Posted 7/12/2007 12:46 PM (GMT -7)
I'm so glad you decided to have the spider nevi taken care of. Did the dermatologist mention why you are getting them? If it's from roseacea or some other stuff, they may be able to give you a cream to prevent them in the future. I'm so happy for you! I have 50% hypopigmentation (pigment loss) and more and more hyperpigmentation as I age. I also tan easily because I have native american blood. I would see a dermatologist because they can run some blood work to see why this might be happening. Maybe you can get a referral. I know some of the medicines make you more sensitive to sunlight, but usually that involves burning easily and other symptoms. Plaquenil is supposed to bleach your skin and hair. I've been using some immunosuppressant cream called protopic that makes me more sensitive to sunlight and it is causing freckling and hyperpigmented spots. My arms always look tan, possible adrenal insufficiency or problem. I also have two hyperpigmented areas coming out from my hairline about even with my eyes, they are freckled. Is the hyperpigmentation golden or yellowish? if under your tongue or eyes are yellowish, you might be having some liver problems (you've heard of liver spots, hyperpigmented spots) and might need some blood work. Also, the more you lay out in the sun, the more melanin your body gets used to producing and after years you may just be producing more than you used to. I imagine steroids may effect this too, as you lose pigment when your thyroid is low, perhaps you gain it if something else is out of whack. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments