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A new episode of The Mighty Podcast!? 🔎 Going More Than Skin Deep

For being the body’s largest organ, skin conditions sure do have a mixed reputation. (Insert joke here about them being flaky.) In this episode of The Mighty Podcast, host Ashley (hey that's me!) gets under the skin (well, metaphorically) of guests @camararollin, @chronicallymeh, @skyeg, and Katia to talk about their respective skin conditions.

While they do discuss the physical symptoms of their diagnoses — #Eczema , #Rosacea , #Acne , and #KeratosisPilaris — they also dive into how those conditions impact their mental health as well as their relationships with the skin they’re in.

Come for the validation, stay for Shruti and Katia’s incredibly detailed masterclass in skin care 101.

New episodes of The Mighty Podcast coming to you monthly! What topic do you want us to dive into?

P.S. A transcript of the episode is available here: Going More Than Skin Deep

#ChronicIllness #skinconditions #Psoriasis

Going More Than Skin Deep

Our guests discuss the physical (and mental health) symptoms of skin conditions as well as their relationships with the skin they’re in.
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What’s your relationship with your skin?

Did you know that your skin is your largest organ?

There are an estimated 3,000 identified health conditions that primarily affect the skin, and countless other conditions that involve dermatological manifestations.

Because the outer layer of our skin is just that — on the outside — skin conditions or skin that falls outside the “norm” can feel like it’s under more public scrutiny than some other physical and mental conditions. We’re also bombarded with advertisements for makeup and skin care that are supposed to fix all of our “flaws,” but really just drain our pockets.

I’ve had a complicated relationship with my skin since around age 10. Acne (yep, I had it as a preteen and it’s gotten even worse in adulthood), easy bruising and skin fragility, the odd case of hives here and there, constant irritation, and repeated skin infections have caused me to be quite self-conscious about the appearance of my skin. I’m working toward having a more neutral relationship with my skin, rather than viewing it as a source of constant shame.

How do you feel about your skin?

#Psoriasis #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Eczema #Acne #RareDisease #ChronicIllness #CheckInWithMe #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #BodyDysmorphicDisorder #MastCellActivationDisorder

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This may seem a bit unrelated to mental health but i know for me and many people it has a severe affect on our happiness. The last few years my acne basically controls my mood, if it flares up it leaves me deeply depressed and considering s*icide. Has anybody ever tried accutane and has it worked? what kind of side affects did you experience? #Depression #Acne #ChronicDepression

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My Sensitive Skin Friends, I Need Your Advice!

I've been struggling with acne and extraordinarily dry and sensitive skin for as long as I can remember. I feel like I've tried every treatment, cream, and dermatologist's suggestion in the book, but nothing has made me feel confident in my skin. As I'm sure all too many of you know firsthand, having EDS can make our skin pretty difficult to deal with. I'm tired of the trial and error, only to have allergic reactions and rashes appear due to an ingredient in a product (I'm looking at you, hyaluronic acid).

So, my stretchy and sensitive-skinned friends, I'm turning to you:

✨What is your favorite way to care for your skin?

✨What routines and products have worked for you?

I'm looking forward to reading your suggestions!

#EhlersDanlosSyndrome #CheckInWithMe #TheBendyBunch #HSD #Rosacea #Psoriasis #Acne #Eczema #Dermatitis


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Prednisone Side Effects 60mg daily?#MoonFace #weightgain #Acne

I am so anxious to know what I am in for by taking #60mg total of Prednisone daily. How much #Sodium should I limit myself to? Thank you so much 😊


Steroids and Acne

Does anyone else get acne from steroids? What do you do to counteract it? I never had acne before, an occasional spot around my time of the month but never acne. I started getting steroid injections for my back so I can function and I have developed severe acne, acne vulgaris. I have been off the steroids due to Covid shutting down regular services but I have an appointment next week to restart (and discuss more options). I was on a high dose twice a day of antibiotics which helped the acne but not my body. I switched to spironolactone a couple months ago which has helped me in so many ways. I’m concerned I’m going to get bad all over again. Has anyone had this happen and what did you do to help? #Steroidssuck #BackPain #Acne #acnevulgaris #Steroids #PainManagement #hypermobilityspectrumdisorder

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Acne or Severe Pain #Acne #Endometriosis #PolycysticOvarySyndrome

I am experiencing horrible acne on my cheeks and chin because of my hormones. I've been on the pill since I was 19 and this year I learned I had endometriosis so they changed my pill to a mini pill. It was great at first. I had no periods meaning no pain at all but now I have really bad acne. It's affecting my self confidence. I hate looking at myself in the mirror and now I'm starting to pick my skin raw. So, do I pick pain over acne?