Yeah! My shins are the same as you described.
Always wondered about it but no doctor ever seemed concerned (go figure)
If you ever find out anything be sure to post it.
9/28/08 - 11/8/08 100mg Doxy b.i.d. 42 days
11/5/08 - 11/20/08 Salt/C, grapefruit seed extract, COQ10, omega 3.
Ceftin 500mg, 2x per day; Plaquenil 200mg, 2x per day; Mepron 750mg, 2x per day; Zithromax 500mg, 1x per day.
3/26/09 - Doxy. 200mg 4x, Clarithromycin 500mg X2
Acidolphilus and Saccharomyces, cat's claw & omega 3.
Low carb, no wheat, no alcohol, no yeast, no caffeine, no sugar.
Presently -- Salt /C , Omega 3, Multi vitamin & minerals, probiotics. Low carb diet.