Lichen planus and Pregnancy hormones
Hi all I'm 12 weeks pregnant and have lichen plains. Over the past few years my flare ups havr been throughout the year since I moved to a more humid climate as a result of work. I go on strong prednisone treatment to keep it at bay. I tapered off in July 2018 and was busy dealing with getting back into shape. I got pregnant in november and oddly enough this is typically when I start a severe flare coinciding with the onset of a humid summer..since getting pregnant my lichen planus has disappeared. This is great obviously but I am wondering if this is also telling me something about my body. Any medicalperson our there who thinks progesterone might be the key to assisting lichen planus in woman? Thinking that is whay pregnancy does..change your hormones..
My real worry is that once my pregnancy is over the lichen planus may come back aggressively unless I try to understand at this stage what could help it. Don't feel like going on cortisone for an extended period of time again as it affects my lifestyle and confidence.