I had written a few weeks back on Facebook that I had started a new program that had drastically reduced my pain (so much that it let me take on that 5K-a-day challenge.) I told people that I’d talk about it when the time was right.
My article in this month’s New Hampshire Magazine came out.
The time is right.
And now I can talk about it.
I’m in New Hampshire’s therapeutic cannabis program. After years of taking narcotics (I was on a pain contract) and after taking so much Motrin that I destroyed my gut, I have finally found significant pain relief. I take a small amount of cannabis in an edible (I don’t smoke) in the morning, afternoon, and before I go to bed and it has made all the difference in the world.
Since starting this program I haven’t taken anything (not even one tiny Motrin) for pain because I haven’t needed to. Although I will always have some level of pain (arthritis and orthopedic damage) I’d say that there are days my pain level has been reduced by 80 – 90% I NEVER even came close to that with narcotics.
Some “side-effects” from using therapeutic cannabis to treat chronic pain?
- Sleeping through the night for the first time in over a decade.
- Reduced inflammation in my joints.
- Eye twitching (which I’ve had non-stop for almost a year) has gone away.
- Lower leg muscles have stopped twitching.
- Blood pressure has gone down 29 points.
Be prepared for me to be a huge advocate of this program for those who are in chronic pain (including chronic Lyme disease) and for those who are suffering with chronic conditions.
Therapeutic cannabis is a game changer.
If you have questions, ask away. You know I live to pass on information.
Here is a link to my article in New Hampshire Magazine – Mom Goes to Pot.
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