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Hi everyone, first of all I am so so glad I have found this forum as I am struggling to find information about LS form people who actually suffer with it too. I am a newbie so bear with me I know I need to do a lot of reading but I am after some advice
I was diagnosed with a biopsy a couple of weeks ago and started treatment a week ago. I have been given Dermovate ointment to use everyday for a month, then every other day for a month and then twice a week for a month before being reviewed.
I am still waiting for my first nhs gynaecology appointment, it’s in February 2019 haha! I think they hope my whole vagina will just drop off by then
So after months of being treated for thrush even though every swab for everything possible came back negative and no GP even examining me!! I finally researched a private consultant dermatologist who specialises in vulval dermatology and that’s how I was diagnosed...pricey but worth it to get some answers!
Anyway here are my questions. I appear to be getting worse symptoms since using the steroid cream. It makes me red and sore. Is this normal? Should I bear with it? Or is this just an unrelated flare up? My flare up symptoms are soreness, itching, inflammation in vulval area and a cut in bum crack that is sore when going to the toilet for a number 2. It burns when I wee. These symptoms get worse when I am on my period and if I am stressed.
I haven’t adapted my diet yet, I go to slimming world already as I need to loose weight but cutting out sugar AND sex now that’s just a step too far right?? I spose I can’t drink wine either? FML
The dermatologist also gave me an emollient to wash and moisturise with which I have been using, I think it’s called cetraben, this also does not feel nice when I apply it, maybe it’s this that’s causing an issue?
My next question is I have already had some changes to my anatomy, can this be stopped?? I am only 31, we have 2 small children and I am hoping to still have another
To be honest I was kind of hoping this steroid ointment would fix it and it doesn’t seem to be that easy and I guess I’m finding it hard to come to terms with that.
Last question for now what do you do ladies when you are on your period? I have tried organic cotton tampons and sanitary towels and it’s just all painful
All advice and comments welcome
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