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TrinaD
01-16-2011, 07:25 AM
So I have these these mystery bruises that are faded but not quite gone (as if I hit myself and it's on that last few days of healing) - they are on and around my shins near my ankles, and a couple on my arms (where I KNOW I DID hit myself months ago).:grumpy:

I have tried rubbing them, and they are not going away.

Has anyone had any sucess with Arnica creams, or creams similar to Tri-derma (which has MSM in it, and used to treat diabetic bruising)?

Any other suggestions would be GREAT!

I don't want to go on my carribbean honeymoon with bruises all over :1:

tgal
01-16-2011, 09:31 AM
Hi Trina,

My bruises take forever to heal but since it is just me and my daughter I don't worry about it. Hopefully you get some good answers from others!

Nonna
01-16-2011, 11:37 AM
Hi Trina
are you on Prednisone? I bruised badly last June from IV attempts; I'm still showing faded bruises. I asked the doctor about them and she checked them. She decided it was due to the prednisone. As for making them disappear, I'd sure interested in learning how

nonna

TrinaD
01-17-2011, 06:27 AM
Oh, I'm sure it's from Prednisone, at least, the ease at which I bruise. I know I have thin skin so I'm vulnerable.

I wonder if rubbing alcohol helps...some how I doubt it will (I tried it for a while but gave up)...lol

Angel Oliver
01-17-2011, 06:40 AM
Hi im not too sure,like everyone have said maybe the pred,but id ask the doctor just in case.I know your blood sometimes when its a bit anemic n stuff you bruise easy but im going for the pred....get a check up.Sorry im not much use lol.
love
Amanda.xxxx

Nonna
01-17-2011, 12:40 PM
Hi im not too sure,like everyone have said maybe the pred,but id ask the doctor just in case.I know your blood sometimes when its a bit anemic n stuff you bruise easy but im going for the pred....get a check up.Sorry im not much use lol.
love
Amanda.xxxx

Amanda,
What kind of anemia?

I used to be very anemic. Do I need to get that checked?

Nonna

debbie-b
01-17-2011, 03:10 PM
I have gotten a vitamin B-12 shot, a year ago, the bruise is still there.
When I got home from the rheumy after that shot and looked in the mirror( which was difficult, because it was on my backside, pretty close to my hip.) it was purple and black. Like I said it's still there.
I was not on pred back then.

Debbie

TrinaD
01-18-2011, 02:17 AM
Well I did some bloodwork last week with my Naturo so I'll be discussing the results on Thursday (I think). We're looking at Iron levels, my thyroid and Vit. D deficiency...

I'll be shocked if it's any of them! Or maybe nothing surprises me anymore lol

SandyR
01-18-2011, 08:58 AM
I bruise like a peach, which is to say easily and often, and I am not on prednisone. I think it's one of those weird AI things. If your honeymoon (and congratulations on that wedding!) is coming up quickly, I know there is some good makeup you can use to look less bruised. Some of it's even waterproofed so if you are going warm and tropical you don't have to worry about the waves washing it off.

TrinaD
01-18-2011, 03:50 PM
Thanks Sandy! :)

I have the spray on legs from shoppers...what is the brand you're talking about and where do you get it?

I like to tan a lot on vacation so not sure how that will turn out lol

SandyR
01-19-2011, 08:07 AM
I really didn't have a particular brand in mind. If you get out to the mall, I would say stop at the makeup counters and ask around to the artists. They would be able to help you sort through the products.

TrinaD
01-20-2011, 02:43 AM
Oh ok, thanks, I'll try that!

serena
01-20-2011, 07:17 AM
I also seem to bruise easily I don't why... It could have to do with my anemia oh and I use the products similar to that spray right the legs cover the bruises well.

TrinaD
01-22-2011, 06:54 AM
Got my results back from my Naturo. and looks like hemaglobin, feratin and vit d levels are really good...so at least that's good news...so it's of course Prednisone to blame...*sigh*