Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis The Natural Way
Author: Shannon W.
Word Count: 481
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Testimonial ID: 7887-OR
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Five years ago I began having pain in different joints of my body. After two years of pain that would come and go, often leaving me where I couldn't hold my baby, change a diaper, or fix a bottle we began searching for answers. My doctor suspected I had Rheumatoid Arthritis. It was going to take me over 6 months to see a specialist and that meant living in pain for 6 months. I felt defeated.
I learned enough through the internet I didn't want to wait around while my body deteriorated so I began looking for alternatives. Prescription strength ibuprofen the doctor prescribed did NOTHING for the pain.
A friend asked if I had tried essential oils and that started my journey. Essential oils would take my pain from a 9 to a 4! The PanAway or Wintergreen worked great for pain and inflammation. I was sold. Through more research I began to discover what my body needed and started on NingXia Red for my immune system and Sulfurzyme for the inflammation, two months prior to seeing the specialist.
The specialist in 2009 confirmed I had Rheumatoid Arthritis. He prescribed medicine to slow my immune system down and a sulfur drug with msm. I showed him the Sulfurzyme and asked if I could take that instead. He said I could but he wasn't sure I would get enough to make a difference and highly suggested me to take the pharmaceutical drugs (that have major side affects).
I thought I was already seeing a difference so continued on my Young Living supplements. Instead of my joints going out every 3 days they had slowed down to once a month! I had the prescriptions filled, just in case, but left them on my shelf. It has now been 3 years and I still have not opened the bottles!
I am sold that Young Living has allowed me to continue to be a wife and a mom to 8 children. After three months of being on Young Living products my family could tell a difference, mom wasn't in pain. Flair ups can usually be traced to missing a supplement, didn't get rest, or not enough water. The doctor believed I would probably be on Methotrexate, a chemo drug, within 6 months of my appointment, and that was 2.5 years ago. When first diagnosed I was so defeated but using essentials oils has become the best thing my family has done. It is now what we use for our entire family of 10 to maintain health and wellness.
My daily supplements are NingXia Red, Sulfurzyme, and OmegaGize. I drink lots of water and get 8-10 hours of rest. If I have flair up I use oils for pain and inflammation but that is few and far between.
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