Re: ETS ..A Living Hell
I didn't read through all of the posts BUT to be honest it is kind of a pick your poison type deal here in my opinion. You can eithe a) life with the hyperhidrosis, which with myself I would say I have moderately severe to severe HH on my hands and it is really holding me back in everything I do. I don't even feel comfortable in my own skin because of my HH. or b) you get the surgery and you get the hh in the area you don't want it anymore pretty much solved but have other issues. Nothing in life is a miracle cure, there are going to be trade offs to everything we do. It sucks. I wish I could dip my hands in an ionto tray and not have to deal with it but it seems like it is either going to be surgery or live with it and for right now living with it is holding me back from getting a good job, getting a girlfriend, making friends, being social, being happy/content, feeling comfortable in my body, no motivation to do anything because this consumes me and with it I feel like nothing else matters but trying to get rid of it. So how could it get much worse then it already is? I mean yes there could be some other crazy stuff going on with my body after ETS but I have sweat dripping out of my hands and feet, that is pretty damn crazy if you ask me.
I think some people are lucky and they get moderate to no side effects, those people we never hear from since they don't need to voice their concerns. The other half do get side effects. Your basicly rolling the dice. I met a woman in here 50's, my doctor set up an appointment to meet with her and she had ETS done like 5 years ago and her hands are dry and no side effects at all. So maybe she will in another 5 years or 10 or 1 or who knows, but I know that I am only 22 and I would trade not having sweaty hands for 20 good years and then have side effects later. Atleast I could live a good 20 years, cuz right now I'm not living anyways.