I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) at the age of two and the only treatment that was available in 1986 was steroids. My parents had never heard of homeopathy but, after extensive research, decided that it was a better option than chemical drugs which would have long-term side-effects. Thankfully, they were right. Autoimmune diseases like RA mean your immune system is very low and cannot fight illness. Conventional drugs bring the immune system down even more and, along with that, some of them have very strong side-effects. But homeopathy built my immune system back up so that my body could fight the disease. At the age of 17 I came off the homeopathy and tried conventional treatments to beat a bad flare-up. The conventional medicine made the arthritis spread to all my joints and left me in a wheelchair. I went back to homeopathy and eventually got myself walking again. Now, at the age of 28, I’m healthier than ever and I put that down to homeopathy.