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Old 03-21-2002, 11:49 AM   #1
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Today was a horrible day

I just thought I should share this because I really hated today.. I have moderate acne but what is worse is I now have a "red hue" as someoen once described me on my face and my hands too, YAY *sarcasm*... I look back at younger pics of me and saw a pretty tanned nice complextion but now I HATE MYSELF.. anyway at school today (college) my buddies and I were doing our testing stuff and after saying some stuff my friend said something like "i'm glad i'm not red like you or something" and at thisi time i started getting more red of course and then he was like ya talking about a red person is a bad idea it makes em more red then he was like and look at your hands they're getting red too, then my otehr friend joined in at least i'm clear and not red.. at this point i wanted to just die.. they are my friends but they dont know how much this hurts.. so i went into the bathroom down teh stairs and cried for about 20 minutes (i'm a guy too very unmanly but I dont care), i wish my parents never brought me into the world and I was thinkin of all the ways I could kill myself, but I don't wanna do that i wanna get better! This is so agonizing for me, i dread every minute of everyday.. i've been to my doctor not a derm and he was like hmm i'm not sure why u blush so easily or your hands are red.. GReAT! he just wants to put me on accutane but will this get rid of this cursed redness? I cannot live like this! I wish i could see myself in 5 years and if i'm still like this end my damn misery now! I hate being red more than anything alive.. i'd rather be ugly than red! I'm a pretty attractive guy i've been told but this redness is killing me and I don't want to feel like this any longer. I wish I could just find a miracle cure, i'd give anything to have my "normal" complextion back, hell i dont care about the acne as much as the color.. sorry for this rant but I am just so depressed, and the horrible thing is i'm going to visit a friend in a few days in another state and i get to stay at her house for a while and I get to wake up there and have to do my acne wash and stuff and put on my coverup stick, it's going to be very hard for me, for I am very private and like my time to get ready in the morning.. thanks for giving me a place to rant!

 
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Old 03-21-2002, 12:02 PM   #2
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I can't believe people who are meant to be friends can be so horrible. Sorry they treated you so badly, and I know this is impossible, but don't listen to them! They must be pretty insecure themselves if they need to put you down like that - they're trying to make themselves look better by making you look bad, typical bully syndrome!! Friends should be supportive.

Please don't let one bad day make you depressed for too long! Think of things people compliment you on, rather than the insults. Like, I'm sure you're a great looking guy <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wink.gif"> so remind yourself of that all the time!! And don't think it's unmanly to cry - it's not.

Anyway, good luck with everything and cheer up!! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">

 
Old 03-21-2002, 12:05 PM   #3
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Hey!
I 'blush' REALLY easy too. Ive seen a specialist about it, and its not blushing. its like a disease where when your body temp heats up, the blood vessels do crazy things so your skin flushes red. he said like 10% of the population has some form of this. my hands are really red too. its all from some thing in the blood. i forget all the specifics, but i can ask and find out for you. dont worry about it, i know its hard sometimes when everyone is looking at you, and you know your going red, ive been there manyyyy times!
I know what your going through. just try to smile and shrug them off. or make a joke about it.
i wish you the best man, i just wish i had more of a solution for you, and me <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif">

 
Old 03-21-2002, 02:36 PM   #4
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Hey you two blushers do a search on google...type in
ETS surgery then read read read and decide if this is for you.

good luck.

 
Old 03-21-2002, 03:21 PM   #5
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Hey man im red when i blush to, really really red. Like everyone points it out. I just try not to attract any attention. What is acutally kinda good is your get this stridex foam wash. It really cools down your skin and makes you feel real good. Might wanna give it a try. The cooling affect makes you feel more comfortable so u dont blush

 
Old 03-21-2002, 03:23 PM   #6
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I am terribly sorry to hear your story; I wish I had some miracle to help you out today.
I can totally relate to you; although I did not have skin problem in college, but it got really bad when I started working and trying to meet people socially. It is really a horrible experience that I have to use makeup to cover up. But I do believe it will only get better in time. I believe God is fair, with all the suffering, you have paid your dues and hopefully you will be much stronger to overcome any other obstacles in life. Best Luck.

 
Old 03-21-2002, 03:41 PM   #7
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Uh- don't you guys have roscea? That's how it's described- happens in people who blush easily- blood vessels close to the surface- red faces. Why on earth didn't a derm notice that? There is a treatment that is different for you than for acne. Or maybe you know this already.

 
Old 03-21-2002, 05:07 PM   #8
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this is in response to Supershy22-
Reading your notation made me sad. I am 49 and could feel the hurt you were experiencing!! People can be so dumb, even your friends saying the worse things at the worse time. I remember when I was in high school and had a couple of pimples and thought it was the worst thing in the world!!My daughter experiences redness on her face and blotches on her neck whenever she gets embarrassed!!She is a nurse and when a patient is male and good-looking she starts turning red and gets teased alot about it!!She hates it but cannot do anything about it. She is blonde and has a very fair complexion. I always tried to express to my kids that this world is cruel enough without making fun of people for any reason!!!Whenever I have a real crappy day I always tell myself tomorrow has got to be better.
I find myself breaking out whenever I mow our grass in the summer and it spreads along my chin line. I went to a dermatologist and he prescribed gentamicin cream for (bacteria infection) and it is the most soothing cream and I love it!! It takes away all redness and pain and no time and instantly heals all problems on my face. It is like a miracle cream for me. I hope you are having better days and anytime you need to chat let me know. Better days are ahead for us all, including you. I have started drinking water with lemon and given up all the pop and I used to drink 6-8 cans a day and I feel so much better and my skin is looking so much better also.
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Old 03-21-2002, 06:04 PM   #9
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Rohann, its not Rosecea. Its a disorder that alot of people suffer with. Ive seen numerous specialists about it. But unfortunately they have no cure <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif">

 
Old 03-21-2002, 07:17 PM   #10
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HOLY CRAP CalGUY i am pretty darn sure i have what you have.. My body just like heats up and I get all red.. but when i was little i had beautiful skin but i could get red at my command! These guys are my friends they were just jokin around but i'm really sensitive and they apoligized but I just hate that i'm like this! But I have found a girl who likes me for me and lots of ppl think i'm cute but I don't that's why I can't believe them.. I am willing to pay money, rob a bank or something if I have to, in order to fix this.. I think my vessels or something are too close or something because my eyelids and stuff u can see blood vessels a bit, my skin is thin or something <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> nobody has ever been able to give me any information, and it makes sense because my body does get all warm and I think i have some psychological thing that is automatic when i get nervous/anxious.. do you also have really sweaty hands? and do you sweat a lot under stress or something? Or am i just a freak?

Also is this ETS surgery or whatever does it help for just overall redness? My face is like pinkish normally, and i really want to be normal again I dunno if I can live my entire life like this, I don't know if i'm strong enough...<p>[This message has been edited by supershy22 (edited 03-21-2002).]

 
Old 03-21-2002, 07:47 PM   #11
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P.S. thank you all so very much for reading my story, I just can't face anybody in real life about this or tell anybody how I really feel.. I mean i know i'm human and everything and we all have problems but its just my bro has nice skin he's not as tan as I am or should I say "was" ( my body is pretty decently tanned but my hands/feet/face. ALso no it's not rosace i've asked my doctor and I dont get red in just those areas I just have an overall pinkness. I'm really considering that ETS surgery thing though, i am poor and all though but I can't live like this, I don't think i can be happy like this. I want to tell ppl that I am red I know it, but i cna't help it, so quit pointing it out. I feel angry at times too and want to just hurt everybody else to shut them up but I would never do taht because I'm too nice but I just at times want to just go away and live on my computer with no mirrors or anything, just food, a toilet and my computer (and Fast internet connection!)

P.P.S. sorry I probably sound psycho but I just never talk about this and my thoughts have been accruing within me for years..

 
Old 03-21-2002, 08:55 PM   #12
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I'm so sorry this bothers you so much! How sad. There's a girl in my dance class that looks like you describe and I think she's very pretty- the red makes her look shy- like she's blushing. I bet people tease you because it's cute. Friends don't usually tease something ugly. Praying you find the solution!

 
Old 03-22-2002, 02:14 AM   #13
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Well here's note about me I tend to make things seem worse than they really are because they feel worse to me.. but today turned into a good day, I hung out w/ my best guy friend and went to his gf's dorm room and chilled there for a bit, and i talked to this girl I know about how horrible today was and stuff (which was very hard to me) I just want to look like everyone else and am tired of the remarks people make because it hurts me, it shouldn't but it does, I guess i'm a pretty sensitive person, my mom gave that to me because I enjoy critiqueing myself, but today turned out 100% better and i feel soooo much better now!

 
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