I was diagnosed with costochondritis a few years back. Since the diagnosis I have experienced chronic pain in my chest which seems to flare up at times of stress or illness.
What is Costochondritis
Costochondritis is the medical term for inflammation of the cartilage that joins your ribs to your breastbone (sternum). This area is known as the costochondral joint.
When the costochondral joint becomes inflamed it can result in sharp chest pain and tenderness, which may develop gradually or start suddenly.
The pain may be made worse by:
- a particular posture – such as lying down
- pressure on your chest – such as wearing a seatbelt or hugging someone
- deep breathing, coughing and sneezing
- physical activity
There was not a day go by where I would not experience this pain. I would wake up every morning to the sensation of being crushed, the feeling was almost as if someone was sitting on my chest.
When I was given the opportunity to trial CBD Oil I was sceptical. I had heard great things about CBD Oil however, I was apprehensive, that a product containing phytocannabinoids would make me drowsy or stoned – I pictured myself chilling on the sofa with Cheech and Chong!
This was not the case. Synerva CBD Oils are sourced from the largest vertically integrated hemp farm in the USA. All products are rich in CBD, CBG, CBC, CBDA & Terpenes. The Phytocannabanoid rich hemp is grown In full compliance under section 7606 of the 2014 Federal Farm Bill.
The oils come from the complete hemp plant. Synerva suppliers use a propriety extraction technique that allows for high levels of Phytocannabinoids. This technique eliminates unwanted amounts of THC and Chlorophyll and preserves the full spectrum profile of phytocannabinoids and synergistic compounds. Which means it’s not the same as smoking cannabis.
So was this natural product going to ease my pain?
I had been taking co-codamol 30mg/500mg 2 tablets 3 times a day and naproxen 500 mg twice a day for years. With the medication came awful side effects, I would often feel drowsy. I also had to take Omeprazole (protect my stomach lining) and without getting too personal, co-codamol plays hell on your digestive system and tummy. I wanted to be free of this.
I started my CBD Oil Capsule trial 4 weeks ago. I started on one capsule a day. The first two days of taking the product I didn’t feel any better, however, I noticed that I only needed to take co-codamol once. As the days went on, I found myself waking without pain.
A week into my trial I decided to up the CBD Oil Capsules to two a day. I was still waking up with no pain.
Two weeks into the trial I felt I was comfortable with the two capsules a day. I was not taking any pain medication.
Three weeks into the trial, I was not in any pain with my chest. My stomach was feeling much better, my acid reflux and heartburn had disappeared (I was still taking Omeprazole)
Now I am into my fourth week and I am shouting out to everyone about how effective the capsules are. Sometimes I think this can’t be real and perhaps my costochondritis is not playing up at the moment but why would it disappear now!
My sister is going to try for herself and I will definitely be purchasing the CBD Oil Capsules again.