First of all, thank you for being so thorough with the process that has worked for you. I’m new here and although I haven’t been diagnosed with LP yet I’m sure that I have it. I do a lot of research and my years of college study has always been in the medical arena. Anyway I have OLP and vaginal LP. I mentioned my symptoms and the possibility of me having LP to my OBGYN, only to be told “That’s an old lady’s disease.” I apologize to anyone that’s offended by that statement because I’m offended by it as well. I have other conditions that are considered to be “Geriatric conditions” so I wish they’d stop saying things like that. Anyway, I have been having really bad oral episodes lately which had me do more research on LP. I was treated with Whitecars Solution w/Nystatin. I was given two prescriptions for 900mL and was to swish and swallow 15mL 4x/day. Of course it wasn’t covered by my insurance (Medicare & Medicaid) so it cost me a total of $300. I lost 10lbs before my mouth was well enough to eat. I’m 5’2 and usually around 125lbs so my pants we’re pretty loose afterwards. I live in a small southern town now, so I’m having the hardest time getting properly diagnosed and treated for LP. As far as the vaginal LP they have for over a decade treated me for folliculitis. It’s been tested and proven to NOT be a herpatic rash. I’m just very frustrated with all of this. I’m 39 with 4 children and I’m disabled with cervical spinal stenosis that has moved down into the upper half of my thoracic region. I also have bulging discs in L-3 to S-1. Add in the CFS and sciatica, I’m in pain everyday of my life. I’ve seen more doctors and specialists than I care to admit to, yet I ALWAYS get contradictory reports. I’m a completely exhausted woman at this point and I’m just trying to find some answers anywhere that I can. So that’s why I’m here! I’ve found that talking to other people over the years have given me a lot more insight than the majority of the health care providers I’ve come across. They like to place everyone in what I call a cookie cutter frame because “I went to school and I have the degree” and my books state my diagnosis is correct. They don’t consider people as individuals anymore!