Yo light can you just stay the same for like five minutes? Please? No? Great. Hey everyone it’s Katy, and welcome back to my channel. So today I am bringing back some of those videos where I just waffle and don’t really have a direction or a purpose in mind and we just see how it goes. So grab a seat, grab a snack, because I literally have no idea where this is going. So I do have a topic in mind but I don’t really know why I want to talk about this topic or why it really came into my head that it would be a good video. I don’t really know and I think that’s probably why I haven’t planned this video out I’m just gonna sit and talk about things and see where it all goes. But I kind of feel like if maybe five or six years ago I had seen someone publicly speak about this topic maybe it would have helped me feel less self-conscious about it and less alone in this whole topic and problem that I experience and yeah, as you can probably tell from the title, I, today, am gonna be talking about excessive sweating. So I kind of went back and forth with doing this video Mainly because I do feel like it’s a little bit random and I’m not sure if it really fits into anything else that I discuss on this channel. I’m not sure if excessive sweating is a sign of fibro or a side of fibro, I’m not sure if excessive sweating is a side of autism but I wanted to talk about it nonetheless because I feel like it’s a side of things, regardless of where it fits, it’s a side of things that isn’t spoken about enough and I really hope that at the end of this video myself and hopefully anyone out there who experiences the same thing feels a little bit less alone and isolated in this and I’m hoping that getting this off my chest can kind of be a bit therapeutic for me. So let’s just dive straight into this topic and see where we get to. I became aware of sweating back in high school and I don’t think I was really aware of things prior to that. I hadn’t hit puberty when I was sort of in primary school and going through my primary school experience I wasn’t really aware of myself sweating or anybody else sweating and I think a major point for this was because my school uniform was a white polo shirt so we didn’t see any kind of signs of sweating at all not even into like the latter years of primary when we were all kind of running around and growing up and hitting puberty. So I was blissfully unaware all the way through primary school I think that people sweat and that people show signs of sweating. I think I just went through it without really paying much attention to it. And then when I hit high school complete reverse. I spent most of my time in high school being very aware of my level of sweating. At this point I didn’t really think that I excessively was sweating. I didn’t think I was sweating above and beyond what anybody else did and the main reason why I was so aware of sweating in high school was because of my uniform, and I’ve spoken about my uniform in high school a lot because it was just the work of the devil and one of the things that we all hated, not just myself but all of the students hated was the blouse, because our high school blouse was baby blue and it was made of this horrible like crepe material and it was just like the worst thing you could possibly put on your body when you’re going to be spending eight hours of your day in that shirt because it showed every single drop of sweat. So much so that most of the students refused to take off their jumper, even if it was like boiling and sweltering heat and we were all like overheating, most students refused to take off their jumper because they were self-conscious of their sweat marks because most people in that school would sweat a normal amount and like I said any kind of drop of sweat even if you sweat less than the average person you probably would have still shown signs in that blouse because it literally it was just like a beacon of sweat and it would just show every single mark and drop and bead of sweat possible. So it made a lot of people feel self-conscious especially when we are going through puberty and trying to figure out our own bodies and we didn’t want to take off our jumpers and I was definitely one of those people I refused to take off my jumper when I was in school. And then I would get home and I would take my top off and I’d be drenched in sweat. But I’d just put it down to the fact that I haven’t taken my top off, like I had naturally like overheated and it got really hot because I was self-conscious and that would have caused me to sweat more. If I’d taken off my jumper I would have probably sweated less. So I didn’t really think much of it all the way through high school. I was self-conscious of it. I hated it. My outfits and my kind of school day did very much, especially in summer, revolve around not showing signs of sweating and… But I knew I wasn’t alone in that so I didn’t really think much of it. I don’t really know when I realised that I sweat more than the average person. I don’t know when that hit me I don’t know what caused me to realise this. I don’t think I really compared myself to other people and was like, oh they clearly don’t sweat that much, I sweat more. I think it was more of a case of like I just feel like I sweat more than I should. It was just like a self-evaluation not having to compare myself to anybody else like if I was the only person on the planet I would still think that I was an excessive sweater because of the level and the amount that it effects my life and yeah, like I said, I don’t really know when that occurred to me or how that occurred to me it just is something that I have known now, probably since college and I think I really understood how much this was affecting my life when I realised that I was completely adjusting my wardrobe and my sense of style and what I would wear in the day to prevent sweat marks from showing and to make me less self-conscious and that is still something that I do today. If you go back through my videos, most of what I wear is black or white. I don’t tend to wear a lot of colour because it shows sweat marks. I brought out a line of t-shirts in white because that is something that I naturally think of as being the only colour that I’m allowed to wear. You know it has affected what I’ve chosen to wear. So now I’m thinking that I should show you guys a little bit of what I’m talking about in like the least graphic way ever and I’m tempted to go and swap my t-shirt out for a t-shirt that I don’t ordinarily wear when I’m filming or when I’m going out. I tend to wear these in the house, but even then I’m still self-conscious about it. So I can feel the amount that I’m sweating under this t-shirt, it is hot today anyway, so I will be sweating but let me go and change. Okay, I have decided to go with blue. Yeah, oh my gosh, you can already see that I’m sweating. I have not had this top on for two seconds. Can you guys see that? So shall we talk about the TMI bit and the bit that is kind of gross and that I don’t really talk to anybody about apart from my mum because I’m pretty sure that I have never met anybody who sweats in the same way as me and it’d be really lovely if somebody else out there says “Hey yeah that happens to me as well” because this is the side of things that I have only really noticed and experienced over the last couple of years but this is why I really now know that I sweat differently from everybody else because I’m pretty sure this doesn’t happen to the average person. So I don’t really sweat a lot anywhere else, I obviously sweat like behind the backs of my legs and my back and my forehead but like nothing excessively like nothing that anyone would notice or really that I’m self-conscious of. The bit that causes me all the problems is my underarms. If they’re sweating I form beads of sweat that actually run down my arm. So it’s almost like my armpits are crying sweaty tears, and I will get sweat that has traveled from my armpits in my hands because it’s come all the way down my arms and I can feel it running like a tap down my arms and yeah, I don’t think that’s normal. I’m not sure if everybody else sweats like that, but I’m pretty sure people don’t. I’m still looking for that miracle cure and it’s actually something that I have gone back and forth as to whether I need medical help with, going and seeing my GP and discussing this and maybe seeing what they can do in terms of more medical-based solutions. Maybe I still will go and do that at some point but I’ve kind of just struggled through. Yeah, I wish deodorants were the quick fix, and for people out there, if you have a deodorant that is a quick fix I am seriously envious of you. So I think that is about it for today, I am sorry that this video is a bit random and hopefully you guys enjoyed it anyway, let me know by giving it a big thumbs up. I am now super aware that I’m no longer moving my arms at all. I’m like this. Shall we see? Oh, this is the bit that I was dreading but I think it goes well with the video. Oh, yeah. Yeah, I’m gonna go and take this top off now because it’s just too uncomfortable for me, but let me know your thoughts and your comments about this topic down below in the comment section, if you guys have experience with this if any of what I said related back to you guys or yeah, if you just want to have a discussion with me about this let me know in the comments, chat away to me and hopefully we can all feel a little bit less isolated in this if it is something that you guys like myself deal with. So, yeah, I’m gonna go change. I hope you’ve had a really, really good day and I will see you soon. Bye guys!