Hyperhidrosis disorder

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What is hyperhidrosis disorder?

Hyperhidrosis disorder is the condition in which a person experiences excessive and unpredictable sweating even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest.

Common symptoms reported by people with hyperhidrosis disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with hyperhidrosis disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Robinul)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
hyperhidrosis disorder (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

Data from patients with hyperhidrosis disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hyperhidrosis disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Stevens Johnson syndrome
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Robinul)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperhidrosis disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
hyperhidrosis disorder (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nervousness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hyperhidrosis disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hyperhidrosis disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 34
30s 40
40s 31
50s 22
60s 8
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 38
20-29 years 9
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 54
Female 86

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 55
Not Diagnosed 29

These charts show data from hyperhidrosis disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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