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I Have Vitiligo

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    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

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    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

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    Surprise

     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

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    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

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    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

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    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 6 Responses Oct 12, 2010

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    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 18-21 5 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    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 2 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    Vitiligo

    My name is Jens and I have Vitiligo since 13 years. For about 7 years I was eating very healthy, doing a lot of sports... I got more and more spots, but I had the feeling it increased slowly. Two years ago my daughter was born and I didn't have so much time for sports anymore...
    jenslaufer jenslaufer 41-45 Jan 29, 2013

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    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...
    EvoKinevil EvoKinevil 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I Do Too

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

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    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 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    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

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    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

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    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 Nov 5, 2014

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    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 31-35 Mar 19, 2014

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    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 26-30 6 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 Sep 22, 2014

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Feb 14, 2013

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    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 4 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    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 2 Responses May 2, 2014

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    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 26-30, M Sep 28, 2014

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2014

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    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

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    I am 16yearsold, and i just recently got

    vitiligo about a year ago. It first started with a small white spot under my eye, which eventually grew bigger. And now I also have small white spots on my cheek, eyelids, and neck. Im really shocked that its spreading so fast and I am very worried, as Im only 16 and i have such...
    spriya31 spriya31 18-21 4 Responses Jan 7, 2014

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    Living with vitiligo has to be the hardest

    thing. I have depression because of this
    HannahStone HannahStone 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    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 46-50 5 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2014

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    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 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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    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 26-30 Jul 24, 2013

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    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 2 Responses Apr 15

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    Hair Dye Can Cause Vitiligo

    Hi everybody :) This is a wonderful outlet, thankyou for creating it. Well I have had vitiligo for 2 years now. I started losing pigment on my fingers, then arms...now legs and feet. I found out my vit is actually chemical leukoderma..there is nothing to distinguish them- they...
    florenceandthemachine florenceandthemachine 36-40, F 23 Responses Jan 31, 2012

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    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

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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

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    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 31-35 Jul 7

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    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 22-25, F Apr 3, 2014