When I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I wasn’t sure what kind of changes I was going to need to make.
- The reason I went to the doctor was because I noticed some odd pain and cramping in my hands and feet.
The doctor quickly diagnosed me with rheumatoid arthritis, even though I was only in my early twenties. The doctor tried several different medicines, but they weren’t doing anything but upsetting my stomach and causing more distress. He finally asked if I would be interested in trying medical marijuana. I was a bit hesitant with this remedy. I had read a lot about medical marijuana and I knew how much it had helped other people, but my family didn’t believe in marijuana use in any form. Even though they were going to hate that I was now a ‘pothead’, I didn’t want to have to give up my job and life. I went to a specialist who helped me get my medical marijuana card. I was surprised to see all the items that I could, but I wanted something that could be used discreetly, even while I was at work and school. The budtender suggested I try a cannabis oil vape pen. They are often mistaken for smokeless cigarettes. They are nearly odorless and all you see is the water vapor coming from the pen. The pen was small enough that I could put it in my back pocket, or in my purse, and it truly did help the symptoms of my rheumatoid arthritis. I know that someday mom will notice the cannabis vape pen, but hopefully she’ll understand.