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My ETS Experience

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That sucks ETS doesn't cure the flushing.  This is an important issue to me.  I would gladly fork over the 15 grand for the operation if it cured blushing and flushing if it caused no other problems than making me sweat heavily all the time.

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Thanks very much. I see my surgeon in 10 days now :) I am most worried about the HR side effect as I don't want to loose my good shape (physical) x

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Here is my analogy of why ETS would cause difference in metabolism ( weight gain/ weight fluctuations ) The reason why I thought it would cause weight fluctuations is because Bmr ( basal metabolic rate ) metabolism at rest is affected by 1) thermogenesis ( body temp related ) and 2) heart Rate.

Having said that, I'm guessing because our bodies get hot and sweat in other places we still have the same amount of heat in our bodies but it's just compensated in different places?

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i assure you that from all the side effects of ets the gaining weight is the least of the problems.. you can lose it with exercise after a few months, the real problem is the sweat.
I've read unimaginable stories about compensatory sweat..really devastating. I mean, like sweating so much so you couldnt wear anything other than black shirts and still having to change them a few times during the day. That is very sad, still not everybody ends up with that side effect. 
i wish you dont end up getting them. 
however it goes good luck on your surgery meli74 and keep us posted in your progress 

 

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Thank you very much I will do just that ! xx

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Like could anyone tell me how many beats they lost after ETS? keep in mind I am 16 so HR is at peak (teenage hormones). x

Hey.

Just wanted to answer your question. 

My heart rate is 38. And i think it was around 48 before op. And i got clamped at T2 in 2015. I did remove clamp again due to the compensatory sweat was to bothersome.

But it didn't do anything for my heart rate. 

It is still 38 bmp when i rest.

Male / 35 year 

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Hey.

Just wanted to answer your question. 

My heart rate is 38. And i think it was around 48 before op. And i got clamped at T2 in 2015. I did remove clamp again due to the compensatory sweat was to bothersome.

But it didn't do anything for my heart rate. 

It is still 38 bmp when i rest.

u still have sweating? how long after was the clamp removed?

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u still have sweating? how long after was the clamp removed?

i don't have any compensatory sweating issues anymore. I would say is close to normal again. But maybe i still do sweat more at night and on my feet.

But it is nothing compared to when the clamps was in.

Clamps was removed after 6 weeks. The sweating increased the first month. But then levelled off for 6-8 month to a non bothersome level. 

But i started to sweat when i eat instead, especially spicy or sour food. And that can be bothersome aswell.

But that is also my only issue these days.

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Hey.

Just wanted to answer your question. 

My heart rate is 38. And i think it was around 48 before op. And i got clamped at T2 in 2015. I did remove clamp again due to the compensatory sweat was to bothersome.

But it didn't do anything for my heart rate. 

It is still 38 bmp when i rest.

Male / 35 year 

hey did you do ETS for sweating or blushing?

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hey did you do ETS for sweating or blushing?

only blushing.

 

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Hi guys, I just wanted to report that I have not had the night sweating for the last two nights!!!  :)  I'm not sure why and am nervous it's going to come back, but it was soo nice being able to wake up with dry clothes and sheets!!  I'm not sure if it was "purge" night sweating or if there is some other trigger that caused it to happen before, but I'm thankful that I got a break from it because it was really unpleasant.  Today I have another headache, but I took excedrin and that seems to be helping some.  

I think now that things are settling down and I'm getting used to the changes in my body I am happier with the results.  I do have some compensatory sweating on the hot days here, but it seems to happen when it's over 80 degrees.  I'm a little worried for this summer because we have a lot of days in the 90s, but I'm going to try the DriClor when it arrives in the mail.  I got my hair cut yesterday, and that would usually be a trigger for me with blushing but I did not blush.  It was a good test because I could see my face in the mirror the whole time, and I felt calm and my face stayed pale the whole time.  It was really nice!!  

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asmith that is so coincidental because I have a haircut tomorrow and am so so anxious because I know how much I'm going to blush. Consider yourself lucky aha 

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This question is directed to Old Timer, or to anyone else who wants to chime in.  

I have facial blushing and am interested in effexor.   Is that something you can take "as needed".  Like before a meeting, or before a social event?  Or is that something that has to be taken everyday to get the benefit from it? 

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Effexor (venlaflaxine) SNRI is an antidepressant and wil be needed to be taken daily for up to 6 weeks to start working but may start working earlier.

betablocks can be taken when needed 

propranolol

atenolol

 

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