I'm So Glad to Finally Know What This Is!
I finally found a dermatologist who gave me this diagnosis today, and it makes sense. I had a baby at the end of Sept. 08, and shortly afterwards developed this horrible, itchy rash in my gluteal cleft and down lower, if you know what I mean! OB didn't know what it was, first dermatologist didn't know either. My acupuncturist suspected it was related to hormone changes from having a baby, and she was right!
Treatment from my acupuncturist cleared it up until my first postpartum period, when it flared up again. After my period started, it went into remission. Then this month, I have another flareup- not as severe, thank god, but it drove me to a new doctor who has seen this before!
Went off BC pills, as I think that was aggravating it, and the new doc thinks this will go into semi-permanent remission in another month or so once my bodie's hormone levels stabilize. Sadly though, when I have my next child I'll probably have to go through this again. At least I'll know what it is!
I'm just so glad to have a diagnosis and to know I'm not alone!!!