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Ive Developed A Lovely "light Golden Tan" To My Skin. Whats Happening?


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#1 jhol

 
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:59 AM

hi

 

this has been happening for quite a while now,but sometimes im not sure and i think im just imagining it.

 

so some background- i absolutely hate the sun, if its sunny im usually in the house. i would never willingly go out in it unless absolutely necessary. the sun feels like its burning my skin and hurts my eyes.it makes me feel physically sick. friends joke that im half vampire!! -   my skin colour is naturally pale. but im sat here typing while admiring my light golden tan. the problem is its making me look really healthy and friends and family cant see what im going on about.

ive googled it but can only find things about how to lighten your skin or how to use false tan.

 

has anyone else experienced this. its all over as well- not in patches, although my legs are paler than the rest of my body- but they never saw the light of day anyway!

 

not sure what to think of this- is i a gluten problem, deficiency problem, malabsorption?  anyone got any ideas

thanks.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:14 AM

hi

 

this has been happening for quite a while now,but sometimes im not sure and i think im just imagining it.

 

so some background- i absolutely hate the sun, if its sunny im usually in the house. i would never willingly go out in it unless absolutely necessary. the sun feels like its burning my skin and hurts my eyes.it makes me feel physically sick. friends joke that im half vampire!! -   my skin colour is naturally pale. but im sat here typing while admiring my light golden tan. the problem is its making me look really healthy and friends and family cant see what im going on about.

ive googled it but can only find things about how to lighten your skin or how to use false tan.

 

has anyone else experienced this. its all over as well- not in patches, although my legs are paler than the rest of my body- but they never saw the light of day anyway!

 

not sure what to think of this- is i a gluten problem, deficiency problem, malabsorption?  anyone got any ideas

thanks.

Did this just pop up one day?

 

I am also very pale as well and it is rare for me to get a tan.

 

You can still tan when its cloudy out, just like you can still get a sunburn as well.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:15 AM

The 1st thing that comes to my mind is liver. You should get your liver enzymes checked. HAve you been to the Dr. At all about this?


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:26 AM

Agree with getting the liver checked &

 

too many carrots?  I knew someone whose sun turned orangey tan from too many

 

http://www.livestron...o-many-carrots/


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:45 AM

My baby niece's nose and little face turned orange because her Mommy fed her way too many carrots and sweet potatoes!  It went away when she stopped eating them so much!  Are the whites of your eyes okay?  Or are they yellowish?  Could be jaundice like the others have suggested.


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#6 Corrie

 
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:02 AM

I would look into Addison's Disease.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:28 AM

"hyperpigmenation or bronzing of skin (melasma suprenale)"  ((This is taken from an article on Schmidt's Syndrome: Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome 2))  used this reference for spelling and closet article that had a link to Addison's (second Addison's I would think)  By the way Schmidt's syndrome is an autoimmune polyendocrine disorder that causes adrenal insufficiency along with thyroid disease, diabetes, or gonadal failure.

 

Most links in a quick look up suggest this would be an adrenal gland or an endocrine tissue issue.  That means you should get a refferal to an Endocronologist Dr.

 

I just happen to be a "research junkie"


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:34 AM

I also looked up Addisons. I third that recommendation. Good luck , would love to find out what it is. 


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:43 AM

I would look into Addison's Disease.

yeah, JFK's permanent tan......


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:20 PM

I would look into Addison's Disease.

I think this is wise advice!  Bronzing of the skin is a symptom of Addison's.


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#11 jhol

 
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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:28 PM

thanks everyone,

 

this is something ive noticed for a while,sometimes it looks more tanned than others and because ive had a bit of trouble with my eyes (not yellow by the way) i kinda thought it was the lighting or i was imagining it. i,ll check out all the ideas thanks.

 

i have mentioned it to the doc and they did ring me this morning to do another urine test. they have already checked for diabetes - going about that one tomorrow so im assuming they are checking other things maybe kidneys??

 

anyway thanks, ive got some reading to do...


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:06 PM

jaundice would have the yellowing of the eyes.

In Addison's there is a build up of Potassium.  This causes the body to not store sodium.  There is usually salt cravings involved.  (ie this can be a craving for salty things like pickles, bacon, or just plain table salt.  But who doesn't crave bacon!!?)


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:51 AM

Curious to find out. :) hope they find it soon!! 


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 03:55 PM

Please make an appt. asap! You don't want to wait until you have a crisis to find out.


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#15 w8in4dave

 
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Posted 14 September 2013 - 04:02 PM

Patiently w8in4 a report back :)  :unsure:


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