I Have Vitiligo

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    Dealing With Vitiligo

    Hi Everyone!I have had vitiligo for one year now.  Thankfully I am very fair so its not as bad as what it could be.  I was trying steriod cream for a while and saw no results.  After that I stopped trying to repigment the skin and decided to live with it.  The hardest part...
    dmv160 dmv160
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jun 3, 2011

    I Have Vitiligo Looking at the large

    piece of leukoderma on my face, neck and arms made me painful. All these were caused by an unexpected accident. It was only a minor accident. Now, I can wear sleeveless clothes and my favorite dresses in the summer again and nobody looks at me with eyes filled with special...
    mandysimpkins mandysimpkins
    31-35, F
    Jan 13, 2014

    Living with vitiligo has to be the hardest

    thing. I have depression because of this
    HannahStone HannahStone
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2014

    It's essentially a part of my skin

    that has no pigment, a very mild form of albino. I have it on a part of my face, not really noticable since i'm pale as is it. But it causes a part of my beard to be white, instead of brown. I've noticed people look at my beard because of it. I'm not sure if it's a good or bad...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 26, 2015

    We are apart of the 1-2 percentage of people

    who have vitiligo in the world. Think about that! How the hell did we get so lucky to have unmatched and lost pigment? I hate it- I can never wear shorts, sandals, or dresses/skirts without kids, adults, or even people the age of my grandparents asking about or staring at my...
    BabyHoskins BabyHoskins
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2014

    I first noticed a white patch on my left leg

    when I was very young, but it only started spreading around the age of 19. Now I have it all over, including my face which requires three shades of makeup to conceal properly. It also doesn't end with the skin; I have patches of white hair and a few white eyelashes (to which...
    mothtoaflame22 mothtoaflame22
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2014

    I was looking for melagenina plus

    for long time but finally found it, it is 100% original from Cuba and i can see the results recommended!!! mukundastore.com
    Stive12345 Stive12345
    1 Response Jul 7, 2015

    Hi I have vitiligo for the last 2 year ago

    and , I buy product in (http://herbomex.net/), do you know about this product ? is reliable.?
    mateo2000 mateo2000
    Mar 19, 2014

    So, I live with someone

    who struggle with vitiligo since childhood. I understand the depth of this struggle, the psychological impact in life, while being completely aware that I could never fully comprehend, unless being in the same shoes. My love is unconditional and expressed as such every day. So...
    mDeFrance mDeFrance
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 8, 2015

    It's A Constant Struggle.

    I've had vitiligo for about 3 years now and I am 15. I have been called dog, cow, ugly and anything else you can imagine. It is only on half of my face and I feel like I can't go anywhere without makeup or I will be judged for what I look like not for who I am. Even with the...
    artgymnast artgymnast
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 30, 2012

    I Have Vitiligo And Learning To Live With It.

    I had it for quite sometime and never got treatment for it. most of it is expensive from what i hear and my dad had and managed to live normally. we both have around our penis. he still manages to date women like no other with this skin disease. no need for me to worry about it...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 24, 2013

    You Can't Catch It :)

    Vitiligo (leukoderma) is a non-contagious, genetic, skin disorder in which the skin loses it's pigment in patches or spots because of a loss of melanocytes (the skin's pigment cells).In case anyone is wondering what it is. My arms and hands are the most visible. I use a Dove...
    wandaslife wandaslife
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jul 28, 2007

    Looking at the large piece of leukoderma on my

    face, neck and arms made me painful. All these were caused by an unexpected accident. It was only a minor accident. Now, I can wear sleeveless clothes and my favorite dresses in the summer again and nobody looks at me with eyes filled with special concern again
    mandysimpkins mandysimpkins
    31-35, F
    Jan 13, 2014

    It was just in the beginning stages

    but since I have studied herbal myself, I tried few things and products that actually helped me in the cure.
    veronicacastrovp veronicacastrovp
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 2, 2014


     I'm recently 18 and have had vitiligo as long as I can remember, but not all my life. I've never hidden it, in fact I find it a nice ice breaker, but there is one thing I do feel self concious about. My white hair. I'd be fine, if they were only on my head. The weird thing...
    NinjaMind NinjaMind
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 9, 2009

    I have friend from India

    who have vitiligo. He whas in Kerala last summer and he got a medicin from India. Now he use it for one year and hes spots are 50 % gone. I am very inprest and I will go this winter to take mine from there. Also are some people who got better with some medicin from Egypt.I live...
    kujala kujala
    1 Response Sep 8, 2014

    I have a Vitiligo on my body

    since age of 14 now I am 27. I accepted the fact that I have. It is not a disease that makes any affection or transmission to friends, relative, family, society around you, but society have it's own many aspects, myths about the vitiligo only because it directly deals with the...
    kuldeepsonar kuldeepsonar
    26-30, M
    Dec 16, 2015

    Ive Never Had A Good Relationship ... I Dont Want To Be Laughed At.

    It started when I moved to a new state at the age of 12. Not only was I friendless... I was developing these white spots. Not only was I laughed at for being the new kid... I now had white spots on my tan skin. Even the kids or people who didn't laugh... I always felt that...
    itrunsmylife itrunsmylife
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 26, 2011

    National Vitiligo Foundation Inc.

    Hi guys and gals. My name is J. Shifman and I am the writing consultant for the National Vitiligo Foundation Inc, or the NVFI. We recently started a new campaign called MyNVFI in which we are trying to make the national focus of Foundation more about people than just Vitiligo. We...
    JShifman JShifman
    2 Responses Feb 14, 2013

    Help Me Please:(

    Hello, my name is Mia. I am currently a joiner in high school. My vitiligo first started appearing about 4 years ago. It has spread tremendously since then. I have big patches all over my left leg on the back and front, as well as under my arm in the armpit area. It has held me...
    Miajaclyn Miajaclyn
    9 Responses Jan 21, 2012

    Self-confidence Is The Only Thing I Need!!!

    hi evryone..my name is jaishree garg.I'm from India.I'm doing my undergrad in tourism studies.Well I have vitiligo from past 8 YRS NOW.I have taken many treatments,travelled all around India but nothing really made the white spots leave my skin.Many a times I sit and cry thinking...
    jaishree jaishree
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Oct 12, 2010

    Cannot Hide It Anymore

    I don't speak to anyone in the whole day, my family is here but you can't tell them absolutely anything because they would either: 1. Ignore me 2. Talk down to me or scream I got a friend that I call often but she's barely available, and being on vacation is hard to see that...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2012

    I've had "white spots"

    since I was 4. My mom also had them, but hers pretty much went away as she got old. When I was little my dad would take me to doctors and I had the choice between a shot and a cream, looking back I wish I took the shot, but I was about 7 years old, cream sounded a lot better...
    queenrilly queenrilly
    26-30, F
    Apr 3, 2014

    Listen to my story please!

    My name is Damon Petrovskii. I live in Russian Federation. My vitiligo was started when I was 19. So much times I've tryed to find a good cute or a just cute! And about 8 mouth ago I found page named "Vitilemna" and I though that it will help me and it does! I used the pill...
    ChesterDimass ChesterDimass
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    I have some vitiligo

    which started when I was in college. I started seeing a dermatologist and applying some creams which has helped some. Going to be trying narrowband UV light therapy which will hopefully help more. Most of my fingers have lost pigment as well as parts on the back of hands. Lost...
    jzednan jzednan
    31-35, M
    Sep 28, 2014

    Vitiligo Sucks!

    I have vitiligo!  It started when I was 12.  Difficult time to go through something like this but now I"m almost 40 and boy does middle school seem FAR away!  I have this disease on my face only.  I have one eye/brow and one non-eye/brow.  Yep, lucky...
    BeautifulMars BeautifulMars
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Sep 30, 2009

    I Do Too

    Did anyone else have to bathe in that tar bath?
    1 Response Jan 24, 2013

    Idgaf Anymore

    When I was 4 years old my mom noticed that over the summer my skin was getting darker but my knee was lightening up. After my knee kept lightening up she finally took me to John Hopkins where they confirmed I have vitiligo. In kindergarten I really didn't care until my whole knee...
    yesihavevitiligo yesihavevitiligo
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Jan 20, 2013

    No More Vitiligo For Me

    Hi everybody, my name is Zaklina, and I have Vitiligo. Well I can say that it's almost gone now, and I will tell you how did I manage to cure it. No drugs, no creams, no gels… only a diet. I am on this diet for 3 months now, and believe it or not, the white patches are...
    zaki89 zaki89
    18-21, F
    21 Responses Jun 19, 2009

    The Day My Life Changed..

    About 3 years ago I got this white mark on my hand, I went to The doctors to see if they could discover what was going on. They thought it was something I catches in the water. I then seen a dermatologist and he was I had the skin condition vitaligo. I ended up away two hours...
    Liveitup1234 Liveitup1234
    13-15, F
    6 Responses Jul 9, 2012

    Vitiligo For 10 Years

    I am in 11th grade and I have vitiligo around my eyes, elbows and legs for 10 years now. I had this laser treatment done for four years and it helped but it was very slow and there is still a lot of loss of pigment all over my body. I use this cosmetic called "Dermablend" to...
    leanorasingh1 leanorasingh1
    5 Responses Mar 26, 2013

    Patience Is The Only Thing I Need !!!!

    Hi everyone, I am Shreyans Doogar from India & I have vitiligo for the past 12 yrs. I have taken various treatments by various doctors, travelled all over India but nothing made a single white spot leave my skin. I never ever took it seriously & never had put efforts on my...
    shreyans shreyans
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Dec 1, 2010

    This Is Too Much Now I Am Really Doomed

    I really wish mirrors lied , but they are at least 99% realistic . For my own disgrace vitiligo has made new appereances through my body, now its taking under my eyes making me look like an albino racoon and without makeup i look so strange , theres more in my left breast and...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Apr 29, 2009

    I Am Need Help With Small Spots 0.5cm-1cm

    I have a handheld lamp for my vitiligo. My spots left are ones I cannot reach on my face/neck because they are so tiny the lamp is too large. Anyone has any advice how to get these spots? I'm worried because i've tried to cover the skin with a tshirt it just doesnt work i have...
    waterfront5 waterfront5
    22-25, F
    Jul 18, 2013

    Hy ! I had the vitiligo

    and we managed to get rid of it :) After trying several treatments, I met a lady who incidentally produce in the laboratory a very effective cream for vitiligo.It is the only cream that was effective and helped me back. Treatment should be followed about one year, and the effect...
    gorgotescu gorgotescu
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    I have vitiligo on two places in my neck.

    I first noticed it after homecoming senior year after my spray tan started to fade away. I had a little white sport on my neck, but it was big enough to where people could notice it. I didn't think anything of it, but then I noticed that another spot started to grow and then...
    christinasilies christinasilies
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

    Stand Up And Stand Out

    Hi. I am 14 and I have vitiligo. I have had it for almost 10 years. I have it all over my body. And I am unusual. People stop and stare and point and laugh. Some kids call me names like "cow" or they say " Hey look it's Micheal Jackson!" and sometimes I think "Why do I have to...
    Blaike1998 Blaike1998
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Sep 24, 2012

    Vitiligo Best Treatment With Herbal Oil

    Vitilgo is a viral infective disease which causes human skin to be quite vulnerable to external threat of pigments appearing on different body parts. these pigments seems to be quite un impressive when somebody looks at you, quite probably when they are visible on the face. when...
    jenny916 jenny916
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

    I have vitiligo since i was 6 years old.

    It gradually increased and now it covers my leg knees downward. I have never worn a short or a skirt ever in my life. I won't be able to ever, i know.
    megbatter megbatter
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 15, 2015

    There Not A Cure But A Solution To Big Whitepatchs !

    If you need help to get back your skin color back then hit me up anytime . I need so people to try to see if my cream can work on other people just send me your. Street address and zip code thanks take care now.
    Alec562 Alec562
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 7, 2013

    I Had Vitiligo

    My vitiligo started about 12 years ago. I had all over my body but the most visible was on my face and hands.I lost almost 85%pigment on my face. I have an olive skin so it was very visible. People was constantly looking at my and saying" O God what happen to you?" . My life was...
    sheenazeena10 sheenazeena10
    5 Responses Aug 26, 2012

    I have vitiligo but I'm a white woman

    so it is not as noticeable if say I was black or another race. I notice it on my wrists and my arms mainly in the summertime when I tan.
    kaylakoerper kaylakoerper
    31-35, F
    Sep 22, 2015

    Eight Years..

    That is how long it has taken me to get over Vitiligo psychologically. I've come to terms with the fact that I will always have this. However, I've learned to begrudgingly accept it. I developed vitiligo at 15 and it plunged me into a deep depression from which I am only now...
    Foreigntraveller Foreigntraveller
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2013

    I use to feel so self conscious about my white

    marks. I've had vitiligo since I was a baby. I have it on my legs stomach and recently my arms. For the past few years I've notice hundreds of little ones show up on my leg when I get a tan. I think it looks beautiful and so unique! Nobody else I know has it. I know it's going...
    monstahmash monstahmash
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 22, 2014

    I Wish It Would Vitili-go!

    I recently discovered white patches on my groin, which have been diagnosed as vitiligo by my dermatologist. On the one hand I was relived it wasn't something serious, but on the other hand I'd like it to go away. Or at least not spread any further. It seems to have stabilized...
    velosapien velosapien
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2008

    My Son Has Vitiligo

    My son who is seven suffers from vitiligo. It's not too much now. He is on homeopathic treatmen. He no more has new occurrence and i guess the whiteness is reducing. I hope and pray that he is cured 100%.
    arunkumar5864 arunkumar5864
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2013

    I have vitiligo on my back

    and my right arm. The one on my right arm is now less noticeable but it looks like it's coming back. The one on my back is medium sized and it looks like it's spreading and it's very noticeable. I hate it! I refuse to wear certain cloths or go swimming or to the beach cause I'm...
    menchies1111 menchies1111
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2015

    Hey, I'm Ashley. I'm 18 years old

    and I've had vitilligo for 7 years now. It started with a small spot on my neck. I didn't think anything of it. I thought it honestly came from the sun so did my mom. As time went on the one on my neck grew twice it's size and another one next to it appeared. My mom knew that...
    ashhxox ashhxox
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2014
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