Hidradenitis Suppurativa Better Or Worse after Weight Loss?
After a Post Taylor made today about a abscess she Is suffering with I noticed alot of the People responding have HS.
I also Have HS and have had it for many many Years..I was hoping that with the weight loss I would see an improvement in it.. But I can honestly say for me It has gotten worse. I think probably because of the excess skin that I now have..
Have any of you seen a difference in your outbreaks? Have you found anything that helps?
I have an appointment with a Plastic surgeon at a Burn Unit In September I am hoping to get some answers on what I can do next.
I am hoping that maybe some of the plastic's may be covered by insurance because of the problems the extra skin is causing?
My plastics were NOT covered, in spite of this. Actually, some will not do plastics at all because of the heightened risk of infection.
Good news is, with all my weight gone and plastics well underway, I have actually been lesion free now for almost a year and a half. For me it's not just the lack of skin folds, but dietary-- I am convinced mine was sugar/yeast related.
Tea tree oil helps. Staying dry in the folds helps ( try Zeasorb powder.)
"Oh sweet and sour Jesus, that is GOOD!" - Stephen Colbert Lap RNY 7/07-- Lap Gallbladder 5/08--
Emergency Bowel Repair 6/08 -Dr. Meilahn, Temple U. Upper and Lower Bleph/Lower Face Lift
Fraxel Repair 2/09-- Lower Bleph Re-Do 5/09 -Dr. Pontell, Media PA Mastopexy/Massive
Brachioplasty/ Extended Abdominoplasty (plus Mons Lift and Upper Leg lift) / Hernia Repair
6/24/09 ---Butt Lift and Lateral Thighplasty Scheduled 7/6/10 - Dr. Ivor Kaplan VA Beach
Total Cost: $33,500 Start wt: 368 RNY wt: 300 Goal wt: 150 Current wt: 148.2 BMI: 24.7
I Am having trouble getting my Hernia fixed because of my HS is so bad right now.. My General Surgeon wants me to try to get rid of the HS before he does the hernia repair.. Unless of course I start having Problems before.
When I had my DS I had a horrible Flair up of HS in my arms and Had to be put on IV antibiotics In the hospital ( which of course did no good ) I could have told them that.. but oh well..The pain from the Cysts were worse than the Surgical pain It was awful..
Over the years I have tried different diets to see if it were diet related but never got any relief but who knows .. I do think it has to do with diet a lot too.. I just haven't found that magical mix yet.
on 8/29/09 2:37 pm
Thanks for the suggestions I am going to try the zeasorb powder Where do you get it? I drink plain water all the time..I won't be giving that up anytime soon...
I try to keep dry all the time.. I have to say that part is better with the weight loss..but it is still hard sometimes with all the extra skin folds now..
Worse. I only have one location (groin) now, but the frequency of flare ups has increased, and the duration of inflammation and subsequent drainage as lengthened.
Nothing really helps, but I do get some relief by not wearing panties with elastic around the legs --- the "boy shorts" style are great for this, but they don't like to stay up around the waist!
~ I am the proud wife of a Guatemalan, but most people call me Kimberley
Highest Known Weight = 370# / 59.7 bmi @ 5'6"
Current Weight = 168# / 26.4 bmi : fluctuates 5# either way @ 5'7" / more than 90% EWL
Normal BMI (24.9) = 159#: would have to compromise my muscle mass to get here without plastics, so this is not a goal.
I my DS. Don't go into WLS without knowing ALL of your options: DSFacts.com
If you have any g-ddamn sense and want WLS, think about the DS.www.dsfacts.com
Your Insurance was going to cover plastic's because of the HS? I have medicare so I am not really getting my hopes up.. But they did pay for my DS so who knows!! A girl can hope!!
I am so sorry your going thru this too Sia.. It is horrible. I get them in other Places too ;(
Just so much worse in my arms..