CBD products are now legal in Texas. Coincidentally, Creaky Joints (one of my more favorite sites) just published an article including a survey and personal testimony from patients who have used CBD products (oils, balms, ampules, etc.) to help relieve the symptoms of RA and other inflammatory diseases. (This is great info. You can read the article here: https://creakyjoints.org/eular-2019/medical-marijuana-cbd-usage-arthritis-patients-study/)
I’ve been on my current biologic for more than two years. About a year ago, I stopped MTX, but now I’m really symptomatic starting about two weeks before my infusion. Rather than going back to MTX, I’m considering trying CBD. And while I believe strongly that various supplements can be very beneficial, I am also cautious because they’re not as tested or regulated as prescription medications and there is not as much documentation between the interactions with other medications.
While I’m going to chat with my rheumy about it at my regular appointment next week, there’s nothing like real patient experience. So I’m asking for advice, shared experience, whatever you are willing to contribute to my information gathering.
And while I know from other research that some patients have resorted to “under-the-counter” methods of using CBD or marijuana for medical purposes, I might suggest that you only post legal activities.
Thanks, in advance for your help, and thanks for checking in.