Body Image and Issues after Weight Loss - Acanthosis Nigricans?

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07-10-2011, 07:34 PM
Okay, so I have some pretty bad Acanthosis Nigricans on my inner thighs, and a little bit (but not horrible like my thighs) on other parts of my body, simply from beings as large as I am. I'm wondering if anyone out there has/had the same issue and whether losing the weight made it go away, or at least improved it?

07-10-2011, 07:41 PM
I have it between thighs, elbows and ankles.

It's the Insulin Resistance. Though my IR is under control and my a1c's come back fine, I have no idea how long it will be before it fades. Endoc has no clue either.

But still trying to lose weight, so we'll see what we see when I get there.


07-17-2011, 11:21 PM
Yes, most of mine went away with my Insulin Resistance, about 20 pounds ago. I do have a little left on my inner thighs, but it's 90% gone from elbows, knees, back of the neck. I can wear my hair in a ponytail again without being self-conscious!

07-20-2011, 08:04 AM
Glad it went away for you, Slytherinanachronism. Gives me hope, too, lol. :)