What would you do if your topical corticosteroid stopped working? I mean think about. Remember how it felt when you first noticed something was off with your vulva. The uncertainty that crossed your mind. Was this all in your head?
How it felt every time you went to the doctor and they gave you a new diagnosis but the medications they gave didn’t work. The frustration and fear that you would never truly know.
What about the day you were finally told you had Lichen Sclerosus? The feeling of devastation that you would never be rid of this but the feeling of relief that it had a name and you had a plan to manage it.
How freeing did it feel after you started using your medication? To not itch, to stop burning, feel kind of normal again? Now imagine your symptoms start coming back and your medicine is not working anymore.
The anxiety, the fear, the desperation that would wash over you because now you know. You know what Lichen Sclerosus is. You know what it can do to your body. What it can turn into if you don’t use your medication.
What would you be willing to do? Would you try a treatment that only had a 25% chance of working? What about 50% or 90%? Okay, what if it wasn’t FDA approved? Would it make a difference if your insurance didn’t cover it and you had to pay out of pocket? Would you pay thousands of dollars for this treatment? What if you didn’t know how long the results would last? Would that make a difference?
I don’t know. I might be desperate enough to try it. We’re going to look at what options we have if our corticosteroid treatments stop working. Forewarning, none of them are covered by insurance in the USA. I don’t know about other countries.
Alternate Treatments Fractional Co2 Lasers
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