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August 09, 2008

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I discovered this summer that the odd blood blister like spots I was getting on my forearms and the backs of my hands in response to any bumps or scrapes have disappeared. What changed? I went back to eating huge amounts of fruit. I live in Northern California where berries are (comparatively) cheap.

My gums are also in better shape.

Is your skin less fragile? Stuff less likely to bleed? That may be where the C is going.

My question -- why does added zinc in things make me woozy and nauseous? I can eat shellfish and nuts with no problem. Airborne darn near did me in.

I take a fair amount of B12, but have not be dxed with Chiari. Then again, it took til 55 for me and 20 for my son to get the ED dx.

Djproscribe

djproscribe

I discovered this summer that the odd blood blister like spots I was getting on my forearms and the backs of my hands in response to any bumps or scrapes have disappeared. What changed? I went back to eating huge amounts of fruit. I live in Northern California where berries are (comparatively) cheap.

My gums are also in better shape.

Is your skin less fragile? Stuff less likely to bleed? That may be where the C is going.

My question -- why does added zinc in things make me woozy and nauseous? I can eat shellfish and nuts with no problem. Airborne darn near did me in.

I take a fair amount of B12, but have not be dxed with Chiari. Then again, it took til 55 for me and 20 for my son to get the ED dx.

Djproscribe

One Sick Mother

No, my skin has always been pretty tough, if thin. It does tend to gape once broken, but it is not very fragile to begin with, which is good.

I have had less issues with bruising now than when I was younger, regardless of vitamin C levels -don't know why.

On the zinc thing. I don't know enough about it, but my guess is an imblaance. Zinc needs to be in balance with other minerals, copper and I think calcium and magnesium (or is it manganese?) But don't quote me on the latter two. If you are low in one of the others, the extra zinc could be throwing your system out of whack.

Having just said that however, I can't take airbourne either. My problem with it is the echinaeca. Instant asthma attack. That stuff is poison to me. Dunno why.

-OMS

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