Medical Conspiracy? Suffers Unite! We need to find a cure!

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supermediteran
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Medical Conspiracy? Suffers Unite! We need to find a cure!

Postby supermediteran » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:56 pm

Hello no-ets.com forum,

I suffer from both palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis.

As I use my hands often, I often resort to wearing gloves (a pair of plastic gloves, and then a pair of silk gloves on top). This can become uncomfortable. Especially, when I do the same with my feet (a pair of latex socks and then cotton socks on top), I start to gradually feel nauseous.

I have used a cheap iontophoresis machine made by VECOM (http://vecom.rs/sr/proizvod/jonos-as30mw). I think I paid for it in 2012 300 euros. It has worked for some time. I think the first whole year, but then it stopped. So I started doing other things, such as prescription drugs (i.e. Oxybutinin).

I stopped doing oxybutinin, because of its side-effects. I am planning on getting a new iontopherisis machine. I believe that the VECOM one only went up to 30 mA, maybe another machine goes up higher? I am interested in possibly trying the Idrome 5 PC.

Meanwhile, I have started to have a terrible case of tinnitus (since Jan. 2016) - which might be related or not. Certainly, it is related to the nervous system.

The iontophoresis machines are relative simple constructs - even youtube videos exist that show you how to construct your own.
Then, why are they so expensive? In fact, any electrician can setup a machine for you...

I have tried Botox Injections in July, but I was not happy with the results - I think that they barely lasted a week. This is why I am planning on starting iontophoresis treatments again, as I had had the most luck with these so far.

A problem I had with iontophoresis was that it was too time-consuming. It's difficult spending an 1h 30m everyday on a treatment...

There is a whole branch of people (mostly online) trying to profit from hyperhidrosis suffers by selling "miracle cures" such as diet changes...
A question I have to ask is: why this problem has not been concretely approached from the medical community? how come a solution does not exist?

Why iontophoresis treatments which have existed since the 50s are still more/less unexplainable? "A transfer of a drug, or the sweat glands get plugged in." Could we figure what liquids are appropriate for the treatment?

I can continue on... but this will do for now.

Interested to see how it is commented on. My first post on this...

Thank you for reading,

Kind Regards,

Super Mediteran

supermediteran
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Re: Medical Conspiracy? Suffers Unite! We need to find a cure!

Postby supermediteran » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:23 am

I have started a new therapy regime with acupuncture specialist/ herbalist. I am taking Bu Zhong Yi Qi Pian tablets, and have undergone a single treatment of acupuncture (9/7/16). Meanwhile, I am still doing iontophoresis with the Vecom machine. I have been trying to do it everyday until sweating stops (12 mins per hand). I have undergone the treatment once day more/less consecutively the last 6 days.

I liked the acupuncture treatment so far, although I am not sure, if it has had (or will have) any effect...

Thinking of switching iontophoresis machines... if anyone has positive experiences with another machine, please recommend!

Thanks,

SM

supermediteran
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Re: Medical Conspiracy? Suffers Unite! We need to find a cure!

Postby supermediteran » Thu May 18, 2017 5:26 pm

It's not acceptable that in the 21st century, the only solution that the medical professionals are able to provide is to butcher up one's nerves in order to stop hyperhidrosis.

Seeing how little has been done to treat hyperhidrosis in the past fifty years is ***. Just another example how for anything to become resolved there needs to be a blunt economic incentive for it.

Treatments that the medicinal industry is interested in developing only relate to the most common hyperhidorsis problems, ie to underarm sweating. The belief that the chemical moguls espouse is that this covers the broadest amount of people; hence, it is the most profitable.

No doubt, they would make money with treating palmar hyperhidrosis, but the incentive isn't as blunt as it is for underam sweating.


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