When you have a chronic illness like ankylosing spondylitis (AS), you get used to taking a lot of pills.
And I mean A LOT.
You take pills for the pain. Pills for the nausea caused by the pain-relieving pills. Pills for the nerve pain. Pills to help you sleep. Pills to help you not be so fatigued.
Sometimes it feels like an endless cycle of pills, side effects, and more pills.
Then you have the worry about what exactly all those pills are doing to your body. Allegedly they’re helping, but sometimes it’s hard not to wonder if they’re actually doing more harm than good.
Well, luckily, other people have had these thoughts, and have explored homeopathic options for treating ankylosing spondylitis.
While some people swear by a strictly homeopathic route, others like to use a mix of homeopathic and traditional medicine.
In either case, it’s important for you to share with your doctor everything you’re taking–including supplements. They can potentially interact with traditional medicines and each other, or even build up to toxic levels.
Moral of the story: Always be honest with your doctors. There’s a reason why they always go over your long list of medications.
The homeopathic remedies for AS tend to be more beneficial if they are used earlier in the course of the disease, but can still potentially be helpful even if you’ve had it for a while.
One man with AS had tried the traditional medicine route with no success in slowing down the progression of his disease. So, he tried a homeopathic treatment called Lycopodium 200 and was able to wean off all of his traditional medicines 8 months later.
Of course, that’s not the only homeopathic remedy that is recommended for AS: Kali-Bich 30 and Rhus Tox 30c are also highly regarded.