When Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy was young, and something went wrong, the solution was easy. Mighty Mouse to the Rescue! (Remember, back when cartoons advertised new cereals between shows and not toys during shows?) Ah, how I loved cartoons. (Come to think of it, my childhood idol was a superhero rodent? What was up with that?)
Now, when things go wrong, the solution is no longer as simple as hoping that a little mouse will come flying across the sky to rescue me. I need a solution that is a little more discreet. Sometimes I might have a minor (okay, major) anxiety attack due to a rheumatoid arthritis flare. Other times I might just not feel well and might want a little extra boost now and then.
What I turn to is a range of Rescue Remedy products that I have here in my house: the original drops, the spray, and my favorite – the pastilles. For me, Rescue Remedy is more than just a mix of five Bach Flower Essences (Rock Rose for terror and panic, Impatiens for irritation and impatience, Clematis for inattentiveness, Star of Bethlehem for shock and Cherry Plum for irrational thoughts). For me, taking Rescue Remedy is also a short meditative moment that allows me to get through the stresses of life and of living with rheumatoid arthritis.
Bach Rescue Remedy
Rescue Remedy is the original. It is available in both 10ml and 20ml sizes. To use dilute four drops of Rescue Remedy in a glass of water and sip at intervals. Replenish as necessary.
Also available in Rescue Remedy Spray, Rescue Cream, Rescue Gel, Rescue Balm, Rescue Sleep, Rescue Pastilles, Rescue Energy, and Rescue Remedy Pet.