@anniekosk we're so sorry to hear you're experiencing a difficult time with your pain. Have you taken a look through our self-management resources? There are many articles, videos and tools that can help you better understand and manage your pain. https://www.liveplanbe.ca/pain-education/
If you're comfortable sharing which area you live in, we'd be happy to look into whether there are local resources that can offer support as well.
Hello there. I HAVE to tell people about this. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis 11 years ago. I take 7 pills a day and every Thursday an extra 6 pills of methotrexate. A horrible drug. For 11 years now I have hated Thursdays as it is my "sickness" day. It depresses me every week. If I forget to take my pills on any given day, (10 am and 10 pm) within two to 4 hours the pain slowly but surely creeps into every single joint in my body. 6 hours plus and I am incapacitated completely. It is Sunday night as I write this.
Last Wednesday morning, my internet c.b.d. oil arrived on my doormat. Wednesday night, I went to bed without even realising I hadn't taken my pills. No pain. Nothing. This is the first time in 11 years I haven't taken my pills. Just a few drops under my tongue every four or so hours means that it has been over 100 hours now without my medication. NO PAIN. NOTHING! I am truly amazed. I am off to the doctors in the morning to find out if he can tell me if I can stop the dreaded methotrexate on Thursdays. I don't know if the drops are masking the pain of my RA, and therefore it is still damaging my joints? It will be interesting to find out. Thankyou.
Such a great story thanks for sharing - similar to those kids that treated seizures with CBD oil. Hopefully more research can be done on CBD and cannabinoids in general as they have great potential without all the downsides effects of Marijuana!