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Old 01-23-2010, 03:27 PM   #1
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red face and bad sweating, help ;(

I have a really embarrassing problem and it makes my life really hard. Iím 17 years old and about 5-6 months ago I started having red flushing on my face for no apparent reason or when I was embarrassed by someone. I also sweat so much more than I used to. Exercise has become really hard for me and the red face and the sweating is so bad that I find it hard to go gym because I feel like everyone is staring at me. The red face never goes away; once itís there it stays for most of the day... I donít know what to do. Please help me.

 
Old 01-23-2010, 05:00 PM   #2
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Re: red face and bad sweating, help ;(

are you taking niacin supplements? That can cause facial flushing.

 
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:51 PM   #3
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Re: red face and bad sweating, help ;(

is that found in a multivitamin?

 
Old 01-30-2010, 06:15 PM   #4
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Re: red face and bad sweating, help ;(

Have you heard of rosacea, look it up and let us know if this sounds possible. And yes, multivitamins do have niacin in them. Usually the dose isn't too high to cause this but you may be sensitive to it. I had this problem when I was taking niacin supplements (straight one's, not multivitamin) but it occurred allover and I would get this rush of heat throughout my body, pulsating heat waves with sweating! My palms and other parts of my body would get BRIGHT red! Good luck, this must be difficult for you. Go to your PCP and/or a dermatologist.

 
Old 01-30-2010, 10:37 PM   #5
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Re: red face and bad sweating, help ;(

It is estimated between 1-3% of the population suffers from excessive sweating, which is called hyperhidrosis. There are many things you can try for the sweating. Blushing is much harder to solve and harder to live with. From what I've learned over the years, believe it or not, the best cure seems to be acceptance of the blushing condition. That's pretty bleek advice for a 17 year old to hear. Two places where you can learn more are ETS & Reversals Discussion Forum and also ESFB Channel.

 
Old 07-24-2010, 11:49 AM   #6
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Re: red face and bad sweating, help ;(

I've had the same problem for about 6-8 months now. It gets trigured by just the smallest embarrassment and there is pretty much nothing i feel i can do about it.
I think its known as excessive blushing, and yes it does make life really hard. Ive started avoiding situations that may cause the blushing and that's impacted my social life really badly.
Ive found that some days I can forget about it and the day passes with no problems, but sometimes if i am in a room of people and remember it/start thinking about it too much it starts it and once i feel that i'm going red, there's no way to stop it.

HOWEVER, lately (in the last month) I have noticed that it gets trigured a lot more rarely and the blushing goes away faster. I think this is because i have just accepted that there is not much to do about it and my best friends know about it.

This blushing problem is a real pain and i can't understand why i started getting it. Try to live a normal life as much as possible and maybe you will get it less often like i am now

Hope it gets better for you, because I know this is really not nice

 
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