For most of my life #vitiligo has been a distressing condition that has cause me a lot of anguish and - at times - depression and self pity. But ever since I started to repigment a couple of years ago I have found it fascinating as well. In particular, the way in which the pigment has returned is a real mystery. It's pretty clear to me that the #repigmentation is due to the nutritional supplements I have been taking but the actual progression of repigmentation is what I find so interesting. Most of my white patches filled in with freckles within the first few months of taking supplements and moderate amounts of sunlight or UVB. But the more stubborn areas (tops of feet and backs of hands) started the same way but then stopped after a while and looked as if they weren't going to make any further progress. However, the freckled areas and the non-freckled areas seem to be merging very gradually into one uniform colour. This has been happening so gradually that I thought for a long time that it must be wishful thinking. But no - it's definitely happening. How weird and wonderful is the human body!
My name is Caroline.