I am thirty-three years old. Six years ago, I got a phimosis (constriction) on my penis and I had it cut by my doctor.
It was then, that the symptoms were revealed. I went to a lot of doctors, tried a lot of treatments, but there was no cure. The diagnosis was Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus. I had a big problem having sex. Every time I tried it was a painful experience.
Six months ago somebody told me about a doctor, who had a lot of experience on such problems. The doctor told me to use tacrolimus ointment and take plaquenil pills.
I had an improvement the first two months, but the condition still remains. I still have problem (psychological, too) having sex and I think that I will never be normal again.
Story edited 04-15-07 JTD
Story posted 04-27-07 SLE
Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
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