Once upon a time, I felt like I was so alone, but have since realized there is a whole community of support and knowledge. It's not going to happen overnight, and it will take some time, but keep your head up!
One tip I would tell someone who has recently been diagnosed with HS is that if you have pain, to acknowledge it instead of putting it aside and ignoring it. If I could say anything to an HS Hero who is struggling, I would tell them that I know it is hard but to keep fighting and they will get through it just fine.
Healthy living has been the biggest factor in the treatment of my HS. I tried other medical routes (ie. anti-biotics, Humira, etc). It wasn’t until I saw a Naturopath and was tested for food sensitivities that I made some major life changes and noticed a difference in my HS!