Patient Comments: Lichen Planus - Symptoms and Signs

What were the symptoms and signs of your lichen planus?

Comment from: Merle, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

I have itchy feeling and am very allergic to dust and mites. With lichen planus black rashes appeared all over upper torso, back under armpits, joints and buttocks. I am using dexamethasone 1. I have very pigmented black patches on the upper body. Nothing helps.

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Comment from: naha121, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 15

I have no intention towards medications for alleviating nausea during my pregnancy. These contain preservatives and can cause any harm. Instead, I have been taking 'No To Morning Sickness' tea that helped end my nausea and it was safe being preservative-free and herbal. I was also constipated most of the time and this helped regularizing my bowel movement.

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Comment from: cberrl, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 01

After having mild lichen planus (LP) for years when I had teeth, I am now recently 74 and had the worst LP attack ever on in my mouth, with sore mouth and lips and a huge gash in my lower lip; very painful! Now I am getting better but it still bleeds a bit a night and it is painful to eat acidic foods. I need that 10 shots of gamma globulin and 10 shots of LypoZyme cure very much!

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Comment from: alamogirl2, Published: July 28

This morning as my alarm rang, I turned over to hit the snooze. As I did this, I got dizzy. It wasn't the type of dizziness you feel when you suddenly get up. It was like the room was spinning, but I felt it in my head. It lasted about 2 seconds. I stayed in bed for about 5 minutes and got up. I didn't feel nauseous, and my head didn't hurt. It was a strange feeling! I have experienced that same sensation approximately 2 other times in my life. I was younger then, so I ignored it. I don't know how many times I've turned over to turn the alarm off, and I've never gotten dizzy.

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Comment from: Naomi, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 01

I woke up early in the morning (3:30) with nausea which eventually became 'throw up'. Since then I have thrown up about 9 times; the last one just now at 11 AM. Diarrhea began shortly after the first throw up episode and I have had probably 12 to 13 episodes, the last one around 10:45 AM. I have not eaten anything, took Pepto-Bismol around 7:30 AM, but threw it up shortly afterwards. I had a clear drink similar to Sprite which resulted in the 11 AM throw up episode. I have chills, but no pain, and my tongue and teeth are black. Last meal was 2 BBQ hotlinks (fresh) and Spanish rice made from a packet of dried rice with seasoning. I had purchased it over a year ago, and feel this may be the cause. I have had food poisoning in the past, but it never lasted this long.

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Comment from: Koolbreze, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 23

I started Harvoni therapy April 5 1917 and by Easter broke out with lichen planus. Yet another side effect of Harvoni.

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Comment from: Duane, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 09

This is my 5th week with acute bronchitis. I thought it was going away, had a great night's rest last night and feel worse again today. I swear that I feel half dead. I've been to two doctors, have missed too much work, although I am in the process of filing for leave of absence (LOA) and have reached the point where I am just angry. I haven't been this sick since the flu in 1992; I swear. I am calling out from work again tonight, add the day to my LOA application and go home and sleep. Thanks for letting me vent.

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