By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-10-24 15:54:42 -0500
Started 2012-10-22 21:29:22 -0500

Taking a long time to diagnose back almost 20 years ago now… Finally I got an answer to the growing red blotches on my right leg. So 20 years later hair is growing on the largest lesion, very tender all the time, sensitive to heat so I try frozen peas to help that when I can. I wear shorts cos why not. I strongly suggest acupuncture which I found to stimulate the blood vessel wrong with body it comes from within the body. cut down on white bread and false sugary products. I have some ulcerative marks which I try not to aggravate by exposure to heat, hitting it off coffee tables. Lowering my sugar intake.

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jayabee52 2012-10-22 22:38:45 -0500 Report

NLD = Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum you can find out more about NLD here ~

GabbyPA 2012-10-23 18:22:44 -0500 Report

Thank you, I had no idea about this. I have a spot on my leg that started as a bump or a bite, but it never goes away. It is no longer a bump, but flat and I just thought it was age. Now I guess I have to ask my doctor about it. Thank you for sharing, I would have never known to ask if you had not.

jayabee52 2012-10-24 00:18:40 -0500 Report

You''re welcome. My shin got injured when I was 14 when a motorcycle kick starter kicked me badk and opened my leg down to the bone.

It eventually healed but I had a scar which would occasionally open when I bumped it. The NLD is in the same place where my scar is.

GabbyPA 2012-10-24 14:45:28 -0500 Report

Wow, I wonder why that happens? You would think the scar would be stronger than regular skin.

jayabee52 2012-10-24 15:54:42 -0500 Report

I really don't know, but the shin bone is close to the surface there and it has always seemed more easily broken. Sometimes I would get a bleeding sore which bled profusely even though I did not remember bumping it. Fortunately my clotting factor is good and it only bleeds for a little bit. The scab usually falls off on its own within a week. It is a puzzlement to me too!