My name is Nick Hill and i'm a 19 year old business owner, and here is my story. All of my life I have had unexplained health issues. In middle school I went a year or two everyday covered in hives head to toe. We went to countless doctors appointments with no explanation. My freshman year of high school I had a lymph node in my neck swell to the size of a softball in the middle of the night. I would wake up with excruciating pain for weeks. Once again they could never explain what caused it. During my junior and senior year of high school i started to have crippling back/hip pain which caused me to deteriorate during the most important years of high school baseball. I played baseball for 12-13 years with the hope and dream to play college baseball, but that was taken away when my body started to fall apart slowly. I went to every back doctor in Winston-Salem looking for an answer and a cure. They best answer I got was " Fluid in the S.I. joint" but you usually only get that from a major injury which never happened. I went to physical therapy twice a week for 6 months, which didn't help me at all. At that point 18 years old I decided that I wanted to have a purpose in life and help people. I was enrolled at WSSU for exercise science so I could become a Physical Therapist and try to help people continue playing the sports they love or just to help someone recover from an injury. After I graduated I went on vacation and got majorly ill. I had a full day of throwing up and having terrible abdominal pain. I went to an ER in Charleston SC while on vacation thinking I had an appendicitis. They said I was good and probably just had the flu but deep down i knew something else was the issue. I was so sick and in so much pain I had my parents come pick me up and drive me back home because of the state my body was in. I could not function, i could not eat, and barley could sleep. When we returned to our home in the middle of the night we had hopes that all would end well. The next morning i woke up the same bent over in abdominal pain and throwing up. With another trip to the ER that morning I had the scans done to check to make sure I didn't have and appendicitis. Which again came back negative. We tracked it back too me eating a bad piece of fish and it making me sick. We started going to a Gastrointestinal Doctor to find something out. I had 6 or so different GI tests done on me in a matter of weeks. That really takes a toll on the body, I would lay in bed for weeks with no energy and eating some toast. I could muster up the energy to take a shower but after that my body was done. Everyday I would have that same pain and nausea that was causing me to not be able to eat or when I did have it come back up. So my GI Doctor did an colonoscopy and found inflammation in my ileum of the gut. It wasn't enough for him to officially diagnose me with Crohn's Disease as that disease would follow me for the rest of my life. I was prescribed many different medications but I would react to every single one. I have a list of prescription medications a mile long that I'm severely allergic too. Then I started to look into natural medicines as the medicine I was given was to no avail. I found CBD, and did days of research on that and how it reduces inflammation in the gut and how it can really benefit people with Chron's along with many other issues. I started using the palmetto harmony tincture, within a week I noticed a massive improvement. My nausea that I had for months everyday was going away, I was able to start to eat again without being sick, My pain wasn't as often or as long. Now with only using CBD products for 2 months I can finally function like a normal kid and live my life. Then i realized that this was my calling it was God's plan for me, this was my way to be able to help the people who can't find a way to improve their health and well being with the medicine they are taking like I did. I went to my parents and proposed the idea of opening a CBD/Hemp dispensary so I could help others. We opened on December 8th, and want to continue to help people and educate them on CBD and what it can do. Since we've been open the results have been amazing, everyone has their own story and can be healed by hemp.
I have been officially diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis a year later of being sick. CBD has been my #1 help.