@Emmaoliviachaelotee Welcome to the Live Plan Be forum!
I also have osteoarthritis and thought I was doomed to have restricted movement for the rest of my life, but now it's only a bit of discomfort in my elbow and I can walk five miles without any problems.
I'm not sure if I could manage the longer walks that I used to though, and I find I'm no longer too keen on climbing over field gates.
@Remijack Welcome to the Live Plan Be forum!
Please read this article - it might help you understand how cbd is helping with pain relief
@Liebling Welcome to the Live Plan Be discussion forum!
@K4 Thanks for your message. Our forum is active and is used by people in pain on an as-needed basis. We encourage you to post/respond to questions as you're comfortable. Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any other questions!
I really don't like a "fashionable" idea of commercializing and advertising CBD oils, accounting for the fact that more and more people are getting addicted to drugs (especially marijuana) every year. I've read here https://addictionresource.com/drugs/cocaine/ that cocaine and marijuana are equally addictive, as other kinds of drugs, so it doesn't really matter if you're using CBD oils or smoking a roll.
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@painBgone Hi there, we're sorry to hear you're experiencing mobility issues as a result of your pain. Have you considered speaking to a licensed medical professional? Someone like a physiotherapist, chiropractor, occupational therapist etc. may be able to provide you with help based on your individualized needs and situation.
Hello again - one last thought.... as the question of finances came up and we did not speak to that. Caregivers are sometimes juggling work and financial constraints. One question that a caregiver had before the forum was:
I work full-time while trying to support my mom with her pain. I think I’m going to need to reduce my hours at work to be able to care for her, but I can’t really afford to do that. Are there any financial benefits available to make that possible?
And we are glad you are considering your options before moving into action. Without a plan – big changes like this can add to the financial strain and stress. We would like to answer this question in two parts: I) what resources for support you may access as a caregiver who works outside the home, and II) what financial support might be available as a caregiver.
I. Work and Caregiving : The strains of caregiving take their toll. A quarter of caregivers report a change in employment including turning down training opportunities, promotions, taking a loss of income or simply having to quit their jobs altogether. Almost 15% report health and sleep problems and over a third report emotional difficulties due to caregiving. Check out our section on work and caregiving to consider your personal situation and needs.
II. Financial Impact of Caregiving: Lack of funding and the need for financial assistance are issues Canadian caregivers most often identify as their biggest stressors. Again, because each situation is unique we cannot provide direct guidance on financial matters. Instead we have developed a financial assistance guide where caregivers can see if there are any avenues for additional support that are unique to their care recipient and their caregiving situation. For example, do you know that there is a Canadian Caregiver Credit that may be available to you?
Nidus – (www.nidus.ca) is also a good provincial resource for financial planning.
Yes CBD oil is used for Pain relief treatment and I have used Cannaroo brands CBD oil it really works on my chronic pain. As we know that it is illegal in many countries but in some states of the US it is legal. When We take CBD oil, it directly contacts with our immune system. It creates anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects that help with pain management.
@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.
We're so sorry to hear you're experiencing a difficult time. If you're still feeling this way, we encourage you to reach out to a local crisis line. Are you able to let us know where you're located? We'd be happy to look up some local resources for you.
Thanks for reaching out to us. The Live Plan Be forum largely serves as a space for people with pain to connect with one another and ask/answer questions pertaining to their pain management, however we do offer resources and suggestions when possible. We also regularly filter through spam and ensure it's taken off the forum as quickly as possible. If you have specific questions we can provide assistance with, please let us know and we'll be very happy to help.
Rinse and gargle with warm salt water as often during the day as you remember to do it. Especially before bed so the salt can heal your sore throat all night while you sleep.