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Severe Sweating

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  • Posted By: Cindy111
  • January 14, 2007
  • 00:26 AM

I recently have had the surgery (ETS) that clamps the nerve that sends the signal to your upper body for sweating and facial blushing.

I do not sweat from armpits up now and do not have the facial blushing anymore.

The one side effect that is so severe to me is the compensation sweating of the trunk area. (Back to knees). This side effect is just as bad if not worse then the beginning problem. I am considering on having the operation reversed. I have tried a few meds but none have worked. I am desperate to finding something to slow down this sweating or stop it completely in the trunk area.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • I recently have had the surgery (ETS) that clamps the nerve that sends the signal to your upper body for sweating and facial blushing. I do not sweat from armpits up now and do not have the facial blushing anymore. The one side effect that is so severe to me is the compensation sweating of the trunk area. (Back to knees). This side effect is just as bad if not worse then the beginning problem. I am considering on having the operation reversed. I have tried a few meds but none have worked. I am desperate to finding something to slow down this sweating or stop it completely in the trunk area. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Hi there,I have had the same surgery and the compensatory sweating is really bad. My whole life is dominated by it.. what I wear, where I holiday, when I will leave the house, whether I will go to bars etc etc etc. I need to wear dark colors all the time, and I live in air-conditioning whenever the temperature goes above about 20 degrees celsius. There are 2 medications u can take to help stop the sweating, but I've found they don't really do much. Atrobel Forte, or Donnatabs.. both are faily similar I think. Apparently another option is to have another operation where the nerve is clamped lower down. This has a similar effect as the surgery you've already had, but u will only sweat below the waist after it. I just perservere with antiperspirants, and the pills I take occasionally, but most of all, I think u need to choose ur clothes wisely, and always plan ahead on a hot day. Make sure u'll always be in air-conditioning, and I always have spare clothes with me. I have also looked into botox, as that can stop sweat glands from being active, but the expense would be rediculous to do ur entire torso, and of course u'd need to get more every 4 months.If u find another solution, I'd love to hear it.Cheers
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  • I recently have had the surgery (ETS) that clamps the nerve that sends the signal to your upper body for sweating and facial blushing. I do not sweat from armpits up now and do not have the facial blushing anymore. The one side effect that is so severe to me is the compensation sweating of the trunk area. (Back to knees). This side effect is just as bad if not worse then the beginning problem. I am considering on having the operation reversed. I have tried a few meds but none have worked. I am desperate to finding something to slow down this sweating or stop it completely in the trunk area. Any help would be greatly appreciated.I have the same severe problem and was prescribed pregabalin for leg pain post back surgery and this stops it completely for a while and you have to tolerate the side effects until they wear off which they do ie extreme tiredness, confusion short term memory problems. hope this helps - Liz Southend on Sea Essex
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