Turning Lyme(s) into Lemonade: Meghan's Lyme Story
If you’re reading this article, you probably know the amazing work Hannah does with Chronically Capable. To start a company after her struggles with Lyme disease is inspiring. Hannah reached out to connect as we share similar stories: two young women whose chronic illness led them to build companies in hopes of helping others. I am so thankful Hannah is allowing me to share how Lyme disease led me to start a CBD company with other chronic illness warriors. Here’s my story:
As an adventurous young girl, you could always find me exploring the outdoors and its beauty. Around the age of seven, I was bit by a tick and developed a fever of 104-degrees.
A healthy child shouldn’t be experiencing chronic muscle and joint pain, brain fog and fatigue. I had constant “growing” pains in my arms and legs. My Mom and Grandma would rub me down with menthol pain-relieving cream almost every night. Still I would wake up crying from the pain, wanting to go to the hospital.
After years of suffering, I went to the doctor when I was 18 years old and finally received a diagnosis – it was Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection you get from the bite of an infected tick. At first, Lyme disease usually causes symptoms such as rash, fever, headache, and fatigue. But if it is not treated early, the infection can spread to your joints, heart, and nervous system.
After initial antibiotic treatment, my symptoms persisted. I was then misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia and prescribed pharmaceutical drugs. Diagnosed with Lyme once again by a specialist, I was only given more pharmaceuticals. After rounds of antibiotics and enduring their never-ending list of side effects, I decided to stop using them all together.
In 2016, I visited a friend in California and came across cannabidiol—generally referred to as CBD. Desperate to alleviate my pain, I decided to try it out. The first time I tried CBD, I instantly felt relief. My muscle and joint pain subsided. I didn’t wake up in the middle of the night to slather cream all over. A whole new chapter began as I finally found a natural remedy to help me cope with the agonizing Lyme symptoms I had lived with for so long.
As I tried a variety of CBD products, I quickly learned that not all CBD is created equal. Some companies were selling falsely advertised CBD products with little to no CBD. I needed a high-quality product – from a company I could trust to share what was in their products and, more importantly, what was not in them. Welcome the birth of Ergo Hemp Co. Now, I find that educating people about how CBD can help is my favorite and perhaps the most significant part of my job.
Our mission is better health & wellness for all. We aim to educate consumers about the amazing benefits of cannabis all while providing safe, high-quality CBD products our customers can trust.
Our product collection can be found at www.ergohempco.com and includes:
- 1,000mg CBD Oil Tincture
- 500mg CBD Oil Tincture
- 500mg CBD Balm, 1oz jar
- 25mg CBD/10mg Curcumin Softgels
- 25mg CBD/1mg Melatonin Softgels
CBD is all the rage so why Ergo Hemp Co? What makes us different from all the other CBD companies out there? Well our products are the most bioavailable products on the market, meaning more CBD is effectively absorbed and used by the body. In addition, every step from growing to printing to packaging and labeling is done right here in the US!
Not only do we believe in better health and wellness for all, we believe in creating a better planet. That’s why our packaging is made from 100% recycled materials.
Ergo Hemp Co. strives to motivate and help people live healthier lives. We believe in our products and you! Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 502-9098 with questions about CBD or any of our amazing products – we are happy to help!
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