Tag Archives: Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Let’s Talk About Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) With Jasmine Espy

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We all know that living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa  can knock you down. It can certainly make life difficult sometimes and it can be hard to stay motivated. But life can be good, despite HS. We contacted some fellow HS warriors to talk about HS and share some advice with us. Jasmine Talks about Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Stage 1

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What is hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)? Hidradenitis Suppurativa, or HS for short is also known as Acne Inversa. It is a chronic skin disease that causes painful nodules, ‘boil-like’ lumps or abscesses, also known as lesions. These often affect the armpits, groin, perianal area, buttocks or under the breasts. However HS can affect other areas of […]

5 Healthy Ways to Deal with HS and Anger

Last year I posted a picture on Instagram that said it was okay to be angry. Someone left a comment asking if anger can be controlled? Firstly, the answer is yes, you can control your anger. But it made me think that our immediate response to anger is fear of losing control. Whether it’s in […]

Let’s Talk About Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) With Elise Axon

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We all know that living with HS can knock you down. It can certainly make life difficult sometimes and it can be hard to stay motivated. But life can be good, despite HS. We contacted some fellow HS warriors to talk about HS and share some advice with us. Elise Talks about Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Elise is […]

Advice to my teen self dealing with hidradenitis suppurativa

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Body image concerns affect almost all teenagers. It is estimated at about 72% of teens in Ireland worry about their body shape. I was no different. Throw in strange unidentified boils, and you certainly have a recipe for self-esteem disaster. This is what I wish I knew when I was a teen and dealing with […]

Jackson Gillies – Hidradenitis Suppurativa Celebrity Alert!

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We all know that living with HS can knock you down. It can certainly make life difficult sometimes and it can be hard to stay motivated. But life can be good, despite HS. We contacted some fellow HS warriors to talk about HS and share some advice with us. This week, we are talking with […]

Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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I have been unwell of late. From time to time I suffer with my mental health. The reasons for this are complex and many, however I do know that living with hidradenitis suppurativa plays a big part in my mental state. Hidra What? When my mental wellbeing dips I still, like everyone have a full […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Weight Stigma and Body Shaming

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A basic human need is acceptance by others. Stigma is defined as an “awareness of social disapproval, discrediting or devaluation, based on an attribute or physical mark.” In this case, the size of a person’s body. This kind of stigma is called body-shaming. Hidradenitis suppurativa, weight and stigma are very much linked. We are going […]

HS and Weight

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Being diagnosed with HS can be a life changing moment. Very often, we can feel a sense of grief and loss of control of our bodies. While there is no cure for HS, doctors and researchers are working hard developing new treatments.  There has been lots of progress in the last 10 years. We can […]

HS Disease and Emotions

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We all have feelings that overwhelm us. Believe it or not, emotions serve a purpose. You shouldn’t ignore them. In avoiding feeling bad, you ignore a message your body is giving you. HS disease and emotions can be difficult to manage sometimes, but they can be managed! For some people with HS, overwhelming emotions are […]

The Diary of a HS Flare

The dreaded HS flare… Just when you think you will get some relief, and usually out of nowhere, hidradenitis suppurativa can flare up. There never seems to be much rhythm or routine to my HS flares, although I can link some of them to stressful life events. The HS flare I’m going to talk about […]

Chronic Illness Flares and 10 Hobbies You Can Do from Your Sofa

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One of the most challenging parts of chronic illness is free time. Firstly, for many of us, fatigue accompanies our HS. Lack of energy to do anything can be frustrating and not to mention boring. So why not take up a hobby. Hobbies certainly don’t need to be exercise focused. There are many inexpensive and […]

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