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    Bronze Phenster BigButtCarr's Avatar
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    Thumbs down Tanning bed, phen and blotchy skin?

    So recently I signed up for tanning bed sessions, and normally I am a tanaholic.. just haven't had time to tan recently because of school and work. I usually have no problems tanning, but I've noticed that the next day after I've tanned I am unusually sunburnt.. I get really red blotchy skin, and last night I felt like I had bug bites on my feet that they were so swollen and itchy! That night, I also do not sleep well at all, and the next morning I feel like I was hit by a dumpster truck...? Does anyone know if phen can cause photosensitivity, or has anyone experienced this?

    I tried to look it up online, and didn't see anything.. I'm wondering if it is the phen or the new birth control pill (Seasonique) that I switched over to last month? If anyone has any info please let me know, thank you!!




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    I did read that you should avoid tanning when using Seasonique, many people have bad reactions. You could talk to your OBGYN about switching to something else?

    I am a tanner, I live in Florida, but am from Alaska, so I burn in like 10 minutes in the sun unless I keep a good tan on me. I have noticed 2 small patches of very dry skin that I can't seem to fix since going on Phen, I have tried a million remedies! The spots are about the size of a penny, but it's only been since on Phen this time.

    I have not heard anything specific about sun and Phen....are you using a new tanning lotion, or possibly the beds have new bulbs and are too hot?
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    I'd say it's probably the seasonique. Ask your OB for Quasense tablets they're the same thing- you take them 3 months at a time. I take the quasense and phen and have no trouble when I tan indoor or outdoor.

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    Hmmmmm funny you should mention this cuz I have penny size, red, dry spots all over my upper arms and the sides of my upper back and I have no idea what it is from...and yesterday I was at the pool for a few hours and right now I am a lobster, but the spots of dry skin are BRIGHT RED and very noticeable today and Im on the Implanon bc so I think it could be the phen or even a combo for you.
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    I haven't had any issues with using the tanning bed or tanning in the sun. I would check with your doctor. I am very fair so I have to do it gradually or I will fry too.
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    Ive been using a tanning bed now for several months and it doesn't seem to be bothering me so I would guess it is your BCPs...
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    I have had some dry bumpy patches too. I have been on Seasonique for almost a year, and on Phen for two months. Maybe its the combo or just the Phen. They are driving me nuts, so here's another reason to get off this stuff. I have one near my knee and one near my elbow that sometimes itch like a really bad bug bite. I didn't even notice any skin issues until I was about a month in, so who knows?!

    As for the sun, I haven't been tanning in a few months and have only laid out once. I don't think the sun has anything to do with it. Maybe it just accelerated the problem. I have tanned when on Seasonique and no problems there.
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    I tanned some last month while on Phen and it didn't seem to bother me at all. What I have noticed is right around that time of the month I keep getting PAINFUL blemishes on my face...then they go away.
    I would guess the tanning issue is the birth control. A friend of mine had a similar reaction to it!




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    Thanks everybody! I guess I am going to call my OB tomorrow to find out if I can get on a different birth control pill ;( I am just really sad about it because I've been on Seasonique for about two months now, and I don't get any of the same cravings as I used to, I'm not bloated all the time, and I'm happier.. well who wouldn't be with only getting a period every three months. Maybe she can give me an alternative similar to Seasonique.. Thank you all for your help!




    3/15 SW=193.6
    4/23= 187 *(Started Phen)
    4/30= 181
    5/07= 178.4
    5/14= 175.8
    5/20= 173.6
    5/28= 172.0
    6/04= 169.6
    6/11= 167.4
    6/18= 164.2
    6/25= 161.8
    7/07= 157.2
    7/26= 153
    8/18= 150.6
    8/26= 147.8
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    I guess I should specify. I think it is the Phen that is causing it for me, not the BC. I did have about 3-5 weeks of moodiness when starting Seasonique last year, but since it has been great. I did the Depo shot before and it was WAY too strong...TMI, but no libido at all. Seasonique has been so awesome. I have a light period about week 5 of the pack, but it doesn't matter to me if it is the week of the light pills or someother week...as long as it is just the one week!

    I think my issue is with the Phen and maybe it is the combo with the BC that causes it. Or it could just be the Phen itself. Or sun and Phen.....I did start swimming, bike riding, and gardening in the last month or so also. Our winter was so cold that I didn't go outside much until it went from chilly-ish to blazing hot overnight...gotta love Florida and all its yo-yoing weather.
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    Phen can cause the dry skin and tanning can irritate dry skin. So, it might be a combo of both. Make sure you moisturize all the time with phen. I tan, and it doesn't have that effect on me. Its fine. But, if I forget to use lotion for a day or two, I will get some dry patches. Especially on my arms and hands.

    Then, those dry spots will itch if I tan.

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    The last birth control I was on was Nuva Ring and I really liked it. I didn't get moody, or cramps and I didn't feel as bloated. I also didn't get food cravings at all, if anything I was sick to my stomach for a day or two around my period lol. But even that wasn't that bad.




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    Hey,
    I have pretty tan skin, and I went on sunday to the tanning salon for the first time since I started Phen, and it definitely burned me. My upper back doesn't LOOK too too red, but it definitely hurts. I figured it was maybe because I hadn't been tanning for about a week and a half, and I went back yesterday and did a level 2 (out of level 5) (at darque tan) and I was in a LOT of pain last night. It only seems to be my upper back that burns, my face didn't burn, but it did get a lot tanner than it usually does when I have only gone twice.

    I think it does have something to do with the phen, so I'll probably just limit my tanning, and do only lower level beds.

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    I have photosensitivity(there is another name for it but dont come to mind) Basicly, I am allergic to the sun (which ****S!).. It doesnt matter how long I am outside or in a tanning bed, I always break out. I get bumbs all over my body, different sizes, They all look like bug bites and feel even worse. Imagine a severe case of Poisin Ivy. When I was younger, I stayed in the sun as much as possible. I started going to the tanning bed when I was in my twenties. .... One day out of the blue, I broke out, I changed lotion and accused the attendants of not cleaning the beds properly. Nothing Changed. I layed in the sun, same thing...This was pure hell!... I would tough it out alot of times and deal with the pain(anything for that tan),
    I finally had enough and saw a dermitoligist who diagnosed me. She give me a steriod cream that helps once you break out, but nothing to prevent it.
    I have to wear sun screen all the time, even in the winter. This does not prevent the breakouts either, just the severity of it......Good luck. I hope u do not have what I have.
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    So now I am really worried.. I went to the tanning bed Sunday, and the last few times I went which was only like 3 or 4 times.. I've noticed that I feel kinda nauseous I get that blotchy looking redness burn and the next day I feel like a dumpster truck hit me! Well today is Tuesday, I wake up this morning and hands are all swollen! I've lost weight so my wedding rings have been loose on me, and I can't even get my rings off my hands are sooo swollen..

    I feel better now, not as achy.. but my hands are still swollen, and they hurt when I bend them.. kind of like they are tight from all the swelling. Not to mention I stood on the scale this morning and at last weigh in I was between 172.6-173.6 and this morning I weighed 174.6! I don't feel bloated or anything.. I really think it is just all the water retained in my hands and fingers.. This really worries me!

    Last night, I kinda freaked out because I ate about 200 calories more than I normally do... so on top of my morning work out of 30 mins on the elliptical and 370 calories burned, I worked out again around 7:30 for 45 minutes on the ellipitical and 530 calories burned.. I dunno if my hands are swollen from gripping the handle bars so tightly or if it is related to meds.

    I didn't have any of these problems until I started tanning so I am going to take off tanning for a little while, and I have an appointment to speak to my OB tomorrow.. I'm really hoping that it is just photosensitivity related to Seasonique.. I don't want it to be Phen related AT ALL! I'll let you guys know how I make out!




    3/15 SW=193.6
    4/23= 187 *(Started Phen)
    4/30= 181
    5/07= 178.4
    5/14= 175.8
    5/20= 173.6
    5/28= 172.0
    6/04= 169.6
    6/11= 167.4
    6/18= 164.2
    6/25= 161.8
    7/07= 157.2
    7/26= 153
    8/18= 150.6
    8/26= 147.8
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    I have started going to the tanning bed again since starting phen. I normally burn a couple times then I just tan after that. Well since I have been taking phen I burn every time I go. I'm still getting tan but I burn every time & my tan looks more red than dark. I have actually quit going because of this. I do not take BCP so I know it has to be from the phen. I hope you get some answers soon.






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