Chelsea has endometriosis; an inflammatory disease of the reproductive system that affects 1 in 10 New Zealand women. Simply put, Endometriosis occurs when tissue that should be growing inside the uterus, grows outside the uterus where it shouldn’t be. Pain can vary from a dull aching to sharp, stabbing pains in the reproductive system while also affecting other areas such as the pelvis, legs and spine.
For Chelsea, this pain was initially mild but gradually got worse and worse and massive flare ups would catch her off guard, sometimes lasting days at a time. In Chelsea’s case, the inflammation also causes nerve pain in her spine, often making it hard to even get out of bed. As if dealing with the pain wasn’t enough, her condition started affecting relationships with friends and family which in turn took a toll on her own mental health.
Due to a lack of success with other forms of treatment, Chelsea was initially skeptical about trying CBD oil but hoped for the best. The results have been a pleasant surprise and the CBD oil has helped a lot, not for pain but also reducing anxiety and improving sleep. Coping with the pain has also brought a sense of normality back to Chelsea’s life. She’s now able to get out and exercise, spend valuable time with friends and family – little things we all take for granted.
CBD Oil is now something Chelsea can’t see herself being without and she thinks it could help a lot of people suffering with Endometriosis.