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Do Most People With Vitiligo Have Hashimoto’s?

Do Most People With Vitiligo Have Hashimoto’s?

I was just diagnosed with V last week after having the pigmentation problem for a probably 5 or so years. Earlier this year, I requested a full thyroid panel because I was experiencing hypothyroid-esque symptoms. The only thing to come back abnormal (and it was very mild) was my T3. It was low. Therefore, they diagnosed me with Euthyroid Sick Syndrome. I’ve been taking 10mcg of Cytomel and have since felt better
Fast forward to this last week. The Dermatologist (first one I’ve ever seen) tells… read more

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

I have hypothyroidism and V as well. To complicate matters I also have Schambergs disease which causes blood to pool in my capillaries causing brown spots from my knees down. So I'm dealing with dark spots and splotches and white patches at the same time. I'm on a blood thinner due to a mechanical mitral valve. I struggle at times to stay positive.

posted 4 months ago
A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

My experience with doctors and vitiligo is they don’t really know much about it and don’t really care. I have tried to educate myself at first but it was discouraging, no real good news only bad. I too am a need to know why person, so I tried to figure it out since I know of no one related that has vitiligo. I concluded it was Stress, but who really knows - and I am not sure it matters because this stuff doesn’t go away.

posted 2 months ago
A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

I had psoriasis 1 x after my mom died at 16 I got vitiligo last year . I have nothing else going on . They have checked me for everything.

posted 3 months ago
A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Same here. I haven't been to a dermatologist since 2008 but your comment about Schambergs Disease gave me some insight I didn't know I needed. My dark spots showed up about 2 years ago. Thank you for that information. I'll seek out a dermatologist now. It is increasingly hard to stay positive and want to hide all your skin at the same time. We just gotta keep on keeping on ya know?!?!?

posted 4 months ago
A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

I have have Hisimotos for about 35 years and Vitiligo for 20+. Did not know they were correlated until about 10 years ago.

posted 4 months ago
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