Depressed And Sweating

Author: Anonymous

I’m 13 yrs old. I was a varsity in volleyball before but now I’m not. We had a school event and I ended up to be one of the first six players. I didn’t know what to do and this sweating just keeps me away from the court. I wondered why of all the places of my body, why does it have to be my armpit?

I lied to my coach that i have asthma and cannot play anymore. It’s really hard on my part since I love volleyball. The sweat keeps me from playing. We also had to dance and it needs to raise our arms. I love to dance, but again, I can’t because of the hyperhidrosis.

I cannot do what I like to do. I can only do what I think is boring. When I wear my P.E. uniform, even though I didn’t raise my hand, the armpit sweat still spreads and can be seen by my classmates. I was once laughed at. since then, I never had a mood to do what I liked and even cannot be very energetic. It just depressed me even more. Aahh!!

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One response to “Depressed And Sweating”

  1. Chris Mechanic says:

    Hello there,

    I read your hyperhidrosis story and it was very depressing. It made me really sad to think that there’s this bright, young high school girl that loves volleyball and dancing, but has to do boring stuff instead because her underarms are a little sweaty!

    Lemme’ tell you, missy, that’s absolutely bogus. You should go to your volleyball coach immediately and say, “I’m ready coach, put me back on the team!” Don’t let people making fun of you put you down. It’s not your fault you’re sweating.

    And please, DANCE! Have you ever heard that song “I Hope You Dance”? That’s what your story reminded me of. It’s by Lee Anne Womack. You should listen to it and be inspired by it. You can watch it on YouTube by cutting and pasting the following link into your broswer:

    But c’mon, baby, do what you love to do. Don’t let hyperhidrosis, or people making fun of you, or any other bogus stuff stop you. You may be a professional volleyball player. You’re a freshman on the varsity team. C’mon. Don’t short-change yourself, sweetheart. Be bold and tough. And please, DANCE!


    Chris Mechanic

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