Just went there, it seems mask of pregancy is around the upper lip? mine is not there it is the side of my face, tops of hands and running down neck? so perhaps since i was tan and started to fade from the summer, they were always there and i could not see them before? who knows. I have not used birth control for over 17 years, had a tough time getting pregnant with my only, and was never blessed again (geez i wonder why, thyroid perhaps???)
thanks for researching for me. ok off to enjoy my day off.
I had brown spots on my legs. . .it always looked like my legs were slightly dirty. I wasn't sure if it was sun damage or due to the graves. . .I'm now about 9 weeks post surgery and I think the marks are fading. They definitely look less pronounced.
I get the brown spots too. I think it's the thyroid and the sun. I also get REALLY flaky skin. My spots are on the forehead and down my right cheek, they seem to fade a bit when winter comes. I also use Oil of Olay Definity. It's a correcting/protective lotion with an SPF of 15. It's a bit pricey (at least for my broken wallet) abot $23, $20 on sale at RitAid for 1.7 oz., it also has a smaller tube for free to keep in your pocketbook. It takes about a month to see results but I have noticed the spots are lighter sooner than when I just wait for winter. Hope this helps, a lady at my job who is much older (I'm 42) once told me "Getting old is not for sissies" LOL, how true!
I got them on my face, overnight, after my last dose of Humira (an injectible arthritis drug). Needless to say that was the last time I took that drug. The ENT and a dermotologist said that they were from hyperpigmentation and the ENT said it was caused by the Humeria and he's seen it with hormone drugs too.
thanks for the info, i will be getting something to try and diminish them. i will give the oil of olay a try, i figured it was a pigmentation due to meds and thyroid, going to doc today so will double check with her thanks all
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