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Sweating too much - but no thyroid issues?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 9, 2010
  • 10:54 AM

Greetings all,

For about 6 years now I've had this sweating issue that has steadily worsened. I've been to see various doctors about five times now and one even did a thyroid test for me to check for hyperthyroidism - the results were negative.

The sweating started off with hands but now its pretty much everywhere except my legs and stomach. The worst parts are underarms, face and chest/back. Most of the time there is no real change in body temperature but in the last year I've felt more "episodes" where I feel really, really hot - but I think thats due to anxiety as the issue has worsened.

I can't find any pattern in regards to triggers - it can be the heat, change of temperature (as in, entering a building, or a car where the temperature inside is different) or just taking a walk - and anxiety which I believe came from the actual issue of sweating too much and people noticing.

In terms of seasons, its not too bad in Autumn/Winter but if I wear more than two layers when its really cold I will sweat buckets.

If anyone could point me in the right direction of other possible causes or provide more information that I could pass on to my doctor I would greatly appreciate it. I'm pretty good with my hygiene, I take two showers a day and clean everywhere but if you met me you wouldn't believe it.

Thanks very much for any advice.

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