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Old 01-15-2007
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I have severe hyperhidrosis and of course I have anxiety because I sweat so badly all the time. I take oxybutynin which reduces the sweating significantly. I am trying to find a drug I can take that will reduce the anxiety without causing me to sweat. Prozac and beta blockers cause me to sweat way worse. Has anyone found a drug that treats anxiety without sweating as a side effect?
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Old 01-24-2007
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I am the same way as you, my anxiety and hyperhydrosis are linked and I'm to the point in my life where I am missing out on many opportunities and I can't take these conditions any more... what kind of results do you get with oxybutynin?
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Old 01-24-2007
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oxybutynin helps a lot, I would definitely recommend trying it.
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Old 08-09-2007
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I most definitely think there is a link. Not a causational one though, but more along the lines that people that have are more susceptible to anxiety are also the ones that are more likely to get hyperhidrosis. I think it comes down to the nervous system once again. People with anxiety have overreactive nervous systems and so do people with hyperhydrosis. I really think treatments should target this problem rather than ETS surgery or antipersperants that contain high contents of aluminium, which have a possible link to alzheimers. I'm done doing my scientific rant but I'm almost positive that hyperhydrosis is either a neurological disorder or an endocrine disorder and should be treated accordingly. Unfortunately my doctor just keeps giving me ineffective antipersperants.
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Old 08-11-2007
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My anxiety levels have pretty much disappeared when I stopped sweating via iontophoresis.

My anxious feelings about sweating - The "Damn it my hands are wet, and I have to shake your hand" type of feeling - made my sweating worse.

However, once I started the iontophoresis treatments and achieved 100% dry hands, my anxiety levels dropped because there is no physiological stressor (the sweating) to get me thinking about sweating. In other words, since my hands stopped sweating, I'm no longer thinking, worrying, being paranoid about the sweating. I guess it's sort of the "out of sight, out of mind" situation.

I hope that makes sense.
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Old 08-27-2007
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I have severe hyperhidrosis and of course I have anxiety because I sweat so badly all the time. I take oxybutynin which reduces the sweating significantly. I am trying to find a drug I can take that will reduce the anxiety without causing me to sweat. Prozac and beta blockers cause me to sweat way worse. Has anyone found a drug that treats anxiety without sweating as a side effect?
I take Lexapro -- it treats depression and generalized anxiety.
Do some research though, if it is compatible with the other meds your taking.

I used to take Prozac and it made me sweat a lot ... but then everyone reacts differently to this sort of treatments.

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Old 09-18-2007
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Okay, I'm back to put my two cents in for the benefit of everyone else. I've been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. They put me on the Benzodiapenes and lexapro. I'm also on a propanolol, a beta blocker. While this hasn't gotten rid of my sweating, I feel 100% better than I did before and don't overheat as much under stress. I suggest everyone here get checked out for anxiety because it is most definitely related with hyperhidrosis.
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Old 09-19-2007
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Understand your point but it's not like that for me. I have little or no anxiety but sweat massively when out walking on my own or with my family or when eating in a hot atmosphere. Simply washing the car or putting up shelves has the same effect of sweat dripping off my face.

For me it is heat or generated heat.
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Old 09-20-2007
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I have the same problem with general sweating, but when I have anxiety or stress I also start raining sweat, so at least, getting the anxiety under control eliminates some instances of the sweat.
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Old 11-02-2007
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I most definitely think there is a link. Not a causational one though, but more along the lines that people that have are more susceptible to anxiety are also the ones that are more likely to get hyperhidrosis. I think it comes down to the nervous system once again. People with anxiety have overreactive nervous systems and so do people with hyperhydrosis. I really think treatments should target this problem rather than ETS surgery or antipersperants that contain high contents of aluminium, which have a possible link to alzheimers. I'm done doing my scientific rant but I'm almost positive that hyperhydrosis is either a neurological disorder or an endocrine disorder and should be treated accordingly. Unfortunately my doctor just keeps giving me ineffective antipersperants.
Do you think anxiety is something that you are born with or is it have something to do with the socialization when growing up (i.e. a traumatic experience early in life or the way your parents raised you)?

From my own experience/perspective, my father always put me down when I was growing up. He rarely gave me any words of encouragement and always criticized everything I did. I truly believe that it had a psychological influence on my self-esteem, which causes social anxiety.
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Old 11-02-2007
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I am currently using oxybutynin, It takes about 4-5 tablets a day to see significant difference. Two in the morning, two in the afternoon, and maybe one at night. But it varies from person to person. Give it a try with one tablet each time and then increase the dose if u see limited results. Hope that helps.
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Old 11-02-2007
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Im talking about the 5mg size tablets. Sorry...
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Old 11-02-2007
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I'm taking currently RELORA (blend of herbs to lower cortisol stress hormone) for my anxiety. Works for me, maybe it will work for you. You can find more info here http://www.nextpharmaceuticals.com/relora/relora.html
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Old 11-03-2007
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Link for Europe doesnt seem to work. Anws, r u promoting this remedie? If u r not then it must be really good, please provide more info, thank you...
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Old 11-10-2007
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It's a little bit of both. If you're genetically suspectible to developing anxiety you're going to develop it if you're brought up under certain stressful or particular circumstances. I think the hyperhidrosis thing is not a nature or nurture thing, though, it seems like a completely genetic thing as I've always sweat too much, even when I was a little kid. Though I could have had some events really early on that triggered this, though it's doubtful. If you're having anxiety go see a psychiatrist. They can help you out, it's not a death sentence. As for the sweating, I've been taking tablets of avert and they work like magic.

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I most definitely think there is a link. Not a causational one though, but more along the lines that people that have are more susceptible to anxiety are also the ones that are more likely to get hyperhidrosis. I think it comes down to the nervous system once again. People with anxiety have overreactive nervous systems and so do people with hyperhydrosis. I really think treatments should target this problem rather than ETS surgery or antipersperants that contain high contents of aluminium, which have a possible link to alzheimers. I'm done doing my scientific rant but I'm almost positive that hyperhydrosis is either a neurological disorder or an endocrine disorder and should be treated accordingly. Unfortunately my doctor just keeps giving me ineffective antipersperants.
Do you think anxiety is something that you are born with or is it have something to do with the socialization when growing up (i.e. a traumatic experience early in life or the way your parents raised you)?

From my own experience/perspective, my father always put me down when I was growing up. He rarely gave me any words of encouragement and always criticized everything I did. I truly believe that it had a psychological influence on my self-esteem, which causes social anxiety.
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Old 11-10-2007
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Link for Europe doesnt seem to work. Anws, r u promoting this remedie? If u r not then it must be really good, please provide more info, thank you...
No, I'm not promoting this product. I know about this herb from different forum. I have found some more info for you http://www.doityourself.com/stry/relora
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Old 12-11-2007
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this e book has great information about how to cure hyperhidrosis naturally
http://vikash86.sweatcure.hop.clickbank.net/
its not easy but if you follow the book you will not have to take any more prescriptions
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Old 01-11-2008
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I tried oxybutynin but it nearly made me faint and I found it didnt work. I take probanthine which dries me up and makes me less anxious
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Old 02-04-2008
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this e book has great information about how to cure hyperhidrosis naturally
http://vikash86.sweatcure.hop.clickbank.net/
its not easy but if you follow the book you will not have to take any more prescriptions
There is no cure for primary hyperhidrosis so wouldn't this cure be for secondary?
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Old 02-04-2008
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this e book has great information about how to cure hyperhidrosis naturally
http://vikash86.sweatcure.hop.clickbank.net/
its not easy but if you follow the book you will not have to take any more prescriptions
Thanks from the general HH sufferers on here for that advertisment, not the first we have seen as you may understand, and please don't come back soon ......
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