hi, new to this, but looking for suggestions as to what the heck is wrong with my skin!!!
i have a very serious stretch-mark issue. the first few appeared when i was approximately 5 months pregnant with my one and only child. i lathered myself in palmers cocobutter cream for stretchmarks, to no avail. they were there and were not going away. as a matter of fact, they continued to appear. i coated myself twice daily everyday for the remainder of my pregnancy, and still continued to get marks here and there, in the typical places. mainly my lower abdominal area and some on my breasts.
then my son was born. and it has not stopped, i would honeslty say that my body is now at the very LEAST 75% scar. and i cant understand why. my weight has been maintaned pretty well, i have barely fluxuated at all. and i would say about 60 percent of my stretch marks have occurred post-pregnancy. its to the point where i can physically feel my skin tearing. i have stretchmarks on top of stretchmarks. it is NOT a pretty picture. they are deep. they are painful.
there is not a single body part on me that is stretchmark free. from my breasts down to my knees i am what appears to be one giant stretchmark.
pre-pregnancy i weighed 115 pounds.
9months pregnant i weighed 158 pounds.
by the time my son was 6 months i weighed 125 pounds.
now i weigh 118 pounds.
i have weighed 118 pounds for well over 2 years.
i am in my early twenties.
i personally do not think this is "rapid weight loss or gain".... everyone says that stretchmarks are commonly caused by "rapid, blah blah baloney!" <--- in my books.
i moisturize my skin fairly regularily.
but i always feel itchy and like my skin is tearing. (because it is!)
there have been times my stretchmarks have been so deep, they bleed in the first few days of appearance.
what the heck could be the issue here?!
i do not have a doctor for myself right now since i moved 8 hours away from my family physician and there are no doctors accepting new patients in my area. i dont realy want to go to the hospital about this, im afraid they might laugh at me and call me vain.
what should i do?
what could possibly be causing this?!