lichen sclerosus recently diagnosed

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I'm 33 years of age and just been diagnosed.

have started to apply the cream as directed.

I was told that I need to wear nighties and no underwear at night.

so.far I have hardly slept because I don't have any underwear on. I have a little 8 month old so I need all my energy for him. if I'm not sleeping I'm no use to him.

is it going to hurt if I wear underwear after I have applied the cream?

thanks and sorry if it sounds stupid to ask.

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    try loose fitting cotton underwear. air circulation is important. for sleep melatonin is a hormone take tabs before bed can be helpful,it helps regulate sleep. having a small infant can be part of the sleep factor, lots of hormones are changing. watch foods that are consumed before bed some sugar foods and lights can prevent sleep. see the otc med for sleep some are only temp but maybe can get you thru the initial deficit and move on to better sleep oatterns.

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    Hi 1695anna, I have a feeling that your not sleeping because you are terribly distressed with your diagnosis, rather than the fact that your not wearing any underwear?

    For peace of mind why not buy some really baggy pajamas which would solve that problem.

    With regard to your LS you can ask anything on this forum and we will all try to help. What I suggest you do though is read through some of the older threads on LS and once you understand LS more I think you will feel less anxious and therefore more likely to sleep at night.

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    anna, I don't get the connection between underwear and sleep. Had you been sleeping in just underwear? If so, can you sleep in a nightgown instead? I think it's important in general to let that area of your body get air as we are always wrapped up in clothing. I haven't worn underwear to bed since I was a child. I am just now trying to get used to nightgowns as I have slept in the nude most of my adult life as it is so much more comfortable. But if you are concerned about getting up for the baby, I think I nightgown should work well.

    If you apply cream and go to bed with underwear the underwear would absorb the cream which would not be helpful. Try a nightgown or as been suggested loose PJ's but I think even they would absorb the cream.

    Good luck and try to relax. The cream will help a lot.

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      basically I have always had underwear on when i have gone to bed. since diagnosis and having to not wear underwear I have felt uncomfortable and its stopping me sleep.

      my son has slept 12hr straight since he was 3 months old so very rarely I have to get up to him unless he isn't feeling too good.

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