IamA 16 y-o boy with a skin condition called "vitiligo" AMA!
I'm doing this because I hate how many people have no idea what this condition is and what it does, even though it is semi-rare. I want to raise peoples awareness about this condition!
I've had vitiligo since birth, but it was only a small spot on my lower belly. Since then it has spread alot in my belly and thighs.
Some insight on the condition if you have no idea what it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitiligo You might find something interesting about Michael Jackson's skin there too if you dig a bit deeper.
Proof: [Sorry my camera sucks] http://imgur.com/PrjMxQa
Edit: So many questions, thank you guys. It will take me a while to go through them so be patient please :)
Edit2: Taking a little break, I'll continue answering questions in an hour, I'll let you know when I'm back :) ok, im back
Edit3: It's impossible to answer to everyone since there's 40 new comments after I've answered 10..but I wanna say that appreciate all the kind words, and all the information that has been told. I'm learning alot of new stuff about the condition myself too.
I will keep reading these until I've read all of them, I might not answer to everyone but I will still read it. To everyone with vitiligo or any other disease that was mentioned: keep your head up! To everyone thats being all nice and giving information to others: thank you so much.
You guys made me feel a lot better about my self, I hope other people with it get this feeling too :)
After this I'm not even too sure if I will go see a dermatologist to get treatment. But if I will, the information you all have provided will be with me there to ask questions from him, so thank you!
Final edit: After 7 hours I think I'm finally through most of the comments..someone told me that I got to the front page of the whole reddit. Which means that I achieved my main goal: to raise awareness. A huge thank you to everyone with great questions, info and stories of their own.
I will of course still be reading through new comments, but I just edited this for the last time so people know I'm still alive here.
By the way if you are a vitiligo patient youself or just interested in it, feel free to PM me even after this. I don't mind talking to people. :)