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Let me start by saying this is a great board and I wish I had bumped into it a long time ago.

Now for some backround info.

I had testicular cancer last year at the age of 21. All went well with the operation, i'm currently on a surveillance protocol and have needed no chemo up until now.

My main concern was 3 months after my operation when I began feeling depressed, constantly fatigued and weak. My skin was flushing more than normal and I would sweat on 12 degree © days.

To cut the long story short, I'm now on testosterone replacement therapy for the remainder of my life. This is where the bullshit begins...

Ever since i've been on TRT, I'm constantly getting hot flushes and can't stop sweating. I swear to you, I could be sitting in a fridge, and i'd break out in a sweat.

I've always had this problem as a kid, but things are now looking downhill.

It all begins after my shower in the mornings. I'll come out feeling all dry, clean and fresh. Then 30 minutes later, my face will have a shine to it. My singlet will stick to my back, my armpits sweat like crazy, and sweat just pours down the side of my face and neck. I understand that this is due to a hormone imbalancement caused by the testosterone, but this is getting out of hand and must be stopped!

I break out mainly around my upper arms, back, shoulders, chin and jawline. I'm really unhappy with the appearance of my skin ( as most on this forum are).

Could this be hyperhidrosis? (seeing as I did have this problem as a kid)

Will the regimen help me? I've never really broken out that bad before this, just a few little spots here and there.

I want to steer as far away as possible from accutane as I don't want any extra side effects at this time in life.

I was going to try b5, but in Australia, the highest mg per tab is 250mg. And there is no way i'm taking 40 tablets a day!

I feel left out in the dark as I really need some enlightment. I'm going to see my dermatologist in a few weeks but really need a heads up until then.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance

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Hello and welcome to the board. Ok question, is it oily sweat or just plain sweat like you have been working out for hours?

If it is, I would recommend getting a higher degree of Deoderant for your pits.

Talk to your doctor about medications you're taking to see if they could be the cause, recommend luke warm showers insted of hot showers.

Or try some of those Old Spice face wipes cool contact or somthing, i dont know but they work pretty good (Probably not good for your acne) but good for your sweating..

For your acne since it's mild, I would recommend a SA (salicylic acid) Right now I am curently using Clean&Clear Acne Cleanser (Advantage) 2% SA.

Also you might want to ask your doctor if there is a lotion or somthing you can put on your self from helping you sweat?

As for the b5 i could get you a link to a company that sells b5 at 1gram pills, so you'd be taking less through out the day eusa_clap.gif

But yea defenatly get on that SA and wash about 2 times a day and you will see results, if not please tell me. Right now it is kind of working, not taking the red off mine since mine is pretty bad.. but try it.Let me know eusa_wall.gif

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Hello and welcome to the board. Ok question, is it oily sweat or just plain sweat like you have been working out for hours?

If it is, I would recommend getting a higher degree of Deoderant for your pits.

Talk to your doctor about medications you're taking to see if they could be the cause, recommend luke warm showers insted of hot showers.

Or try some of those Old Spice face wipes cool contact or somthing, i dont know but they work pretty good (Probably not good for your acne) but good for your sweating..

For your acne since it's mild, I would recommend a SA (salicylic acid) Right now I am curently using Clean&Clear Acne Cleanser (Advantage) 2% SA.

Also you might want to ask your doctor if there is a lotion or somthing you can put on your self from helping you sweat?

As for the b5 i could get you a link to a company that sells b5 at 1gram pills, so you'd be taking less through out the day  eusa_clap.gif

But yea defenatly get on that SA and wash about 2 times a day and you will see results, if not please tell me. Right now it is kind of working, not taking the red off mine since mine is pretty bad.. but try it.Let me know  eusa_wall.gif

It's sweaty and oily. I can run my finger down my face, and my finger will then have a shine to it. I've tried many deodorants, none seem to do the trick.

My acne was mild, but now it's beginning to get worse.

Will the SA treat or treat and prevent the breakouts?

I'm looking for something which will prevent it.

I also know of links to 1g b5. But that means i'll have to get it shipped from America, and the shipping will cost more than the b5 itself.

My face isn't really that bad. But my back, upper arms and chest are shocking. I'm continuously getting breakouts in these regions accompanied by black heads.

I'll let you know how things pan out...

Thanks for your help. I had 22 views and only 1 reply so I'm grateful for your support.

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I take it you have an endocrinogist dealing with the hrt stuff? I guess you know too that the production of sebum is under androgenic control. So the acne will almost certainly be interlinked with the hrt. I definitely think it something you need to discuss with your specialist cos they may be able to tinker with your meds. You may be able to investigate with them a variety of possible drugs which reduce your bodies conversion of testosterone to dht for example. I am not medically trained and all this is at the edge of my knowledge...but in your position I wouldn't take b5 without consulting your doc.

As for topicals. Benzoyl peroxide is probably the best otc preventative medication for inflammatory acne. So you could look at the regimen. Salicylic acid is also good, tho it has little antibacterial action and is better at unclogging non inflamed acne lesions.

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Yea, same thing happens with me. Back in like 6/7th grade, i had mild acne. But then when i started getting more serious about my sports and working out about twice a week and practicing every day and sweating profusely, my acne started to get worse. This still happens because i havent found out a way to stop sweating (not sure its possible). And it doesnt help to do crew, since you run like 10 miles a day (beleev it or not, that produces sweat).

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