I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis. For those of you who may be unfamiliar, rheumatoid arthritis is a condition where the body attacks its joints, causing inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis can most commonly be found in hands and feet, leading to swollen, stiff, painful joints.
For me, it affects most of my joints, but my ankles especially. The pain is so severe I have trouble walking and doing every day activities. I’ve tried taking several medications and intake methods to ease my symptoms – including orally, through IV, self-injections, the list goes on. Some of these medications have given me great success, but each time it only lasted a brief period of time before the relief wore off and I was back to square one. In addition to this, the side effects were often very negative.
How I heard about CBD
A family friend of mine was discussing my condition with my son. She had mentioned how her family discovered CBD and how it had greatly improved her father-in-law’s quality of life (he suffers from Parkinson’s Disease). They encouraged me to try it for my arthritis. This was around June 2018.
How CBD has helped me
While I do still take 1 anti-inflammatory each day, this is much less than I had been taking previously.
CBD oil has given me my life back! I can do all the things I need to do every day with so much more mobility. I am essentially pain free – I can’t believe how much better I feel. My inflammation and pain levels are manageable, I can wake up in the morning and feel refreshed rather than exhausted and de-motivated. I used to have an hour or so every morning where I would be stiff and uncomfortable. Not anymore!
Not only has CBD helped me with my pain and inflammation, it has also helped with my sleeping patterns.
I am so thankful to have found CBD!
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