Shambergs - Vitamin C Worked For Me
I was diagnosed with shambergs disease 3 weeks ago. Six weeks prior I developed a rash on the front of both my lower legs, side and underneath feet and a little bit on my hands. I thought I'd had a reaction to something so took antihistimine for a week, but having no improvement went to the Dr. She didn't know what it was and arranged for lots of blood tests, Aids, Hepatitis, Syphillis, Diabetes and lots of others. I was very distressed thinking I had one of these illnesses, but all the test came back negative, a relief but I still didn't know what was wrong, so more blood tests again negative so an appointment was made with a skin specialist. It took 3 weeks to get an appointment and in the mean time lots of worrying, didn't help looking on the internet, thinking I had some scarey exotic virus. Also very stressful with the red rash as I'm a girly girl who lives in dresses/skirts, but was too embarrased to show my legs. So finally go to the skin specialist who says it Shambergs disease so a relief to know what it is, that its not serious to my health, but not so great as he doesn't know if it will go or stay, luck of the draw. However he did say that some people have a success with using vitamin C. So I figured, nothing to loose with taking vitamin C, and after some online research found the King of vitamin C supplements to take is called Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C. This vitamin c suppliemnet is quickly absorbed and dramatically increases the amount of vitamin c usable by the body. So I bought some, it comes in 1000mg sachets with a gel like vitamin c inside, and I take two sachets a day, one in the morning & one at night. In one week I saw a dramatic improvement, I'd had this bright red rash all over my front lower legs for six weeks but a week after taking the vitamin c it was 90% gone. All you can see now is very faded light brown marks, like uneven skin tone, you wouldn't even notice it if i didn't point it out. I'm still taking the vitamin C and its possible that it could have faded if I'd done nothing, but I believe the vitamin c cured the rash, as it hadn't changed at all until I started taking it. I buy it from an online site in NZ, but check online to see if you can purchase in your country, if not I get it from www.johnappleton.co,nz. I also purchased the book from his site 'vitamin c, curing the incurable' by Dr Thomas levy which was really interesting, about how high doses of vitamin c can cure many illnesses. Anyway I just wanted to let people know, as if it helps one person as it did myself, I'm pleased as I know how upsetting this rash is.