CBD And Lupus
Lupus comes with a wide range of symptoms, one thing we can all agree on is that it’s not pleasant. Lupus is painful and exhausting. There are medications that can help with many of the symptoms, but the side effects aren’t always pleasant and can sometimes make you feel worse!
My Dr tried me on a couple of different ones and I just couldn’t function while taking them. I decided to do a little research on my own and have taken some advice from another Lupus warrior. I’m going to share these with you, but I want to say upfront that you absolutely shouldn’t change the treatments your DR has you on and always consult with your DR before trying anything new as it could have adverse effects mixed with existing medications.
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I started researching vitamins and supplements, now I haven’t gone all crazy and started taking a whole bunch at once. But I am taking a few and will share which ones and why.
Calcium – not only for bone health. Your body needs calcium for many other reasons. Your heart, muscles and, nerves also need calcium to function properly.
Some studies say that calcium, along with vitamin D, may have benefits beyond bone health: maybe even protect against cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure. But evidence about these health benefits is not definitive.
Magnesium– Why is magnesium important? Magnesium is important to the body because it supports muscle and nerve function and energy production.
B Complex– B vitamins play a huge role in maintaining good health and well-being. As the building blocks of a healthy body, B vitamins have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism.
Omega 3– People take fish oil to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, to treat high triglycerides and high blood pressure, and to improve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Flintstones Plus Immunity Support– Supports immune health with vitamins C, E, and zinc, Supports eye health with vitamins A, C, and E, Supports energy with vitamins B6, B12, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin, Supports bone health with calcium and the latest recommended level of vitamin D
While there really aren’t a lot of studies on benefits or side effects of CBD on Lupus patients I decided to go ahead and give it a try. Another Lupus sufferer suggested I try it because she had found a huge amount of relief from it
I was in an extreme amount of pain in my hip that radiated down my leg causing some serious charlie horses that curled my toes. This pain had been going on for about 2 weeks. I was exhausted and nothing was helping so I ordered some CBD oil. ( with Prime shipping it came the next day!! )
At bedtime the night it arrived I took a dose and really didn’t notice any difference, but 3 days later I slept the entire night PAIN-FREE!! Now mind you I sit at a desk all day so I was still experiencing a lot of discomfort at work. Sitting on a heating pad brought some relief but not enough.
I decided to try a second dose, one in the morning and one dose at night before bed. The pain was soon gone. But I wondered was it the oil or had the pain just left. I stopped taking it for a few days and the pain returned. I have not missed a dose since then.
I’m sleeping better, my brain is a little clearer (not a lot) the pain and inflammation are so much better and the daily headaches are significantly better (not gone just better). Fewer migraines less joint pain.
Three Months In
Three months is how long I have been taking the supplements and CBD Oil and still experiencing a great deal of relief. Now as I said earlier please don’t just run out and buy it without consulting your Dr. My Dr is not thrilled about me taking the CBD so my visits will be more often since I insist on continuing.
I plan to continue researching vitamins, supplements and adding them to my plan. I will definitely keep you all updated on my journey!!