Let’s start prescribing healthier habits rather than prescription pills!!!
CAN NOT ADVOCATE THIS ENOUGH people rely on drugs to solve their problems, if you have a minor headache it’s probably because you’re dehydrated or you need rest or food, don’t rely on painkillers so much to solve your problems!!
Man, next time I dislocate my hip due to my horrifically painful genetic condition I’ll be sure to just eat a few radishes and drink some more water. Why’d no one tell me how easy it is to deal with chronic pain?! Guess I’ll throw out my heart meds while I’m at it!
Yeah, I have pain not because my body is literally eating away at its own nerves, but because I haven’t hydrated enough! Silly me.
I’ll just have to remember to drink some water and eat some carrots next time my joints are so stiff I can’t even get out of bed.
I know there’s a lot of sarcasm going on here right now, but even for those of us with horrifically painful chronic illnesses, plants can help.
I too have a genetic disease that makes me dislocate any joint in my body at any moment, from something as small as sneezing or bumping into someone, and the more tired I get the harder my muscles have to work to try to keep everything in socket. Every time I dislocate something, my body responds with inflammation — inflammation to try to cushion the joint, to repair the muscle and tendon tears. My other symptoms of this same genetic disease include heart issues, blood pressure issues, IBS, chronic fatigue, difficulty sleeping, etc.
I also have two autoimmune diseases, one that is actively murdering my thyroid and one that is in remission that likes to randomly murder my hair follicles and make me go bald. Between those two and my genetic disease, there’s a lot of inflammation going on. And you know what helps? Anti-inflammatory diets high in organic fruits and vegetables. I feel significantly better on an anti-inflammatory diet, better than I do on a standard diet and stronger pain medications.
And yes, of course I still take my thyroid hormone replacement pills every single day, and I take two pills for my heart issues, and I have narcotic pain killers and muscle relaxers for break-through pain. But for the majority of my pain management — and muscle spasms, chronic nausea, insomnia, etc — I use medical marijuana these days. Yeah, a plant, how about that? A heavy-duty medical indica (body high) will treat my daily pain as well as a narcotic, opium-based pill will, without all the nasty side-effects I get from prescription narcotics.
So don’t knock plants, k? Even for those of us with extremely painful chronic illnesses, they have their usefulness.
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