Hi all my name is Donna and Ive suffered with granuloma Annulare for 19 years now, I have recently been trying to find new treatments to try to clear my complaint. i eat a well balanced diet exercise and am not over weight if anything I may still be a little underweight.
When I first went to the doctors when 11 it was just a small amount on my foot and on my knee, both sections looked completly different he referred me to my local hospital as he had never seen anything like it before, when I went to the hospital I had loads of doctors looking at me as no-one had seen it before. They tried to freeze a section of it - This made it worse!
I then used make-up suggested by another hospital to try and cover it up as no other treatment was known by doctors at time, I did this until I fell pregnant - IT COMPLETLEY DISSAPEARED as soon as my baby was born it appeared again worse!
I then tried the ultra violet treatment this made it fade a little but was still noticeable and took along time to see any results!
I then became pregnant again, and again it completley dissapeared and once again once baby was born it came back worse again.
I then tried using sun beds, it made it fade but as soon as I didnt go it flared up again.
I then gave up for ages wore clothes that covered it and dealt with people asking what it is! I noticed that it would be worse in the cold winter months and fade slightly in the warmer summer months
I have this complaint on the following both feet very severe and extremley noticeable, elbow, lower leg, knee, bra strap area, thighs and bottom. It is rarely itchy and doesnt look like standard granuloma annulare either
Now that the sun is out again it would be nice to feel comfortable in a bikini something I have never been able to do!
I am currently taking vitamin E 400IU Vitamin B and aloa vera gel
I have also been looking in to taking the following vitamin D, zinc, calcium vitamin a, cortisone cream, zileuton 2400, raw applecider vinegar and going on a wheat free diet. Has anyone experienced any success with any off these?
If anyone could help or if anyone wants to talk about there Granuloma annulare please just shout