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Old 05-14-2014, 09:54 AM   #1
 
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Default Stretch marks :(

Hey guys, I've been on depo provera and have gotten a total of 6 shots and its made me gain roughly 50 lbs. And in november of 2013 I noticed little red stretch marks around my belly button. And now it looks like this. They just keep appearing and idk what to do. If I lose weight will they look better or worse? Any tips on them? I got my last shot on January 17th 2014. I was supposed to get my last one on April 10th and I chose not to because of the weight gain. Idk if anybody has any advice. I love my body, but I am only 20 and I just want to feel better about myself. Depo really took a toll on me. But anyways, heres what they look like..

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Old 05-14-2014, 09:55 AM   #2
 
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I also have them on my inner thighs and my sides, leading towards my back. Theyre all deep red purple like the ones shown in this picture.

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Old 05-14-2014, 11:31 AM   #3
 
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Wow, Im on the depo shot as well and haven't had any side affects, but I do have stretch marks from losing and gaining weight rapidly, except they're on my tush. What I do for them is put coco butter on them or just castor oil and massage them. They won't fade entirely, but they'll fade some. I've gained some muscle in that area and it kinda looks like it's filling the skin out a bit.

I'm sorry, I wish I could offer more solutions.
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:03 PM   #4
 
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Yeah my best friend is on it and shes had zero side effects, only the loss of her period which is good if you ask me lol. Its just stressful. But I mean, my body is my body so I have to deal either way. Ive been thinking of working out and trying to tone to atleast conceal them. I think Id feel better about them if I were actually fit. And ive been asked and told to be proud because I earned them and I HAVENT had a child. So its just making me self conscious I suppose.

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Old 05-29-2014, 07:19 PM   #5
 
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If the stretch marks are relatively new you can treat them with prescription retin A. Talk your doctor about this. They won't completely disappear but they will reduce in size. There are also several user-borders on dermarolling to treat stretch marks.
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:14 PM   #6
 
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I second cocoa butter.

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Old 05-30-2014, 09:28 AM   #7
 
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Mederma could help.

Well, now you know you are disposed to stretch marks, should you ever become pregnant. Start reading up on zinc (topical and ingested) as a possible way to minimize them in the future.

Losing weight won't make them look better or worse. They will look the same until they fade. Then they will look better.
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Mederma could help.

Well, now you know you are disposed to stretch marks, should you ever become pregnant. Start reading up on zinc (topical and ingested) as a possible way to minimize them in the future.

Losing weight won't make them look better or worse. They will look the same until they fade. Then they will look better.

Thank you everybody and yes thank you. Ill have to because I knew I would get them easily. I just didnt think id get them this easy. Ill have to look up on it. Cause bio oil did nothing. Im thinking cocoa butter and zince or mederma and zinc.

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