Thursday, January 19, 2012

Schweddy beezy

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. Handsfeetarmpits, 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
Didn't work

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 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.


Holly said...

Seriously, I should look into this. I hate sweat :/. Thanks for keeping it real bish!

Raven said...

LOL!! I can't believe you posted a pic of you getting your pitts done hahahahah!!!
my Taylorbug.....

Kodi said...

I sweat alot under my arms too!

I honestly think the birth control pill BeYaz, helped. Since I recently got off of it, the sweat has returned:(

Maybe I need to try this soon:)

Courtney said...

I think we can all just say thank you for keeping it real. My armpits have never sweat a day in my life. But my face, oh my gawd, sweats so so bad!! Like around my hairline and forehead. I HATE it!! I always have.

dottie said...

I'm a sweaty bish too! I feel your pain!!

That stupid "raise your hand if your sure" commercial made me mad. LOL.

Amy Childress said...


AND i have that same shirt up there.
EXACT SAME. crazy. i love mine too.

and the girl in the vid that sweats alot. should wear no black maybe thats her problem and hoodies? hell id sweat too if i wore those in the heat.

love ya xoxo

Impulsive Addict said...


I have heard about people getting botox to help. Of course it was on one of my reality tv junk shows a few years ago.

You don't even look like a sweater. I only sweat when I work out. Any other time, I'm freezing. I'm not a skinny person but I am ALWAYS freezing.

So weird.

Can you get those removed? Won't you need them for something?

Alyssa said...

I was sweating (just in the pits) while doing my makeup this morning. Just doing my makeup!! Working out is even more ridiculous!

Steff said...

I'm the same way! I'm glad you posted about this, talk about brave! Now that I know it doesn't hurt, I might do the Botox thing. I'm sick of sweating so much! (And like you, it's only in the pits. I think I'd prefer sweaty hands or something! haha)

Ashley said...

oh my goodness tay - i had no idea about this condition! this is crazy but i'm glad the botox works for you! my favorite part is where you captioned your own pic "so cute right" haha. YES! you are indeed SO CUTE! :)

Young and Fabulous said...

hahah i LOVE this taylor you're adorable

im glad this is doing good things for you! and safely too!you rock

pitting does suck! haha i have to agree


Amber said...

I love you because you are so honest and always keep it real!!!! I am glad the botox is working for you and that it's covered by your insurance!! YAY!

Miranda said...

i had that until my second year of would always stain my shirts! i thought i was a freak because i would sweat even though i wasn't hot...but i was fortunate enough that drysol worked for me...and every once in awhile i use the OTC deodorant and it works now :)

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

:( sweat stinks. (no pun intended) hahaha.

I had a friend in college that had this problem, too!

& that pit pic is really cracking me up, girl. You're so hilarious....AND CUTE! xoxo

Bethany said...

I am pretty sure I have this same issue. Does insurance pay for your injections?

Jill said...

thats great you can share it with all of us and get it out in the open! The more you talk about things the more you find out others have in common with you or me!

I have heard about this on the radio and it sounds like my best friend may have it. She is always telling me she is always sweating with her armpits. Maybe I should tell her to come read this and check it out!

hope you can get your procedure done you want girl! you deserve it gorgeous! xoxox

Jessica said...

i have this problem too!! my palms and my underarms and it SUCKS!! it really does affect me everyday- esp in what i choose to wear...i wish i could just wear a cute colored shirt without worrying how much my sweat will show! and my palms are just a whole other story it is soo embarrassing!!! =( i'm glad i'm not alone though!
I went to my regular doctor and she had no suggestions for me- actually told me to do a google search to see what treatments i could find...but then i never went back about it. Def need to look into the botox- is it expensive?

Taylor Morgan said...

lol, such is life right? I love that you are so open about it. It's no big deal, we've all got something. Like everyone else, I admire your honest attitude. That's what make blogging so great and interesting; people like keeping it real and letting people see it! :)

Brittany Taylor said...

I was diagnosed with the same thing in 7th grade at age 13 .. i am now 26 and STILL deal with it .. i had NO idea insurance covers botox! I need to look into this! The only time my sweating ever stopped, was when i was pregnant, and that was due to the hormonal changes .. Thank you so much for posting this! I can totally relate and feel your pain! :)