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  • Man vs GA

    Hi everyone as I posted on the other thread after some great advice from members on here and some in depth research I'm going to tackle the Paleo Immune diet.. or Paleo AIP as seeps to be also known as.. I think its the only thing that can help for me anyway.. after trying lots of different things...

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  • Treatment strategies...more ideas!

    Hello, I'm Lisa, a happy, healthy woman in my 50's - Random purple/red rash  (ankles/ legs/ wrists/elbows) appeared within past year... GA diagnosed by biopsy. Tried strong steroid topical cream w/ minimal results. I am amazed how passive my dermatologist and physician have been! Bascially...

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  • Itchy type of Granuloma Annulare

    I had the most severe itching for almost 2 months before my primary Dr. thought I had scabies and I went through treatment for it. You can still itch after treatment which I was. The dermatologist report from biopsy came back saying I had GA. I thought perhaps I had both that and the scabies. When I...

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  • Cleansing

    ihave GA for  4 years, I have breast implants and having them removed in 3 weeks.  I  think they may be part of my problem. i also went to a accurpuncturist and he believes if I do coffee cleanses, they will help my skin.  Coffee cleanses help remove toxins from your liver. i started...

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  • Granuloma Annulare Successfully treated with Chloroquine

    I took Chloroquine twice daily for 4 months. I was intensely skeptical. I had had granuloma annulare on my hands fro several years, none of the treatments helped. It then spread up both arms and onto the back of my neck and in spots on my legs. After two months on the chloroquine I thought I noticed...

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  • Granuloma annulare

    I was recently diagnosed with GA which they said is most likely the result of having an auto immune disease...”Hashimoto’s”!  my dermatologist rx Elidel cream & advised to put it on & sit in the sun.  Has anyone else tried this? What was your result & how long does it take?  I...

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  • Wife has finally found a cure!!!

    My wife had a liver transplant twenty five years ago this Dec. 31st. Around ten years after her transplant Granuloma Annulare showed up on legs. She was referred to several specialists to find treatment with zero success. Her family has a history of Celiacs so i suggested she follow the same diet I...

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  • Problems with my Granuloma Annulare

    My GA started a year ago on my right lower calf of my leg, I only had a place the size of a quarter but it was very painful an itched something terrible,  I couldn’t get into see my Dermatologist before it healed over so I let it go, then a few months go by an my left lower leg started hurting really...

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  • Trying an experiment, would like your input

    So I was dx'd in October with GA and got only 2 wks of prednisone, which knocked it right down. Only to resurge with a vengeance once it ran out. After reading posts here, gone paleo/primal in hopes of clearing it up. Also saw on FactMed site about a case reported of a patient developing GA while...

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  • Treatment Option

    i have had generalised Granuloma Annulare for9 years. It is red, large and mainly on my neck and forearms. I was referred for the first time to a Consultant Dermatologist. He has prescribed an anti biotic called Doxycycline and an ointment called Protopic. I have to take one tablet per day and apply...

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  • Granuloma Annulare for over 10 years...

    Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with Granuloma Annulare over 10 years ago (I am 28 now). I still remember the first time I noticed the first lesion on my inner right ankle...it was extremely inflammed, tripled in size within weeks, and that was the last summer that I wore shorts.  I feel like this...

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  • Long term condition

    I was diagnosed with GA in high school. After cortisone injections, it went into remission when I was 19. It returned shortly after I turned 30, and for 14 years, I have tried everything... Plaquenil, psoriasis treatment, cortisone injections (100s), acupuncture, mangosteen, LED therapy, topical creams,...

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  • Recently diagnosed with GA

    Hi everyone - I was just diagnosed last week with GA, and just like what I’ve read from most posts, doctors say it’ll go away after three years max (hopefully).  Mine started as a rash after having come back from Florida, where it’s much warmer than in WA where I live.  I’m a 42 yr old woman,...

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  • Granular annulaire

    I got my rash from an overdose of lamictal. They said it would clear up in 2 years and it just about has. The doctor said never to take it again. Has Anyone had a drug related case?

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  • To all Granuloma Annulare sufferers - what else is going on?

    I have GA for 8 years - we all know that this skin disease itself is not painful however I want to know if other things are going on within your body?  I, personally, have issues with toe and leg cramps and nerve pain. Is this related or something else all together? If you could please share your...

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  • UPDATE to experiment

    Ok, so two months paleo with no Prilosec. No acid issues which is always good. Some immediate fading noted after a week. Spouse says he can see it continuing to fade but my legs still look a train wreck. Did see a dermatologist who gave this cream that supposedly destroys your skin if you use it...

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  • My cure

    I had to get rid of any product with Keratin in it. I threw out over 24 products with Keratin in each one. Shampoo, conditioners, hand and body lotions, soaps, hair dye, even mascara. I finally saw an improvement after 2 months. Now 6 months later most of my spots have diminished, some completely....

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  • Granuloma annulare for almost a decade

    I noticed it at 22yrs old. It was the size of a dime and on my left ankle. It didn't bother me but it looked like ringworm. Over the next year it developed on my shins and the original spot on my ankle doubled. Several doctors and creams later, I was told it would go away by itself. Well 2years later...

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  • CBD (cannabidiol) for treatment of granuloma annulare (GA)?

    CBD (cannabidiol) is *non*-psychoactive, so no high. It is currently being studied for the treatment of various medical conditions, among them inflammatory skin diseases. Check out the article in the 4/14/17 issue of Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD).  QUESTION: Does anyone...

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  • Getting rid of Granuloma Annulare

    Hello! I've just joined so that I can pass on some information that may help. It may be a long one but bare with, I've waited 30 years to get rid of my granuloma annulare or at least try and control it and now I've managed to achieve clear elbows for the first time since I was 13! (all the...

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  • Successful treatment

    Hey guys! After my visit to a third doctor, finally I am seeing some success! The treatment is: 2 pills of trental 2 pills of sorioox  Diprosone cream Protopic cream The lesions start to look small and less red!!!

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  • Waiting for Results on Biopsy

    About two weeks ago, I noticed a round circle about the size of a quarter under my breast.  The next day, I noticed a ring around the circle.  I went to the dermatologist for I thought it was ringworm.  She said it may be GA but she wasn't sure, for the ring was not raised, but flat. ...

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  • I have had ga for decades

    I started with a big place on my knee. Had it for many years thought it was ringworm that would not go away. I would say I had it 5 years before I had biopsy which came back ga. Continue to just have the one spot for years. 5 years ago I got shingles. I started popping out all over with ga. I...

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  • My GA had almost gone.

    I got GA when I moved to Southern France and it was really bad. Then I moved to Cape Town, another hot country and it got worse. I have since moved back to cold England and the Ga has almost disappeared bar a few spots.

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  • hi

    Hi everyone, i am feelind desperate! I have GA for the last 4 years. It started in my legs and the patches are gigantic! I tried cortisone injections and creams, and one time it almost desappeared, but now it is worse. I have it in my arms, and stomach, and no one seems to know what to do! i tried two...

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  • i have got g a

    i have been told i have the best case of ga drs have ever seen have its spreading daily i have drink apple cider vinegar for months mine is not red but circle in bump foam i had it for 12 years

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  • Just had my first "breakout on my neck now spreading to my face

    I have had GA for at least 8 years. I had one on my leg, foot,stomach and hand. A few days ago i had a small patch on my neck and within 2 days i had little ones all over my neck and today it has spread to my face. Which is extremely hard to deal with. Im afraid when I wake up its going to have gotten...

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  • Granuloma Annulare

    Just wandering about my Granuloma Annulare and everyone stories I have had this since 2006 but remember having two complete over body rashes about 1976 aged 10 and then 1983 aged 17 and drs at the hospital I was taken to didn't know what I had. First one they said hives maybe from oranges and second...

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  • Granuloma Annulare Starting to hurt

    I am a 28 year old healthy woman who has recently been diagnosed with Granuloma Annulare. The dermatologist did a biopsy in July and told me it was inflammation and was most likely GA. He explained it was a benign skin condition that would go away with time. He prescribed me Clobetasol cream to use twice...

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  • Clobetasol propionate Working

    after seeing the initial small spot on right arm grow and more spots spread all over my torso also and left and right upper arms .The 1 year the dr advised it would take to go away has turned to 3 years and much worse. So I am now using Clobetasol propionate a cream that makes it fade . I tried...

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