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)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
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)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Catapres TTS patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

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

(Norco)
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)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) not clear headed next day
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (3)
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)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
lethargy
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
migraine headaches
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Catapres TTS patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperhidrosis disorder (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Robinul)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperhidrosis disorder (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth feeling hot/overheating 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
hyperhidrosis disorder (2)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (2) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
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 39
30s 43
40s 30
50s 23
60s 9
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 40
20-29 years 10
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 9
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 57
Female 93

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 60
Not Diagnosed 31

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