I just went to the urologist thinking I had bladder and urethra issues only to learn that they are caused by yet another autoimmune disease, lichen sclerosis, which causes a breakdown and fusing of vulvar and vaginal tissue. I know you guys may be the only ones who understand how depressing it is to add yet another symptom to our already long lists. I'm weary of dealing with all this. I want to crawl into a fetal position and have a good cry. I will start on Clobetasol cream (for the lichen) and Estrace (to rebuild the skin down there). I go back in 6 weeks to see if it works.
DX: Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (lupus, RA, polymyocitis, scleroderma) Jan 08 Psoriasis (scalp,legs, arms), Anemia
Meds: Prednisone 2 mg, Plaquenil 400 mg, Wellbutrin XL 300 mg,Quinacrine, Clobetasol foam, Reclast, Vivelle Dot (estradiol), Calcium/D 1200 mg, 81 mg aspirin, ibuprofen,ramamine for benign positional vertigo, iron, Magic Mouthwash