My Experience with Limitless Lotion
I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in now way influenced by the company.
Liberty Lotion’s Limitless Lotion is a Canabimimetic lotion. So what does canabimimetic mean? It means that it’s a substance that mimics the structure and/or effects of a cannabinoid. But for the purpose of the Limitless Lotion, it contains the canabimimetic Boswellia. It also does not contain any actual cannabinoids. Though the Boswellia contains a substance that does have a Cannabinoid effect on inflammation. You can read the full article about cannabimimetics and limitless lotion Here. And read the full, but short ingredient list for Limitless Lotion Here.
It helps by relieving pain and helping with a variety of other problems and conditions. Those include Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Muscle Pain, Headaches, Scrapes, Stings, Bites, Bruises, Rashes, Cramps, Sciatica, Chronic Injury Related Pain, Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis and Joint Pain.
And obviously I don’t have all the conditions and problems listen above so I’m just going to touch on the ones I do have. Those are, Fibromyalga, Bruises/injection pain, Chronic injury/Joint Pain, Psoriasis and also Muscle Spasms. So while I don’t have all the problems above I feel like I have a variety of problems that can be helped by the lotion as well as a few others I’ve added in, so here we go.
I have Fibromyalgia it’s one of my main chronic illnesses and I’ve been dealing with it for roughly about 6 years. That’s a pretty big chunk of my life seeing as I’m only 21 years old. A lot of my pain is centered in my shoulders as well as in my calves thus making it really hard for my to move a whole lot. While the lotion didn’t make the pain go away entirely, it did help enough that on an average day to help me control my pain better. It also did reduce my need for a second full dose of pain medication, I averaged about 1 and a half pain pills on a high pain day. (I take Narcotioc medication for pain.)
Bruises/Injection Site Pain
Because I’m on chemo I get a lot of bruises of unknown origin that really hurt and the lotion does lessen the pain. And I kind of feel like it might help them heal faster, but I’m not entirely sure of that. I’ve also tried it on bruises that I’ve gotten from bumping into furniture or cleaning around the house and it works well enough.
Also as some of you might know, I’ve also been taking Humira in an attempt to combat my intractable psoriasis. Each injection gives me some serious pain; I usually inject it in my leg because it doesn’t hurt as bad as injecting it into my stomach. I usually let the medicine spread into my system for about 45 minutes and then carefully dab lotion on around it lightly. It doesn’t help for the injection pain unfortunately, you guys can try it for yourself though but talk to your doctor about it first.
Chronic Injury Pain/Joint Pain
I also have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) it’s a genetic connective tissue disorder that effects the collagen in your body. Your collagen is what holds you together so if you don’t have EDS your collagen works fine and holds you together kind of like super glue. While mine on the other hand is like the cheap tape you get at the dollar store. My joints don’t stay held together so I dislocate joints on a daily basis and it can be in any joint in my body.
I also managed to break both my kneecaps, which are apparently one of the most difficult joints to break in the body. Since that happened I also have chronic pain in my knees that is non-EDS related. Any weather changes usually result in me being in crippling pain, especially if it rains, snows or is incredibly cold.
I put Limitless Lotion on my knees everyday, usually three times a day but it depends on the day. It helps keep my pain under control so I can function a bit better. Before using Limitless Lotion my knee pain would generally stay at a seven unless I took my pain medication. But now with regular use of the lotion my knee pain stays at around a 4 on the best day and a 6 most other days.
Now as for my EDS related pain it really varies widely. Because you have to factor in what body part did I dislocate, how long has it been dislocated, how did I dislocate it and can I relocate it by myself or do I need help?
For example one of my common dislocations is my collar bones, I can have a dislocated collar bone for a really long time and it hurts but I’ve learned to ignore the pain. And then I start thinking back to what did I do to dislocate my collarbone? And as simple as it sounds that’s actually not an easy question, I could’ve done any number of things to dislocate it. I could’ve laid wrong in bed, or picked up a shopping bag wrong and the list goes on. But usually I can relocate my collarbones by myself with only a little bit of difficulty.
Since I started using the lotion to help with the lingering pain from my dislocations, I actually stop and think more about what I’ve done to end up with the dislocation. Normally I wouldn’t think as much about it, but now I’m thinking about it a lot more and trying to change the way I do things so I end up with fewer dislocations. Because before I would think ‘okay I just dislocated my shoulder, I’ll just pop it back in and continue with what I was doing.’ I’m trying to be more aware of the things I’m apparently not doing correctly when I do house work or grocery shopping.
As I mentioned earlier I have intractable Psoriasis currently and it’s really unpleasant. It will get so bad that my skin will rip open frequently and I’ll bleed everywhere. Or I’ll have Psoriasis in really unpleasant areas of my body, like behind my knees or on my palms. Currently my primary medicine is Humira and then my secondary medicine is Methotrexate.
I tried applying Limitless Lotion to these areas for several weeks. I was upset to find that it didn’t help my Psoriasis at all and unfortunately it actually irritated it further. This could be a good alternative treatment for some, but I would recommend you test it on a small patch of Psoriasis first and see how it reacts before you apply it to a larger patch.
I get severe muscle spasms due to dislocations and Fibromyalgia that vary in intensity from mild to severe and it can be difficult to figure out how to treat them. The spasms usually reside in my upper back and shoulders all the way into my neck.
I skipped taking my muscle relaxers and relied completely on the lotion to deal with the spasms. I was really surprised that it actually helped a lot with the spasms. It didn’t make them go away entirely but it definitely made a difference. Sometimes it would only take the edge off but I am able to rely on my muscle relaxers less as well.
Overall this is a pretty good product and it helped my pain a fair bit. But remember to test new lotions on small areas of skin before use if you have sensitive skin. All in all I would use Limitless lotion just for areas of pain because I do have sensitive skin. Though I do plan on buying more when I run out.
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