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Face Flushing

These are descriptions of how individuals experienced various symptoms during withdrawal. While everyone's withdrawal is unique and symptoms will be different for everyone, it may be useful to know what others went through.

All withdrawal symptoms can be caused by things in addition to withdrawal. If a symptom is persistent or you are worried by it, it is always a good idea to get it checked out by your doctor to ensure nothing else is going on.


Definition: (n) Reddening or glowing of the facial area.


What I've Felt:

"You probably don't feel like you're "glowing." It feels more like a great rush of blood has surged to your face, especially your cheeks and forehead, and that this is the flood of blood that comes with embarrassment. You may sweat a bit, the beads pooling on your brow, or you may not. This symptom may or may not coincide with head pressure, and you may feel and be visibly feverish when the flushing is acute."

I used to flush easily. I was shy, and pretty girls and women scared me because I spent all my time around other dudely dudes, climbing rocks.  I got over this because I realized that I didn't need to be tongue-tied after all. As with every anxiety state I've ever experienced, my flushing problem returned with a rage during benzodiazepine withdrawal. I often flushed when talking to women I didn't know well, and even men, too. I sometimes felt trapped by conversations." - Matt


My Coping Strategies

bullet Acceptance
bullet Cool off

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Last updated 21 July 2020