A visitor to my site was wondering how many people with DIV also have eczema. I thought it was an interesting question since autoimmune system disfunction can be a cause of eczema, and I have read that DIV could possibly be an autoimmune disorder.
I was also interested to read that changes in hormones in women can cause flareups in eczema, which is interesting, since I've noticed changes in my DIV symptoms as a result of fluctuating hormones during pregnancy and nursing.
DIV is also possibly related to lichen planus, which is an autoimmune disease.
Let's have a poll to see how many of us are dealing with other skin-related autoimmune disorders.
I have DIV, vulvodynia, and vaginismus. When I have low moments, I often wish for some kind of community of support. For that reason, I have created this blog. I have some posts here about my own experiences, but what I'm really hoping to do is post stories from other women (from YOU!); your story of your diagnosis, your treatment, and your life with DIV (and/or vulvodynia, vaginismus, lichen planus, etc.). If you would like to share your story, please hop on over to my contact form on the home page and send me a note.