Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.
Where I reside, I am not eligible to receive medical marijuana because I have Ulcerative Colitis and not Crohn’s. Three years ago, I was diagnosed with Severe Ulcerative Colitis. I was on the cusp of turning 40-years-old and had no idea what a role this auto immune condition would play in my every day life.
It is a painful, uncomfortable and debilitating disease. UC affects the digestive tract. resulting in abdominal pain, diarrhea and bloody stool, severe vomiting, and extreme weight loss. UC affects the large intestine and rectum, while Crohn’s disease affects the entire digestive tract; from mouth to anus. The pain was so bad that I was in tears.
I was on everything my doctors threw at me at that time. I was swallowing close to 25 pills a day. I was on prednisone to keep my flare ups at bay, Mesalamine/Lialda to treat my flare-ups…to many others to remember. I can’t even fathom downing more pills at this point in my recovery.
My team of nurses eventually asked me if I was on any kind of CBD to help combat the illness? I said, “no, I’ve never taken anything like that.” So, I started researching with the help of my team. CBD is found in hemp, and can be legally imported into the United States. It turns out humans actually have natural receptors for cannabinoids, which is one of the reasons this plant works so well on people, across the board.
GI Society, a Canadian society for intestinal research, is just one of the researches leading the way for CBD-use with IBD.
They reported on research made into the use of CBD oil for colitis and “found that administering CBD after inducing inflammation reduced it and that administering CBD before inducing inflammation prevented it from occurring at all.”
I turned to my family for help and of course they had those “connections” to get me CBD. A good friend who is in the industry sent a care package through his company called CBD Essence. I had to give it a shot. I had to try. I was desperate to feel myself again.
CBD helped me to relax the anxiety and pain of the illness, which meant that instead of just numbing the pain symptoms, like a tylenol would, it actually helped with the causes of the pain in the first place. It actually started to “heal” me internally. I was on two capsules per day and eating the “taffy” for “dessert.”
Although I am considered to be in the latter stages of my recovery, I still use CBD products almost every day for my health and well-being.
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