I used to have bad hangovers. I’m not talking about a headache for three days or throwing up as soon as I wake up, it used to be so much worse. It got to the point to where if I went out and had a few drinks with friends, I would spend the entire day in my room curled up in the fetal position fighting back the tears the day after.
After a night of drinking, I wake up, and my heart is racing. It’s like I just took an espresso shot. But I don’t have the type of energy that gets me out of bed and getting laundry started; it was this dirty, tainted energy that chained me to my sheets.
I am about to tell you “Our” story because this primarily revolves around my adult mentally disabled children, one that is coupled with a physical disability as well! And all of this is to lend credence to the power of medicinal marijuana and or CBD oil!
First my son. He is 33 and suffers with rapid fluctuating bipolar disorder!! Talk about mania!! I’ll shorten the story and tell you that I am 62 years old and I have never met anyone meaner than my son!! He rages near every day!
For as long as I can remember, chronic pain has controlled my life. I have had to anticipate it, prepare for it, plan around it and work through it nearly every day since I was diagnosed with scoliosis in sixth grade. I had an “S” curve – my spine was 25 degrees on top and 26 degrees on the bottom.
Since my diagnosis 12 years ago, my life has continued to center around me being in and out of different doctor’s offices, physical therapy clinics and hospitals trying to decrease or maintain my curve and manage my pain. I wore this ugly plastic Boston brace for several years before switching to a night-time brace, and ultimately I had to get my spine fused (T5 to L2) in June of 2013.
As a current cancer patient I know that uneasy feeling in the back of my throat and the pit of my stomach all too well the increased saliva (spit) in my mouth that usually leads to vomiting.
Sometime I would feel dizzy or light-headed my heart beat would seem to be running a mile a minute and when there was nothing left I would experience retching, gagging or dry heaves when my stomach was empty and there was absolutely nothing left to bring up.
I have been receiving chemotherapy for the last 2 years I have been extremely nauseous on a daily bases.
My life has been so positively changed for the better once I warmed up to the idea of taking CBD oil instead of the pharmaceuticals that my doctor was pushing on me.
I spent ten years in the military and one of those ten was served in Afghanistan. I’m lucky enough to have come home physically healthy, but like most combat veterans I can’t say the same for my mental health.
As a child, you dream of happiness and you dream of love, which encompasses the greatest health there is. You dream of accomplishing all of your goals that don’t make a bit of sense and you dream of being in love with the life you were gifted with.
As a child, dreaming is all you know and dreaming is all you live through in your imagination. When I was a child, dreaming was all that I loved and my dreams always encompassed joy and never illness.
Yet, that was the reality – the negative dream – that I created when I turned nineteen years old, which was a complete and utter nightmare.
Some say quitting smoking is parallel to quitting heroin. Those who haven’t had to (fortunately) overcome a heroin addiction who have quit cigs often say it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever done in their life. If you’re ready to kick your habit for good, there are things that can make the process easier.
At the age of 11, I remember seeing my older sister of 3 1/2 years freak out. Her first pimple had erupted on her skin and she was mortified to be going to school with it showing. My mom assured her that it was a natural symptom of puberty and fluctuating hormones and this helped soothe some of her anxiety.
I have had suicidal thoughts for the past 15 years. For the most part, I used to manage it with anti-depressants and therapy. However, growing up into adulthood I wasn’t handed health insurance, and I was unable to get the help I needed which threw me into a downward spiral.
CBD oil has been a very important part of my life. Not only has it helped me, but it has helped my husband as well.
My husband’s ex is actually the one who started suggesting that we use the CBD oil, mostly because she was selling it, but I ended up being very glad she did. I use it on a daily basis to help control my anxiety.
My husband has very severe fibromyalgia and Marfan Syndrome that he uses it for. Without the discovery of CBD oil, I have no clue where we would be right now.