Originally Posted by Synesthesiac
Nowadays the only thing that seems to stop me getting sweat on my face is when I am considerably drunk, a mild amount of alcohol
doesn't even do it anymore.
So have other people experienced similar sweats the days after they drink too much? If so how long did it take not drinking for them to go away?
You say this happens in social situations, and the only thing that eliminates the sweats is when you are considerably drunk.
Alcohol has been used since the beginning of time, for social gatherings. People, like myself, who are naturally nervous around people I may not know, or I'm usually drunk around (a long time ago), I felt at ease, laughed easily at jokes and felt comfortable around my surroundings. Alcohol is a depressant, thus it gives one the ability to relax more when fairly tipsy.
However, when one or when I in the past was in a social situation and was sober, I would naturally get nervous, thus I would sweat. Also, when detoxing from alcohol a person will sweat, sometimes profusely. I'm not sure what is going on with you, but for me I was sweating because I wanted a drink, but I knew I couldn't. This caused me to stress out and get very nervous. However, like the previous poster said, a couple of days of Librium
to help with the shakes by the 7th day, even the worst alcoholics usually have physically detoxed from alcohol. However, the sweating may continue because one gets so used to having a calming agent in social situations, and due to nervousness one may sweat in social situations much longer, until they have become able to socialize sober again. Personally, I believe it is due to the inability to socialize sober. At least for me. IMO.