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I'm a sweaty mess :(

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BuntyCollocks Sun 21-Oct-12 17:38:10

Help me! I'm 7 1/2 months pregnant and constantly roasting. I'm sweating through all my tops and dresses, which is terribly dignified at work hmm

I've tried Mitchum and triple dry, dove super strength or whatever it is, and the sure super dry and nothing is working. I've never had this problem before. My armpits are actually wet in the morning <boak>

What can I use that will dry me up?

katecreate Sun 21-Oct-12 17:45:17

I have hyperhydrosis and use Driclor. It's only about a fiver for a bottle and lasts for ages. It's very effective. I'm not sure whether it's suitable for use during pregnancy though so have a check first! HTH smile

Crumm24 Sun 21-Oct-12 17:53:21

No advice, but watching with interest - am 7 months pregnant and exactly the same! sad

Hopefully Sun 21-Oct-12 17:58:15

I know this will probably be completely and utterly ignored, but I was persuaded (after I went on maternity leave - was too scared and sweaty before!) to ditch anti-perspirant entirely and switch to pit rok. There was about a week of being at least a sweaty as I was before, then I just almost entirely stopped sweating. It was magic, I tell you.

I think that the anti-perspirants had somehow screwed up my own response to the hormones or whatever makes you sweat <totally medical opinion>. 4 years later and I haven't looked back, never used anything but pit rok since.

alisound Sun 21-Oct-12 18:00:04

Use Nonchalante underarm pads. I'm not pregnant but my armpits are always wet and this helps me. At least wet patches are not showing on my shirt.

kiwigirl42 Sun 21-Oct-12 19:03:43

I find I am really sensitive to deoderant especially some of the intensive ones.

Gentleness Sun 21-Oct-12 21:44:20

I had this for a bit during this pregnancy when I reverted to using antiperspirant spray again (Dove I think it was) and what helped was using one of the mineral salt stick ones (can't remember the name - something to do with crystals) or PitRock spray. And wearing less. I don't feel the cold anyway but even now the weather is changing start with a sleeveless layer with a thin layer as a first option if it gets cold. People do look at me weirdly though and I wish I had £1 for every time I've patted my belly and said, "Carrying my own personal hot water bottle!"

tajmout Mon 22-Oct-12 13:37:12

I have sensitive armpits and I don't use any of the strong antiperspirants. They itch like hell. I do sweat underarm and it doesn't matter if it's winter or summer, it's always there and I'm sure there is a lot to do with a hormons, especially when pregnant. I tend to sweat more a few days before period.

danne Tue 23-Oct-12 15:12:34

Another underarm pads user here. Very mild natural crystal deodorant ( from H&B) and nonchalante pads does the trick for me.

BuntyCollocks Tue 30-Oct-12 14:24:48

Just wanted to say thank you for all the suggestions. I got pit rock ... my life is transformed!! I am seriously shocked at how good it is.

Hopefully Tue 30-Oct-12 15:21:00

Hurrah! Hurrah! A Believer! grin

valiumredhead Tue 30-Oct-12 15:28:29

It's better than Mitchum?

BuntyCollocks Tue 30-Oct-12 16:34:58

Million times better than Mitchum. I've stopped sweating shock

Was still sweaty and disgusting with Mitchum!

Gentleness Tue 30-Oct-12 18:16:57

Weird how it can be so good isn't it? I first used when very anxious about my recurrent miscarriages and doing endless, probably mostly duff, research about anything at all that might increase my risk. I don't even know why I kept my old bottles of anti-perspirants - probably my inherent stinginess. Whenever I use them now I regret it after a few days.

valiumredhead Tue 30-Oct-12 18:18:09

Where do you get it from??!!!

BuntyCollocks Tue 30-Oct-12 18:31:11

It is crazy how good it is. It literally dried me up the day I started using it.

valium - I got it from boots!

valiumredhead Tue 30-Oct-12 18:33:53

Thanks will get some tomorrow -I'm peri menopausal and need to use Mitchum but if this is better, I'll give it a go!

BuntyCollocks Tue 30-Oct-12 19:39:55

Definitely worth a try - I have definitely been converted. I've been sweating through my tops even if it was only a vest, since I've been pregnant this time around, and I have not a hint of whiff or sweat.

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