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I suffered with this for several years. When my dermatologist put me on Methotrexate (I was taking eight 2.5mg tablets once a week) my lichen planus cleared up after about six months. But before that treatment I discovered that my lichen planus flared up any time I ate mushrooms. I don’t know if it is coincidental because my mouth flares up even now, if I eat mushrooms. It stays irritated for a week or two if I have eaten mushrooms. Needless to say, I don’t eat mushrooms in any form (e.g., gravy, etc.)

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@rashida I'm new to this group, and very grateful to have discovered a place where we can have discussions about lichen planus. I was recently diagnosed, after experiencing very painful mouth lesions since mid-December. I've been prescribed Oracort dental paste (Triamcinolone Acetonide) by two doctors, and used salt rinses extensively, all to no avail. My dentist suggested L-Lysine supplement, which didn't work. Finally saw an ENT specialist in late February, who diagnosed oral lichen planus and prescribed Clobetasol Ointment (anti-inflammatory topical steroid), which is helping a bit. I also apply pure CBD Oil to the lesions twice a day, which alleviates the pain for a while. I've researched extensively and am now taking Curcumin Ultra 237 mg once a day, as well as trying sesame oil and coconut oil rinses daily. I only use a baking soda toothpaste (no SLS) and a natural type mouthwash (no SLS, alcohol, fragrance, etc.). If I sound somewhat desperate, it's because I AM! I feel that the CBD Oil and Curcumin capsules are the most helpful so far, but eruptions are so painful and ongoing. I have GCA and wonder if anyone else has that? I found a medical article online outlining a case of both these autoimmune diseases. I can post that later, if you wish. Would love to hear from others with this awful condition.