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Old 04-22-2004  
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Hi. I'm a 21 year old female, living in Oxfordshire. For as long as I can remember I have suffered from chronic blushing and the fear of blushing. Is there anyone out there like me reading this? if so please reply..lets have a chat about it...cos like they say, talking about things really does help.
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Old 04-22-2004  
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Hello Caz,

I have suffered from chronic blushing for years. I am now 37.
So, yes, there are other people just like yourself. When I was young there was no such thing as the internet and so I really thought that I was the only person in the world who had this problem. Its sites like these which have helped to make me realise that we're not alone.
If you would like to discuss this topic more you are more than welcome to e-mail me ([email protected]) or post a reply here.

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Old 04-23-2004  
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hi caz i'm 28 and living in australia. i'm a sufferer of chronic blushing also and have even made career changes because of it. i've tried a number of different treatments and am even considering surgery, if you want to chat to me about it i'm happy to offer advice.
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Oh my god. I'm 16 and always always always blush. I do have a fear of blushing. It's awful! I always feel like it's only me and everyone else is so lucky. I always feel like people are laughing or talking bad things because i blush so much about me! ERRAHH it sucks. But it's good to know I'm not alone. Sorry, i was no help.
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im 18 and im from oxfordshire too
I understand how you feel waiting rooms are a nightmare for me blushing infront of a crowd thats staring right at you. Im currently getting my probs treated with medication and it is helping alot. Have you had any treatment or medication too try stop your blushing?
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Old 01-07-2005  
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]im 18 and im from oxfordshire too
I understand how you feel waiting rooms are a nightmare for me blushing infront of a crowd thats staring right at you. Im currently getting my probs treated with medication and it is helping alot. Have you had any treatment or medication too try stop your blushing?
What kind of medication do you get i am at the end of the line and need help now
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* Homemade Skin Mask: Apply the mask to damp skin. For normal to oily skin, mix 1 tablespoon of cognac, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of nonfat dry milk, the juice of 1 lemon, and a half-teaspoon of Epsom Salt. For normal to dry skin mix 1/4 cup of grated carrot, 1 1/2 teaspoons of mayonnaise and a half-teaspoon of Epsom Salt.
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ahhhh.... epsen salt.. the wonderous panacea of the 21st century.... how does it stop blood flow to the face when embarrassed? I'm really curious, thanks.
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It doesn't stop the blood flow! It hides it!
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hi, if u have yahoo messenger u can buzz me and we can chat about our problems. ... let me know if interested
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Yes, i do too! Majorly! It's makes the self consciousness way way worse, I'm scared to talk sometimes in case i blush (which I will cos i'm thinking about it) grrrr :?
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Who are you asking about yahoo IM archillies? All of us?
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Old 01-12-2005  
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I have a blushing problem as well. I don't do it all the time, it just comes on in certian situations and makes me feel like a freak.

I tried explaining to a couple of people and the responses I got were useless, kind of in the "just get over it" line. Nobody seemed to understand and nothing I read ever indicated that anyone else had the same problem as me. After putting up with it for years, and having it really destroy my confidence, I went to my doctor and finally said "I have a problem with blushing". I told her that I was interfering with my life and that it was probably the reason that I have never had a boyfriend.

She immediately said that she thought cognitive behavioural therapy would help and gave me a referral to a psychologist.

After a couple of sessions with the psychologist (and some independant research of my own - see link below for my recommended book), I realised that both the doctor and psychologist had immediately recognised my problem for what it really was - the most obvious symptom of my social anxiety problem. I couldn't believe that after years of treatment for mental health problems, I had finally either asked the right question, or met the right professional, and somebody actually understood what I was saying.

It isn't going to go away magically, but I'm working through the book and having sessions with the psychologist and I'm feeling quite positive really.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...631545-2756927
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