Schamberg's... I Thought It Was A Joke.When I first saw a dermatologist, he took one look at my leg and said, "oh, that's schamberg's disease." I actually thought he was joking and muffled out a laugh because that sounded way too serious. No way these spots on my leg was a disease!? I was told I have a textbook case and all the other doctors were asked in to take a look. I was sent off with a presc
My spots started small on my shin several years ago. Lasted about a month, then disappeared and I never thought much more of it. Then about 6 months ago it showed up again, but this time I noticed it grower larger... and darker, about the size of an apple smack dab in the middle on the front of my shin. Very noticeable and of course very hard to not be self-conscious about. After research online because the doctors are of no help other than "deal with it", I started taking vitamin c tablets 2x a day and my spots started fading considerably. However, I am not sure it is related because as the old spots have faded to a light brown, I have a new patch starting right beside that is now bright and a smaller one closer to my ankle. I also notice that after I shower, the heat in the water really brings out the redness. Always looks worse after I shower.
I am so upset because I have not had to go through a summer with this yet, as it started last fall. I am preparing myself for the upcoming summer. But am finding myself getting depressed because I am not sure I will be able to just throw on summer dresses or clothing that reveals my legs because the rash really is ugly. It's a been a tough time. I am going to consider adding Rutin and I also heard somewhere that certain medications, (including birth control) could potentially make it worse, so I have just discontiued the use of birth control to see if that helps.
One thing I need notice was that I used to take B12 supplements, and when I stopped was when the first rash really started fading. Again, not sure if that is related. I would really appreciate to communicate with anybody else dealing with Schamberg's.
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