Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Rick Simpson (CBD) Oil

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posted on Sep, 2 2014 @ 12:12 PM
I have a condition known as Hidradenitis Suppurativa.I have had it since I was 11. it sucks, and mine hasn't even progressed too terribly far. I don't have the wherewithal to imbed a link, but if you are curious, google- or whatever you choose- it and see what it is and does.
I have another thread, concerning this disease. I discussed some possible remedies, and received recommendations from other members here.
My point of this thread is to say that Rick Simpson Oil, or CBD oil has healed up the open wound that had developed from this disease. For those who don't know, painful cysts form and after a period of time (if you progress beyond stage 1), these sites form tunnels under the skin and connect. This is called a sinus tract. Once this happens, the infection is swapped back and forth through the tract, and an inevitable rupturing occurs. Once these wounds open, doctors say that the only way to permanently (I say permanent because mine would close for a day here and there) close the wound is to surgically remove the affected area. I have only developed 1 tract, but once it opened I had to keep it bandaged 24/7 to prevent immense pain.

I decided that giving CBD oil a try to see if it would help. Within 5 days my wound closed up and healed over! (As a disclaimer to others who suffer this- my wound was quite small, the largest it got was a little smaller that a dime. If you have a larger wound, it may very well take longer to heal up.) I can not stress how amazing it was to not have to bandage myself- adhesive burn can be very painful. I was on the oil for about 2 weeks when I went off in order to give my supply to someone who needed it more than I. A week later the site opened up again and surprisingly, I had forgotten how painful it was! After a few weeks I was able to procure some more oil, and again, within 5 days the wound closed up.

I am not saying this is a cure all, or that it cures HS, but it helped me when nothing else has. I am amazed that CBD oil has done for me what no antibiotic, accutane, home remedies or other treatment has done.

posted on Sep, 2 2014 @ 12:44 PM
Had to look this up, I'm not surprised it turns out to be hemp oil. There just seems to be no end of uses for this miraculous substance!

You poor thing, I honestly don’t know how people live with HS. I thought I had it but turned out to be folliculitis from over-enthusiastic hair removal and that was bad enough, I really do feel for you. I still get flare-ups from time to time and am definitely going to order some CBD oil in readiness of an attack…

I’m so happy that you’ve discovered something that works for you, this is going to make such a difference to your life!

Thanks for the thread, nice one

posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 08:17 AM
a reply to: paradisepurple

My progression hasn't been nearly as bad as what many suffer with, so I count myself lucky. My main motivator in finding a real treatment is my children. The disease is genetic (though the establishment isn't ready to fully admit that, I know, for I have seen it run through my family history). I do not want my kids to suffer from HS like I have.

That being said, I would love to get my hands on the low thc, high cbd oil. I am not fond of the psychoactive effects of the oil, and I take such a small dose, I don't really think I could lower the amount much more!

Glad to hear that you did not have HS, though most people with it have never been diagnosed, or properly diagnosed. I saw several specialists, over 10 years (one of whom said it was chronic folliculitis as well), before my obgyn mentioned the name of the disease in passing. I was floored, and asked, "Is that what I have?" She pulled out one of her manuals and showed me. It was a wonderful and terrible day; for I went home to search this disease to find out not much could be done and it would likely get worse.

I hope someone finds this thread and it helps him or her!

posted on Sep, 4 2014 @ 03:38 AM
a reply to: chelsdh

I didn't know HS was hereditary. God-awful thing to have, I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy... Just having folliculitis has given my confidence a severe battering.

Yeah I hope even non-members of ATS pick up this thread via a Google seach for HS, this info could improve the quality of life for so many sufferers!

Update this thread or U2U me to let me know how the oil works for you long-term, I'm really interested to know what effect it has on the scarring
edit on 4-9-2014 by paradisepurple because: Sp.

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