The stiffness and pain came on very suddenly. I actually thought I may have strained my back or hip. It was very painful. After a myriad of tests and months of discomfort, I was diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica - a debilitating and painful condition. Doctors prescribed a barrage of anti-inflammatory drugs including Cortisone which eased the stiffness and pain temporarily.
I’m always on the go and I was determined this wasn’t going to stop me. But I must admit there were times that I would go home crying. The doctors tried everything but unfortunately the inflammation was not coming down and I put on 20 kilos as a result of the medications.
Then a friend recommended Rose-Hip Vital and my rheumatologist agreed I should try it. It took about three months but the pain and stiffness subsided slowly over time. My doctors were actually amazed at the clinical results. My inflammation levels have dropped remarkably and I’m now off cortisone. The stiffness is now only very mild and I even played tennis the other day. My rheumatologist plans to wean me off the other medications but was quite adamant that I should keep doing whatever I was doing. I certainly won’t be stopping Rose-Hip Vital.