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Is excessive perspiration a TMS equivalent?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Lars, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. Lars

    Lars New Member

    Hello everyone,

    I wonder if excessive perspiration (hyperhidrosis) is a TMS equivalent? Are there people who recognize this as a TMS equivalent?
    When I was 12 yo I started to get sweaty hands, armpits and feet. I pretty much had wet hands all the time.
    It was very embarrassing to shake peoples hands. When I was 13 my pain journey started. Pretty much around this age I started to get heavy acne as well.
    At age 22 I decided to do a surgery to stop the excessive sweating in my hands and armpits. They burned a nerve which is responsible for the perspiration. This was not possible for the feet, so I still have sweaty feet until now.

    Best Wishes,
  2. Aimee88

    Aimee88 Well known member

    Hi Lars. I would guess it will improve or go away as you heal. Our bodies are not separate parts stuck together. We cannot help but heal in general. I remember saying to someone with anxiety who probably had many TMS symptoms (before I knew about it), let's heal the anxiety, and then see what physical problems are left. Your sweating could very well improve. In the year before I found TMS information I started some natural treatments for rosacea (excessive reddening and heat in my face). I have since read that rosacea is definitely emotionally triggered. So, pleasantly, that seems to be improving, but I don't think of my TMS work as being for any of my symptoms in particular. I know that as I feel my feelings and get real and honest with myself (and others), my physical body won't need to flare up in all it's infinitely creative ways. I would say, just do the work.
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  3. Spacenoid

    Spacenoid Newcomer

    Yes I believe it is possible as excessive sweating can result from conditions like anxiety. Your problem reminds me of this segment about a physician who had problems with excessive perspiration in Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, .
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  4. Dorado

    Dorado Beloved Grand Eagle

    Sweating is mediated by the sympathetic nervous system; excessive sweating is very frequently a sign that the sympathetic nervous system is in overdrive from stress and powerful emotions. In fact, excessive sweating is one of the ways my neurologists were able to differentiate my so-called "neuropathy" symptoms from true nerve damage (which I do not have). My socks were completely soaked soon after putting my shoes on, holding my cell phone for a even few minutes would prompt my hands to sweat like crazy, etc. It was horrible and I even booked an appointment at a Walgreens clinic to ask a medical professional about what was going on (before I saw the neurologists) - she boldly stated that nothing was wrong with me and she refused to bill my insurance or me for the appointment (a truly great lady).

    So the answer is yes! ;)

    And in case anyone is reading this and feels unnerved because they experience reduced sweating, that can sometimes be a sign of TMS, too - I believe Steve Ozanich experienced this particular symptom and I've read it about it elsewhere as well. It's definitely not always nerve damage, so don't panic! A good doctor can help you differentiate between nerve symptoms caused by the mind-body connection and true nerve damage.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2020
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