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its been a while since I posted but ive been having a period of 'remission'
However, all the time I have been suffering with LS I have been on the contraceptive injection. About 6 months ago it totally left my system as I fully came off it. Ever since then I have had not a single symptom of LS and everything has been perfect until 2 months ago when I started on it again. Less than a week after I got the injection my LS has flared up worse than ever and will not go away with any treatment (dermovate and trimovate). I've been to gyno and asked and she swears it has no relation at all to the injection but i can't help think that when this began in the first place it's when i was younger and started on the injection and when i went off it, it stopped?
I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced it? Is it worth me coming off it again? And does anyone know of any credible scientific research behind this?
Thankyou in advance! Ché x
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I'm sorry you are flaring up again. How often is one supposed to get the contraceptive injection? I wonder what the injection is made up of that it keeps LS away. Interesting.
Hi, it's once every 3 months!
clearly, its hormonal.
According to my gyn mine was brought on by lack of estrogen. (I am post menopause).
Just looked up estrogen re contraceptives. "Birth control pills are a synthetic form of the hormones progesterone and estrogen. They prevent ovulation by maintaining more consistent hormone levels. Without a peak in estrogen, the ovary doesn't get the signal to release an egg."
So maybe without the contraceptive in your body it produced those peaks of estrogen and that kept the LS at bay(?)
Oooh that sounds very likely. Thankyou
Yes I'm with Beverly on that one.
How could the doctor not suspect it has something to do with hormone levels? That sounds very strange to me, but a lot of what women say about their doctors sounds strange. Lack of estrogen was the 1st thing my doctor said was the cause in my case.
So far I have a lot of faith in my doctor. Unfortunately her support staff is pretty bad which makes it very difficult to communicate with her. Frustrating.
do you take a form of estrogen
Rather than using Estrace which was far too expensive I use a compounded cream with estradiol. I use a small amount each night, but have discussed with the doctor using it every other which she said is fine. I recently discussed switching to estriol which is milder.
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