I have HS. I've been getting boils for about 10 or so years. I hate it. It slowly progressed from about one or two lesions once in a while, to 5 and 6 new lesions a week. Right now i have some boils that are new, some that have erupted and some that have reappeared. I can’t even count how many scares I have. I have them under my arms, breast, between my thighs and buttocks. I am probably at stage III by now.
I am 23 and in graduate school. I don't have health care. The last time i went to the Derm for HS she gave me some antibiotics and afterwards she put me on accutane. The antibiotics worked while I was on them. But after I stopped using them my HS became worse. The accutane did not work at all for my HS. Accutane is an EXCELLENT acne treatment, but HS is not acne. So now I have no facial acne, but my HS is at its worst. I really can’t afford to go to the Derm on a monthly basis as I should. When I go to the free community clinics they have here in my home town, they usually look at me like I’m a monster when they see my skin. Then they send me away with some type of antibiotics. They think 7-10 days worth of antibiotics is the cure for everything! The antibiotics work while I’m taking them but after I stop using them my HS gets worse. I need to see a specialist on a regular basis to control this beast. I have no money to see a professional Derm. I guess I have to wait until I finish school get a job and get some type of health care.
I hate HS. I feel like I’m dying slowly. Every day, month, year it just seems like it gets worse. Im tired of watching my body disintegrate. I feel disgusting. I look disgusting. I am very depressed. No money, no cure, no hope.