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misscali
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   Posted 10/9/2007 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
does anyone have stretch marks from prednisone? I have them all over my hips and i didnt really gain any weight from the prednisone! I was wondering if they go away or if anyone had any tricks....I dont want to have to wear one piece bathing suits forever :(

one of my friends told me that tanning helps make stretch marks less noticable but i know tanning is really bad for you so hopefully you all have some better ideas lol..

straydog
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   Posted 10/9/2007 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I think tanning made mine show up more. I tend to notice them more on people who are tanned. I don't know of a thing on the market that reduces them either, Susie


MJLD
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   Posted 10/10/2007 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I have them really bad and so does my brother. My brother had success with tanning. I was afraid to try. Can lupie's tan? I've heard that Strivectin is really good. I haven't tried it yet. I think it's pretty high! Good luck, Judi

cured4real?
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   Posted 10/11/2007 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi-
I've avoided them in most places except under my arms and my endo said they were from my hashimotos hypothyroidism and that they can go away. I imagine prednisone would do that too. I use a good quality cream with collagen and elastin, like St. Ives, a gel formulation is best and every night religiously do my whole body. I have to, my skin is very very dry. Also, alphahydroxy creams, and they don't have to be the expensive ones work well. I also found when I lost weight they were less visible, not that I've been very successful at that recently. If you can afford it , you might want to see what options your dermatologist might have. If they can make these aging stars look like teenagers, there must be something they can do for us! Well, even with the ritual, I still have my stretch marks but they don't look as bad and haven't gotten worse at least. If you can't tan, I've heard that new jergens self tanning product is quite good. Possible exercise and massage might help the target area as well. Other women swear on cocoa butter. Pure cocoa butter. I think collagen and elastin is better, but that's me. Hope it helps.
Love, Marji
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kpeachy75
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   Posted 10/15/2007 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   

I have them, they're everywhere! Under my arms, my belly, inside of my legs, my hips, even under my knees. Nothing has worked to get rid of them, and it doesn't help that I have really pale skin. Some of them have faded, but the ones under my arms and between my legs are still pink and noticable and it's been nearly two years. I've noticed that when I get a spray (mystic) tan the stretch marks are less noticable, but you need to do it once a week. When the tan starts to fade, it looks uneven in the areas where your skin is uneven. Make sure you use an exfoliating scrub before you go in so you get the most even coverage.

Hope this helps!

peachy


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Imuran, 50mg 2x a day
Warfarin, 5 mg / day
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Nexium, 20 mg / day
Tramadol, 50 mg 2x a day (as needed) and Tylenol
 
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misscali
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   Posted 10/15/2007 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
hey everyone! thank you for your replies. my mom recently bought me the Stri vectin cream she says it is supposed to work really well so i thought i would give it a try...i do use self tanners sometimes but it is such hassle! reapplying it every week...making sure you dont get any on your palms or the bottoms of your feet because it makes you turn orange lol....i know exercise is supposed to help...but im pretty lazy :) maybe one day ill get it together...until then if anyone else has any more tips to getting rid of stretch marks i would appreciate it! also: do these creams work on cellulite too? after the two blood clots in my legs the circulation is pretty back and ive noticed that ive started to develop cellulite in my legs boo hoo :(

kpeachy75
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   Posted 10/16/2007 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll tell ya, cellulite is the least of my worries. I have so many bruises on my legs that I'd much rather get rid of those! I look like I'm either a battered wife or a total klutz!
Take care,
peachy
 
Diagnosed with lupus in May 2005
 
Daily Medications:
Prednisone, 5 mg
Imuran, 50mg 2x a day
Warfarin, 5 mg / day
Zoloft, 100 mg / day
Plaquanil, 200 mg 2x a day
Nexium, 20 mg / day
Tramadol, 50 mg 2x a day (as needed) and Tylenol
 
Supplements
1500mg calcium
2000 IU of Vitamin D
400mg magnesium
Centrum Silver (and I am 30!)


misscali
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   Posted 10/18/2007 12:12 AM (GMT -7)   
i bruise so easily too! if im not careful i will have tons of bruises all over my legs and it can be really bad...i definitely look battered or something and i can never wear shorts! at least cold weather is coming so i can wear pants everyday :)
i try to use a moisturizer with vitamin E in hopes that my bruises will heal faster but I'm not sure if it actualy works...

kpeachy75
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   Posted 10/21/2007 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I've pretty much given up on shorts -- I wear capris in the summer. I'll tell ya though -- Bare Minerals is GREAT for hiding the stretch marks if tanning doesn't work and you really want to wear shorts. It's not cheap, but it does work and it doesn't wear off when you sweat.
Take care,
peachy
 
Diagnosed with lupus in May 2005
 
Daily Medications:
Prednisone, 5 mg
Imuran, 50mg 2x a day
Warfarin, 5 mg / day
Zoloft, 100 mg / day
Plaquanil, 200 mg 2x a day
Nexium, 20 mg / day
Tramadol, 50 mg 2x a day (as needed) and Tylenol
 
Supplements
1500mg calcium
2000 IU of Vitamin D
400mg magnesium
Centrum Silver (and I am 30!)


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/21/2007 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Peachy . . . I normally do not wear makeup except lipstick . . . but when I am going out somewhere special and I want to hide the rosie cheeks . . . I where mineral makeup too. I got mine at Sally Beauty Supply and it wasn't nearly as expensive as the name brands. It really covers the red well and looks very natural. Yes! It would cover stretch marks. I've taken to wearing long pants all summer. I just can't bear to go bare. he he he

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Audrey Ann
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   Posted 10/22/2007 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Misscali! Be careful with the stri-vectin. It can cause skin problems and get into your bloodstream if you aren't able to process it well. I don't know if it was the lupus or not but I ended up with a strange rash (maybe discoid - now that I think of it...) and had scaly patches on my thighs for months after I stopped using it. Fortunately the store refunded my money because it was expensive. I wish you luck but watch it very closely.
Prayers,
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misscali
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   Posted 10/25/2007 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
hi audrey!
thank you so much for the info, i had no idea that stri-vectin could have that effect of someone...my mom just gave it to me when i got out of the hospital because i had such bad stretch marks. do you know how much you have to use to keep it from having any negative effects on you, and how much is too much? the instructions on the bottle say to apply it up to three times a day but that seems a little excessive dont you think?

Audrey Ann
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   Posted 10/25/2007 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not an expert on this, but, from my experience, applying the stri-vectin three times a day would not have been good. I only used it once a day and still ended up with the rash. My skin felt like sandpaper and was reddish in color.

In the directions that come with the cream, does it mention to watch for adverse reactions? I remember reading that in my instructions and I thought oh that won't happen to me. Well, I was wrong that time. I wish it didn't happen because I really wanted my stretch marks to disappear. I had high hopes for that cream.

Anyway, my intent was not to scare you. I just wanted to let you know to be on the lookout for possible problems. Maybe it would be good to start slowly and see how it goes for you. You could slowly increase the amount each week or so. Good luck!
Prayers,
Audrey Ann
 
Lupus and RA and LOTS of Medications!
 


 

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