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Medical Marijuana, Cbd Use

Medical Marijuana, Cbd Use

I am looking for alternative treatments for my AS. Will be on pure Medicare this next year and I’m very doubtful that I will be able to afford my humira. If you are using or have tried using either the full product or the cbd (without thc) I would love the feed back. Also if you know a source for good cbd, product descriptions are sketchy online. ( I can buy from 9 to 120 and they all read the same) thank you!

A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Used lots of CBD with little arthritis benefit. Watch your blood pressure.

Prednisolone Weight

Prednisolone Weight

Does anyone have any tips or suggestions on how to deal with the bloatedness/perceived weight gain from Prednisolone?

I can just feel that I'm "puffy", in my face for instance. I exercise, a decent amount and eat reasonably well.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member

I have been on Prednisone, for over four to six years now. I am currently taking 20 mg per day, unless I flare up then I'm sometimes up to 90 mg and taper down so far hopefully no side effects that I… read more

"Patriot Power Greens" Alternative

"Patriot Power Greens" Alternative

Does anyone know of an alternative to the "Patriot Power Greens" that some have recommended?After reading the rhetoric on the company website, well...

Doc Said I Need The Back Surgery Which Includes Hardware

Doc Said I Need The Back Surgery Which Includes Hardware

Hardware is screws and rods to separate the lower lumbar vertebrae and put in a new disc......question....is that the only solution? I’ve done therapy,injections and the ablation won’t work..seems extreme to me..

A MySpondylitisTeam Member

You’ll be glad you had it, I am. Once the pressure is off of the nerves. Good luck..

Debilitating Fatigue In AS

Debilitating Fatigue In AS

Do any of you have success stories of improving severe fatigue in AS using Vitamins or other Supplements?
I have both AS and Fibromyalgia. I get so tired that it makes me cry. I can't do anything without my fatigue getting out of hand.
I even fell asleep ar a set of traffic lights today. Luckily my Husband was with me and woke me up.
Life HAS to be better than this surely?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member

I take morphine twice daily for my interstitial cystitis, and when I had thumb surgery (rods and screws bc my joint disintegrated),the surgeon wouldn't give me pain medicine because of my… read more

Has Anyone Tried Acupuncture? I Have A Fracture At L5 And Sciatica And Am In Pain Most Days.

Has Anyone Tried Acupuncture? I Have A Fracture At L5 And Sciatica And Am In Pain Most Days.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member

I have had 2 Spinal Fusions and Carpal tunnel on my dominant hand. She uses needles heat along with Chinese Cigar and heated cupping. I find alot of relief at had suffered from cramps in my thighs… read more

I Would Love To Go Swimming Is It Safe To Do

I Would Love To Go Swimming Is It Safe To Do

I love swimming but is it safe to do when I suffer with spondylitis,osteoarthritis and bulging discs in spine I don’t want to make my conditions worse,any advice please.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Swimming, even just floating, is wonderful because all of your weight is off your hurting places. Even if you have to use a floatation device to stay on top of the water, get in there and enjoy the… read more