It has been something that has either been missed or misdiagnosed for nearly as long as I can remember.
My mom has dealt with inflammatory pain for decades.
I first remember his dealing with it when I was a freshman in middle school. And that was 40 some years ago. So, it’s not love he hasn’t been dealing with this concern for some time. However, it’s just been in the last few years that there is a current sort of relief that he is able to experience. And that is thanks to medical cannabis. I couldn’t be more thankful. It’s also rather ironic since he was honestly on me when I tried cannabis when I was in school. However, he now is able to get more relief than he ever has with medical cannabis. The last 20 years or so, the diagnosis has been fibromyalgia. This is sort of a catch all diagnosis honestly as he was continually prescribed arthritis style medications to treat the pain as well as inflammation. However, he got with a doctor who also sought to understand a more mind body linkion to all of this. She encouraged our mother to approach his condition from a more holistic approach. It took some convincing but he bought in. She changed his diet, started meditating as well as doing yoga among many lifestyle changes. However, he also started using medical marijuana. While he found using the cannabis flower products a bit problematic, he found the sweet spot with the vape products. His pain as well as inflammation is better managed than at any other point in his life. And she’s nearly 78. That says a lot for the power of medical cannabis.