I was diagnosed last year after experiencing pain in my hips and fingers. My rheumatologist put me on methotrexate for 3 months, which turned me into a zombie and did not help at all, then I was put on humira for another 3 months, I was allergic to it and had no positive results to outweigh my allergy, I am now on remicade. I have received my first 2 injections but haven’t felt any better yet. Being only 20 years old, this has put a huge damper on my life. I can barely work, I had to stop going to school, and I can’t do any activity a “normal” 20 year old would be able to. My life has taken a complete turn around, and not for the better.
I am mostly wondering about your pain management. I have been open to everything holistic, which helps ease my pain but I still need more support. Essential oils, grounding, baths, tea, not pushing myself but not allowing myself to become stiff due to inactivity, dietary restrictions… Nearly every one of my joints has been taken over by this disease and most of my tendons have been compromised too. I am in a lot of pain around the clock and I must say I have a high pain tolerance now because of this. If you guys could share some of your techniques I would greatly appreciate it. I have done some research on CBD products, but I don’t know what is right to get, or if it will even help me that much. Any input is appreciated as I am trying to get out of this year long slump.