On the internet, good news spreads like wildfire! Lupus forums and websites seem to be buzzing with personal testimonials about lupus and CBD oil. The online consensus among lupus sufferers reporting their experiences with non-psychoactive high quality CBD oil, CBD oil with little to no THC like we sell, is that it helps reduce their lupus symptoms much more dramatically than any of the prescription drugs they’ve taken. Perhaps even more important, many people claim that CBD oil helps reduce their flare ups and chronic lupus symptoms without the side effects they’ve experienced with prescription drugs!
That bears repeating — they report no side effects!
The Mayo Clinic describes many side effects for prescription medications given for lupus. These include:
– higher risk of infection
– stomach bleeding
– heart problems
– weight gain
– high blood pressure
– easy bruising of the skin
– liver damage
– reduces fertility
– higher risk of cancer
Actual online lupus sufferers report many more side effects when taking lupus drugs than that listed on the Mayo Clinic website:
– hair falling out (thinning)
– feeling lethargic
– feeling and looking “drugged out”
– problems with memory
– difficulty concentrating
– depression to the point of interfering with life
– thoughts of suicide
– higher anxiety than they have without the prescription medications
– moon face (developing a rounded puffy face)
– mylar rash (butterfly shaped rash across the nose and cheeks)
– social stigma due to how the drugs changes their physical appearance
While a mylar rash is typically thought of as a diagnostic symptom for lupus, many lupus sufferers say they never got one until after they started taking prescription drugs for lupus. This is not at all surprising because it is now well known that many prescription drugs currently on the market can produce lupus-like symptoms!
One long-time lupus sufferer named Angie, an artist originally from Oklahoma, now living in California, has posted several public YouTube videos describing how CBD oil has helped her overcome lupus. In fact, in one video, she very happily reported right after picking up her lab results that after taking CBD oil, she was testing negative for lupus! Her numbers for rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren’s disease were also vastly improved (went down by about seventy-five percent).
Specifically, while looking straight at the print-out she had just picked up from her doctor’s office, Angie read aloud the test result for her ANA test, “NEGATIVE” she exclaimed! If you need to do research on this test, the ANA test is also called the anti-nuclear antibody test or the immunofluorescent antinuclear antibody test. According to the John Hopkins Lupus Center, ninety-eight percent of all systemic lupus sufferers test positive for the ANA test and Angie had obviously tested positive on the ANA test before. Moreover, according to the John Hopkins Lupus Center’s website, they consider the ANA test the most “sensitive test” to “diagnose” lupus.
As Angie read this, you could see on her face how very happy and relieved she was with this amazing result. She reported in her YouTube comments and on the video itself that she had been taking one gram of CBD oil. From other videos, it looks like she had started with lower amounts of CBD oil. After the exciting news of her ANA test really began to sink in, with a big grin on her face, Angie stated that if all this turned out to be true (a second test confirmed a negative result again), “I’m going to be all over that beach this summer like nobody’s business… I know I dare to dream…”
For readers who may not be aware, many lupus sufferers are extra sensitive to UV and being in the sunlight often causes flare ups, skin rashes, and system wide joint aches. This means that their already aching bodies ache even more if they venture into the sunlight. Thus, many are forced to stay inside far more than they want. In fact, for some who are very sensitive, they only go outside at night. This can cause social deprivation which can exacerbate their depression which sometimes causes their doctors to prescribe anti-depression medications. So, it can be a vicious cycle!
For Angie and many other lupus sufferers, CBD oil seems to give them their life back! They can “control” their lupus symptoms, perhaps even put it in remission, without suffering the myriad of side effects that so many prescription lupus medications seem to cause. According to the John Hopkins Lupus Center, the longer a person stays on these drugs, the more side effects they tend to experience. On the other hand, lupus sufferers who take non-psychoactive high quality CBD oil don’t seem to affected negatively at all, at least for many people who are discussing their personal experiences on popular boards, websites, YouTube, and social media. In fact, many lupus sufferers report that they can get off their prescription medications after taking CBD oil for a while, although many do start taking CBD oil while still on their prescription drugs with no ill effect.