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Offline Ians Daddy

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Sweaters
« on: 29/09/2003 02:31:26 »
I work out quite regularly. I think I eat relatively healthy. I try to get plenty of rest. I drink lots of water. Yet, I sweat like a prostitute in church. I've noticed that I sweat more than the average bear, Boo boo.

My question is this.... What causes excessive sweating and is there a way to remedy this? I stay clean, so I don't smell. I'm just the guy with the deluge on my forehead. I've considered putting antiperspirant on my brow, but thought there may be a better solution. It's not my pits or anywhere other than my brow / head area. I'm tired of looking like I just ran a marathon when I've just walked into the office. I don't want to carry around a towel like Barry White, or Satchmo, but I've considered it.

What do you all think?


 

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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #1 on: 29/09/2003 06:16:58 »
If you quit doing all those drugs, you might sweat less.  Just kidding, but some people just sweat more than others, and men more than women.  Could try an ice pack on your neck.  One of those gel pack kinds that you can put in the freezer and fit in a scarf that ties around your neck.  Spicy foods make you sweat more too.  Eating a lot of Mexican food?

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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #2 on: 29/09/2003 06:27:51 »
I do love the spicy foods. I put Tobasco on everything.

See, I always thought that booze and drugs were what caused it...I gave up both awhile back. That's why I'm perplexed about the sweating.

Winter's coming, so it won't be so bad. But when I do public speaking, I turn deep red and SWEAT. I thought it may be high blood pressure, but I checked out fine.

Maybe I'm just secreting Tobasco :)
 

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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #3 on: 29/09/2003 08:39:47 »
Ronnie, I think is impossible for a person to stop sweating. The point of you sweating is to cool your body down. You should try bezoar's method, an ice pack will to cool you body down and you'll therefore sweat less.

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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #4 on: 29/09/2003 13:42:02 »
I'll give it a try. I've seen those "rice packs" that are basicaly a sock with rice in it. It's supposed to keep cool longer and would be less noticable.
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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #5 on: 30/09/2003 18:49:07 »
The public speaking sweat is probably a stress response -- you know, like sweaty palms.  Try meditation?????

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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #6 on: 30/09/2003 23:41:32 »
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM......[|)]
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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #7 on: 01/10/2003 06:04:00 »
Ronnie --
You edited the above comment?  Did you misspell it the first time?

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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #8 on: 01/10/2003 06:57:32 »
I had one too many "o's"...:P
 

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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #9 on: 01/10/2003 22:33:55 »
You two crack me up.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 02/10/2003 05:39:55 »
Yep, I'm glad you corrected it.  I can't stand a bad spiller -- er, speller.

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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #11 on: 02/10/2003 16:04:50 »
Sounds like you are breaking out in a nervous sweat combined with the tabasco as the icing on the cheesecake.  So, you might want to try some calming type decaffinated tea's before you do a presentation of any sort. After the tea, drink a full glass of cold water, and bring a class of water with you to your speech. Are you getting 8 hours of sleep? If not, make sure you do by drinking chamomile tea and water before bed. If you drink coffee, stop. I know it is a life change, but it worked for me. Now I wear turtlenecks alot because I am cold. Funny, 10 years ago, I used to wear kleenexes under my arm pits to avoid the wetness.  Cured: Maybe it was the karaoke that broke my stage-frieght, not sure. I am not nervous about speaking in front of 10-20 people anymore. I drink chamomile every night or I can't sleep as well. I drink alot more water than I ever did in my life, and haven't had a cold in 2 years. Whenever I get to feeling anything is wrong, I drink water. Water is a heal all. Organs function on water. Water cleanses. Just hope there is enough for me for the next 50 years that I plan on being around.
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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #12 on: 03/10/2003 01:49:04 »
Hi Visitor10, welcome to the forum!  Have you tried taking valerian at night to help you sleep?  It smells really bad but works well.  Buy the pre-encapsulated form, I made the mistake of buying loose and encapsulating myself.  Made me wonder how the people smell who work in the factory that processes valerian.

I agree with you about the importance of water.  Do you drink purified water?

Thanks for the info on Stevia.  If you find any really good studies please let me know.
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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #13 on: 08/10/2003 22:55:01 »
Visitor10,

I do drink lots of water, but I also drink gallons of coffee. I'm just going to ignore what you said about giving it up. I can't imagine life without it. I'll pretend I didn't hear that part.
As far as my sleeping? No, I'm trying to get on a better schedule, but I don't take very good care of myself lately. I do better when I have my kiddos for the weekends, but being a bachelor now, I just don't pay attention to what my body needs. I'm a 4 hour a night guy.

I'll try some chamomile.
 

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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #14 on: 29/10/2003 20:44:57 »
Visitor10 speaks the truth..........however, sounds like he best not get too far from a bathroom, all those liquids! I'm a water and coffee guy myself. I'm with Ians Daddy, must not, can not give up coffee. Darn, I live in the Pacific Northwest and giving up coffee would revoke my membership and I'd have to move to California. Along with V10, I try to limit my intake of coffee when I'm not feeling well and drink water exclusively. As for sweating, I too sweat a ton when working out and the flood gates don't stop until hours after a workout - embarrassing to sit in a meeting sweating like a stuck pig. I do notice, however, when on an extended climbing trip, that I tend to seat less as the trip progresses and my body acclimates to the rigors of continuous exercise.
 

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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #15 on: 29/10/2003 23:50:25 »
I've found a trigger, it seems. I've really been slacking on my working out for the past month. I've been drinking less and less water as well. It has deffinately made a difference. Strange, but true. The body tends to adjust to the rigors and creates a balance. I sweat more when in less active states. I'm picking up on the water again and might try to workout a little more. But, I'll be damned if I let go of my coffee cup!!!
 

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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #16 on: 30/10/2003 00:28:11 »
I love coffee but I had to cut down when I started to get side effects !

I couldn't get up in the morning, couldn't complete my ward rounds without stopping for a coffee at least twice, I developed tremors and muscle spasms...

I now survive on a couple of cups  day rather than the 6-10 I was necking before[xx(]
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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #17 on: 13/01/2004 22:48:05 »
All of a sudden one day I started sweating REALLY REALLY badley under my arm pits, it strated happening in December of 2002...now i'm in seventh grade and its January 2004!!!! I've tried alot of different deoderants to stop from sweating, but paper towels in my shirts so it doesn't show the sweat...EVERYTHING I COULD THINK OF! I always layers to school cause i can't wear regualr shirts cause i get these huge sweat stains, and once it went through my sweatshirt when i was at my boyfriends house!!! its really embarrising...how can i stop it?

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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #18 on: 14/01/2004 00:06:30 »
Unfortunately, sweating like that is a symptom of puberty, just like pimples and voice changes.  You might try a deodorant that is also an anti-perspirant.  Don't be afraid to get the guy stuff, it's probably a little stronger.  Just get unscented and you'll be fine.  

Chris, I feel your pain with the coffee addiction.  I'm slowly cutting back, I'm finally under a pot a day.  Having a friend that works at an espresso bar and gives me free drinks doesn't help though.  =/

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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #19 on: 16/01/2004 17:42:21 »
Its funny to hear people talk about anti-perspirants like they might help the problem. There is an interesting article about the composition of the stuff here: newbielink:http://www.creative-developments.co.uk/papers/APDs%201999.htm [nonactive]
I have noticed though that there are definite side effects that most people overlook when considering deoderants. First let me preface by saying that I don't sweat. At least, I don't sweat very much. Usualy if I hike a full day and its warm outside I will start with a sweat sheen on my forehead and then I start to sweat on the middle of my back. Not to long ago in Arizona I was waiting outside for a freind and the day was really warm (107f) so I ran insde and put on some anti-P just in case. consider though that this was the 5th or 6th time I have used the stuff in my life. Within a day, and after a few showers, I noticed that my pits were sore even though the skin didn't seem inflamed. Within a day of noticing this I also detected hard lumps under my skin that shortly became very painful. After futily trying to pop these lumps like zits I saw a doctor. He told me that in some people the aluminium in the products is encapsulated by the body when it enters your pores. This is of course very painful because that pore needs to breath and release its minute amounts of oils, waters and other waste products. Interestingly enough, the doctor also said that if a group of pores is blocked for a long enough period of time the tissue can become necrotic.
Basicaly there are a few things that we can learn from this. Just because something works doesn't mean that its either safe nor a good idea. I remember when I was a kid and Sweet & Low first came out I was sitting in the lunch room and I ate some of it and imediatly got a head ache. Shortly after that as a class assignment (3rd grade) I drew a picture of a sweet and low package and wrote underneith that it rots your brain. It wasnt too many years after that, that the FDA announced that S&L caused brain cancer in certain situations. The studies have been in-conclusive since, but it still has a red warning on the back of the product. The point of this whole dialog is that just because some person or group of people states that a product is A. OK. doesn't mean that 20 years from now they won't determine the opposite. I say, live life as far from un-natural products as possible and you will live if not longer then surely better.

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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #20 on: 16/01/2004 23:31:21 »
Millions of people use anti-perspirants, but how many actually have problems related to them?  I know more people that can't have pennicillin than can't use anti-perspirants.  Putting ANYTHING in or on your body has a slight risk associated, but because 1 person in a few thousand has a problem with it doesn't mean the others should scared into avoiding them entirely.  As long as the product carries the correct warnings (Which I don't believe anti-perspirants do, but that's another issue) what's wrong with someone using it if they don't have a problem?  

Incidentally, I know quite a few people that use "all-natural" deodorants and soaps and you know what?  These people freaking stink.  That's cool if they don't mind, but I'll de damned if I'll let myself smell like that.  Technology allows us not to stink like animals, so if it works for you, I say use it.  If your body can't deal with the ingredients in anti-perspirants, I promise not to be offended by your odor if you promise not to be offended by my Old Spice.





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« Reply #21 on: 18/01/2004 13:14:25 »
Old Spice?  How old are you anyway?
I did read something once where there were more incidences of breast cancer in women who used antiperspirants, the theory being that the antip's actually blocked the release of toxins.  I'm not sure if that's true or not, but I don't use antip's.  I just use a deodorant instead, which, by the way is hard to find.  However, you're right.  I have to stop to wash off in the afternoon and reapply.  There used to be a deodorant from Arm and Hammer with baking soda in it that really worked all day long, then they took it off the market. They've since released another version, but it's not effective like the first version was.
Sweet n'Low, as far as I know, only gives bladder cancer to mice in mega, mega doses.  But anyone can be sensitive to anything, and you have to know your own body.

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Re: Sweaters
« Reply #22 on: 18/01/2004 22:01:40 »
Fresh sweat doesn't stink (except the stuff that comes with a hot flash).  I keep my underarms hair-free which helps reduce both sweat and odor and use a solid oil stick as deodorant.  Works well and I don't have to worry about poisoning myself.  If necessary I wash during the day, or dry off with a tissue.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 18/01/2004 23:36:58 »
Hahah, no not the Old Spice aftershave, the Old Spice Sport Stick deodorant/anti perspirant.  My grandfather wore the aftershave.  ;)  



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« Reply #24 on: 20/01/2004 14:36:24 »
Oh, I was beginning to wonder.  I thought you were into nostalgia or something.  My father wore the aftershave too, and he's 81.  Didn't even know Old Spice made a deodorant stick.  Goes to show you how often I shop for men's deodorant, however, maybe I should, because there are more pure deodorants among the men's products than the women's.  Somehow, I just can't picture myself with Old Spice armpits, though.

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