My Experience With Schamberg'sAt the beginning of this year, I noticed a spot on the back of my leg that looked like it was made up of multiple red dots. I showed it to my husband and he mentioned that maybe it was a bruise... the capillaries looked broken. I didn't think much of it, but over the next few weeks, as I lotioned my legs in the morning after a shower, I noticed these spots were starting to show on both of my legs. I thought it was dry skin as I have exczema on my shin. The spots got darker and were all over both legs from the knees down. I then found the same type of spot on my arm and three light ones on my thigh. I started to panic... and then I started to research. Everything I found pointed to schamberg's. A doctor then confirmed it and said there is really nothing to do. It may go away it may not. This was not acceptable. I'm 34 years old and summer is on the horizon. While the spots did not hurt or itch... they made me sad and embarrassed.
I think I read every published article on Schamberg's and every message board post and forum. I saw a lot of mention of Vitamin C. Then I found Kiwigirls post on this page about the lypo-spheric vitamin c. I started reading up on it and it made sense to me. I figured it couldn't hurt either. I purchased it on amazon.
I have been taking 2 packets of the lypo-spheric vitamin C for a month now. One in the morning and one at night. I can honestly say that this is working and my spots are going away. Some are totally gone and the ones that I can still see, are very faint. If I wore shorts, you probably wouldn't notice them. I do have 2 that were the darkest of them all and they are a very faint brown and you can hardly see them. I am going to continue to take this 2x a day until its gone totally. Once it is, I'll continue to take 1 packet a day and hopefully keep it away for good.
One thing I did notice... my legs are as white as can be from not seeing the sun all fall and winter. We had a bit of nice weather this weekend and I was in capri's. My lower legs got a little pink from the sun and that evening it looked like my spots were red again... but by the next day they had faded back to what they were prior to the sun. I'm going to keep an eye on this.
If you are discouraged or embarrased and don't know what to do about this... you are not alone! I honestly didn't think anything would work for me even though I read that it had for others. I was so happy when I noticed them lighter in only a few days time.
The only other vitamin I am taking is Horse Chestnut Seed Extract. I take 2 a day (with food or after meals). They are supposed to promote good circulation in legs. I figured that couldn't hurt either. I really think its the Vit C that is helping the schamberg's, but maybe this helps a bit too.