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Due to my many illnesses ( General Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Panic Disorder, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Chronic Nausea and Vomiting, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Peptic Ulcer, and Chronic Tension Migraines. ) I am directed to take a cocktail of medications. All of these medications have taken a major toll on my body. The process of finding the right medications was even more excruciating. I was experiencing side effects from several drugs all at once. For two months I was left in indescribable discomfort. As of right now, I am prescribed Zoloft, Valium, Seroquel, Gabapentin, Hyoscyamine, Prednisone, Bentyl, Prochlorperazine, Robaxin, and if the pain is severe, then 20mg of Oxycontin. After matching with all these medications and letting them work their way through my body, I figured this was as much relief as I was going to get. Until I found Cannabis. The wonder drug. It has helped with every single one of my ailments.
I have used Medical Cannabis in many forms since I was prescribed Oxys. I had a severe spine injury and traumatic brain injury from a car accident, I had little to no physical therapy for the first 5 years. I was using the ``Oxys`` for 6 months, and by month 4 I had had enough of the gut pains and sickness/drowsiness. Now I take my cannabis in an inhalant or edible or topical form. Overall, a liniment is the absolute quickest way to stop a spasm in its tracks. For the persistent or over-reactive spasms, I use a salve/lotion transdermally, and I drink a tincture tea. I then follow my current physical therapist's instructions by laying on the floor to reset the spinal alignment. For a sleepless night, nothing works better than a suppository
Got a medical marijuana card prescribed to me last year (was 18) now 19 and it's been all great so far. Took ADHD meds and Anti Anxiety meds that changed my mood and made me develop very fast and caused me to have severe mood swings. My parents have been great I told them I wanted to try medical marijuana, they took me to my local doctor to assign me one. The last year has been wonderful, haven't taken a single ADHD pill in the entire year and have not had to take a single pain pill (I have scoliosis)
I had stage III colon cancer with long chemotherapy treatment. At one point my white blood cells were borderline for continuing treatment; at that point, I had had enough. I decided I would try marijuana. I discussed this with my oncologist and he was supportive. I distinctly remember using marijuana the first time after a chemotherapy session. After a few short minutes, I felt better than I had in a very long time. I came downstairs asking what was for dinner, which really surprised my wife! That was far different than any other time after a chemo treatment session. My oncologist noted I was gaining weight, and at the end of my treatment, he commented I had actually gained weight during my time in Chemotherapy.
Used an Indica dominant strain. Helps with my anxiety and anxiety attack and relieves my nerve pain in the back from disc herniation. Compared to Tramadol the side effects are very little. Only dizziness, a bit forgetful and hungry! Otherwise, it helps a lot. You can't get addicted to Cannabis as well or need to adjust the dose.
I have Trigeminal neuralgia and standard meds had no effect but they did have severe side effects. Cannabis reduces the pain in severity and frequency to almost zero.
CBD gummy (not smoking) has been highly effective in combo with my other arthritis meds, methotrexate, Humira, etc. just started and there is improvement every day. Didn’t try to get it covered through insurance.