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Scurvy for 30 years (bleeding disorder - bad colds)

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  • Posted By: momofbenny
  • June 28, 2008
  • 05:04 PM

First 30 years of my life I seemed to have very low immunity to colds - they lasted weeks and were very severe. A small scratch would take hours for bleeding to stop. I would get huge black and blue marks on legs and arms. Insect bites would swell to 6 inches and last weeks. No one would believe me about the bleeding problem. I had my 1st minor operation at age 25 (gums) and told the Dr. about my bleeding problem and he said 'don't worry'. I woke up from what should have been a 20 minute procedure - in almost 3 hours! and was told they 'could not stop the bleeding".

Had abour 8 early mis-carriages. Finally after extended bleeding from a mis-carriage (at age 30) - my gynocologist suggested 1500 mg per day of Vitamin C.

No more black and blue marks! No more extended bleeding from scratches! Just normal head cold symptoms! And.... I had a 9 lb baby boy - with no complications.

I now take about 3 grams/day of Vitamin C.

BUT... Doctors today still do not believe my story!!!!!

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