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    Airen
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    I have bruises all over my legs. They are from some sort of abrasion where I hit them on something however, they will not heal. I have bruises that have been there a year or more and new ones come in from new abrasions and add to the collection. It is very concerning for me that my body is not healing properly. I have been on AP going on 2 years this July and I am almost in remission, RA doing very well. I try to focus on the good and how far I’ve come but I feel like there is still something important going on that should be addressed. Do you think adding in some Vitamin C would assist the healing process?

    Diagnosed with RA in October 2014, pain started in February 2014
    Started AP in June 2015
    Taking daily: 32.5 mg WP thyroid 6 am, 100 mg mino 9 am, 16.25 mg WP thyroid 2 pm, B Complex for MTHFR mutation 3 pm, Multivitamin 3pm, 100 bil powdered probiotics 6 pm, 5-8,000 iu Vit D 6 pm, 100 mg mino 9 pm

    #458478
    whaleharbor
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    Hi Airen, I am a fellow patient and as such essentially know nothing. I wonder if what you are seeing as bruising is actually hyperpigmentation from the minocycline? Have you shown it to your doctor to see if it could be hyperpigmentation? If it is, I know some other patients around here take vitamin c as they believe it helps to ward off the hyperpigmentation – I personally would never add a supplement without discussing it with my doc – perhaps discuss this with your doc as well? Anyhow, I recently posted a link to an article on a laser that is supposed to help with minocycline hyperpigmentation. Just a thought for you to discuss with your doc – perhaps if it is hyperpigmentation he/she can recommend a good derm or plastic surgeon that does such laser therapy for you to consider the pro’s and con’s of such therapy.

    Here’s a link to the laser article: http://jcadonline.com/picosecond-lasers-a-new-and-emerging-therapy-for-skin-of-color-minocycline-induced-pigmentation-and-tattoo-removal/

    200mg Celebrex 1 times per day.
    100 mg Minocycline every other day (Actavis Brand)

    #458479
    Airen
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    Hi Whaleharbor,

    I’m certain these are bruises. I remember bumping or hitting something and then weeks and months go by and they are still there. I did a quick google search for blue skin from mino (omg the photos are awful) but my skin doesn’t look like those pics at all. I am just not healing. Specifically on my legs. Bruising on my upper body heals fairly better/quicker.

    Diagnosed with RA in October 2014, pain started in February 2014
    Started AP in June 2015
    Taking daily: 32.5 mg WP thyroid 6 am, 100 mg mino 9 am, 16.25 mg WP thyroid 2 pm, B Complex for MTHFR mutation 3 pm, Multivitamin 3pm, 100 bil powdered probiotics 6 pm, 5-8,000 iu Vit D 6 pm, 100 mg mino 9 pm

    #458483
    lynnie_sydney
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    Airen

    There are some good things in this piece re bruising that won’t go away, possible reasons, things you can do/take to help and when to seek medical advice:

    bruises that won’t go away

    Be well! Lynnie

    Palindromic RA 30 yrs (Chronic Lyme?)
    Mino 2003-2007 100mg MWF - can no longer tolerate mino/doxy
    abx: MWF a.m. Augmentin Duo (1/2 x 875mg) + 250mg Klacid p.m. Cefaclor (1/4 x 375mg) + 250mg Zithromax. Annual Clindy IV's
    Diet: no gluten, dairy, sulphites, low salicylates
    Supps: 600mg N-AC BID, 1000mg Vit C, CoQ10, P5P 40mg, zinc picolinate 60mg, B3 1000mcg, EPO 1000mg, Lithium orotate 20mg, Magnesium Oil equiv 400mg
    Topical bio-identical estradiol + DHEA caps + Progesterone caps

    #458484
    Linda L
    Participant

    Airen,
    A good friend of mine, she is Italian told me that they treat all bruises with lemon juice in Italy. They apply lemon juice on it and it disappears. I met one lady on a swimming pool a year ago. She had very dark bruises. I told her about it and later she thanked me. It helped her.

    RA tried everything: Methotraxate, Arava, Humira. Pneumonia three times. Anemia Very low iron Hypothyroidism
    AP from April 2014 till August 2015. No luck.
    Current medications: Oroxine, Mobic, Panadol Osteo, supplements incl. milk thistle, NAC, vitamins and minerals.
    MTHFR heterozygous

    #458488
    Airen
    Participant

    Thanks all. I will try adding in some vitamin C and lather in lemon 😉 to see if these help.

    Diagnosed with RA in October 2014, pain started in February 2014
    Started AP in June 2015
    Taking daily: 32.5 mg WP thyroid 6 am, 100 mg mino 9 am, 16.25 mg WP thyroid 2 pm, B Complex for MTHFR mutation 3 pm, Multivitamin 3pm, 100 bil powdered probiotics 6 pm, 5-8,000 iu Vit D 6 pm, 100 mg mino 9 pm

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