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blushing

lonelyclove

lonelyclove

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i have this horrible trauma inducing problem blushing, most of the time from feelings of shame that are so intense that i almlst always dissociate. sometimes truly unbarable but the worst part is that the blushing gives it away and it intensifies my panic and fear and shame. this happens alott socially and i dread it so much that when i sense i might blush or am.about to blush already panic. i keep from doing so many things over this its a real fear because often the things im ashamed of are discusting and are not who i usualy am . just shady parts..i feel like people know.what im feeling and thinking a coiuple years ago i used fo go on the train and blush every 10 minutes from.random triggers i was so exhausted i didnt even try to stop it at some point. evryone starring at me like i did a crime n i just stood there.
help? >.<
 
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amn16357

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Jan 14, 2020
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Hi there. I've dealt with blushing since as long as I can remember. I'm told it has to do with our level of confidence, which mine is crap. Even just stating my name in a work order school setting sets it off. I don't know how to tell you to stop it, bit just wanted to let you know that you are not alone in it.
 
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AnxiousE

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been there! I mean, I feel like it was worse in jr high/high school when everybody judges everybody anyway. But yeah, I'd blush if I was embarrassed...i'm not sure what happened, but I just shrug it off now. I mean like I have a health condition that makes my skin turn red, especially like my lips and I lick them a lot too when nervous and just the combination...but I guess I can just blame my condition on that and not feel so anxious. Of course the thought of "ugliness" is there, but at the same time I don't care anymore. Perhaps it's because I'm married and also do not work, so it's not like I have to impress anyone.
 
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NWiddi

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I used to get the blushing a lot, I'm not sure which medication stopped it as I'm not only on an anti-anxiety/depressant but two anti-psychotics as well.

But the blushing used to be pretty extreme in my case, I'm so glad it doesn't happen any more. I might as well have been wearing a huge sign saying "social anxiety" everywhere I went.

Now my only difficulty is finding something to say to people, I'm still a quiet person it seems.
 
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