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I am 55 yrs old, a healthy, active woman with well-controlled anxiety. I have had GA (diagnosed by biopsy) for over 10 years, mostly on my legs & thighs and in 2016 starting on upper arm. Like many on this site I tried numerous rounds of topical medical interventions such as steroid creams, to no avail (other than reduction in itching, but lesions continued to grow in size or spread) and spent lots of money on supplements, etc from well-intentioned wholistic practitioners. I have been dismayed by how little concern my PCP and Dermatologist showed about addressing this issue, despite its significant impact on my quality of life. I could no longer wear shorts or a swimsuit due to the stares from strangers wondering if I had some awful contagious disease.
Fast forward to a posting on this site in Mid-2017 from a husband on behalf of his GA-suffering wife (I did not register, just read postings.). THANK YOU! THANK YOU! He said she had tried MSM/sulfer crystals daily and he could tell the GA lesions were fading. I had always believed GA was some kind of auto-immune reaction, and I have sensitive skin in general to makeup products, etc. so I began researching sulfer/MSM and discovered it is one of the trace minerals our bodies need but that is lacking in modern diets. I decided, “What the heck, it can’t be any worse and the cost is low.” I began usage in late August 2017 and within weeks my lesions no longer itched and by the 3 month mark my husband noted a visible fading. I returned to wearing shorts & swimsuits this May. I am here to tell you there is absolutely NO TRACE of a lesion (and I had many, large ones) anywhere on my body now! That’s one year for anyone reading! After 10 years of suffering with this strange affliction I am beyond thrilled!
My usage: 1/2 tsp each morning in a 10-12 oz. cup of black tea (any variety). It has a bitter taste so you don’t want to overdo it. If I had more than 3 refills of tea, diluting it, I would add another 1/2 tsp. My profile picture has the specific brand I ordered on Amazon but there are many others available I believe would likely be effective as well (this is NOT an advertisement for this brand-just trying to be helpful). I chose organic because I hoped it would be the purest form. I continue to use it in my tea each morning; I have never been a coffee person but that man’s wife used it in coffee.
Good luck to all my fellow GA sufferers. I hope this helps at least one of you out there! Food really is the source of both our health and our lack of it. God speed!
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