Hi, premeds, I was inspired by "Bintu" from the pre-allopathic forum to post my embarassing problem. In some ways, my problem could be considered more serious. I have an overactive sympathetic nervous system. This means my hands sweat like there's no tomorrow. I have had this problem since I was six years old. I've been nick-named, Sweaty Palms. And my palms sweat profusely (I'm talking about a leaking faucet) all the time for no apparent reason. Another symptom is blushing deep-red at social situations that normally shouldn't be embarassing at all. I am worried about this because I want to be a DO and that means touching people, a lot. And I know I will have huge problems unless I am in an airconditioned room 24/7. For those of you who don't know how serious this problem is, I will tell you normal everyday things I have trouble doing: shaking hands with people, using a videogame controller without wrapping napkins around the controller, taking a test without soaking the paper, type on this keyboard and wearing gloves in lab (gloves just make my hands drip). Please does anybody know what problem I am talking about!?!? I know 5% of people have this condtion (I saw it on a 20/20 report once), some of them have to be doctors! Thanks, any advice would help. I'd have surgery to deaden my nerves, but I heard that the sweat just ends up leaking from somewhere else, like your armpits.