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Looking at my symptoms, many of which are far less these days and some are gone, it would be easy to figure that I'd just dealing with some heavy-duty menopausal issues.
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Why does pregnancy often banish CFS symptoms?

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  1. Athene

    Athene Never give up

    That's very interesting.
    Since I have ghastly pale skin and cannot tan at all (despite living in Sicily), would that mean I have an abnormal low level of these? My mother swears I used to tan really well when I was a kid, and I have read many times that being really pale is typical in CFS, so maybe it's something caused by the illness.
    What do you reckon?
  2. Dufresne

    Dufresne almost there...

    I too was wondering if folks low in MSH are able to tan well enough. I've read of a few people taking MSH analogs intended for sunless tanning because it seems to help with their mold illness.

    You might want to look into pyroluria. That could certainly explain pallor and an inability to tan.
  3. richvank

    richvank Senior Member

    Hi, Athene.

    Low copper can interfere with tanning, too. The enzyme tyrosinase requires copper. It is the enzyme that oxidizes tyrosine to melanin in the skin. So that's something else to check.

    Best regards,


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