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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Acceptance

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Acceptance If you have signs of HS or have been diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), certainly it will affect your mind as well as your body.  Firstly, What do I mean by this?  Well, when we get an illness, a common cold for example, we feel rubbish. You might need paracetamol and […]

5 Surprising Ways We Decide Who is Attractive

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Being attractive is not just about physical appearance Many people with Hidradenitis Suppurativa say that their condition makes them feel less attractive. Which, in turn, makes it difficult for them to date or form romantic relationships. This is because our society focuses so much on looks. Evolutionary psychology argues that our bodies are on the […]

How to Build a Habit

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There are certain times of the year that people want a change and so attempt to change their habits. Probably the most popular time is the new year. But as you know most resolutions don’t survive past January. Lets look at how to build a habit, and make it stick! Getting Started – First steps […]

Covid-19, Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Motivation

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Let’s talk about hidradenitis suppurativa and motivation during these strange days. We are now almost a month into the Covid-19 restrictions and people are getting tired of it. Hidradenitis suppurativa can affect our motivation at the best of times. In the beginning, you were working from home. You had so much time and nowhere else […]

How Do I Talk to My Doctor – Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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The Dreaded Doctors Office So, you find yourself worried about your body, but you are too scared to talk to your doctor about hidradenitis suppurativa. You think they won’t listen to you, or that you are being dramatic. Sound about right? If you are struggling with this right now, don’t worry most people have at […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Negative Self Talk

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Firstly, Self-talk is the way we talk to ourselves. You might have noticed that you think in stories and narratives. During the day, you run through scenarios and have conversations with others in your head. This is because we are social animals. Even alone we behave in social ways; think Tom Hanks in Castaway. Similarly, […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Self-Esteem

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Self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves. Environment, body image, and social factors like age and gender impact our self-esteem. And it is safe to say that hidradenitis suppurativa and self-esteem don’t go hand in hand. Low self-esteem can be both a cause and be an indicator of depression. High self-esteem is associated with good […]

Meditation to Aid Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Even if you haven’t tried it yet, you most likely have heard of meditation. Research shows that the practice of meditation as an effective tool for managing stress, improving focus, concentration and reducing pain. Meditation is not a cure for Hidradenitis suppurativa. But it could be a very powerful tool to help manage feelings of […]