I have had some girls who follow me on twitter and who are also my facebook friends ask me about my posts on my Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis can either be generalized or localized to specific parts of the body. Hands, feet, armpits, and the groin area are among the most active regions of perspiration due to the relatively high concentration of sweat glands
Well I have this condition...(only in my pits)
I am a sweaty beezy!
It started when I was in Junior high
So cute right...
and sweating and I ruined that shirt which I loved so much with the yellow/brownish stains under my armpits!! I refuse to wear white for years cause I tried using prescription deodorant
I used a pill
this didn't work...and I didn't have odor..just sweating
So I had to go to the next step and get Botox in my armpits...
I have done this three times in a year! it should last 8 months but mine lasts about 4 because I am such a schweddy beezy
I get this entire bottle distributed into each armpit, 50 units each
They start by putting iodine in your armpit then dusting my armpits with cornstarch
You wait for 10-15 minutes in the room to see where you sweat at, the reaction with the iodine and cornstarch makes the area turn purple.
the guy was so close to my face the flash was super bright
So in a matter of 10 minutes I had that much sweat...I wore deodorant this day also...
they take the Botox and stick you in the purple areas, where mine is the doctor said its normal but some will get it right at the top of their pits, or even at the very bottom...so I am normal somewhere! thank goodness!
It felt like teeny little pin pricks, a paper cut hurts 10x worse that the pricks, I was in and out in 20 minutes!
Today I have a snow day from work, I never ever watch True Life...well today I flip to it...what do you know
True Life- i have an embarrassing condition and a girl on there had hyperhidrosis!
I do not have the type where I drip sweat, just the pitting out under my arms, I hate it and it does affect my day to day life with trying to hide it or having to wear a tank top and keep pit sticks in my desk at work and in my car. I don't really talk about it, but when I started too I found out many more people have it than I thought. I don't feel alone and I feel like I can help. My insurance covers the Botox since it is a medical condition, which makes my life so much easier as well. I told a few girls I would write a post on this, I am willing to answer any questions anyone has about it.
I am currently looking at a surgeon for getting my sweat glands removed because I am in that top percent and tired of being embarrassed, I really hope they hear my story and understand what I am going through to get this procedure done.