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  1. Gypsey added a post in a topic I'm having ETS next week   

    My operation is tomorrow morning! Since my last post, I've had a phone call with Dr Greenstein. I asked him the question above about cutting both T2 and T3, rather than just T2, and the increased risk of side effects. He confirmed that cutting both does increase the chances of side effects, but also that the chance of the operation working on reducing my blushing is 10% less if he just cuts T2. I'm going ahead with both T2 and T3.
    I also spoke to him about my worries of a number of side effects that I read about in these forums, mainly: excessive CS, hair loss, fatigue, depression and low libido. He talked me through the statistics of CS ("for the majority this is mild, but all cases are individual") and assured me that the other side effects I mentioned were not related to the operation, and were likely to be related to other aspects of a persons life. As he stated in my initial consultation, he reiterated that another side effect is a droppey eye-lid (which usually goes away, or can be corrected with surgery!). 
    To be honest I'm expecting the CS - but have decided that I'd rather live with that than blushing. I've started to make lists of all the bad blushing experiences I've had recently, and the things it's prevented me from doing.... if I get CS or any other side effects, this will act as a reminder to myself that the blushing was a really bad problem and I'm hoping will make me more accepting of any side effects. I'm obviously hoping that I will have mild or zero side effects:)
    If anyone's keen to hear how I get on after my operation, or wants to chat about anything else that's related, do get in touch - happy to share thoughts, worries and experiences. 
  2. blushingman added a post in a topic Sorry this is just a cry   

    Effexor is a very common prescription drug, and it is normal to prescribe it for blushing. You can just go to your family doctor and explain your problem. 
  3. Deny7 added a topic in Facial Blushing   

    Facebook
    Hi, I feel like I need to talk with someone with same problem, feel free to add me https://www.facebook.com/daniel.adamek.56
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  4. Oldphotographs added a post in a topic Sorry this is just a cry   

    I don't have access to drugs sadly. I would take Effexor in a heartbeat if I had the option to. As for ETS I don't have money for it but if I did and if there was no side effects I'd get it. 
     
    Thanks though
  5. Elmaco added a post in a topic Meeting   

    That would be fun and interesting indeed. Would have to be Europe for me as well.
  6. Harry added a post in a topic FB. Enough is Enough. Meds vs. ETS?   

    Dr gorenstein, he seems very honest with what to expect and is very knowledgeable in the area which is comforting. I have Aetna insurance.
    I would say it's been hard making appointments. I was scheduled to do the ets next week but is now cancelled and can only do it in 4 weeks at the earliest...Frustrating. However, he is a top surgeon and emergencies take priority....understandable.
    Jayster hopefully it gets better with time. Thanks for the update and keep them coming!
  7. Halo64 added a post in a topic FB. Enough is Enough. Meds vs. ETS?   

    I think I might know what you mean about freezing face. When I blush it's hard to smile and act like i think it's funny, like when I force a smile it feels so hard and my facial muscles automatically go back into a serious/anxious expression.
  8. mojow added a post in a topic FB. Enough is Enough. Meds vs. ETS?   

    did you get this "paralysed face" feeling before ETS? What you are describing is flight, fight or freeze! people forget about the freeze one as its commonly seem in animals... rabbits  https://joyable.com/blog/fight-flight-freeze/
  9. jayster999 added a post in a topic FB. Enough is Enough. Meds vs. ETS?   

    Hi guys, had my ets on 26th April so 24 days ago... Still really don't know if it's worked.. I've got minor side effects like dry hands , sweaty feet and get slight sweating on legs and back in hot conditions but nothing to really really bother me (i was aware of these side effects)
    In regards to blushing (which is only reason I had it done) I'm not sure as I still get very nervous in social situations and I still get that heat rushing to my face when nervous and still get that feeling that anything can set it off..But don't know if I've been in a situation yet which caused me to actually blush really red but that will come soon so I'll know for certain.
    Really worried as I feel like it hasn't worked as I still get like a paralysed face and mouth in an embarrassing social situation which I've always got along with blushing.. Don't know if anyone else gets the frozen face? Makes you look really awkward (wish it could go!) 
    jamie
  10. Beastywild added a post in a topic Sorry this is just a cry   

    OldPhotographs, have you tried effexor yet? It really saved my life as it has done for others. Please respond
  11. scarface added a post in a topic Sorry this is just a cry   

    You are on a forum full of people who understand exactly what you're going through.  I especially get the part about it being nice outside and feeling sad because you can't enjoy it.  I'm not sure what else to say since I don't have much information about you but all I can say is to keep your chin up and look into getting ETS or going on meds to help you deal with the blushing.
  12. scarface added a post in a topic FB. Enough is Enough. Meds vs. ETS?   

    With Dr Port or Dr Gorenstein?
    Who is your insurance provider?  I have excellus blue cross and blue shield and they told me ETS is covered.  I am planning on an ETS redo this summer in NYC as well but not sure which surgeon to go to.  I don't think it matters as they both seem highly skilled.
  13. Harry added a post in a topic FB. Enough is Enough. Meds vs. ETS?   

    How's it going jayster? Hope you're doing ok!
    My insurance finally approved and am set for ets next week! T2 level in nyc.
    Getting a little nervous now but am confident this is the right step for me. Will keep you updated!
     
     
     
  14. Adam added a post in a topic Had ETS 4 Months Ago, My Story   

    how did it go with dr bell? I am wanting to go with him in September, so looking for any feedback 
  15. eslam9497 added a post in a topic Dr roger bell Melbourne   

    I felt obliged to had ETS surgery at 20 years old after being disappointed in work and my whole life and it worked for me successfully for about 5 months and then I got my facial blushing again but in a weird way because I sometimes blush and sometimes not and sometimes feeling the same hotness on my face but without redness so am really having confusing feeling that makes still have social anxiety plus the symptoms of (Compensatory sweating, frey's syndrome and some hair loss) . I completely regret it now.
    Also watch this girl that did ETS and talks about her experience before going ahead  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUoDzb1fER4&t
  16. Adam added a post in a topic Dr roger bell Melbourne   

    I am will be going to dr bell in September with my health insurance kicks in. Have you been yet? 
  17. eslam9497 added a topic in Facial Blushing   

    My Experience to Eliminate my Facial Bushing by Using Law of Attraction
    Hey guys, First of all I am not native English speaker so I am sorry for any English mistakes on this topic.
    Before going a head into details. The Law of Attraction (from Wikipedia) is: the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. The belief is based on the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from "pure energy", and that through the process of "like energy attracting like energy" a person can improve their own health, wealth and personal relationships.
    I know some if not all of you now may say this is a myth or it's impossible to do that but actually if you will believe that this Law doesn't work or a myth then it won't work for you because you have to be in faith 100% to start to see the results. I am not promoting any course or affiliate or so but I am really just excited and wanna anyone here invest sometime on such this priceless life-changing method because you may find great achievements on your whole life not only blushing. I will share with you also the most informative free guides on youtube to Law of Attraction and how to apply it on your life at the end of the topic. This method has worked by live examples in our life and you can also search for "Morris E. Goodman" or see this youtube link to know how incredible of Law of Attraction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiIs_boY-j8
    By the way I'm extreme blusher when I was 8 years old so I was born with (Sympathetic Nerve Hyperactivity) and also felt obliged to had ETS surgery at 20 years old after being disappointed in work and my whole life and it worked for me successfully for about 5 month and then I got my facial blushing again but in a weird way because I sometimes blush and sometimes not and sometimes feeling the same hotness on my face but without redness so am really having confusing feeling that makes still have social anxiety plus the symptoms of (Compensatory sweating, frey's syndrome and some hair loss) 
    I am not completely healed right now after using the Law of Attraction but you can say I feel like I'm 70% to 80% healed now after working about 6 months on this incredible technique and you can get faster results so it depends on your willing, your mind abilities and applying the Law of Attraction in the right way and now you can say I have simple blushing when I'm on very intense blushing situation like awkward situation in front of big audience or on concert or on a very big meeting and sometimes I feel like it's kinda under control.
    What you have to do now to watch these youtube videos:
    - this video explains everything about Law of Attraction and the "Secret" book but in a movie so it's really amazing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtgCQ5S4Ryw
    and also these 2
    - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opOXFCYWUdU
    - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b295OBuDmyM
    If you still feel like you have more questions about Law of Attraction then just Google search and you will find hundreds of guides and thousands of people with their stories with this Law.
     
    So now let's talk about the important part about what I did: Firstly you have to avoid any intense social situations that triggers your blushing because this will may affect on your progress of applying law of attraction and this was optional but you will make faster results if you avoided these situations as much as possible. You have to believe that your negative thoughts and anxiety will make the matter worse so I started to write my goal on a note on my Laptop and I check it out daily that " I AM FREE OF BLUSHING AND ANXIETY - AM LOVABLE - AM OUTGOING PERSON - I CAN CONTROL MY BLUSHING EASILY !!  " and you can write whatever you want to arouse these positive feelings and to be in this amazing psychological state and you have to combine your feelings with your imagination skills to produce more positive ideas on your mind. Also using Hypnosis will help you to think more clearly while developing neurological pathways that are conducive to a blushless countenance.
    so after waking up daily I am feeling like am already healed from blushing and starting my day like a new energetic and healthy person and I act on this way and if you get any blushing suddenly throughout your day then you have to say inside your mind that "I AM ALREADY HEALED AND IT'S NOT ASSUMED THAT I GET THIS BLUSHING" so keep programming and developping your mind to suddenly think in a positive way. I know this part may be kinda difficult to obligate your mind to believe in this and you get blushing in the same time but I promise you that hard work will make you reap the fruits soon and always feed your mind with indifference ideas towards any problem because it really helps me a lot. Always focus on the idea that you are already healed and don't have this disease and you can even thank god for already healing you from this disease. stop taking any drugs related to facial blushing now to stop thinking that you are a blusher. you are now a new person with a new social and promising life and that's what you must focus on it in the mean time.
     
    After 3 months of trying this daily. I started to feel like am more relaxed in social activities and with more self-esteem and that's the most important factor that makes me feel the difference and after getting these results I started to focus more and more daily because I felt more energetic and enthusiastic to apply this law on my whole life and to take advantage of it and now am feeling really big difference. I felt like the blood and hotness that comes from my chest started to run very slowly and feel like it's under control now and more relaxed while am talking to people. my only problem now is big audience but am still working on that and I have a deep belief and thoughts that I am that social person inside myself but I have to release it by applying this law.
     
    What I wanna say in the end that a lot of people claim that this Law doesn't work but it really happens on our life but you don't apply it successfully or have some doubts about how it works completely and what helped me really also that I have indifference towards my problems and I don't take it serious because I got used to the harsh daily lifestyle when I was child to the degree that makes me now very cold as ice besides I have taken advantage of my rich imagination be in this psychological state that attract and achieve more positive results faster in addition to practicing hypnosis so my ADVICE for you is to keep learning and applying and searching also a lot about this law to get what you need.
     
    ALL MY BEST WISHES TO YOU 
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  18. Oldphotographs added a post in a topic Sorry this is just a cry   

    I write a lot on this forum. This post is one that's unrelated to my blushing. I'm sad a lot lately. Maybe if I didn't blush I wouldn't be here right now, doing the things I'm doing, being upset about specific things. I'm feeling trapped lately, because I am, it's nice outside and it makes me sad. 
     
    Thanks for writing back. 
  19. Gypsey added a topic in ETS   

    I'm having ETS next week
    Hi,
    I'm having ETS next week with Dr Greenstein in London to hopefully end my facial blushing which has ruled my life since I can remember.
    I'm absolutely petrified due to all the negative side effect horror stories I've been reading in forums, but have decided to go ahead anyway.
    Dr Greenstein advised having both T2 and T3 cut, but it seems that people who have only had T2 cut have less severe side affects - is that generally the case? Any other reassurance from anyone who's had the operation and is doing well would be good too:)
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  20. Gypsey added a post in a topic Completely Torn... FB ruining my life   

    So good to hear a success story on here. I'm having ETS next week for facial blushing, and am scarred mostly due to the scaremongering happening in forums. Did you have T2 and T3 cut?
  21. Ap23 added a post in a topic Just Had ETS Surgery T2 lateral 5   

    Hi I had T2 lateral 5 cut only. My only only side effects are very dry hands and I sweat front feet which I never had prior to surgery. I was scared prior to going in too but I felt the potential side effects outweighed the flushing. Good luck and keep us posted on your surgery.  
  22. Gypsey added a post in a topic Just Had ETS Surgery T2 lateral 5   

    Hi. I'm having ets next Wednesday in London Uk for facial blushing. I'm very scared after reading all the forums about bad side effects, so good to hear your surgery has gone well so far. Can I ask which did you have cut; T2 and T3? 
  23. yojiunn added a post in a topic Homemade Iontophoresis   

    I think If the circuit of iontophoresis didn't change, the current was depending on the Input Volgate. 20V  would give about 5-10mA according to skin resistance. Human skin resistance about 1K to 2K or more (it's variable). So if anyone want to increase the current, increast the voltage is necessary. (Of course, Must try to decrease skin resistance first). It's my opinion, I hope some suggestion or question about my opinion.  It's not my exertise.
  24. scarface added a post in a topic Sorry this is just a cry   

    Can you tell us more about yourself and your story?
  25. Oldphotographs added a topic in Facial Blushing   

    Sorry this is just a cry
    I'm so depressed 
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