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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 9/25/2008 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you think that our meds for this disease affects our skin coloration?  Seems my skin looks blah now that I've been on these meds. 
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 9/25/2008 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
it coudl be the meds, but most likely it's the strain the disease is putting on your body. When i still had UC when i was in a flare my skin would look so much worse, for those entire 8 years i couldn't tan, at all, and before i got sick i had been the kind of person that walked outside and walked back in with a perfect tan, lol. After surgery, i had it in april 2007 and by july i had a fairly good tan, and this year i got an awesome tan and my skin is much perkier looker, as are my eyes and my hair got shiny and healthy again

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 94
   Posted 9/26/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
yes, i agree, my skin looks terrible lately too.  I did read in the pamphlet from the Pharmacy that 6-MP can cause 'darkening of the skin'.  Mine seems to be in patchy places on my face.  yet another lovely thing to deal with and having this disease!

Diagnosed with UC 3/2008
10mg Prednisone
75mg 6-MP
Entocort 9mg daily
800mg Asacol 3X daily

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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 9/26/2008 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I am just the opposite. I tend to glow - yes literally when I feel like crap. It's sort of like someone put a light bulb under my skin. People always say I look so healthy when in reality it is when I glow I feel like total doggy doo go figure!
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