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Is anyone else having trouble with bloating?   I suspect it's related to either the clobatesol steroid or the estrace cream.

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    Are you post menopause?  Just asking I am by six years and yeah bad bloating.  I noticed fruit seems to be the suspect but I think lack of hormones and muscle tone due to menpause is the cause. 
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      Yes, I'm post menopause.  I was diagnosed with LS about 3 months ago and have been being treated with clobatesol and estrace cream.   Before that I had zero problem with bloating.  Now - lots!  It is somehow related to the LS or the treatment for it.

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      I would be very surprised if it's the Clob I would of thought you would have to use it long term for that to happen.  Maybe it's the Estrace cream more as some will be absorbed, I know they say it's minimal in the bloodstream compared to HRT pills or patches but maybe it's a reaction to the hormone in it.  I'm post meno as well, something I think a lot of ladies seem to suffer with is the bloating.  If I have fruit mine starts getting bigger but mine was like it before clob though. X 

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      I'm post menopause as well (age 67) and was diagnosed with LS a month ago, but probably have had it a year. 

      For the past month have applied daily Elocom at night and have been on vagifem for a year and a half. This has been tough mentally and I have not seen much relief in the past month. I never had a problem with bloating before either and now it's severe. I have also noticed a huge change in the past year with bowels and frequent urination. When I mentioned these issues to my GP there was no response. I'm still waiting for a specialist appointment and biopsy.

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    Hi loveisall

    I think I have been bloated recently which is unusual for me as I am on very rigid diet due to being a candida sufferer and having LS. I've not seen much mention of others experiencing feeling hot at night and clamy sweating but I am pretty sure this is connected with LS as I don't have this problem when LS is more subdued. I don't eat bread but wheat is classic for bloating. Apart from that I can't understand why LS would cause bloating. Needs investigating. LS is a depressing condition but the positives on this site keep me hopeful.

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      AIleen, do you think these symptoms are because it's an auto immune?

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