The No Sweat Kid

Author: Anonymous

Here’s my story…My eccessive sweating started when I was 13 years old. As soon as I got dressed in the morning I seemed to start to sweat, and it was not a little wet spot it was a huge area that I couldn’t hide by just keeping my arms down.

This made it tough for me because I am a pretty outgoing person and I couldn’t really put myself out there because people would notice my sweaty pits. I thought my only option was wearing sweatshirts every day, so that’s what I did.

Picture a kid wearing a sweatshirt in 90 degree weather.

As you can imagine this became very impractical and I started looking for alternatives. I tried the different antiperspirants that were advertised on TV which said that they worked as well as the special hyperhidrosis antiperspirants, like Maxim. Those were a waste of time and money and made me feel as if there was no hope. But I am not the kind of person who quits so I continued my search.

So the days and weeks passed and before I knew it I was 3 months away from my junior prom. It was then that I promised myself that I would find a way to stop my sweating. In the days that followed I searched the internet for possible ways to stop sweating, it was by doing this that I discovered this site. I became very familiar with this site and started to try some of the ideas that were suggested. A couple of weeks later I summed up enough courage to tell my parents, who were very understanding, and my mom made a doctors appointment.

I must admit that the first thing that the doctor gave me didn’t work, but on my second trip I was given something that works. It is called ‘DRYSOL.’ It is a prescription antiperspirant that you apply at night, dry with a hair dryer, and wash off in the morning. It works like a charm and you only need to apply twice a week as your sole deodorant. When it is applied it makes the area where it was applied a little itchy, but the results are undeniable. This product can also be used on your hands and feet.

It is now 2 days after my prom and I have been using Drysol for the past month. My biggest problem now is trying to decide which t-shirt I want to wear each day. Thank you guys so much for helping me cure my excessive sweating disease.

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One response to “The No Sweat Kid”

  1. Chris Mechanic says:

    Hello there,

    I loved your sweat success story! It was very inspirational to me and I hope that some fellow excessive sweaters read it and are inspired like I was. You’re a good writer.

    You would be surprised by how many people suffer in silence from this sweating disease. Just like you said, if it weren’t for your having encountered this site, then you may not have ever had the courage to bring it up to your parents.

    It’s all about being open and honest with yourself and those around you. I’m very happy for you that Drysol worked out and that you get to enjoy the rest of your high school and college days not having to worry about covering up embarrassing sweating problems.

    Keep rockin’,

    Chris Mechanic

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