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    LOL Sue! Yes, we’ve got to get some usefulness out of all this! I’m glad you feel you are looking better today. So today I took extra care to use more foundation over the areas and people did react to me more normally. So now I’m left to wonder….did it make that big a difference or was I acting different??? Hmmmm. I got the azulene creme, so I’ll update you guys on my results.

    Thanks Laurel, you might be right! I looked up pics of it and the shade of color change is about right though I don’t have definite edges between the discolored and normal areas. I have put less of my lotion with sunscreen and foundation around my eyes since GD started because of fear of irritating them as I have mild TED, so out of my whole face the skin around my eyes probably DOES get the most sun exposure. Not smart I know…time to look into eye friendly sunscreens.

    I found “The incidence of melasma also increases in patients with thyroid disease. It is thought that the overproduction of melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) brought on by stress can cause outbreaks of this condition. ” on Wikipedia. Graves the gift that keeps on giving…