Hi everyone I am an 18 year old male. I started to show signs of vitiligo about 5 years ago, it began inside my elbow, and i thought it was a weird reaction from a blood test or something. As time went on it progressively got worse and worse now to the point where it is on my feet elbows inner arm, neck, around my eyes, and worstly my hands. I often struggle with my appearance as I always feel that people notice it or are looking at it. This has lead me to cover as much skin as possible, I almost always wear long sleeve shirts. I thank god everyday that I was born naturally pale so the contrast isn't as noticeable. However I am always stressing and insecure about it. Everytime i look at it I think that there is something wrong with me. I've tried all the medication that was prescribed to no avail. I didnt come on here however looking for a cure. I just want to hear what other people have to say about themselves. Does anyone feel the same way? I am always stressing and fearful that it is going to spread more and more and consume my whole body. I am heavily involved in sports and am a well liked kid in highschool so no one has ever really known how I feel about my condition or suspected any insecurities. It was only until my vice-principal suggested I reach out to others that I have had enough confidence to talk about this. So if anyone would like to comment, share stories or advice it would be greatly appreciated. I wish all the best of luck in there day to day struggles.
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