I have had LS for over a yr (age 66). When I have a flare up, my vaginal area is very red and sometimes swollen. I don't generally get the itching others complain about. Sitting is very uncomfortable and wearing pants. It seems I have stomach/bowel problems about the same time and also the inside of my thighs get red and tender and I have to keep them from touching or it feels like pulling off a bandaid.
What stops the inflammation? How do people function? I have even tried using ice packs to get the swelling down so I can sleep at night.
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