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I was diagnosed with Oral Erosive - Lichen Planus a year ago after two biopsies on the age of sixty.
I am positive that it was caused mainly by stress and that allergies and fungal in the body is playing a big part in this sickness.
My Doctor treated me with high doses of cortisone, and mouth washes and toothpaste that contain no soap, for months to help me getting relieve from Lichen Planus in and around the outside of my mouth. My mouth was so bad I could not eat at all, I had to liquidise my food and drink it. I could not speak properly, I could not even smile it was too painful. My lips and face was swollen and the corners of my mouth raw and painful like the whole inside of my mouth. My mouth and lips was always dry. I cannot call it a flair up, since it was this bad for a whole year before it got any better. Only better, never really gone. I tried all the Spices, Candida, Diary and sugar diets with no response at all.
I was not appreciated in a senior position at work, overworked and absolutely burned out after twenty five years of service. I was declared disabled after my second biopsy, diagnosed and left my very stressful work a year ago and if anybody ask me that helped my stress levels and made the Lichen Planus slightly better as we speak today. My mouth, gums and tong is still raw and bleeding when I brush my teeth, however I can speak better now, and the swelling is gone, although we do not know for how long. I can still only eat, soft food. I still suffer fatigue and other symptoms. I am no longer taking cortisone, it caused a lot of side effects, the doctors only give it for relieve, it cannot cure. But I am still rinsing with the special mouth wash and stick to the special toothpaste. The Company I worked for now know what they lost, visit me and told me, but too little too late. I have been referred to a trauma therapist and informed by all the doctors that I visited, that this is a chronic disease it is a lifelong sickness and there is no cure.
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