Sweaty Pits

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    Jul 25, 2008 12:03 AM GMT
    I know I'm not the only one that battles this, but was wondering if any of you have found anything that works?

    I've decided my problem is related to social anxiety because when I'm home alone I have no issue, but as soon as my brain even thinks..."time to leave the house" my arm-pits start to sweat.

    It's to a point where I can't wear anything besides white and certain types of fabric or I will have gigantic sweat stains around my pits for all to see and be grossed out by.

    I've tried prescription strength anti-perspirants, baking soda, not wearing any anti-perspirant, a thick t-shirt under my shirt...nothing seems to hold back the water works...

    I'm not gonna do botox under my arms, so that's not up for suggestion....I just keep thinking there has got to be something out there that you can buy....like some sort of "pit" garment that hides the sweat???

    Any ideas?icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 25, 2008 12:09 AM GMT
    Psych yourself? Are you agoraphobic by any chance? icon_confused.gif

    What kind of anti-perspirants have you tried btw? Spray? Powder? Liquid? Gel? Wax-based?
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    Jul 25, 2008 12:09 AM GMT
    Fuck it. I love the smell of sweat. As long as your clean you'll be emitting pheramones that attract people to you. I love to wrestle up a sweat and kiss the salty skin of a sexy buddy who perspires. Don't sweat it. Lol.
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    Jul 25, 2008 12:40 AM GMT
    Sedative saidPsych yourself? Are you agoraphobic by any chance? icon_confused.gif
    What kind of anti-perspirants have you tried btw? Spray? Powder? Liquid? Gel? Wax-based?

    No, I'm not agoraphobic, though I was diagnosed several years ago with panic disorder...I'm actually quite social...my job requires I be! Thankfully, my job also requires me to sweat alot, so I just "look the part"!
    I've always had the problem...I was looking not too long ago of a photo taken of me when I was 17 and you could see these huge sweat stains under my arms in the pic.
    I've tried everything when it comes to anti-perspirants...sprays, powders, etc....Its funny, the "prescription strength" kind work...but all that happens is the area that I cover, doesn't sweat, so the sweat just moves to an unprotected area, like my chest or the side of my back and pours out there...
    I know I'm just a sweater...not to take the topic into the sexual area, but even when I'm having sex, the sheets will be wet from how much I sweat...I seriously hate it and it does little to nothing to help me with all my other insecurities.icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 25, 2008 1:09 AM GMT
    You possibly suffer from hyperhidrosis, hope this link helps...

    http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/sweating-8/default.htm
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    Jul 25, 2008 1:36 AM GMT
    I have the same problem, and sweat quite profusely, to the point of needing to bring an extra shirt to work to change into at lunch time. I discovered an antiperspirant / deodorant called Mitchum. I use the SmartSolid, and it goes on like cake. Really, the stuff cakes on. Their old slogan used to be "So effective, you can skip a day." (And it's true; I had to try it once on a business trip.)

    When I first put the stuff on, it stings a little for a couple of minutes. Sure, this can't really be the healthiest thing (a deodorant that stings? lol), but it keeps me from raining under my armpits. I'll still sweat a little from it, mainly if I have more than one cup of coffee in the morning, but overall I would and do recommend it to anyone who drenches their shirts from acts as simple as... well... standing there.

    Other than that, I can really only recommend wearing a white t-shirt under the outer shirt, and keeping a spare in a bag to change into at lunch time. :-/

    I've heard of botox injections once for this reason, does that really work? How effective do you think it is? Are we talking twice a year?
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    Jul 25, 2008 4:29 AM GMT
    I used to have the same problem, I can't tell you how many really nice shirts and tops I went through because of my pit problem. I found "Certain Dry" it really works, you put it on every two days, and wear a regular solid deodorant in the morning everyday. Try it see how it works for you, what do have to loose except another one of your favorite shirts or top.
    Follow the instructions!!!!

    Good Luck!!

    Doug


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    Jul 25, 2008 5:04 AM GMT
    Suffer the same as you, except, its the second I'm up and moving about or if it gets even slightly warm.

    I found a product called dryclor which is a aluminium chloride hexahydrate but it caused itching like you would freaking believe!!!

    I found Odaban which does the same thing however its got some other stuff in it to help reduce irritation.

    http://www.odaban.com/Questions.asp?Language=1

    You put it on before going to bed, wash it off in the morning, use it for about a week to start off with and then I use it once ever second day or so.

    Works a charm, and I'm nice and dry