LOCATION: Ballajura, WA
"My hands were getting very sore and stiff and now I wake up in the morning and can actually move my hands"
I have had arthritis for quite some time, but had only just been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The rheumatologist had put me on Methotrexate when the Rose-Hip Vital with GOPO arrived. I was not sure whether to start them or not at that stage, being on the Methotrexate, so I checked with my GP and he said it would be fine. I will admit, I was quite unsettled about this Methotrexate drug and was concerned about the formidable list of side effects. One of the side effects was inflammation of the lungs, and as a singer this bothered me somewhat. However, I was being re-assured that side effects did not happen often and would be minimal.
A couple of weeks later, I started with a nasty cough and lung inflammation so I told my Rheumatologist that I would rather not take this medication. I have been using the Rose-Hip Vital with GOPO for a few weeks, and I have kept on the initial 3 twice per day longer because I came off the Methotrexate.
I can say that my hands which are my main concern (I do have it in my spine as well) have not been any worse, and in fact over the last week I feel that my hands are much less painful and stiff, so I will certainly remain on the Rose-Hip Vital with GOPO. Just wanted you to know that I am feeling some benefit and as I crochet lots of baby blankets for our Baby Baskets at Church and also knit Teddy Bears, it has helped me be able to continue doing this without any problems. A couple of months ago my hands were getting very sore and stiff and now I wake up in the morning and can actually move my hands whereas before they were very stiff and took a while to get moving.