has affected me mentally, and because of it I have grown up to be socially withdrawn, which greatly hinders my profession, as I am a journalist. Since I am so conscious of my condition, oftentimes I am afraid to greet anyone, for fear of having to do a simple handshake. I fear that people will judge me because I sweat so profusely. I'm even conscious around my boyfriend of five years, even though he has explicitly told me he is fine with it and it doesn't bother him. I know what it's like to worry about the color of clothes you wear and I know what it's like to just feel miserable. I've even had to quit some sports because of my sweaty hands!

It is because of this that I am now trying to spread awareness of this medical condition. I am an LA based journalist looking to erase this social stigma. As such, I am looking for LA based sufferers to share their story with me. If this would be possible, please feel free to comment below or personal message me!

Note: As a professional, my stories tend to get published. However, if you wish to share your story with me but do not wish to be published in my article, that is O.K. too!


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  1. Hi, you may want to consider anxiety panic attack medications, prescribed by a professional doctor. Such as Ativan/Lorazapam. Drysol 35cc dap o matic, will dry up your skin on your hands. Aerosol deodorants sprays & talcum powder will also help you cope with your hyperhidrosis. Thanks.

  2. Hey,
    I am not LA based, but I wanted to share/add that I understand what you mean about self-awareness: it’s the same with me. No matter how much my family and boyfriend tell me they they don’t care – or often don’t even notice – my excessive sweat, I still can’t help but think about it constantly. It definitely affects my life for the worse. I hope you will find LA hyperhidrosis sufferers who will agree to be interviewed, at least anonymously…

    • Hi Rayane, thanks for your reply. Yes, family members will never understand this issue. As I mentioned in my comment. Taking prescribed doctor approved medications for anxiety attacks, Ativan will surely help for sure. Rubinal Forte 8mgs a day works great to, But it is a very expensive medication. It helps stop the sweat signal to your sweat glands. Thanks, best of luck!

  3. Wow this story, I can relate so much to it!
    I’m 24 and I’ve suffered with it for as long as I remember. I’m a freelancer myself, In the UK and social relations are so, so important. Yet with a problem like ours, it’s that much more of a struggle for us to achieve this.
    I’ve “dealt” with my sweating a long time now, but by withdrawing and becoming socially inept almost, as my biggest fear is that someone will notice my sweating. To me that’s mortifyingly embarrassing.
    More than a few times I’ve had to leave social events because I’ve sweated so much that I can’t hide it any longer, it’s not as though we can change clothes in the middle of an outing!
    I wish I was LA based, I would love to be part of this cause.
    With awareness comes funding and maybe a cure. Or even treatment that doesn’t cost a years wage!

    Best of Luck with this.


    • Hi Lee, yes in my teenage yrs.’ my under arm hh was horrible especially living in hot Miami, FL. Again the only way to combat hh is by medication, hh products such as drysol dab- o- matic (feet/palms). Deodorant’s, Mitchum brand is the strongest for body odor. Talcum power such as shower to shower or baking soda will help absorb the sweat & odor. One must first attack your nerve system & panic attacks. Ativan 2mgs x2 daily. Rubinal Forte 8mgs daily, will help greatly. Hope this info will help you!

  4. My nightmare began last year around November 2013 with plantar hyperhidrosis(sweaty, stinky feet) and now it seems that my condition has worsened to Bromihidrosis (extremely sweaty, stinky feet). I am so devastated!! Even more so because I reside in NYC home to appx 8 million+ people. I am humiliated everywhere I turn and everywhere I go. Can you imagine having to ride public transportation with this condition. I have so much anxiety while travelling and even more anxiety while I’m at work. It’s so difficult to enjoy myself at movies or comedy clubs, or any social settings. I just want to stay in my home now because I feel relaxed, stress free, and safe. More and more I walk around with my head down and I don’t feel good about myself anymore. I am trying so hard to not become depressed!!! Any help that anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.
    please help, I’m just trying to live in peace, instead of just existing

    • HyperhidrosisNetwork on

      Tanmoy – thanks for the comment.

      I see that you are trying to post this comment on all the posts – that is not necessary. Please post your comment only once, else it causes duplicate content that does not add value to anyone.

  5. Ugh, Why is it that all treatments for Hyperhidrosis has some sort of risk or side effect. I am also pissed as a person from a low socioeconomic background, that I do not have access to treatment, because I can not afford it. I sweat in my hands, underarms, feet, groin, buttocks and chest. I have suffered a lot from HH.

  6. I am doing a research paper for college on why Hyperhidrosis is not considered a social problem or brought to attention enough in the american mainstream media. Besides International Hyperhidrosis Society, and this organization, does anyone know other organizations that works as claims makers?

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