One Year And Counting

I really don't know how to start this without anything but the facts. I'm 13, in middle school and I have Hyperhidrosis and Bromhidrosis. I started having symptoms at 11 years old and life has been tough. it's not easy being the odd one out in middle school for sweating and stinking (escepecially when your a girl). I feel like I have so much pressure on my shoulders. Finals are coming up and so is summer. With summer comes sweating. Escepially in my middle school ( Norton Middle School) which is REALLY OLD and has NO AC!!!
In school I can't help but feel the ( pitying/ discusted) stares and the wispers all around me. I feel like i'm a road block in everyone's life inculding mine. I have little to no self confideness and I can't help but feel alone. All I want is a cure but the most effective ones don't come cheap. If anyone could give me a few words of encouragement or maybe a cure it would be very helpful. Thank You.
plainindigo plainindigo
13-15
7 Responses May 18, 2012

hey there!!! dont worry there is a solution (not cure though)....Pls try ROBINUL (generic glycopyrolate)....search the internet for it
Type (ask paitient + robinul)in the google and click on the first address....Hope its gonna change ur life for BETTER....ALL THE VERY BEST

hey there!!! dont worry there is a solution (not cure though)....Pls try ROBINUL (generic glycopyrolate)....search the internet for it
Type (ask paitient + robinul)in the google and click on the first address....Hope its gonna change ur life for BETTER....ALL THE VERY BEST

hey there!!! dont worry there is a solution (not cure though)....Pls try ROBINUL (generic glycopyrolate)....search the internet for it
Type (ask paitient + robinul)in the google and click on the first address....Hope its gonna change ur life for BETTER....ALL THE VERY BEST

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Hi plainindigo,<br />
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I am 14 and know EXACTLY how you feel. I have live with HH for as long as I can remember. I always feel that no one understands how our condition effects our lives and the way we see ourselves. I just wanted to let you know that myself and many others in this group are here for support should you ever need it. :)

Hi plainindigo....<br />
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I couldn't help but write a comment to you. Your story really hit home for me. While I am much older than you, I am currently 27 years old, I began getting the symptoms of HH when I was about 12-13 years old, just like you! It was a hard time going through middle school and high school with this condition that no one seemed to know about and understand. In the beginning my mom and dad and family thought I was over-reacting and that it wasn't that bad. I tried to do everything I could to hide it at school, including wearing bulky sweatshirts that wouldn't show sweat-- even though it was hot outside. Oh, I don't think I mentioned yet, but I have axillary hyperhidrosis (in my armpits). Middle and high school are hard enough, dealing with changing body, hormones, dating, school work, after school activities, social scenes etc, then add sweating to the mix and you can begin to feel quite alienated. <br />
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I now work as a school counselor and hope to be able to reach out to kids like you (like me) who feel different and embarrassed in their own skin. Nobody should feel like that. I know it sounds hard and like you are the only one who has to deal with this, but there are others out there and you aren't alone. I still struggle with sweating today, but I have found some things that help me cope. I have found that different fabrics, colors and fits of clothing help a lot. I would say that's the best way that I deal with sweating. People probably think I love wearing brightly colored printed tops, flowers, patterns etc, but really I've found that prints hide sweat the best. Another tip is to la<x>yer clothing. I don't la<x>yer heavy fabrics, but I have found that recently there is a trend to wear a tighter tank top underneath a shear lightweight blouse-- this really hides sweat lines. I also wear a lot of black. While I would love to wear bold jewel tones, I tend to go to black as a comfort color. <br />
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I've tried taking oral medication (robinul forte) and got botox in my armpits. I feel that both helped a little, but I still sweated through most tops. The robinul tended to dry out my mouth more than my armpits and I think the botox did provide some results; however, I had to switch insurance and it's no longer covered. <br />
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Stay strong and try to talk to people you trust about it. When I opened/open up to my close friends, I have only received positive responses. Most people are going to be more understanding than you might think. A lot of my friends will say they have never noticed! If you If you feel comfortable enough I would say to try to talk to your counselor at school, too. They are there to help you and can be a great place for you to vent and release some stress. I wish you the best!!!! Please don't feel like a roadblock. Prove the people you hear whispering about you wrong! Having to deal with this will make you stronger and more understanding toward other people. <br />
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--SFBirdie12 in California<br />
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P.S. My sports of choice were aquatic-- I was on the swim and water polo teams, which really helped me be social and athletic, but I could hide my sweating in the pool :)

Hi plainindigo!<br />
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I have hyperhidrosis as well and can understand to some extent what you are going through. Unfortunately, there isn't any real cure for HH right now (that doesn't have any major side effects) except for axillary HH. If you have axillary HH, there is a promising new procedure called miraDry that you might want to look into. I heard about it from the International Hyperhidrosis Society's website at www.sweathelp.org and you can find out more about it on miraDry's home page too.<br />
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It is expensive but, I wanted to let you know that there is a permanent treatment that is much safer than ETS surgery available if you ever get the chance to do it. There are other options that you can try such as Botox too that can potentially keep you dry for months. The IHHS is holding an even next month where you can get a Botox treatment for free and all you have to do is pay for your transportation there and back (depending on where you live, it might not cost you much at all. <br />
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There are treatments available for palmar and plantar HH as well. I have responded to questions about it on yahoo answers and I have listed a few of my responses below if you want to find out more. <br />
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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AjRIcrkvJjCOBTWEk52T6T3ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20120508195946AASjd7Z<br />
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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AjdGikhv73gsMeLHnXH9zuPty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20120509141337AAK1w9c<br />
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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Ak30IiG26BzRpav8IkPHzQfty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20120513004015AA8lErE<br />
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There are many others who share the same problem that you have and you are not alone! I wish you the best of luck and hope that you will find a treatment that works for you! Remember, the most important thing is to stay positive ^_^b