Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at 14 Years Old Still NO Prescriptions Only Cannabis
After decades of cannabis treatment for my Rheumatoid Arthritis, I am still able to play with my grandbabies!
I was 13 years old when I had my first “arthritis” attack; I could barely walk for 3 days. I can remember my brother and sisters telling Mom I was faking it, to which she replied “No she’s not! She’s crying and she never cries!”
Well, I went in to see the doctor and he moved my knee around and said “you have arthritis” and that was about it. Flash forward 10 to 15 years and for the second time, I had a major flare up. This time, the doctor did a blood test to check for the rheumatoid factor, which of course I had.
I was prescribed methotrexate, prednisone, folic acid and told to take ibuprofen or whatever it was. Anyways after a few weeks of taking those meds, I began to notice that my face was puffy and my stomach felt knotted up a lot. I had also been reading the paper that was included with the meds and realized that the meds were causing more pain then the arthritis was. So, I quit taking it.
I started smoking cannabis at about 14. So, even thought when I got the “Rheumatoid Arthritis” diagnosis, I wasn’t sure if I could deal with it, I soon realized that when I was stiff and sore, I could take a few hits of cannabis and I would relax enough to be able to clean house play with my kids.
I smoke everyday, and it has made my life a lot easier. Even now that I’m a grandmother, I can still play with my grandbabies. I don’t take any prescription pain killers because I don’t like the feeling I get off them. I do take a muscle relaxer a night if I’ve had a long day on my feet.
Cannabis is my medicine.