Cannabis provides treatment for PTSD

I had some difficulties with the medication I was prescribed.

I started treatment with a psychiatrist about three years ago, following a rather traumatic experience.

I was injured and spent some time in the hospital. The medical professional urged me to start personal therapy at least once a week, and attend group therapy every other week. I was assigned to a psychologist who specializes in PTSD. I was making strides in my treatment. However, I wasn’t happy with the interventionary medicine. The psychiatrist had prescribed a strong anti-anxiety medication. It caused the opposite of the intended effects. Rather than centering me, it gave me an unpleasantly stressful feeling. As the negative thoughts became stronger and more frequent, I realized I needed to do something entirely different. I wanted something natural that would not result in harmful and possible long-term side-effects. That’s when I turned to medical cannabis. I had smoked marijuana several times in college. The strain was so weak that I barely felt anything at all. However, medical cannabis is something different. It is used to treat a wide variety of medical issues from pain and nausea to PTSD. The website offered information pertaining specifically to each state and their laws. I was able to get a medical marijuana card without much difficulty. I booked an appointment with a medical cannabis physician right away. We discussed the different benefits of sativa strains compared to indica strains. For my problems, indica strains were a good start. I have seen amazing improvement since starting medical cannabis.

 

Cannabis provides treatment for PTSD