Embarassing problem. Ugh.

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Hostess
30313 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MrsPanda99:  Oh my gosh, this used to happen to me a lot as a kid, not so much anymore, but I’ve always just sort of dismissed it as something that happens.  I’m curious to know what people say. 🙂

Post # 4
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206 posts
Helper bee

This is actually a medical condition (if you fall under the official diagnosis).  I don’t claim to be a doctor so you should see your GP, but look up Idiopathic Craniofacial Erythema.  

Post # 5
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143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Inderal might help with that, if you had a really important speech or something.  It helps with all the physiological symptoms of being nervous, so you could ask your doctor if that might work.

Post # 6
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2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Achk, I have the same problem but mine is related to anxiety and being kind of introverted.  It sucks.  When I took speech in college I made sure to wear turtlenecks the day of my speeches because my chest gets splotcy. :*(

Post # 7
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1007 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I suffer from elmo syndrome as well….no advice, but I feel your pain!

Post # 8
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4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I, apparently, blush quite a bit too 😡

Post # 9
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9244 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsPanda99:  Hmmmmm, could it be hormonal?  How old are you, lol.  Hot flashes maybe?  😉 

Post # 11
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2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@MrsPanda99:  I’m the same way! I can be talking to my friends normally, and then all of a sudden the conversation turns to something about me (could be anything! Not even something embarrassing!) and I start blushing! I don’t have to be uncomfortable or embarrassed for it to happen. It’s terrible, and I wish there was a way to turn it off.

Post # 13
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2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@MrsPanda99:  I feel you. Just one more thing that my body does that I have zero control over! *Slathers on makeup*

[Seriously though, makeup doesn’t help, haha. I’ve given up.]

Post # 14
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10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My best friend has this issue (she believes it is genetic). It doesn’t have to be a full-on nervous/embarrassing/stressful situation to make it happen. Just a little bit of pressue (like speaking in front of people even though it’s not a big deal to her) brings it on.

Post # 15
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7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have this issue. It’s gotten way better over the last five or so years, but still happens occasionally. I think ever since I started doing presentations at work, and joining Toastmasters, it really helped. It’s like I am more used to social situations now. I am definitely shy and introverted, but I do blush a lot less than I used to.

Post # 16
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904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Me too!! I hate it! When I feel it starting to happen out of the blue, I try to breathe a little more deeply or take a sip of water. When it starts to happen in front of a crowd when I’m public speaking, I focus on the fact that I pushed a baby out of my vagina in front of a male doctor. I’m really conservative, so surviving that was infinitely more embarrassing than any kind of public speaking situation. Then it’s like “I got this” and I can feel myself, my face, and my voice returning to normal 🙂 I don’t know why, but it works for me!

 

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