VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY

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Have any of you been diagnosed with a vitamin D difficiency ? Is that something else that we have in common? If so, would supplements maybe help HS? JUST WONDERING

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    Well I'm not exactly sure if I've been diagnosed with a difficincy but I may have, but I also have other health issues as well so it's hard to keep up. I go to the doctors a lot. I've heard it more than once being called that in discussions from different doctors I've had. I've had lab work and my vitamin D has been as low as a 4 which isn't good many years ago...but I was prescribed vitamin D at one point but after that I've taken a vitamin D liquid gel pill ever since every day. I take 5,000 IU's a day. So more than likely I do have one. I've had my HS for a few years now and it doesn't do anything to that at all. So I would have to say no it probably won't do anything for the HS but I mean nobody has anything to lose by trying. Everybody's body is different so who knows. Maybe it helps to a small extent but not enough to be noticed? This isn't the first time I've heard people linking a vitamin D difficincy to HS, could always ask your dermatologist.

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    Funny you should mention this, I have recently been diagnosed with HS and they also found me to be vitiman D defficient. I am taking regular vitimin D pills to help it, My energy levels have definitly improved. 
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    Hi i havent noticed if i have vitamin deficiency as the doctors havent mentioned it but i do take supplements for HS which ice read about online like L-lysine and Tumeric( curcumin) i feel both slightly help with inflamation however i luve in a very warm place so it acts up also randomly

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    I definitely do, I usually measure in the single digits but I have hashimotos as well and my doc days ppl who have hashis have a harder time absorbing vitamin d, so I've always figured it stems from that. Never considered a connection to HS before. Would definitely be interesting to see if there is a connection

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      I also have been taking tumeric, zinc and vitamin C. Those may be helping with healing. I don't know what helps and what doesn't anymore. I live in a small town and all my doctor says is that it's acne. She hasn't called it HS yet. I just believe that's what it is. Had it since I was in my 20s. Just always embarrassed to see the doctor for it.

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      You really need to see a dermatologist to be properly diagnosed if you haven't already seen one yet. Regular physicians don't seem to know a whole lot about the disease cuz it's not really their field of expertise. They usually have to give you a referral to see the dermatologist for it unless with the type of insurance you have doesn't require one. We all know that HS is beyond "acne."

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