No Diagnosis Until 3 Months Ago!Hi, I have HS and I have been dealing with this condition since I was 20 years old. I was always told by family and various women; it's something all women have, you may have contaminated blood or it's because you are big boned. I can remember the day I finally gave in to the lies and I began to feel sorry for myself. I thought God was punishing me and I had been stricken with boils and Leprecy. The shame that goes along with having this condition is overwhelming. I could never get clean enough and I was worried about staining my clothes.
Now that I finally have a diagnosis, I have to admit I feel better to have a name to go along with the face..LOL. Although I am a therapist, I have sought counsel to help me deal with this condition and it does help. I want to help other people while I am being helped. Since the cause and cure is unknown at this time, I hope to be able to share the remedies of relief that have helped me.
Oh and before I forget, I also wanted to mention that I have CHRONIC HS. So yes, I constantly have 5 or more cysts under my left arm and in my groin area at all times. I refuse to be defeated by this. Not only have I worked too hard to get to this place in my life, but so many people have made sacrafices and paid the price for me to be able to suceed. I hope this is a group where I can meet people who share my passion about helping ourselves and others with HS!