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Old 07-08-2004  
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Hi Everyone,

I have only realised in the last day that I am suffering from SP. Im ok in most social situations, I communicate with other people etc but my problem is that initially I break out in this huge red, blothcy rash on my neck and across my back that is extremely noticeable. People often say "whats that on your neck" and I find myself making up pathetic excuses like I scratched it or Im allergic to my perfume!! I even wear high neck tops to hide behind.

I wish I could find a pill to take that would make it go away..... I am so conscious of it all the time. It even happens when Im on my own and dont even feel anxious! I avoid certain social situations because of it (even going for a teabreak in work!) and I shouldnt have to do that.

Does anyone else have these or similar symptoms? What should I do... Can I go to my Doctor and tell him this I mean what do I say.....

HELP! :oops:
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Old 08-23-2004  
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Hi skipperdontis,

How are you keeping? Sorry I haven't been here for AGES and I've just read your post. Have you seen your doctor yet? If not, I think you should go. Just tell him/her that you break out in a rash every time you communicate with people. Maybe he/she could give you better advice, or perhaps even prescribe something! Try to relax yourself in social situations if you can, take a few breaths and then start talking. People who judge you for that aren't really worth it, they should learn to respect people from time to time. I hope you come back and tell us how it goes. Good luck.

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Old 01-12-2005  
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HI SKIPPERDONTIS

DONT WORRY YOU ARE NOT ALONE ,I TOO SUFFER FROM THE RED BLOTCHY RASH YOU DESCRIBE AND BELIEVE ME I KNOW HOW DEPPRESSING IT IS. I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM THIS SINCE SCHOOL YEARS AND ALSO NOW REALISE IT IS THE SOCIAL SITUATIONS THAT MAKE IT WORSE AS WELL AS SPICY FOODS AND ALCOHOL

I FEEL I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER SOCIAL SITUATIONS ALMOST LIKE I AM TRAPPED AND ALL MY FEARS WILL BE REVEALED TO EVERYONE AS THEY CAN SEE MY NECK/ ARMS AND FACE ARE DEEP RED AND BLOTCHY AND I LIKE YOU ONLY WISH I COULD BE RID OF IT
IT REALLY HAS BECOME A VICIOUS CIRCLE WHICH HOLDS ME BACK FROM BELIEVING IN MYSELF AND MOVING FOWARD IN LIFE.

THE ONLY TIME I WAS FREE OF IT WAS WHEN MY CONFIDENCE WAS AT A ALL TIME HIGH I HAD JUST COMPLETED A ASSERTIVENESS COURSE AND FELT GREAT, I EVEN HAD MY HAIR CUT SHORT AFTER YEARS OF TRYING TO HIDE MY NECK FROM PEOPLE I NOW FEEL AS THOUGH I AM BACK TO SQUARE ONE AGAIN
AFTER REALLY TRYING TO MANTAIN MY CONFIDENCE TO KEEP THESE FEELINGS AT BAY IT SEEMS TO HAVE BEATEN ME AGAIN I KEEP TRYING TO FOCUS OUTWARDS AND FEEL I AM BEING VAIN TO LET THIS BOTHER ME BUT IN ALL HONESTY I WOULD LOVE SOME HELP TO DEAL WITH THIS
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Could it be Rosacea? I have known a few people who have had it, and I had it at one point. But I now tend to have really dry skin which is just as embarassing. That leaves some redness behind. In the past I've had people ask what's wrong, but it's not as noticable nowdays.

I found this:
http://www.drnase.com/anxiety.htm

Jane.
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My neck goes very red no matter what I'm up to. In my family its actually hereditory as my mum and aunt also suffer from it, as did my nan when she was alive. I'm not embarrassed about it though as its something that can't be helped.
I used to suffer from steriodal acne after being on steroids for a long time after my transplant and believe me, that was far more embarrassing. Try not to let it get you down too much. I'm going to look online to see if theres any natural remedies that might help as I find them just as useful as presciptive drugs at times.

I'm LilMissTragic BTW...forgot to sign in.
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Old 01-16-2005  
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I have the same thing and it's really awful. One person even said to me "Oh my god! You have poison oak!" when it was just nerves from being in a heated conversation. I joke about it with my close friends now because they know that when I'm mad/sad/drunk/arguing I break out in a ridiculous rash... it's actually quite funny. My biggest concern is my wedding though, I can wear turtlenecks when I give presentations but on my wedding day I want to wear a pretty low-cut dress....
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Old 01-16-2005  
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One more thing! Does anybody know the medical term for this? One time I was at the doctor's office and he asked me why my neck was red (it always happens at the doctor's office). I told him that I always get a rash when I'm nervous or upset, and he seemed fascinated by it and told me the name. I remember it had something like "hypo" and "derm" in it, but I can't remember what it was exactly. I'd really like to know so I can look it up more specifically. If anyone knows, please post!
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Old 02-04-2005  
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Yup, i suffer from it aswell, and im 16 in a week or so and i hate it! Its awful, especially as most of the time i dont even feel nervous, its horrible. i even try taken deep breathes and try to relax but does it work no... i wish their was something to stop it, but theres not as far as what my doctor told me. They were no help at all. IT gets me down and i know ive got to learn to live with it, but i think alot of it has to do with confidence alot of the time, even though some of my freinds think it looks cool, you always get people saying whys your neck blotchy, whats that rash on your neck? so irritating, i just say its some wierd rash thing i get... i didnt suffer when i was younger only really since i was 14, My mum said she had it when she was my age but she grew out of it. Hopefully i will! I might try at the doctors again and see what they say :S
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its not rosacea or however its spelt lol! I looked it up on the net and saw images of what the rosacea looked like, i guess thats another skin problem the doctors cant cure :(
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I am suffering from exactly the same problem, I only have to speak to someone and my neck goes red and blotchy - if I continue the conversation I think about it more so it gets worse and goes to my face, arms, back. I've suffered with this for years, I've been down the therapy route and have got better for short periods of time but it always comes back, only takes one incident! Its a relief in some ways to hear I'm not alone but I'm sad to see no-one seems to have found an answer and it affects so many of us to such a great degree. I'm thinking of trying hypnosis, if it works I'll post an update!
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