Monday, August 28, 2006

certain dri

I can't believe I am even going here with my personal issues but thought I should warn anyone that may have heard about this product. You may want to test it out yourself but this was my experience...

I had heard about Certain Dri, and how it could help my constant damp arm pits. So I thought I would give it a whirl. This is a prescription strength anti perspirant that does something to your sweat glands and pores, causing you not to get wet under your arms when you are sweating.

I have been having some sweating issues(this is kind of embarrassing to admit) lately. I do realize it is extremely hot here in Texas. We have been having temperatures reaching and exceeding 100 degrees, almost every day, for about two months. It hasn't rained any significant amount since sometime in May, I think, so I do realize there are reasons for sweating. I just fill that not only am I sweating but my shirts get a wet ring in the arm pit just by walking out to check the mail. This has been driving me crazy and didn't know what was wrong with me and what to do. I realize I'm getting closer and closer to middle age but do my hormones have to start giving me a fit at 34. I have heard that your body gets immune to some deodrants and so I tried changing but find myself switching back to Degree. I thought my problems would be resolved when I heard about Certian Dri.

I read the directions and decided I would follow what they said. I have this fettish with hair and find myself shaving everyday and you aren't suppose to use Certain Dri on a day you shave. I fought the urge to break out my razor, and successfully showered without shaving. You are suppose to apply this at night so I did that, I waited until right before climbing into my nice comfy bed.

My pits are burning , my pits are burning! is what I wanted to shout from the rooftop a few nights ago. After about two minutes I was dying. It was the worst burning, itching sensation I have ever felt. I caught myself with my arms crossed and my hands cupping my pits like that was going to help. I felt like I was swelling, and maybe needed to rinse it off and apply an ice pack or something. I held out thinking I would soon fall asleep and I wouldn't feel it anymore. I was successful and fell asleep only to awake in the a.m. with irritated pits. Not so much a rash, like razor burn, just irritation. I was miserable.

What's a girl to do? I had a problem, researched it, tried to fix, it only to be extremely let down with my results. It will be a long while, and many more wet shirts, before I will attempt this again.

*Has anyone tested this product and had better results?*

10 comments:

Anna said...

I have the same pits problem too-I hate it! Or should I say pit problem-I'm only affected in my right pit! Funny. I heard botox injections work for extreme sweating, although I have yet to try it (due to costs). But, I know someone who has tried it and it works pretty well for her excessive sweaty pit problems. Good luck!

Angie said...

I'm SOOOOO glad I'm sot alone!! Thanks for info.

Jenny said...

Have you called Heidi regarding this issue yet? I am curious to know how it worked for her.

That had to be the worse to wake up with burning pit sensation! (although as I write it I am kinda laughing) We could label is BPS!

I think you should take Anna's advice get the botox injections--whats an extra $$$ after the cosmetic teeth cost on things right along with the laser hair removal?? Hee Hee

Allison M. said...

I'm so sorry, but I did find myself laughing a little though. I wish I could help. Go get botox what's a few more hundred in the bucket going to do.

Good luck, I hope you don't have anymore BPS!

Jill said...

I'm sorry for your armpit woes. I don't think I'd last very long with the heat in Texas. I'm pretty pissy about the heat in Utah and don't even want to think about adding humidity to the mix.

I don't know about that kind of anti-perspirant, but it sounds frightening if you felt like your armpits were burning. I had a friend who was a hair dresser and couldn't stand having sweat rings so she put panty liners in her shirt to absorb the sweat and keep her shirt dry. It worked for her, it's kind of silly but you might want to give that a whirl.

Bridget said...

What does Greg say? I know they are not much help sometimes unless it involves broken bones, but I just wonder if you are having some sort of allergic reaction. You poor thing (although your description of it is quite funny)! :)

jess said...

i must say that i have the same problem (ya know the arm pit sweating). i know for a fact that i use way too much deodorant. i use way more than art and i still feel like i'm sweating like a PIG. sweaty arem pits are impossible to hide in green scrubs.
a local plastic surgeon here in town will do botox for about $250 an area. i guess you could start saving your money $$$$$$$
~jess~

Amie said...

My first time to your blog and I am laughing a little, only because I had a similar experience with Icy Hot in the middle of the night. I really thought I might cry if the burning didn't stop. I hope you find a solution, I had no idea there were prescription deoderants...

PS - I was pleasantly surprised to see a picture on your blog but it doesn't show up when you comment? I think you should adjust that so we get a visual. Sheesh - I am even bossy to people I don't know...anyway thanks for the blog visit.

Anonymous said...

I feel really funny discussing this, but I had the same problem, and my doctor recommended Drysol (prescription deodorant), I think it is kind of like the stuff you tried. Shaving in the morning isn't a really big deal, as long as it is really freshly shaved. You have to make sure your pits are really dry before applying, and then let them dry really well before wearing a loose-fitting cotton shirt (a blow-dryer on the cool setting works really well for this). I have been very impressed with the results of the stuff I use, I used to have constant sweat circles, but now they stay nice and dry no matter what. I use it about three times a week. Good luck, I understand your frustration.

Jill said...

I'm a Drysol girl myself. If you put too much on it stings just a bit but if you stay just in the area where the hair grows, it's fine. It's SO GREAT not to have sweat stains!