(Closed) Does this happen to anyone else when they get nervous?

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Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Sometimes, but it ends up staying with me and becoming eczema. Ugh.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@literary_chic:  If it makes you feel any better, I don’t think that sort of thing looks like hives ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

YES!! This happens to me and it’s awful. Ugh. So embarassing.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@literary_chic:  this happens to me all the time. I haven’t noticed if it happens when I am nervous, my skin is just super sensitive. Happened when I found THE dress and my mom freaked out like I was having an allergic reaction to the dress. I am also a professional photographer. When this happens it isn’t too obvious in photos and would be fairly easy to photo shop out of the angle, lighting were to exaggerate it. 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

This is going to sound weird… But if there is a theatre supply store in town, I’d go and ask them about what they would reccommend as heavy duty makeup that won’t get onto your dress! I think there is some makeup fixative by Ben Nye that is supposed to really help. Think about it; if makeup artists can make Jennifer Lawrence blue they can make you skin toned no matter how lobster you are!

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@literary_chic:  Oh yes I get this as well and have ever since I can remember. It’s awful and I can relate to you.I didn’t do anything about it until last year. I was going to be in a friends wedding and knew that my chest and neck would flare up because of my nerves.. I read online about beta blockers and how they can prevent the adrendeline release to the skin which causes the reddness. I spoke to my doctor about it and she assured me that my anxiety hives was very common and she sees it all of the time. My Dr. did perscribe me a very low dose of a beta blocker to take on an as needed basis. I took it before the wedding (and a few times before to make sure I wouldn’t have a bad reaction to it)  and no hives at all! It made me feel very calm but still with it. I’m not trying to be a pill pusher but just letting you know what worked for me and maybe you should talk to you doctor about it to see if it’s right for you.

 

 

 

Other things I plan to do on my wedding day to make sure that I don’t get red  is to eat/drink foods that are supposed to reduce stress-bananas, oranges, almonds, avocados, oatmeal, camomile tea, water and also to ask my makeup artist to airbrush my neck and chest with makeup. Good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

It’s such a relief seeing that this happens to so many other people! It happens to me anytime I get nervous, embarrassed or upset. How bad it is totally depends on the situation. Luckily most people don’t say anything about it anymore, but when I was in high school one very annoying girl saw one of the splotches on my neck and asked if it was a hickey. I’m sure it’ll happen on my wedding day, but I hope it won’t be too noticeable in pictures.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Oh honey. I understand: whenever I’m nervous/mad/crying or sometimes drinking alcohol! What the heck! This hasn’t always happened- just in the last 4 years or so. I’m worried about the wedding too– sometimes it honestly helps if you put something cold on your chest and, like other have said, drink lots of cold water. just know I am totally with you!!! Hugs from a splotch sister. lol.

Post # 26
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Wannabee

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ThinkingOutLoud :  It happens to me very often! And it looks exactly the same, but I don’t care anymore. I was worried because I didn’t know what it was, but now I don’t mind it because it doesn’t affect me at all ^^

Just accept it the way it is. We are rare and unique ;P

Post # 27
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Helper bee

Hmm can’t help you cause well, I stay the same pinkish white color that I always am… I just start to shiver and my teeth starts to shiver too…. No turteneck sweathers helps against that…..๐Ÿ˜’

Post # 28
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Busy bee

Omg girl you sound just like me! My chest gets so red and blotchy when i’m emotional (happy/sad/andgry doesn’t matter), giving speeches, when i’m anxious and even sometimes during/after sex! I always purposely wear a higher cut shirt when I’m in an interview or know i’m giving a presentation just because it makes me self concious. In college I had someone ask me if I was okay mid interview (so embarrassing and it obvy made it worse). I refused to let it force me to get a higher cut dress so my chest was exposed in my gown on my wedding day. It’s like a heat rash for me. It doesn’t itch or get bumpy and goes away within a few minutes. I was absolutely petrified this would happen to me on my wedding day and i’d be splotchy in all my photos. My photographer was warned ahead of time and told me if it actually happened and turned up in the photos she could do some color correcting for me. By some miracle I didn’t have a single splotch all day. Even when I was super nervous right before I walked down the aisle. I literally have no advice or idea as to why this reaction didn’t happen. I just really tried to keep my breathing controlled in my nervous moments of the day. Good luck to you and you will be beautiful red splotches or not ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 

Post # 29
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Busy bee

ps a spray tan definitely can help make the redness not so severe! 

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

me toooooo! it is THE worst.  i ised to blush SO bad as a kid, and this is what happens to me as an adult ๐Ÿ˜ฉ this pic is from this last weekend… i didnt even realize i was any kind of frazzled/embarrassed until i saw the pic! ive def thought about the spray tan for the wedding helping a little, but ill also need to use makeup for sure… i want to mention those beta blockers to me doctor for sure too.

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