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Hi - I have been sitting here crying whilst reading these discussions. I have had LS since 2009. I am up to my 4th gyro and after the current one split me this week and for the second time gave me a printout and incorrect script sent me on my way. I can no longer have Pap smears because I tear so easily. Someone must be looking over me because the thought for looking up support groups has never been suggested and I feel like I have been given a chance to not feel so alone. I will definitely try baking soda - thanks guys you have made my day - by the way I am also an artist, mainly oils. Any one on this site from Brisbane? 

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    Coconut oil between application of strong steroid ointment (Dermovate in UK - Clobestaso elsewhere) works well for me.  If you are being prescribed cream(even Clob) DEMAND that they give you the ointment instead.
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      Hi Margaret, i just want to point out that ointments arn't always better for everyone - I always get really sore with Dermovate ointment but am fine with the cream, and the same for the over the counter hydrocortisone cream which I use most of the time. It's a case of whatever works with this cofusing disease!

       

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      The problem is that cream used in area that sweats will be 'washed off'.  It's a tricky one.  it is very unfortunate that is doesn't work for you.
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      Hi Margaret.. I was browsing for coconut oil.. but the only one that I found would be for the hair... what is the brand name.,... and where should I found it.

       

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      I honestly can't remember.  I tend to decant from a large jar into a smaller one I can carry around with me and this hasn't the name on it.  You can find it in most health food shops.  It seems quite expensive, but you need very little.  It tends to become solid if it gets cold and softens in the heat.
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      The brand name on my jar says: SOLEIL D'OR

      Product fo Philippines   100 % Organic

      Hope this helps mborr.

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    Hi Deb, Welcome!..I'm an Abstract Artist!.....  there appears to be a lot of us on this site!

    Morrell is correct regarding the Glob, I was diagnosed around March time this year, I used the cream for a WEEK, and then forgot about it, only recently did I realise the error of that as I have had some fusing going on..the best advice I can give you is to buy a small magnifying mirror and keep a regular eye on your undercarriage..

    Glad you found us.

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    Hi Deb, Welcome!..I'm an Abstract Artist!.....  there appears to be a lot of us on this site!

    Morrell is correct regarding the Glob, I was diagnosed around March time this year, I used the cream for a WEEK, and then forgot about it, only recently did I realise the error of that as I have had some fusing going on..the best advice I can give you is to buy a small magnifying mirror and keep a regular eye on your undercarriage..

    Glad you found us.

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      I have started to fuse. I am going to see if I have any success with bi carb and a few other suggestions. I have not been able to stop clob for 5 years just reduce from twice a day to every second day or more if I have a flair up. The thing that really amazed me was the way the gynaecologist told me. At the moment in Australia there are adds on TV telling us to look out for one another if you see someone not coping - I think some of the medical profession should be skilled in how to do this. Thanks for the advice - undercarriage will be closely monitored!
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      Did you also get a prescription for estrogen cream? I couldn't handle the side effects, but some say it prevents or even reverses fusing. Though I suspect not in post-menopausal women.
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      Morrell, I have been prescribed the use of Premarin, but it caused swelling, as I already knew;  now I use Bi-est, which works fine.    
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      Went to dermatologist as my gyno told me to and she took me off estrogen. So the gyno gave me grief about this. Back on Ovestin as of this week. Previously though this didn't achieve too much. A compound called estriol (I think) used to be great. 
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      And estriol is supposed to be made by the adrenal glands after menopause to make the transition easier.  Wasn't it something like that? Or was that estradol?
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