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  1. Thank you so much I really appreciate it! I will definitely check it out!
  2. Hello all...My name is Shanna AKA Peach and I am new to this site. I wanted to ask about a few things concerning HS (hidradenitis suppurativa) and other symptoms I have experienced during my 1st week of going gluten free. Like many others with HS I have been to multiple doctors, have taken millions of pills and been offered surgery in an attempt to fix my HS. None of which have worked in my 17 years of suffering from this disgusting and debilitating disease. About a year ago I went gluten free for the first time for about 2 weeks. My HS cleared about 75% immediately... sadly I was tempted by my favorite gluten filled foods and soon began eating gluten again. I always knew deep down the gluten was the problem but wasn't ready for the drastic change. Along with having HS for all of my adult life and half of my childhood, within the past 2 years I have had nausea, vomiting, IBS, stomach pain, fatigue and joint pain for causes unknown to the many doctors I have seen. Last week I decided that I was going to go gluten free again and stick with it for at least a month to see what happens. I have not thrown up once, I have not had diarrhea, and my HS has cleared again about 75%...not to mention a loss of 7lbs simply by going off gluten. Although these things I have mentioned are positive, I have also had some negative side effects as well including but not limited to: facial acne, insomnia, and headaches. I have read that going gluten free effects everyone differently and that some have reported increased acne and insomnia... I guess the reason I am posting is to be re-assured that I should continue on this course of a gluten free life style. I ask that if anyone else has experienced the same side effects that I have mentioned, contact me whether it public or private, and share your experience. I am not going to stop this diet until I am positive it's not the problem. Also, although my HS has cleared significantly, I am still having small breakouts and old lesions have not completely healed. Like I said it has only been a little over a week since I started the diet but the new symptoms are discouraging. Please contact me if you have anything to share. Thank you for reading, Shanna B. Maryland USA
  3. I know this forum is years old but I ran across it searching google to see if anyone else had experienced HS clearing after going gluten free. I am so emotional right now reading all the posts on this topic. I went gluten free a little over a week ago and although my HS has drastically improved...I'm not totally convinced because I am still having some breakouts. Reading one of the posts that stated within 4 to 6 weeks, all the HS went away has convinced me to continue with the diet. Only problem is since I went gluten free, my facial acne has increased substantially. I am assuming this will clear up as my body re-adjusts to the new eating habits but I wanted to know if anyone else had the same problem. Also I can't sleep to save my life. It takes forever to fall asleep and then I only sleep for a few hours at a time. Being a single mother of a toddler and having sleep apnea on top of it...this is no good for me. I am hoping all of these clear up with time..I have had HS since I was 9 yrs old ( I am 26 now) and it has debilitated my confidence, health, and sex life. I am still very hopeful this will all end after being gluten free for a substantial length of time but I am still slightly doubtful...has anyone else experienced any of the things I have mentioned? If so please share with me...thank you all.
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