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Lesson 1544 – Mom uses pot



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. 



Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com

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