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Many of you know from my previous posts that my LS has been pretty well controlled for the last two years, and I've been only using a daily smear of over the counter hyrdocortisone cream. Over the few weeks my elderly mother has taken a small but definite slide towards old-age dementia (she's just 90 and still lives independently with my 93 year old father, with a lot of support from me and my brother), my husband has retired and we are both still adjusting to the new routine, and this week my beloved horse had to be put to sleep. I work part-time and that's been hectic too.
For the last couple of days I've been aware that I'm a bit sore down below, but apart from making a mental note to get some thrush cream did nothing about it. Last night I finally got round to taking a look - I was red-raw and an ominous white patch had reappeared round my episiotomy scar. I started on the dermovate straight away (lucky I had a tube in date) and the thrush cream, and already the soreness is a little better. I'll probably use the dermovate twice a day all over for a few days, then just concentrate on the white patch for as long as it takes, with a once weekly application to the rest of the vulva, and then gradually taper off back to the hydrocortisone if possible.
It really illustrates just how big a factor stress is in the management of this disease. I was feeling so confident that I had it licked but you can never let your guard down. Sigh!
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