(Closed) Turning red

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have the exact same problem and have often wondered if there is something that will help, i unfortunately can’t offer any advice, but hope that someone else can.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hm.. I thought this post would be about turning red upon drinking alcohol.. which happens to me very often.

I don’t know about turning red out of embarrassment, but if you want to not turn red b/c of alcohol, I would suggest taking some pepcid ac. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@ ms. tofu: i have that problem too because i am half chinese. i tried taking pepcid ac once, but it didn’t seem to work for me. maybe i didn’t take it far enough in advance.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m full chinese! haha.. but ya, maybe you have to take it more in advance. I find that I still turn red if I don’t take it far enough in advance.. maybe 30 minutes?

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I too turn red when I have alcohol…even if it’s just a few sips of beer. Pepcid AC doesn’t work for me (arghs). Any other ideas?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I get this too, Jenny Bee, and I’d LOVE to find a solution.  So does my brother’s girlfriend. Her dad is a doctor and gave her Beta Blockers and she says it works but I am nervous to take a prescription I don’t need.  Anyone with any medical expertise about this?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I want to get this back on the first page to see if anyone knows the answer! 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

As a physician I can say that I am familiar with the use of beta blockers for this.  Many of my more anxious doctor friends sometimes take beta blockers before big presentations.  It does not quell your feelings of anxiety, but rather blunts the sympathetic nervous response.

Propranolol and other beta blockers do have side effects, including fatigue, hallucinations, vivid dreams and tingling.  This means that you should probably try it before the big day.

Further, you should be examined by a physician before trying it.  People with asthma may have a reaction with beta blockers and people with heart disease may be put at risk due to slowing of the heart rate.

Please keep in mind that this is *not* medical advice, and I advise you to speak it over with your own physician.  I hope this helps.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think that there really isn’t much you can do for it. Since they really don’t know what causes it. Even through they think it is linked to certain enzymes.

I would think Beta-Blockers would work because it slows down your heart rate and such ( much more technical but that is the short explaination) I researched it and when you are in front of people or become more excited/active it causing it to increase hence where the beta-blocker would come in. So Yes the beta blocker would work. But really I dont know if I would go to such extremes for taken this med for this problem. If it bothers you that much then maybe. But this is something I think should not be played with in the sense of being prescribed so easy.

But if you are drinking it makes is worse, they say to have food on your stomach which helps process the alcohol, drink water, and drink slowly and not a lot of it.

Sorry I was not of much help but there is not much know about it in the medical field (that I could find).

But I would advise against the beta-blocker yes it may work but it works in other ways that might not be the best since you dont "medically" need it.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

HAHA DoctorGirl knows way more then me. She has the PhD. I am a paramedic!!!

 Thanks for the awesome post DoctorGirl

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

It’s always a tough balancing act to provide medical information without providing medical advice, so sometimes I don’t jump in… Still, it was nice of you to respond FPG!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

Thanks ladies! I’ll def talk to my doctor about it.

 

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