Erin, white spots?

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Flopsie
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   Posted 7/26/2005 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
eyes  erin, I know you have a lot of nursins books and everything is stll fresh in your mind.
 
Would you look in your books and see if you can find the cause of white spots all over the arms back and trunk? They are the size of freckles, only white, not dark, like the pigmentation has been altered.
 
Thanks, dear
 
flopsie
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

CaMama
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   Posted 7/26/2005 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Not like psorisis white spots, but like the pigmentation of your skin has disappeared in that area?
 
I have had  that occur on my arms the last few years...I should have asked the dermatologist last week when I saw him. I thought possibly they are spots that got sunburned or something and buned/used up (?) the melanonin in that area. I also have a spot on one arm that isn't completely whte but isn't my skin color either. It wasn't there until my mid-20's and is pretty big.
 
Sorry, Flopsie, this was YOUR question to Erin, not mine....but, basically, I'd like to hear the answer also.
 
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Flopsie
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   Posted 7/26/2005 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Camama, the more the merrier.

We will make her use her mind for awhile...lol, looking this one up for us.

It is so frustrating to me, not to have the resources I had while working at the hospital. All kinds of books and docs around to answer questions for you.

Hope you are better today.
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

CaMama
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   Posted 7/26/2005 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Flopsie! tongue
 
I am doing better - my fingers are more mobile though they hurt easily with use. Though they are better, the rest of me is starting to hurt with use - feet and knees are the worst. I don't like it (duhhhhh...really? Who does?)  Espec. since we are supposed to take our 2 week camping trip in less than 2 weeks. At this point, i don't want to beg dr. to start Enbrel early in case I'm not ready to do the shots on my own by the time we leave AND in fear of finding out I'm allergic to it while camping. So, at this rate I guess there will be no hiking or fun for me this year. I may have to settle at guarding camp while kids and hubby are out and about. sad   I'll pack a few books or magazines.
 
Sorry, I'll stop there before this turns in to a 2 page drag fest...that stuff needs to go in the "pity party" thread - ha ha! The dermatologist did give me Rogaine to try out for my thinning scalp. I hope it works! It is so funny - I have long, frizzy, messy hair...it's everywhere! And yet, the top front of my scalp is thinning so bad that when the light is on it, I have patches of scalp! I feel like I'm turning into a really bad version of Gallaghar's hair!!! tongue
 
How are you doing this evening? Feeling any better than you have been this last week?
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erin.K
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   Posted 7/27/2005 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
hi...will do!
you know...some people just develop white freckles over time. a lot of peeps have them. sometimes its genetic and sometimes from sun exposure. having a BIG STORM COME IN now....so i will look up and see what i find in my med books and post later on after the storm passes...its a biggie!

Flopsie
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   Posted 7/27/2005 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
eyes  Hello All,
 
sad  Had my Arthroscopy this am. Ha! nono Don't ever let anybody tell you "this won't hurt"
Guess he really did not fib, didn't hurt while he was doing it.
Sent me home on Demerol 50 mg, so that tells you right there, HE KNEW.
 
Anyway, it is over and done, never to be repeated. lol
Had a spinal block, so legs are still a little "funny feelin", but this will pass.
 
Hope everyone is doing well,
flopsie


Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

erin.K
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   Posted 7/28/2005 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   

flopsie! glad you are home! how's the pain now?

haven't found any info n the white spots yet. my mom has em too. she went to a derm. doc and she had said it's sorta like the opposite of hyperpigmentation.  still looking because now i'm curious myself.

rest up!

erin

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erin.K
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   Posted 7/28/2005 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Camama,
you shave your head...and i'll have mine.
{{{{{{{{{{{{ hugs }}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
erin

CaMama
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   Posted 7/29/2005 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
ha ha...
 
I've been using the Rogain for almost a week now. It's making the thinning spot worse, I think. It's also making my head itch/hurt a little....I'll give it a few more days for the itching....another week for the hair (it said to expect it to continue to fall out for a couple of weeks - yikes, I don't think I have THAT much left!)
 
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erin.K
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   Posted 7/30/2005 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
making the thinning spots worse?!!!!!
yikes!!! maybe invest in a wig! no..for real! i say the heck with real hair. if i had the $$ i would go get a short black blunt bob wig with straight cut bangs...kinda like Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction!
awe, hang in there, this may take some time mama!!! if it makes ya feel any better...i'm growing facial hair! from the steroids! under my chin! tee hee heee. i can make a wig for you with my chin shavings!
eewwwww! i'm grossing myself out! hah ! i must look like an idiot...i'm laughing and there's no one around!
erin

CaMama
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   Posted 7/30/2005 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
tongue   OMG! I am laughing my @$$ off! (can I say that here even in code? "tush" just wasn't strong enough to describe my laughter!)  HA HA HA HA HA! Oh, that is so not funny, but hilarious at the same time! I'm sorry for laughing so hard, but you made it sound way too funny not to!
 
Well, a few months ago, I found a 2 inch white hair growing out of my cheek, can you believe that????? No rogaine, no steroids.....just a long white lone hair! What's up with that????!
 
I was thinking for quite a while about one of those hair clips that fills in the front of your hair rather than a full blown wig - I sweat too much to wear a full wig, I bet. tongue   blech, sorry for the gross truth!
 
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lullabybirdland
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   Posted 8/22/2015 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
CaMommy & Flopsie, google Scleroderma .

Autoimmune diseases often herald other ones like this. Scleroderma not only has white spots, but has tight skin, digestive issues, acid reflux, nausea, gassiness, plus the joint inflammation and pain. In my friend's case, also muscle twitching & seizures.

CaMama
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   Posted 9/9/2015 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the suggestion. Although I have most of those symptoms and had blood work show positive for sclederma, a series of tests i took 3 years ago indicated I actually do not have it. I do have psoriatic arthritis that does have a lot of weird symptoms. however, during a recent dermatology visit, I was told that the light spots on my skin are common for olive-toned people. dunno if that's true....

msOuchie
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   Posted 9/10/2015 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi There!

Another suggestion might be Vitiligo? My Mom was always a pale face and yet she has white spots on her arms and back that are even whiter than her normal colour. Some are the size of freckles and some are the size of dimes and nickles. She has had these since she was in her late 30's. She hasn't gained anymore than these. She also has Hypothyroidism. Her Dr. said the spots were from an autoimmune disease called Vilitiligo. Her hair did turn white earlier than normal, so she had to dye it, of course.

Michael Jackson supposedly had this disease although he had a different type. I think I read there are 3 or 4 types.

So this may or may not apply to both of you. Here is the link if you are interested:

http://mynvfi.org/about_vitiligo#What_Is_Vitiligo

Hopefully you will be feeling better with the RA. I've met with a BAD flare, so my Rheumy has
doubled my Prednisone. I will be feeling great for about 4 months anyways. A nice rest, then back to the grind. : { Take care! Glad that you's still have your giggles. :D
Type 1 Diabetes - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Raynauds - Osteoarthritis - other stuff

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