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Hello. I am 45yrs old. I have had GA now for 34yrs. It first showed up when I was 12 yrs old on the top of my foot. Over the years it has come and gone, I have been treated with a year of Biaxin antibiotics, steroids, creams, burning, freezing, and recently light therapy. All with no change.
At first I just had them on the tops of my feet, back of thighs, and my abdomen. Occasionally one or two would come and go on my arms.
When I had my surgery I started a regimn of vitamins. I also started Biotin for my hair and nails. I am trying to figure out what has caused it to do this.
I saw the dermatologist and she had me start light therapy twice a week. The GA exploded after starting the light therapy and now I have it on the same spots as before plus the front and back of both legs, my buttocks, my elbows (front and back), under my breasts and in my arm pits. My dentist even found one on the roof of my mouth during my dental exam.
I have since stopped the therapy and the biotin.
I have osteoarthritis, asthma, osteopenia. I am not diabetic. I am a non smoker, non drinker. I had high blood pressure until the surgery and am no longer on meds for that.
I am finding myself getting depressed over the new spots. I have always been able to hide the spots until now, they are spreading down my arms towards my wrists. I also put so much time and effort into the weight loss for my health but to also show off my new body and to be sexy for my husband now to just to feel like I want to keep myself covered.
Has anyone else had problems with the GA getting worse after light therapy or after starting vitamins?
Thanks you for "listening" and for being there and understanding. It's hard to explain this feeling to others who have no clue what its like to have GA
** Also , I have been told all these years that GA is not hereditary but my 22yr old son has GA on his ankle. Does anyone else have family members with this?
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