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Breakfast Of Champions: Medical Marijuana Is On The Menu

13 days ago

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Well yesterday afternoon, after fighting the inevitable for three days straight, it HIT ME and there was no way to stop it.

I was in the middle of making a post for another platform, struggling to focus I might add as I had been fighting the symptoms since last Friday evening, when the room started spinning violently, the tinnitus in my left ear buzzed so loud it sounded as if a 747 was getting ready for take off with its engines whining and bile began to rise up into my throat.

I was in full-blown Meniere's Disease fallout and the episode I had been pampering and fending off hit me like a Mack truck.

That is how quick an episode can come on, and why I am always so scared to leave my home alone and be out on the road driving in traffic. I just never know when it will come and hit me.

As the afternoon went on, my symptoms increased. Nausea turned to full-blown run to the bathroom for some dry heaves (which are always so nice) and the vertigo transferred over to blurred vision, head pounding so hard that I have sympathy and empathy for migraine sufferers and my focus was off. I had 100% brain fog and discombobulation.

Welcome to my world. My every day... minimum of three times per week life.



Some times these episodes can last for a few hours, other times they hang out for days on end. It's nothing for me to have an episode and sleep for days; lose days out of my life. And the disability people at SSDI wonder why I applied for disability. I can't work outside the house. Who will hire me when I call in to work on average two to three times per week? Who will hire me when I can't focus on the task in front of me and I screw up an important business transaction?

But that's an whole 'nother story...

So this morning as I got Mr Golden D out the door to work, I gathered up the usual suspects in my recovery from the episode. I knew this was going to be a challenge today.

I was woke up this morning just after 2am (I did head off to bed about 7PM as the meds I take cause extreme drowsiness) with the worst headache imaginable. Pounding behind my eyes, under my eyes, across the nape of my neck and if I turned my head too far, the vertigo added to the fun and excitement. I crawled from the bed, grabbed the antacids (gobbled down three) and made my way to kitchen.

Medical Marijuana to the RESCUE!

Sitting on my desk right now is the Vernor's (ginger ale), the bottle of antacids and my ecig for vaping. I already took quite a few hits of OG Kush from the pipe. The vertigo has eased up enough that I can sit here and type this post. The nausea is settling down some and the tinnitus (ringing in the ear) has let up a little. My head is still pounding and it hurts to even blink my eyes, but as my husband says, "Work through it... you can do it".

When I was first diagnosed many years ago with this disease, he would take the day off work to take care of me, but we soon learned he'd be calling into work every week. So when I have these episodes, I hunker down, take my meds, smoke a little and have my little care package (image above) readily available nearby. I swear the ginger ale, antacids, cannabis and sleep is what helps me get through these moments in life.

While I don't suffer from chronic (non-stop) pain like some people who use medical marijuana, this disease does cause me to loss of livelihood. And it sucks BIG time.

I'm hoping this episode will start to fall off and leave over the next few hours, but one never knows. I just have to ride it out.

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Shame man that sounds terrible! I need to do some research on Menier's disease I have never heard of it before.

I suffer from hereditary anxiety passed down from my mother. It hit's me for no reason being a genetic thing that can be triggered by various things from stress, certain foods and so on. Anti anxiety meds make me worse and cannabis is the only thing that keeps my attacks at bay.

Keep up the good fight I hope you feel better soon. If anything your condition gave you some great content LOL.

Peace

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Anxiety does build up in my with the onset of an episode; mainly because I know what is coming. My specialist prescribed Xanax for me and called it my rescue pill; for when I have an episode start the Xanax is supposed to help reduce anxiety. Xanax never worked for me, all it did was give me a hangover headache the following day.Plus I know how addictive they can be and prefer NOT to use them.

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I like the way you're trying to live with this. If people get addicted to stuff like Xanax, it's a looooong way out. Keep it up! :)

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Tell me about it I took Xanax and it turned me into a mindless zombie with no self presivation! I replaced everything with cannabis dont even really drink anymore. But a Jack Daniels does go down well every now and then :P

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You should try sauna (3 x 15 min) 2-3 times pr. week, and maybe add in some cold showers in the morning. Has helped my anxiety a lot. Please be cautious though, and do what your doctors have told you to do and keep away from, instead of taking advise from a user on Smoke, like me ;)

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Hahahah best advice I have had in ages! I need to get back in gym and then I am going to do this. Cheerz

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Just did sauna today. It's great man!

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I miss it now terriably hahahaha with a squirt of eucalyptus

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Yes baby!

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Please don't spam other people's posts with these spammy comments. Doing this will cause members to start downvoting your posts and comments.

And curious... how is this a beautiful post? What is beautiful about suffering from an auto-immune disease and having your life ruined every day?

How does the weed help? :)

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oh in so many ways!
First It helps reduce the nausea. Imagine having vertigo and you can barely walk. Then a wave of nausea hits and you have to run to the bathroom just in case you vomit. Hard to get there fast when you more or less have to crawl on the floor; which I have done more times than I can remember.

It also helps relax me and reduce the anxiety this auto-immune disease has as a side-effect. Plus the anxiety of knowing what is going to happen adds to the already stressed moments. Weed reduces the anxiety and calms me down to be able to roll with it and get through the episode.

Weed allows me to relax enough and sleep off the episode; which is what my _specialist (an ENT doctor) has told me will be my save all remedy- sleep

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Sounds good! I like you use weed in a healthy way, instead of just getting fucked up :)

Glad to see that marijuana helps you with this, there are so many benefits, sleep is hard to come by when our systems are out of whack. I hope you get some rest it sounds like this deficiency causes you a lot of restless moments.

Would recommend oil for smoothing things up...
Keep up and smoke up! Have same symptoms but under control...

I see you have the proper ginger ale, the best there is!