OK, I do know it’s hot today, and there can’t be many people who haven’t got just a little sticky. However, I’m very self-conscious I’m sweating buckets.
Today I met up with a friend to view the art students’ final year exhibition (all very good!)
Although I usually live and die in jeans, as mentioned in a recent thread, because I can only wear trainers or lace-up walking boots on my feet, today I realised it was too hot, even for me, to go out in heavy denim, so I chose a casual, long white gypsy skirt, that doesn’t look too awful with white trainers…
Only one practicality I hadn’t thought of. Within just five minutes waiting for the train, I could feel I was absolutely dripping with sweat, running down my lower back, and all down my legs. And no, I hadn’t wet myself, I’m positive, but that’s exactly what it felt like. I could feel my undies were soaking, and I was scared to sit down on the train, in case it caused a damp patch on my white skirt, and everyone would assume I’d had an “accident”, even though I hadn’t.
When I got to the station at the far end, I had to lock myself in the ladies, and literally towel myself off, with loo roll and paper tissues, before embarking on the next stage of the journey. I was so worried I’d have wet patches everywhere.
Has anyone found any help for this - either medication, OR a really good anti-perspirant, that you can spray everywhere, and have confidence it works?
I was already wearing cotton undies - in fact cotton everything - which is supposed to be better than nylon in this respect.
I’ve known for some time that I get sweaty with only minimal exertion, or even a slightly warm day, let alone hot. But I’d never really thought before about the impact on my choice of clothing - possibly because I don’t worry about it when I’m just lounging about at home.
But it almost got to the point I couldn’t go today, when I realised my mistake about the white skirt. I was standing at the station wondering whether to go home and change, but that definitely would have meant telling my friend I wasn’t coming, as the trains are just one an hour.
Sorry about the yuck factor, but can anything be done? Has anyone found the problem diminished post menopause, as I haven’t very many years to wait?