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  1. Hello everyone, to begin I would like to say that I am an eighteen-year-old girl from France, and have been suffering from excessive, uncontrollable blushing since I was fourteen. This may seem alarming since I am typing in English but I was taught the language at a very young age. After a year of being on this website, I have concluded that this is the last remaining right option for me. I have tried cognitive behavior therapy, and I have tried medications such as propranolol, clonidine, SSRI's and Benzos. They may have given relief for a few hours each time, but I don't think this is the answer to my problem. The blushing makes me very unsociable, anxious, sometimes depressed and worried, and this is one of the reasons why I am deciding to bite the bullet. It is very debilitating to have seen the friends I lost around 15 years old because of the stress and anxiety I had, I just didn't like being around people anymore, and I did not like this since beforehand I was the most sociable of the bunch! I am acutely aware of the side effects of this surgery. Compensatory sweating, heart rate decrease, and potential Horner's syndrome but honestly I would happily switch constant heat in my face for stomach, back, feet and leg sweat. Please take into consideration that during the summer my hands and feet sweat on a 7-8 level, my face to a level 9 and my trunk to a level 0. (1 best 10 worst) After seeing two surgeons (one who refused to do the surgery because of the risks of Horner's syndrome and the other who said he would do it but the cost was very high- 12,000, this is because he was not in France ). I am seeing a surgeon on the 7th of September 2017 which is two days away now. The surgeon is in France which means the surgery should be covered or partially covered by my insurance. I would like to finish off by saying that if anyone who has had the surgery could contact me for support and advice, that would be great and that once my surgery is over I will be happy to answer any questions! Please take into account that this thread will be updated often after my surgery. Thank you for any support and feel free to leave responses
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