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  1. I have come to realize on this site that all "blushing" and "flushing" is NOT created equally. I believe the people that post here under the umbrella of facial flushing can definitely have very different conditions and therefore different symptoms and thus affect how you relate in situations---whether during an interview, social gathering, etc. One of the reason that I do not come to this site as often is that I don't think I share the same type of "flushing" as others on this site. I have hyperhidrosis, and the the blushing I get for insatnce during an interview is dramatic and immmediate and definitely a disruption to my thought process, etc....It is NOT purely being self-conscious. Let me explain my point further. Recently, I had taken Viagra (the reason is not relevant for this discussion). Well, I had taken it and was going about my business getting ready for a night on the town. I looked in the mirror about 45 min later and my face was the color of a tomato. I did not feel it happen and there was no flushing...the redness was just there. I have had a terrible blushing problem my whole life....and had never experienced something like this----where I look in the mirror and my face is beat RED. The type of flushing/blushing I have gotten my whole life because of my condition of Hyperhidrosis is something that definitely throws me mentally whether sitting in a room alone or in an interview. The type of flushing I got with the Viagra didn't "throw" me at all. I could have performed just fine on an interview or in a social environment...my face would just be REALLY red. I am raising this issue because I think people get at odds sometimes on here---when , in fact, the mechanism or underlying reason for their blushing and subsequent symptoms may be VERY different. For instance, I do NOT believe myself and Bob Bear share the same condition at all. The conditions may end in redness of the face and may share similar triggers, but I think what happens internally is different---the feeling, onset, duration and how our individual conditions affect us not mentally, but physically, etc... While, I have Hyperhidrosis--Bob Bear may have another condition --whether it is Rosacea or...? My point is Bob Bear and Mozart may have different conditions and underlying symptoms. One's symptoms may greatly affect an interview process both mentally and physically while the others may not. I think they both have valid points and EACH ARE TRUE FOR THAT PERSON!!!!!!!!!!!! In the last couple of years, I have learned that good sleep, exercise and diet with the occasional use of sedatives works best for me. But, I do not know if this works for everyone...because I do not know your condition or symptoms. I have seen and spoken to the most capable doctors on my condition in the US and none have been able to definitively explain what happens in my body---how could I even try to diagnose and guess what happens in anothers. One thing is for sure...every doctor I have consulted with all share the same opinion of me---that I KNOW my body!
  2. I haven't been on here in quite sometime. But, I saw this heated debate and some familiar names...so, thought I would comment. I had ETS a few years ago now. I have no regrets about the surgery. I trusted the Dr. I had very much. He laid out the facts for me, and in NO way pressured me to have the surgery. I will say this though...during the consultation, he looked at me and said..."...for some reason, the ones that solely blush and have ETS often have the regretable/negative side effects...we do not know why. I do not like to perform the surgery on the blushers. They seem to walk away the unhappiest." I was primarily there for hand sweating(dripping) AND facial blushing which in their eyes made me a better candidate for ETS. My doctor seemed to share that opinion with Dr. Reisfeld in California who I had many discussions prior to the surgery---that those that just blush experience negative effects. Just a thought for the NON- sweating, blushers...so that you may hear all sides and decide what is best for you.
  3. Hey Medo, Just be careful...I took Klonopin for many years...and what a **** to get off~! A little bit goes a long way....I was on over 2 mg a day, and when I tried to stop, it was like getting hit buy a bus. I could not sleep, and had miserable flushing for months. It took about 3 months to get off of it. I was literally breaking little pieces off a tablet each day so I could go from 1mg to .9 and .8 etc( I hade to shave the pills down, because they only make certain dosages)...over the course of several months! I felt like a junkie getting his fix. Its been 2 years since I have been off it and am so glad I do not take it anymore. It is highly addictive. I see you are on a low dose. ...just a friendly warning of MY experience...its pretty powerful stuff, and some people end up in months of rehab from it.
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    Dehydral

    canada pharmacy.
  5. The active ingredient is methenamine. Drysol never did a thing for me, except for my underarm sweat. I do know that iontopheresis was such a pain in the a--s and produced mediocre results. I would certainly think that a combination of iontoph.. and dehydral would be a cure....meaning much less treatments. I know how much I struggled with this-- guys ...before ETS. Thats why I want to screem about it to all suffering with palmar HH. I think between dehydral and iontopheresis...all those who havent had ETS or dont want to ---would have yourself a very comparable result!! I wish now I could find something comparable for my blushing...
  6. TO Pinker and others, Try Dehydral...I cant believe how well it works on my feet! I cant experiment with my hands because they are dry since ETS. But it made my feet dry with just one application...and even drier the more i used it. And my feet sweat a lot!
  7. I had ETS, so my hands are dry. But my feet still sweat. I sent away for Dehydral, and it made a big difference on my feet. I just put it on before bed , and then put socks on. Nothing in the past ever really helped. I wonder if it would have made a differnce on my hands? I would imagine that putting it on your hands, and then trying to sleep with an ointment on them would be awkward...must have to put something on your hands after applying and then trying to sleep.
  8. Can only state my own opinion... Dont waste your time and money on therapy! ... tried several therapists. Huge waste of my time and money...but, I should be gateful in a way---because I ended up having ETS which was the best decision I ever made!
  9. My CS has not gotten better or worse, and its been two years. However, this year has been a killer in NYC! It has been Africa hot, with very high humidity~~so travelling in subways, etc always requires me to change undershirts when I reach work or other destination. THe CS is: Uncomfortable-yes A Nuisance-yes Any regerets about the surgery?-NO!! Has anybody tried Dehyral or Drysol for their CS? Maybe not the whole body, but...a little on the back and chest to calm it down a bit? Just a thought that I would like to try!
  10. mchh

    Chat room

    ...it will come one day along with "the cure"...LOL
  11. OMG icefase, I took yohimbe for the first time friday too! Never again...I flushed like crazy that night, and started shaking too. And it didnt help me at all down below. Like I said never again...but funny---would have loved somebody to share my experience with that night(not sexually)... as i was freaking out with my blushing and trembling!!
  12. Not trying to be argumentitve, but for statrters-- alot of people DO NOT love Bill Clinton---red face or not. Secondly, I do not so much care that my face gets red---as I care about the sensation of heat in my face and the feeling that is is burning in a barn fire. Again, I know a lot of us have different symptoms on here. I have HH with FB, and in the last couple of years --rosacea --probably because of my chronic FB. I am not out praising or sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for this coverup that some others on here are waiting for. That is because, again,-----the feeling is much worse for me than the actual redness. I can only speak on behalf of my feelings and the symptoms I get!
  13. Not trying to be argumentitve, but for statrters-- alot of people DO NOT love Bill Clinton---red face or not. Secondly, I do not so much care that my face gets red---as I care about the sensation of heat in my face and the feeling that is is burning in a barn fire. Again, I know a lot of us have different symptoms on here. I have HH with FB, and in the last couple of years --rosacea --probably because of my chronic FB. I am not out praising or sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for this coverup that some others on here are waiting for. That is because, again,-----the feeling is much worse for me than the actual redness. I can only speak on behalf of my feelings and the symptoms I get!
  14. I say its impossible to think or not think blushing away!! I stopped a long time ago beating myself up thinking that this thing was in my control...and that if I had more positive self esteem or was more in control or more this and more that... Its a tough gig walking around with this disease. It is not certainly not cancer, but it is something to contend with daily. I have found that trying to deal with it through exercise and diet rather~~ than sitting on the therapists couch or reading self help books ...helps puts me a little more in control of the situation. Excessive blushing and sweating is not just a simple case of mind over matter...at least not for me~~though I do realize that we all share slightly different symptoms on this forum.
  15. mchh

    For the girls

    that is something over the years that has been bothersome, but has also helped me... people say, "Oh, he is shy..that is SOOOO CUTE!!" ....and thats when you move in, sexually or otherwise !! People think that you can do no wrong, and are so innocent!! Only we know that our minds work 100 miles an hour overtime, so you can use this to an advantage!
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