Happiness is not being pained in the body or troubled in the mind. There was a time not so long ago when I could barely walk or move easily at all. My livelihood was being taken from me and I was depressed and miserable. Doctors told me that my arthritis could be managed but that it wouldn't get any better. Well it DID GET BETTER. Because I did something about it. I educated myself, I learned to lap swim. I listened to my body and developed a bodyrolling technique. i experimented. I found myself out of necessity chasing arthritis relief nearly everyday. I also found that with out a doubt and unlike other medications and supplements--Marijuana has a noticable effect and efficasy. Marijuana works for my arthritis because it's optional, quick acting, and reliable. It's use helps reduce inflamation and gives me a better attitude towards pain. My body is less tense and ridgid. I can mentally and physically isolate body parts and work on the pleasently. It is self-administerd as needed, and the effects wear off gradually and do not interfere with driving, work, or family. If I didn't practice this I would probably be a depressed hobbled mess.