According to a report released by the National Psoriasis Foundation, 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. This is a serious condition that leads to a build-up of cells on the surface of the skin. Which in turn, red patches are formed. Psoriasis is not just a cosmetic issue, it goes deeper than that, to a point its symptoms can affect a person’s quality of life. With this condition, comes a lot of stress and agony.
And so many people have given up due to the fact that there isn’t any known cure to treat this disease. And also, the treatment options available in the market have dangerous and sometimes fatal side effects. But for me, ever since I started using CBD, my life has completely been transformed. I am excited to say that I can jump and run without any trouble, manage and control my pain not to mention my skin is smooth and spot-free. And the best part about it is I can actually afford a genuine smile and better sleep. Here is my story.
Ten years ago I was diagnosed with psoriasis. I was very young and didn’t fully understand what that meant. My symptoms manifested one after the other. One day a red patch was on my back and the next day I would experience isolated joint pain. But the worst was when I had trouble moving around, and I was advised to visit a dermatologist and a rheumatologist.
They both gave me prescription medication which would relieve my pain but not eliminate it completely. The second-year since the diagnosis, I started giving up on life. The side effects from these medications were becoming unbearable. I did not want to take the Azulfidine and Aleve no more. I would hide in my room all day. I did not want to interact with people, and I was having major issues with my self-esteem.
By this time my feet were swollen, my skin had red itchy patches, and I was feeling general weakness. I could not wear shoes or socks, and I was forced to use flip-flops.
The Turning Point
Everything changed when I decided to try CBD. I must admit I was hesitant about using medical cannabis as I was scared of the side effects. All my life I had never smoked marijuana, and so I was not sure I want to experience the “high” that is brought about by marijuana. But I had reached a desperate point, and I thought I was dying so when my uncle who had come to visit for Christmas told me about CBD oil, and since then I have never looked back.
I remember I immediately sent my small sister to my local health shop to by me a bottle of this natural medicine. I did not care so much about the brand so I wasn’t specific. When I took the first dropper, I really didn’t like the taste, but I got a little relief after a couple of hours.
I guess I was so used to the pain that I did not expect it to fully cure me. However, I decided to give it another try. So during the few days that followed, I used to take two full droppers a day. I began to notice that I could walk with ease, my skin was clearing, I could move my elbow freely and I was beginning to feel happy.
It’s been 11 months down the line, and I can confidently say that CBD oil has totally transformed my life with psoriasis. To me, it remains a miracle which I am glad I found it. I have gone through so many positive changes, and I would advise anyone with this awful condition to try CBD.