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 her dealing with it when I was a freshman in high university. And that was 40 some years ago. So, it’s not love she hasn’t been dealing with this problem for some time. However, it’s just been in the last few years that there is a new sort of relief that she is able to experience. And that is thanks to medical cannabis. I couldn’t be more thankful. It’s also rather ironic since she was entirely on myself and others when I tried cannabis when I was in university. However, she now is able to get more relief than she ever has with medical cannabis. The last 20 years or so, the diagnosis has been fibromyalgia. This is sort of a catch all diagnosis entirely as she was continually prescribed arthritis style medications to treat the pain & inflammation. However, she got with a medical professional who also sought to understand a more mind body linkion to all of this. She encouraged my mother to approach her condition from a more holistic approach. It took some convincing even though she obtained in. She changed her diet, started meditating & doing yoga among several lifestyle swings. However, she also started using medical marijuana. While she found using the cannabis flower products a bit problematic, she found the sweet spot with the vape products. Her pain & inflammation is better managed than at any other point in her life. And she’s nearly 73. That says a lot for the power of medical cannabis.