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  1. It would be very cool, I think. But honestly, while most individuals on this site are warm and accepting souls, I'm truly frightened by those few who ...are not. I would not want them to know my real name, where I live, where I work or who my friends are. I know some really good people who have been scared away from this site by virtual threats from....well, I won't say any more. Sad, because this is a SUPPORT forum after all.
  2. Congratulations! The most WONDERFUL news in the world!
  3. Scarface, you were very brave to post your story. Fortunately, it sounds like you are very introspective and THAT will stop you from repeating this negative cycle. We are victims of victims...but we can choose to not pass on those mistakes. The fact that you can post here and share your story...please know that you are helping others and making a difference.
  4. Glycerin use is very common today. In small quantities it is mostly considered inert and used as a compounding ingredient for viscosity adjustments like in eye drops or as an emollient in ointments and creams. The emollient property of glycerin, very simply put, can be explained as a water molecule attractant. It holds on to water and therefore can serve as a moisterizer in creams...and when taken orally and inside the intestines, it "pulls" water to it and acts as a hyperosmotic laxative. The cramping effects are also well documented. Also glycerin is also known as glycerol, an alcohol sugar which may explain its sweet flavor. For this reason it is used to help sweeten those "sugar free" or low-carb foods such as protein bars. For blushing? I very, very much doubt it. Please remember that it is very difficult to make clinical recommendations for human conditions purely based on postulated biochemical mechanisms which are often explained as isolated events without taking the INCREDIBLE hormonal and physiological variations that occur inside the body. Perhaps, theoretically, glycerol may impact certain mechanisms as discussed in the mentioned article...but in vivo, or inside a living being...it may not apply. Just my humble opinion, though.
  5. Hi Princess Sarah! Wonderful to hear from you. Hmmm. A life pre-FB? Considering that I've been a blusher since I can recall...actually like 12 or so...it's hard to say! I was a child before I noticed that I was a blusher. Honestly, I probably have been a blusher my whole life. I guess that I'm proud of the fact that even though I'm a blusher, I've accomplished a lot... And hopefully, I plan to continue battling it out! Sometimes, blushing has gotten me down...but believe it or not, sometimes it has served as an extra challenge for me. Like I have something that I NEED to overcome! Public speaking, for instance, can really scare me. So, I work harder at overcoming it... Overall, I think that Blushing has made me more empathetic to other people's issues. I don't think that it's a bad thing.
  6. OMG! The very, very best of luck! All my good vibes on May 8!
  7. Regulation came into effect April 15, 2009. http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/639985 The Ryan Haight Bill The Internet Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act counters the growing sale of prescription drugs over the Internet without a valid prescription by (1) providing new disclosure standards for Internet pharmacies; (2) barring Internet sites from selling or dispensing prescription drugs to consumers who are provided a prescription solely on the basis of an online questionnaire; and (3) allowing state attorneys general to go to federal court to shut down rogue sites. The bill is geared to counter domestic Internet pharmacies that sell drugs without a valid prescription, not international pharmacies that sell drugs at a low cost to individuals who have a valid prescription from their U.S. doctors. The Need for Legislation Purchasing drugs online without a valid prescription can be simple: a consumer just types the name of the drug into a search engine, quickly identifies a site selling the medication, fills in a brief questionnaire, and then clicks to purchase. The risks of self-medicating, however, can include potential adverse reactions from inappropriately prescribed medications, dangerous drug interactions, use of counterfeit or tainted products, and addiction to habit-forming substances. Several of these illegitimate sites fail to provide information about contraindications, potential adverse effects, and efficacy. Regulating these Internet pharmacies is difficult for federal and state authorities. State medical and pharmacy boards have expressed the concern that they do not have adequate enforcement tools to regulate practice over the Internet. It can be virtually impossible for states to identify, investigate, and prosecute these illegal pharmacies because the consumer, prescriber, and seller of a drug may be located in different states. The Internet Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act The Internet Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to address this problem in three steps. First, it requires Internet pharmacy websites to display information identifying the business, pharmacist, and physician associated with the website. Second, the bill bars the selling or dispensing of a prescription drug via the Internet when the website has referred the customer to a doctor who then writes a prescription without ever seeing the patient. Third, the bill provides states with new enforcement authority modeled on the Federal Telemarketing Sales Act that will allow a state attorney general to shut down a rogue site across the country, rather than only bar sales to consumers of his or her state. http://www.ryanscause.org/ryan-haight-bill.html
  8. FYI... Be careful with buying controlled substances on the internet. A new law has just passed in the U.S., anyway... There has been a rash of overdoses due to the availability of "online" narcotics like Vicodin, Percocet, OxyContin and controlled drugs like Xanax, Valium, etc... So, it was just a matter of time before a new law kicked in. It is basically going after physicians and pharmacies that dispense these meds without physically seeing the patient. http://www.ryanscause.org/ryan-haight-bill.html
  9. I'm a blusher. I believe that I am the opposite of what would be defined as an ADD/ADHD person. In fact, most medications that help ADHD would give me a panic attack and increase my blushing. My brother has borderline ADHD and we are very, very different.
  10. Sorry, but IMHO, I believe that this is totally wrong. If you only admit that something exists based on its recent recognition by the modern scientific community, then a lot of herbal products are bogus too. Until recently, we also believed in "germ theory" or that the earth was flat and the sun revolved around the earth. Science is in a constant state of change and therefore what we believe today or believed yesterday is a matter of perspective and consensus. Psychiatry is still in an infantile stage but we can't negate its valid strives either.
  11. I love Eckhart Tolle! And I believe that Bob Bear's message was totally in line with his teachings. I don't think that a positive, confident attitude is fake mask, necessarily. According to Tolle, most of us basically live on the brink of insanity. This is because our thoughts are running away with our lives. Especially our negative ones, right? It's as though our negativity has "hijacked" our consciousness, our true essential being, and are miscasting us as an "ego", a frightened individual cut off from our quiet depths in a never-ending war. Sound familiar? :shock: Most of us are trapped in past regrets and future anxieties. We are living either in the past or future. Not the NOW. We are constantly either regretting something that happened yesterday or anticipating/dreading an event that might/might not happen tomorrow. I agree that we need to take control of our self-imposed "helplessness" and take life by the horns.
  12. The unbelievable, the "Little Sparrow" Edith Piaf. :? ---> :cry: ----> Non Je Ne Regrette Rien Non, Rien De Rien, Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien Ni Le Bien Qu`on M`a Fait, Ni Le Mal Tout Ca M`est Bien Egal Non, Rien De Rien, Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien C`est Paye, Balaye, Oublie, Je Me Fous Du Passe! Avec Mes Souvenirs J`ai Allume Le Feu Mes Shagrins, Mes Plaisirs, Je N`ai Plus Besoin D`eux Balaye Les Amours Avec Leurs Tremolos Balaye Pour Toujours Je Reparas A Zero Non, Rien De Rien, Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien Ni Le Bien Qu`on M`a Fait, Ni Le Mal Tout Ca M`est Bien Egal Non, Rien De Rien, Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien Car Ma Vie, Car Me Joies Aujourd`hui Ca Commence avec Toi!
  13. I find that it is best to slowly build up your exercise intensity. If I go slow, then my face tends to not get as flushed. If I'm not in good cardiovascular shape, a good run can make me flush. On the other hand, If I'm in good shape, then I tend to flush way less with the same distance. Weight lifting (depending on the intensity) will do it too, especially if you do more heavy lifting versus cardiolifting (less intense, more repetitions) Steam saunas make me flush a lot more than infrared ones. I've heard that for rosaceans, it is a good idea to stay away from very hot saunas.
  14. Eeek! Well, just know that in some countries, it is Tuesday the 13th that is considered unlucky! Seriously. Even the title of the horror film "Friday the 13th" is translated in Spanish to "Martes 13". So. You may get lucky, right? :wink:
  15. My thoughts on alcohol...I flush more with darker colored wines and spirits. However, I do know that there is no problem that will get better or go away by getting drunk. :?
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