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Has Anyone Had Vision Problems With Their Vitiligo?

Has Anyone Had Vision Problems With Their Vitiligo?

I’m 39 and my vitiligo started back in may of this year. It’s on both of my eyebrows and I noticed my vision is getting worse and worse with a lot of sensitivity to light.

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

My eye doctor told me that my pigment in my eyes is floating around in the "liquid" in my eyes reducing the sensitivity to light.

posted 7 days ago

Vaccines

Vaccines

Hello, I would like to know if there are any studies showing the effect of vaccines ( especially annual flu shot and now COVID vaccine) in patients with vitiligo. With the mandatory annual flu shot for health providers and I am very concerned now that my vitiligo seems a little under control.
Thank you,

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Hi
(My personal opinion and suggestion is, and not scientific and research)
Because our body's reaction to drug and food changes is different from others, so I think you should be wary of any… read more

posted 3 months ago
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Just Curious When It Comes To Non-segmental. How Fast Or Slow Does This Progress?

Just Curious When It Comes To Non-segmental. How Fast Or Slow Does This Progress?

I’ve read so many stories of people’s spots spreading fast and mine (at one point I was getting one once a month) and now (I believe) 3 of my spots are reverting back. Does that mean mine is going away? I’m confused. Thank you.

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Amen!🙏🏼

posted 3 months ago

Can Vitiligo Spread On Top Of Scalp

Can Vitiligo Spread On Top Of Scalp

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Yes ma’am! I’ve watched the vitiligo spread on my scalp. I had it in spots but I believe the increase in stress has caused it to spread even more.

posted 3 months ago

Vaccine

Vaccine

has anyone seen a huge flare up after takimg the vaccine. Did a dr give any advice ?

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Yes....my husband had very little spots on his finger tips earlier..as soon as he got COVID following by covid vaccine ( covishield) it flared like a hell😔

posted 2 months ago
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IV Lamp Or Laser

IV Lamp Or Laser

Does anyone use a IV lamp or laser phototherapy at home? Has it been successful? Which one do you use? Can you please share a link
I looked into the clinics that does the laser but it’s so expensive and my insurance doesn’t cover it

Saw this post from 3 months ago but didn’t see any responses. Very interested as I recently got diagnosed

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

I am light so I started with 30 seconds on the softer areas and increased by 10 secs the next two days if not pink. Bony areas like my knees and hands i started at 50secs
Just be careful and be… read more

posted 3 months ago

Has Anyone After COVID-19 Vaccination Noticed Increase Or Flare Up In Their White Spots?

Has Anyone After COVID-19 Vaccination Noticed Increase Or Flare Up In Their White Spots?

I got vaccinated in May 2021 with my first dose and by the end of July 2021, I noticed a sudden flare up and rapid progression.
I don't know if it is because of the vaccine because I was on antibiotics for a month in June.
This also raises another question, has anyone noticed increase in their vitiligo post/during the use of antibiotics?

Thank you all in advance.

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

I was wondering this same thing. Personally, I have had vitiligo in remission for about 15 years and then started developing new white patches in new areas (mainly face) that have never had signs of… read more

posted 29 days ago
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Is Vitiligo A Fungus Causing The Discoloration? Has Anyone Else Been Told That It’s Also Associated With Thyroid Disorders?

Is Vitiligo A Fungus Causing The Discoloration? Has Anyone Else Been Told That It’s Also Associated With Thyroid Disorders?

I was told this by two doctors that Vitiligo is a fungus -I was also told by a dermatologist that is also associated and related to Hypo Thyroidism -Does anyone else have any information on this ? Are both Autoimmune issues too? Any feedback greatly appreciated

Kindly TL

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

I was told since I have Hashimoto’s I had a predisposition to get vitiligo anyway. Kind of shocked since I’ve had Hashimoto’s for a long time and no one mentioned it but oh well guess my doctor… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Is There Anyone Who Has Minor Vitiligo, Got Vaccine And Vitiligo Increased?

Is There Anyone Who Has Minor Vitiligo, Got Vaccine And Vitiligo Increased?

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

I got one small patch after getting the vaccine, nothing happened on the first dose got a spot on the second dose, it's pretty small it's been a month and no further development I just shrugged it off

posted 4 months ago
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