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Botox for excessive sweating

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BOTOX is an interesting drug - I've heard it's awesome for sweating and lasts a long time- my weight loss doctor has signs in his office for it, and he also does the cosmetic BOTOX.

 

My neurologist wanted to do BOTOX for my migraines which I was totally against

( I didn't want it injected in me either) until they were getting so out of control that I was willing to try anything to stop having headaches on an almost daily basis.

 

 

My point being, if the sweating is a problem daily it might be worth it - I don't know how it works in Canada, but it's actually an FDA approved treatment for sweating so in the US insurance would pay for it - you might want to find out if a Dermatologist would do it so you wouldn't have to pay so much for it.

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I used to suffer from excessive sweating too--my doctor prescribed me a prescription strength anti-perspirant. I would put it on after a shower at night, then in the morning, i would apply regular anti-perspirant. I did this for a month, then went to every other night, then every 2, etc. Then I just would do it monthly, and did so for about a year. Now, I don't have the problem at all! That may be something to try before the botxo. I started seeing results within a couple days, and every day it seemed to be a little better. I haven't used that stuff in over 6 years now! If you would like more info on it, I could give you the name of the prescription I received!

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I have done the botox in my underarms. Botox temporarily parallyzes your sweat glands. I still experience sweating and didn't really see a significant improvement when I had it done. I actually did it twice with the same results. You also have to understand that like someone else said sweating is your body's way of detoxifying itself so even though your underarms might not sweat as much your body will find other ways to detox. So your hands/feet or other areas might start to sweat more. Also a note on insurance covering it, be careful you get this checked out before you have the treatment. Some insurances will cover it but you have to have a lot of background that you have tried other things and they didn't work and you'll have to fill out a lot more forms to document everything. Not all dr's offices will even deal with submitting this treatment to insurance because most don't get paid. I did get mine paid for by insurance but I have the benefit of having my sister work for a dermotologist.

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