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#1 Buttons

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:04 AM

I have some strange pigmentation changes particularly to my lower legs. If I catch the sun I seem to go a very patchy brown or should I say lack of colour. It looks has if I have got white freckles - these patches never go brown. Even when I try to use quick tan it still does not cover these whit patches.

Can any one tell me if they have this and is it part of SSc?



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Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:55 AM

Jensue I have them too, I really dont know what it is called. I was going to ask my rheumatologist about them yesterday at the meeting we had but I forgot. Yes I think it sclero related. Sam
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 03:48 AM

Hi Jensue, I have similar pigment changes on both arms and legs. I don't think that these are due to the effects of sun as I never expose my legs - always wear trousers/skirt with boots as my lower legs are too puffy to be seen in public! I think it is probably SSc related, however friends who are of 'a certain age' also have found that their skin pigmentation has changed, so that they no longer get a uniform tan but that is rather patchy with dark and white areas, so may also be related to natural ageing/menopause. As I think I mentioned in a previous post , when I get a bruise I reather strangely left with an area of permanent discolouration and think that is probably SSc related as well.
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 06:58 AM

Yes, I have this on my arms, legs and chest. My rheumatologist told me it was due to the disease process. It also could be from Plaquenil he told me, but in my case felt it was the disease. I use a self tanner to even it all out.
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 07:31 AM

I read something on the internet about scleroderma causing salt and pepper pigmentation. Despite avoiding the sun and using lots of sunblock, I have brown large freckles on my forearms. I doubt mine are from the sun.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 09:53 AM

Hi Everyone,

My husband and I both have *white freckles* and we don't have sclero. I always thought it was part of aging.

Take care, Everyone.
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:28 PM

My mom has a few spots kinda similar to mine, but on her face. She calls them age spots. I'm too young to have age spots. Maybe they're beauty marks.... and I just have lots of them?

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 07:41 PM

I have white freckles on my arm which I have had for years, my arms are exposed to the sun quite often.
I also thought it might be sclero related, but my mother in law has some too, so it can't be.

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