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Dec 9, 2019 · Lichen sclerosus anyone? in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi. I was diagnosed by biopsy in September. I started a rx of clobetasol CREAM and then immediately experienced searing/ burning discomfort- so much that I could not sleep. My gyn seemed confused by my worsening pain and sent me to a dermatologist. She immediately identified that the Cream formulation was my issue- she prescribed clobetasol OINTMENT and lidocaine ointment. Using the ointments made a difference for me in just 24 hours.

I am not sure if the cream rx was an oversight By my gyn or my body’s reaction. The dermatologist insisted that the ointment formulation was the better rx- and for me that was the case. I am now using the clobetasol ointment 2-3/week and have not needed the lidocaine in a few weeks. Good luck- this is a frustrating medical condition.

Oct 31, 2019 · Night sweats- 23 yr old female. Test/specialist suggestions? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

She is being seen today by another endo. Will share after appt this afternoon.

Oct 31, 2019 · Night sweats- 23 yr old female. Test/specialist suggestions? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Thanks. Hormone levels were tested by Endo. We were told the results were consistent with levels of someone on birth control pills.

Oct 29, 2019 · Night sweats- 23 yr old female. Test/specialist suggestions? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Thank you. We are wondering about parathyroid and hormone possibilities. Glucose (blood) test results were normal.

Oct 29, 2019 · Night sweats- 23 yr old female. Test/specialist suggestions? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

My 23 year old has night sweats EVERY night- often multiple rounds. While this began several years ago, it was episodic and not every night and not to the point of having to shower/change pj's and bedding like now.

Her endocrinologist, who follows her for thyroid nodules (with ultrasound and biopsies), has ordered many labs which all return in normal ranges. We have discussed this with several physicians who all express concern and often remark this "could indicate cancer"- terrifying my daughter; then they order labs which come back normal and everyone moves on except my daughter who continues to experience this escalating occurrence.

Her ongoing meds include birth control pills (she takes back to back to prevent periods), anti depression rx and vitamins (D, B12, iron). Other health issues (in addition to the thyroid nodules and night sweats): extreme fatigue/depression/ joint aches/ excessive thirst/ sleep issues.

Who should we turn to? hematology/ infectious disease/ another endocrinologist?? Which labs/tests should we request?

We appreciate any ideas.

Jan 5, 2018 · Part 2 of scleroderma video q&a? in Autoimmune Diseases

Hi- I don’t want to miss the next installment of the Scleroderma q&a. Any updates on when it will be added to the schedule? Thank you.

Nov 24, 2017 · Scleroderma Gut Health in Autoimmune Diseases

@colleenyoung Thanks for tagging others for this post inquiry. I have rheum appt in about a week and will requesting GI referral. Thanks for your help and ideas. Sonya