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Stretchy skin

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by Thinktank, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Thinktank

    Thinktank Senior Member

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    I've always had a sensitive skin, but ever since the onset of ME it has become hyper stretchy and saggy, especially my face and neck-area. It kinda bothers me because it's getting worse.
    I know that "stretchy" skin is a symptom of EDS, but what else can it be? Loss of collagen and elastine?
    Does anyone else suffer this problem?
     
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    I've been reading about copper deficiency lately, and skin laxity is one sign of it. Copper enzymes are needed for the synthesis of collagen and elastin.

    It's been about 1 1/2 months that I've been taking it. My skin is much better, not perfect, but noticeable.
     
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    @Crux, i've tested low on copper in RBC, also my ceruloplasmin is low.
    I remember once reading that a copper peptide cream can do wonders on the face for those with collagenic problems.

    How much copper do you take? I'm not sure if it's wise to take copper alone, i'd probably add some zinc glycinate.

    @Helen, thanks. I know that mycoplasma which i tested positive for, also loves to munch on collagen.
    My doc. isn't sure if i still have lyme disease, but am rather dealing with the after effects and the damage it has created.
     
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    @Thinktank ,

    I keep ending up on Dr. Pickart's site. He's one of the few researchers who doesn't drone on about copper toxicity.

    Our bodies are efficient with the disposal of copper through bile.

    I haven't tried the products - they are bound to amino acids. They seem to work. He's conducted many tests.

    I take 2-3 mgs. of either copper glycinate, or copper sebacate daily.

    I also take some zinc.
     
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    @Crux Can you post a link to the Dr. Pickart site you mentioned? I tried an online search but no luck.
    Many thanks!
     
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    Thanks Thinktank!
     
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    @South ;

    Here's another link to the 'Skin Biology' site of Dr. Pickart. I had trouble navigating it. This one lists the research papers he's written.

    http://skinbio.com/index.html
     
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