August 4th, 2011Site News
We have featured Wrapps many times in the past and now we have very kindly been given TEN free Wrapps to give away to ten lucky entrants! This is a fantastic opportunity to try out a Wrapp for your sweating. Wrapps are carefully designed and handmade by Denise Bartell, who has suffered with Hyperhidrosis for many years. FORUM LINK
This is what www.coolwrapps.com has to say about Hyperhidrosis…
Do you suffer with excessive sweating, down there? You are not alone. Millions of men and women suffer from this, year in, year out. Anybody who has suffered from heavy sweating will know that there are all sorts of other problems that constant moisture causes, chafing, itching, soreness, irritation, rashes, infection etc.
The Wrapp is unisex, it fits both women’s and men’s briefs comfortably, no more chafing elastic to cut into your delicate, sore skin.
The Wrapp has been tested by both men and women. Once they’re in place, you forget they’re there, leaving you fresh and confident. It doesn’t matter how much you sweat or what triggers it, the Wrapp can be worn by anyone with any level of sweating.
Testimonials and feedback received from Wrapps users: LINK
“You are a genius! These work like a charm for me. I so glad I found Very Sweaty Betty and your link to the Wrapps. I will share my excitement with my PCP and others I know suffering like me. I may just order more!!!!!!
Thanks Denise you made my day!”
When we contacted Rachel to ask if we could use her feedback in our website, she replied:
“ABSOLUTELY!!!!! Go for it!! I want the world to know you have helped me. Let me know when the Bra pad has been developed. I want to be one of he first customers!!!!!”
Thank you Rachel! Your feedback has made us happier than you can imagine, it’s worth all the hard work Wrapps have taken to develop to hear something so lovely!
“Thank you very much for the wrapps. I’ve wanted them for a long time now since I saw them on VSB and I’m very happy with them.”
“I thought my wife was having me on with this at first but wow! I play a couple of different sports and can’t do with out these now. Impressive, you can come and work for me anytime!”
Wells Branch, Texas
“Thank you so much Denise, your wrapps work perfectly. They have given me my confidence back, I can’t praise you or them highly enough and have just ordered a second pack.”
Knightsbridge, London, UK
“Simple and effective.”
Thousand Oaks, California
“I was recommended Wrapps by a close friend and colleague – I wish I’d known about them before now but better late than never! I am excited about Summer for probably the first time since I was a teenager, I have a lump in my throat (a happy one!). Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Mrs G L***d
“I ordered a sample pack and the day after I received them, I reordered a large pack. I can wear pants in all colors instead of just black, and skirts and dresses for the first time. I can’t wait for my wedding now!”
This was posted on Very Sweaty Betty by forum member, FoxyBlue: LINK
“I got my Wrapps last week, and have used them most days since – it’s been as hot as 36 here this week – and I am VERY impressed!
Was at a friend’s wedding all day and evening last weekend and was dry all day. I’ve been amazed, it’s not only me that stays dry but the Wrapp itself; in terms of moisture you’d never know you had another layer on, and it also keeps things completely odour-free.
Denise, you are a genius Certainly money well spent and one less thing for me to worry about every summer, which is a huge relief. Thanks so much ladies for introducing me to this marvellous product.”
HOW TO ENTER:
This free-to-enter giveaway competition couldn’t be simpler to enter.
1. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.orgTags: absorbent, coolwrapps.com, down below, embarrassing, excessive sweating, free, free giveaway, groin, hyperhidrosis, private area, products, sweating, taboo, truncal, trunk, wrapps
2. You MUST include ‘wrapps giveaway’ in the subject line
3. You MUST include your verysweatybetty forum member name in the body of the email
4. You can enter as many times as you like – although that doesn’t mean you can win more than once!
5. The winners will be chosen entirely at random and notified once the competition has closed on 25th August 2011
June 13th, 2011Site News
We thought it was about time we added an FAQ section with just some of the questions we are asked on a regular basis.
Q: Who is Very Sweaty Betty?
A: All of us. We all are. If you sweat excessively, that entitles you to become one of the elite who can call themselves Sweaty Betty. It’s true!
Q: What do you do?
A: We help. Or we try to. The two founders have over 70 years personal experience of Hyperhidrosis between them. They know what adversities people have to face every day of their lives. We provide a friendly ear – or shoulder – and do our best to advise you on building your own personal strategy for dealing with your sweat.
Q: Is that all?
A: No! That’s just the tip of the iceberg! We have a private forum for people of all ages to get together and share tips and help prop each other up during the hard times. We even have a ranting section that we use when we want to let rip about something. The great thing is, you can talk about anything and everything on our forum, nobody will judge you for being who you are.
Q: What advantages are there for me?
A: For a start, it’s free. You get all the help and support we can possibly give you. We have enough love to go around all our lovely members. We are really lucky to have specialists aboard too – we have a highly qualified Dermatologist (skin specialist) whose specific interest is in Hyperhidrosis. He regularly uses Botox for people who sweat excessively. We have a qualified Nurse who suffers from Hyperhidrosis herself and we also have an almost-qualified Counselor – who also suffers personally. Coming soon is a What Not to Wear section – where our specialist shopper (with Hyperhidrosis) scours the High Street to help you find sweat-friendly clothing wherever you are!
Q: Anything else?
A: Since you ask, yes. We are really lucky to have sponsors who help pay our website’s running costs. They are all really good reputable companies who we have got to know personally over the years. They are all dedicated in helping the often miserable world of Hyperhidrosis to become a happier place by developing and selling a multitude of products specifically for this disease. We try a lot of products on VSB, and we blog about them. If they work, we tell you. If they don’t work, we tell you that, too. Having Hyperhidrosis can be an expensive business, our blogs help you to decide for yourself the products that will best suit you personally. We regularly have special offers on all kinds of products so you can even save yourself some money, too!
Q: What do you want from me?
A: Besides your friendship? Just the one thing, please. It’s not much but it will help make an awful lot of difference to our ongoing Awareness Campaign – please link to www.verysweatybetty.com from your home pages, blogs, wherever you can. If you like, you could use www.hyperhidrosisawarenesscampaign.com or www.hyperhidrosissupport.instead. It’s all the same to us. Each time you add a link to us, you’re helping us to achieve our aims of bringing the knowledge of this miserable disease to everyone. It means that one day, you will be able to step outside your front door without the stigma attached to sweating. Comments like ‘buy some deodorant’ or ‘get a shower’ is what we aim to eradicate. We also want to remind the medical world that Hyperhidrosis IS a big deal and that we all need their help.Tags: antiperspirant, botox, clothes, clothing, dermatologist, disease, embarrassing, excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis, sweaty, taboo, very sweaty betty, vsb
VERY SWEATY BETTY Now Has A Councellor On Board Who Sufferers With HH And Can Help You Living With This Disease0April 4th, 2011Site NewsHello everyone.My name is Scruffpot a.k.a Mark.I’m 31 living in the UK and suffer with Hyperhidrosis.I’m currently training to be a counsellor and have been kindly offered a spot here on the forum to help anybody who needs a friendly ear to bend.So…a little introduction about me so you know who you are talking too.
I have had HH since being about 13 years old. Auxiliary HH.
Throughout my life I have managed to hide it up rather successfully; at School, College and University, by never taking my jumper off, wearing dark t shirts and hoodie cardies. However I was and still am conscience about my HH. I mainly hid at school and floated around social groups never belonging to a certain clique – which worked rather well for me. But I missed out a lot of things, going on trips, doing certain events etc. As I was paranoid encase anyone found out. I was EMBARRASSED.
My HH effected me mentally and physically.When I was about 20 years old I went to the doctors and got told about Driclor which worked for a while. I did try a variety of different types of topical lotions; some worked some burnt my skin, but persevered.
I couldn’t get a job wearing a suit and shirt as I didn’t want to sit in an office and be embarrassed looking all sweaty, so i became a roadie…so much fun…Anyway after a serious study of my life I decided to move city and try something new. I visited my new doctors after a lot of mental deliberation (as I am and was embarrassed to talk about it)to see if I could sort out my HH.
I got sent to the hospital and was offered 2 types of operations. ETS (which we all know about) and PRFS (Pulse Radio Frequency Sympathectomy). Each operation has their positive and negative sides and nothing was guaranteed also there was risk of Compensatory Sweating. I went for PRFS as I had got so fed up with my HH. Also in going for PRFS I was putting myself up as a guinea pig, as it was experimental for HH.
In the operations be it PRFS or ETS they try to clamp or cauterize the T2 T3 T3 ganglion nerve endings which run off the spine, depending if it’s auxiliary or palmar etc.http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S18 … xt&tlng=en (an interesting document).However instead of cutting open a small hole in your arm pit and deflating a lung to get to the nerve endings as they do with ETS. In PRFS they keep you slightly awake but on a strong aesthetic and insert a needle directly in to you back, and send radio frequencies down the needle and cauterize the nerve endings.
My xray of the procedure, as you can see the needle.
http://i31.tinypic.com/242ybeo.jpgAll I can say is… Yes it did hurt. To cauterize the nerve endings they have to turn up the voltage even though you are under a general aesthetic you can feel it. When it becomes unbearable they lower the voltage and start over again. I had this done in 6 places.Tags: antiperspirant, counsellor, counselor, disease, driclor, embarrassing, excessive sweating, help, hyperhidrosis, products, skin, stress, support, taboo, talk, topical, treatment
Was it worth it?
YES, even though it was dangerous and I was a guinea pig for this surgery
My HH is a lot lot better. However I was told it may not be permanent as the ganglion nerves can grow back and I may need it again at some point.
Have I got CS – yes but I have a bit more confidence.
Anyway, I still have HH but not as bad.
Would I advise surgery, No I wouldn’t, as I cannot make that choice for you and I wouldn’t. But that’s my story.
A few years ago my HH caused me to have a mental blip, so I have been through the mill, but out the other side, so I can relate to anyone having problems
I’m also trailing oxybutynin hydrochloride/Ditropan to see if that makes a difference and so far so good, but then i do have thyroid problems and that also effects my HH..
Anyway to the present…
I’m currently training to be a counsellor and being I have HH I would like to enable anybody young or old who are finding it all a struggle as I have been there and am there, as I know from experience HH does affect you mentally and physically. So if you have anything you want to chat about, ask questions and want to know about dealing with HH, then you are more than welcome. You can PM me if you want and it will be STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL or leave me a message on the forum and I will reply and try my utmost to help you.
November 10th, 2010Site News
A brief introduction – this is another in our series of guest blogs from our brave and lovely forum members. Dave lives in the Philippines and suffers from palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating on his hands and feet) . This blog is being very kindly sponsored by Klima Health Solutions who are sending Dave some products to help get his sweating under control – Klima Confidence Handspray and Hyperdri Grip aluminum-free antiperspirant serum. We’re looking forward to hearing from Dave once he’s tried the products. We’ll keep you informed!
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Hi! Everyone! My name is Dave and I’m living in the Philippines as you will know i suffer from Hyperhidrosis on Hands and Feet.
When i was a child i didn’t notice that i have difference with my playmates, we usually play with intensely hand to hand contact but i kind a notice the sweating on my feet because i always wear slippers which doesn’t bother me also on that time. I truly notice that i have a substantial difference when i was in High School beginning on 2nd Year because i started truly socializing with other people and because this is my first time dating a woman and it is very rarely that i hold my girlfriend hands because I’m kind an anxious on what will be her opinion by that, therefore I came secret with it, until we break up i think she didn’t know that i have a Hyperhidrosis. Here in the Philippines Hyperhidrosis doesn’t give attention by government or by the society. They all think that it is normal. With my 20 years living here i never heard that the government have taken measure how to deal with it. My parents always say that’s it is normal and it is not a big deal, it is true that HH will not deteriorate you’re health even you don’t cure it will not affect you’re health condition, Indeed but for HH sufferer it will deteriorate you’re self-confidence and you’re social interaction to others. It changes your life enormously. Sometimes i get to think why i have this HH? Because among my family and relatives i am the only one who has on it then i read an article that inheritance is one possible factor of having a HH.
Sometimes I’m kind a jealous when i see they can wear slippers proudly. I usually like slippers and I’d love wearing them as my fashion but HH became a hindrance for me to switch from buying a shoe rather buying slippers. Onetime I’m ashamed when buying slipper in a local department store it is essential to try the slippers if it’s suits you but after I’ll try it I’ll be leaving traces of sweat on the sole of the slippers which is kind a embarrass especially when there a sales lady who assisting you there are other shoppers who wants to try that certain slipper.
Simple things on others are substantial important on me as an HH sufferer a simple shakes hands is absolutely normal but if you have HH it precious to shake your hands without sweating. I’ll get definitely anxious when I know I get to shake hands as a result I will shake his hand as little contact as possible. A simple high five but as an HH you must check if you’re are hands are wipe with handkerchief or sometimes will high five him with a fist (just like in the boxing). Here in the Philippines all of the commuters are riding a Jeepney when riding a jeepney the other passenger is away from the driver he or she will ask you to get his fare and pass it to the other passenger so that the jeepney driver will get his or her fare with that essential activity riding a jeepney I’m always leaving the passenger’s money with sweaty coins and wet money papers I’m very embarrassed with the driver and the passengers especially when the one who will ask to pass his or her fare is my peer. Also I’m very glad when I’m writing without having a handkerchief below my hands so that paper doesn’t have traces of sweat. Currently I’m in 4th year college and i kind an anxious eventually especially when i will take my on the job training which I will socialize in the outside world on the world of business and especially when I will take a job interview that shaking hands and writing on a paper will be indispensable.
HH in a Tropical Country have also a great impact because it is always hot so my hands sweat profusely. I also tried to treat this tried an antiperspirant from a dermatologist. Indeed it decrease my sweat a little and I’m not satisfied with the product, i decided to stop using it because It kind a costly and you buy it over and over again and for sure it will burden for my parents to add as their expenses for them. Financial Status in life is also an enormous factor to cure this HH because remedy for HH will take you a lot of money because my father’s salary is only sufficient to deal first with necessities so to my eagerness to have cure it I searched in the internet and I saw making your own homemade iontophoresis unfortunately it doesn’t work for me. Using it i feels a strong sensation that it will hurt you specially when your deep your hands in the water and when you change the polaris of the electric current in my determination i tolerated the pain when having this I also added additional volts to increase its effectiveness unfortunately doesn’t work for me with that I stop using it and have little bruises have it. I try using it every day or every other day for 2-3 weeks
HH affects greatly on your life, my passion is in music by playing musical instrument, i first started playing guitar and it is a totally a hindrance to play guitar having a HH on it, you can’t do your full potential playing on it, I’m also anxious when I’ll borrow my friend’s guitar then play a song then gave it back they will always say that “i know who use the guitar it’s Dave! Look there are traces on it” i feel embarrassed when they saying that. Even though my friends know it, but i didn’t say that i have HH they know it because they recognize it because all the time I’m using a handkerchief until now I’m not opening a topic about them I’m very embarrassed even they know it. But all of the negatives of having it, i still stay optimistic that eventually i don’t have to worry on my sweat and I will have a worry-free socializing with other.
God always challenges us and i know this is the one of his challenge gave in me and i will transcend it with the help of my love one’s and especially with the faith on God. We must not lose hope and have a faith.
I’m sincerely grateful for reading my Article and the opportunity to write an article it is really a honour for me.
I hope i can help and relate my fellow HH in a Simple Manner by writing an article.
We must spread awareness of HH that it isn’t just normal in fact it truly affects one’s life.Tags: antiperspirant, dripping, embarrassing, excessive sweat, excessive sweating, hands, humidity, hyperhidrosis, klima, palmar, products, skin, summer, support, taboo
September 19th, 2010Site News
Have been chatting with a new member and her insight to what may be helping her HH!
Please read and let me know if any of you have tried this?
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September 8th, 2010Site News
Hyperhidrosis is a skin disease. It can be generalised or localised to specific parts of the body. Hands, feet, armpits, and the groin area are among the most active regions of perspiration due to the relatively high concentration of sweat glands; however, any part of the body may be affected.
Hyperhidrosis can also be classified depending on whether it is a congenital (hereditary) or an acquired trait. Primary hyperhidrosis is found to start during adolescence or even before and seems to be inherited as a genetic trait. Primary hyperhidrosis must be distinguished from secondary hyperhidrosis, which can start at any point in life. The latter form may be due to a disorder of the thyroid or pituitary gland, diabetes mellitus, tumors, gout, menopause, certain drugs or mercury poisoning. It can be a symptom of temporary illnesses like colds and ‘flu or hormonal changes such as periods or menopause. Hyperhidrosis can also be divided into Palmar/Plantar (symptomatic sweating of primarily the hands or feet), Axilliary (armpit sweating), Facial/Cranial (sweating from the face/head region), Gustatory (sweating whilst eating/digesting a meal) or generalised hyperhidrosis which covers sweating from any other area in your body.
Everybody sweats, it’s a normal function which serves to cool us down so we don’t overheat. Hyperhidrosis is caused by an overactive (ie broken) thermal regulator (the bodies thermostat). In the simplest terms, in a Hyperhidrotic’s body, their thermostatic control is stuck on the hottest setting.
A medical diagnosis should always be sought, but if you sweat to an excessive level, there are now many ways of dealing with it.
About Sweaty Betty.
We are a small group of normal people who just happen to sweat a lot. We’re not alone – millions of people worldwide suffer from this acutely embarrassing and socially isolating condition, but, because of the negativity and misconceptions surrounding sweating and being sweaty, they attempt to keep it to themselves and suffer in silence. As with all taboo issues, it only takes a few like-minded people to get together to blow a taboo wide apart and tell it how it really is. Hence www.verysweatybetty.com was born.
We are committed to raising awareness of Hyperhidrosis and dispel the stigma and ignorance surrounding sweat and sweating.
Don’t allow your sweat glands to control your life any longer, please join us and find out how you can take control and start living your life again.Tags: anxiety, axillar, clothes, dermatologist, disease, dripping, excessive sweating, forum, free, hyperhidrosis, products, stress, sweating, sweaty, taboo, treatment, very sweaty betty, vsb
May 10th, 2010Site News
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a skin disease which produces a lot of unhappiness. It is estimated by the medical profession that 2-3% of people all around the world suffer from excessive sweating. Non-medically speaking, the figure could easily be far, far higher. In our experience, many people only find out they have Hyperhidrosis because they stumble across the name of it by accident. Many people don’t want to bother their doctor because they think it’s ‘just them’. There are many reasons why people can go throughout life and never mention it to anybody. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: acute, acutely, adolescence, anxiety, armpit, awareness, axillar, axillary, business, cancer, clothes, complicates, consequences, dating, diabetes, diagnosis, disease, eat, embarrassing, emotional, excessive sweating, feet, forum, generalised, genuine, global, grip, gustatory, hands, healthy, heat, help, hide, hiperhidrosis, humidity, hyperhidrosis, hyperhidrotic, interactions, internet, isolating, love, medical, miserable, misery, palmar, plantar, practical, primary, raise, raising, ruins, secondary, self esteem, shake hands, silence, silent, skin, social, socially isolating, soles, solutions, stains, stress, support, sweat, sweaty, sweaty betty, symptom, symptoms, taboo, treatments, trigger, unaware, underarm, underlying, very sweaty betty, vsb, work
May 2nd, 2010Site News
Welcome to Very Sweaty Betty (VSB)
We are a small group of normal people who just happen to sweat a lot. We’re not alone – millions of people worldwide suffer from this acutely embarrassing and socially isolating condition, but, because of the negativity and misconceptions surrounding sweating and being sweaty, they attempt to keep it to themselves and suffer in silence. As with all taboo issues, it only takes a few like-minded people to get together to blow a taboo wide apart and tell it how it really is. Hence www.verysweatybetty.com was born. We are committed to raising awareness of Hyperhidrosis and dispel the stigma and ignorance surrounding sweat and sweating.
We are setting up lots of new things, but if you want to get involved in the meantime, you can still use the forum as before, just click the FORUM link above in the menu – it’s full of great info and great people all helping each other!!
This is Anne filming her first documentary for RAW TV – This brought the VSB team together – read about it in the ‘About VSB’ section above.Tags: anne, documentary, embarrassing, forum, get involved, help each other, ignorance, millions, misconception, normal, suffer, suffer in silence, sweat a lot, taboo, tell it how it is, very sweaty betty, vsb