Hey I’m Rebekah Stevenson and I’m 42 years old. I have always loved to work and be active but all of that came to a halt when I was 35. I was diagnosed with Ankylosis Spondylitis, Disc Degenerate Disease, Osteoarthritis in my spine, neck and hips. Doctors put me on narcotic pain relievers along with muscle relaxers and to be honest methotrexate. I went from being active to in the bed sick all the time. The doctors took me off of methotrexate because I was all the time sick, loosing my hair, and other side effects. Then I was put on extended release morphine, hydrocodones, tramodol, along with muscle relaxers and clonipin and rocked on for awhile then I found Sarah and Courtney at Mitraspec who had experience with kratom. I started taking kratom (the Red vain) and I stopped taking all the morphine and other drugs. Now I have my life back with kratom. Yes every now and then I have some pain but I can go to my daughters band concerts and spend time with my husband and definitely don’t have all those nasty side effects of narcotics!