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Review for International Hyperhidrosis Society, Center Valley, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Hi my name is Mary Ann and I have been suffering with hyperhidrosis from the age of 6. My parents were not even aware of it at the time. I got f's in penmanship all through school because my papers were a mess. We used fountain pens so you can just imagine what that does to a wet paper. High school was horrible. I didn't want to date or go to any dances. Square dancing was a requirement one year so I told my mother I was going to skip school if she did not write me an excuse. I married the first person that would have me because my self esteem was so bad I didn't feel worthy of any better. As you can imagine it did not last. I now have a wonderful man that is understanding of everything I am going through. I had a sympothecomy done 37 years ago and it worked great but now I sweat everywhere else below my shoulders and every year it gets worse. The doctor says they can't do anything about it because of the sympathectomy being done. For that reason I would not recommend having it done but at the time there was nothing else. I feel I won't make it through another summer sweating so badly that I am not really living life. I have to drink Gatorade all the time and change 4 times a day. I really want to help other people get through this even if it's to late for me. Thank you most sincerely (dressed in black)

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