Struggling with the chronic pain in my back, knees, ankles, and wrists. My doctor has tried back braces, knee braces, physical therapy, steroids, NSAIDs, methotrexate and folic acid, cortozone injection, and Humira injections once a week. All which I saw very little or no improvements in my health, and my pain would always come back again and again. Flare-ups were unbearable and I had nothing to do except sit it out. I began looking into other forms of medication and thats when I found cannabis. I was out of options and my parents could not stand watching me go through the pain, no sleep, and lost appetites from my RA. I soon got ahold of a gram and told my parents what it is and the potential benefits of me using cannabis (THC) medicinally. They were desperate and so was I, so I tried it. From that day on I have smoked, consumed, and cooked with cannabis. My last flare up was September 4th, 2014; first time I tried cannabis. I usually smoke two times a day, 4-5 times a week. I don't always like direct cannabis smoke so I cook with it and consume it as well. I truly believe that cannabis (THC) has factors in it that reduce inflammation and chronic pain as well as help with people that have auto-immune deficiency, and It helps me greatly. I have been off Humira for 3 weeks now! But then again everyone's body reacts different to it, but it can't harm you and to date it has no known side affects so its safer than most pharmaceuticals in my opinion.
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