Hi my name is Gerry and I have had a severe and very thick form of LP for 26 years. I have been to every dermatoligist and Doctor for many years and no one knew what this skin disease was. University of Michigan hospital just diagnosed me less than 1 month ago. I think I have one of the worst cases seen. I have seen many pictures of people with LP and it looks nothing like mine. It covers my entire body and has made it very hard for me to even walk or drive a car. I had foot surgery about 3 years ago and it grew into the incisions so it’s like walking on large rocks on the bottom of my feet. I was just prescribed a wheelchair which I really don’t enjoy using. Sometimes I tell my wife I think I would feel better if my foot just fell off, The pain is excruiating. I can’t forget to mention the itching, unbearable. Does anyone have any remedy to help the itching? I look forward to talking with people that understand my conditon and can relate to LP.