I have a hard time believing that a traumatizing event can suddenly lead to long-term chronic blushing in a person not born with the disorder. All evidence points to this being a physiological disorder that of course can be aggravated by stress, emotions, etc. I would argue that blushing is comparable to psoriasis in a way. Psoriasis can be triggered and aggravated by external conditions such as stress, emotions, diet, etc. but only in people born with the conditon. I will never have a psoriasis outbreak regardless of how much stress I'm under because I simply do not have the disorder. Someone who begins blushing later in life due to a traumatic event is absolutely (in my opinion) someone who has and has always had a genetic physiological predisposition to blushing. What exactly did your doctor say if I may ask?
I've been using it everday for almost a year now and no one has ever mentioned anything. I wear it around people who definitely would mention it if they noticed. I'll just say it's sunscreen if anyone ever does. It actually really also is suncreen (SPF 20).
What about your job? Is it causing you problems there too? I met an Asian woman fairly recently at a company event who kept complaining that Asians flush so heavily when drinking alcohol. She claimed I have no idea how unpleasant it is to be red all the time.
I decided against ETS. Too much risk of permanent side effects and no guarantee the blushing will go away for good. I would consider getting some meds though. What do you it mean messes with you sexually? Like having trouble performing?