Wondering if anyone has experienced less symptoms with the itching and need for steroids while taking pain medicine. I recently have been diagnosed with diverticulitis and also passed out and broke my collar bone. During this I was taking morphine and hydrocodone while in the hospital. Released with hydrocodone and tramadol 2 months ago. Only using tramadol at this time. It seemed the lichen sclerosis subsided when on the more powerful pain relievers. Not a case for taking these but interesting all the same. I plan to visit Mayo in December for my 5 year knee replacement checkup and am thinking of making a appt for lichen sclerosis as well.