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  1. Will Google it...thanks Mozart.
  2. And doesn't this feel ten times worse than the blushing itself? My kids are my best motivation for pushing myself.
  3. Hello hide away, I was interested to read your post because I had wondered about how pregnancy would affect me as well. Turns out I had the exact opposite experience that you did. Almost no flushing, but I still had the sensation it was happening. So strange, huh? Wonder if your massive blushing was due to the increased blood volume during pregnancy. Who knows? That is just another reason why this problem is so frustrating!!
  4. Has anyone been on a Vitamin D supplement? My OB/GYN has me taking 4000 IU daily to boost my levels a little bit after I had some blood work done. I just realized that while I've been taking it (about 6 months) my anxiety has been so much better (I've always been on 20mg of Lexapro). I think I've only taken Klonopin about 5 times since starting the D. This is compared to needing it 1-2 times a week before the Vitamin D. I've never been a huge believer in vitamin supplements, but this kinda has me thinking. Coincidence or am I on to something?
  5. grandmasterflush, Yes, and don't waste your money. :x
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    Mozart, I'm so sorry you're going through this. Sending you many good thoughts during this time. I may be wrong, but my understanding is that beta blockers are used by some to stop redness, not calm down. For calmness on certain days or for certain events, I use Klonopin. Others are completely right though, whatever you do end up using test it out at home first! My doc prescribes me .5mg, and if I take it I'm unable to drive and feel pretty "drunk." But when I break it in half, seems to be just right. Seems to me, if you are up front with your doc as to what it's for (a one-time event) he/she may be more willing to prescribe you exactly what you need. Telling him/her you'd only need five pills (or whatever) may be easier to obtain than a month's worth. I know someone who has a small prescription for Xanax her dr gave her to fill before she flies. Before I saw a doctor, I used an over-the-counter product called Calms Forte. It's marketed as a 'sleep aid,' but if you find the right dose for you it calms without putting you to sleep. Since it's at most drugstores maybe worth a try? http://www.hylands.com/products/calmsforte.php
  7. Cookie, Origins makes a fantastic cleanser for oily skin. I've used it for a couple of months and really like the results. They also have other products in the line that get great reviews: http://www.origins.com/products/3863/Skincare/Skin-Concern/Acne-Oil-Control/index.tmpl The other thing you may want to look at is the Prep and Prime Finishing Powder by MAC. It's colorless and really does cut down the shine. My only complaint is that it makes me look a little washed out. But I think it may be worth a try: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/160/4462/Prep-Prime-Transparent-Finishing-Powder/index.tmpl If you try any of these, please let us know what you think!
  8. Sorry to hear about your difficult time, and sending you my sincerest wishes for some better days soon. And, this is AWESOME! Very happy for you...
  9. How are you doing, Mozart? Just thinking of you...
  10. That decides it...let's all move to Thailand then!
  11. Ok, I finally broke down (after literally YEARS) and went to the dermatologist. I have a whole lot of moles and family history and I live in Florida, so I needed to get them screened for skin cancer. (Everything's fine, btw) So, guess what, while I was there I was extremely anxious and red as hell. Obviously he saw the neck and chest area and I asked if there is anything I could do to fix/cover/correct it. The dr I went to see is awesome. It was the first time a doc didn't respond by not knowing what it was. His response was along the lines of 'that really sucks doesn't it?' and treated me like a normal human being and not a freak. He looked me in the eye while talking and didn't stare at my spots (don't you love that?) He said that beta blockers were really the only thing that may work, but didn't recommend messing w/ my blood pressure in my particular case. I know that this is nothing we haven't heard before. It just kinda marked the point of my last effort to 'fix' the problem and now I'm in the 'just gotta deal with it' phase. This may not be the smartest idea, but now since I know my moles are fine I'm gonna start working on my tan
  12. Most, if not all, of us on this board know exactly how you feel. The guilt is almost as bad as the anxiety. For me, getting out of situations just alleviates the panic, but then the guilt and depression over being so messed up take over. Strangely enough, when I've been through the kinds of 'life events' that I couldn't get out of, the panic didn't stand in my way. Not to say I didn't HAVE anxiety, but somehow I got through it. (Bridesmaid in my brother's wedding, c-section and hospital stays for my two kids, many visits to Hospice for an ailing family member, etc.) It's kinds odd, and I don't know why. Guess what I'm saying is, don't discount the fact that after a few minutes of being there, you may be ok...or ok enough.
  13. YES! And to answer your question about kids...yep it still happens. But they are a good distraction as well. Usually the person would rather look at your cute kids than you, and they are a good excuse to get the heck outta there! "Oop...gotta run...have to change a diaper/late for school/little guy has to use the bathroom!"
  14. My thoughts go out to you, Mozart. I'm very sorry for what you are going through right now; both with your dad and your own struggles. And no, you are not a disgusting person!
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