I was diagnosed Nov. 17 but they think I’ve had it for 20 years plus. Since diagnosis I have begun to think that the diagnosis was the worst thing that could have happened to me. Not the condition, but the actual diagnosis. I only sought medical help because I’d had pretty bad pain in my legs and weakness in left leg for a couple of years, but I was coping with it. Since then I’ve tried baclofen, gabapentin and have now been on 600 mg pregabalin for about eight months. As I say I was coping with it but now the drugs have reduced pain by about 20% but at a cost. It increases my fatigue, reduces my mobility and I just generally feel my health has declined and I’ve put in loads of weight.
Anyhoo, GP has given me a referral for the gym which I’m so up for it’s unbelievable, but I also want to go this type of drug free. I understand I’m going to need to do a staged withdrawal as my pain threshold has decreased due to the months of 20% pain reduction. But what next? Lose weight and get fitter sure but just learn to cope with the pain again or look for something more natural and less harmfull?
I’ve heard that CBD oil can help with this sort of thing but when I look at websites like CBD Brothers I have no understanding of the numbers involved and what type might be useful. I also worry about the implications for work etc, I know it’s legal without THC in it but surely in a test it just show up as cannaboid use?
if need be I’ll just cope with it like I did before, but any advise on CBD would be appreciated.
I honestly think that if I had remained ignorant of something that I’d had for a long time I would have been better off, they don’t know what type it is so it’s not like they’re doing anything except trying pain relief.