Everyone has a medicine cabinet right? That thing that is hidden behind the bathroom mirror. If you don’t have one, then you have a drawer, or a bag, or a suitcase, or some kind of catchall for your home treatments of your medical conditions and minor ailments. I decided to collect all that I used to show you! The bulk of my medicine is all natural, organic and much is based on using cannabis. I do have a few things left from the pharmacy. But not nearly the array I formerly had.
My treatments and medications are scattered here and there. I have a few items in the little cubby above the sink in the camper. I store some things in a basket next to my bed for night time use. I also have a tin that sits at the table with various strains of cannabis flower and capsules! These are the what make up the basis of my daily medication routine.
If you are a person that has ever been prescribed routine medication of any type, you usually have daily doses that have been prescribed. Cannabis is prescribed in general. I have worked hard over the course of the last 4 years with a lot of trial to create my own dosing regiment that works. My daily dosing is typically four times a day of my capsules with CBD tincture one or two times and then smoking as needed for breaththrough pain or anxiety. I have two types of FECO (Full Extract Cannabis Oil) and three different dosages that I make with the oils.
Then, there are day(s) and sometimes weeks where pain levels and symptoms are elevated and I have to increase my dosages. This last month with so many weather changes I have been dosing much higher than usual. It took me quite some time to be willing to take this much medicine. I admit I was concerned about it. Then when I reflected on how much narcotics and anti-anxiety medication I would take on really bad days, I didn’t feel so worried. I was treating my conditions. I was doing it to check in, not check out! If the day was so bad that I needed to be dosed to where I wasn’t fit to be in public, then I stayed home. I was in THAT MUCH PAIN and would not have been fit for public on the handful of Big Pharma I would take either!
I also will eat more medibles when pain is higher. I have been baking gluten free organic brownies on a weekly basis lately! They are pretty tasty if I do say so and there is an additional comfort in having a treat!
I love my Essential Oils. The Lavender is really good for sleep, but I do have to be careful with it as I seem to be more sensitive to it after many seasons work in the fields! Fun times! The frankincense is great for my inflammation, reducing stress and anxiety and it is also good for the skin. The Harmony is a new one and I just love it!! It is very uplifting and makes me think of summer and picnics with great salads and it’s really fresh! The Melaleuca oil great for little cuts and scrapes and skin irritations!
Once in a blue moon I have a side effect from cannabis (yes, it does happen). Common side effects that are well known are dry mouth and dry eyes. Some strains can also leave you with a bit of a headache afterwards or with some elevated anxiety. Also, occasionally I get really stuffed up sinuses. So, then I resort to a few old standbys that work. I have used the Benadryl only twice in 6 months and Ibuprofen only 2 times in four months. I use the nasal spray frequently. The Anti-diarrhea med is one I have continued to keep on hand after suffering with years of intestinal troubles that make me fearful not to have it. That’s all I will say about that. Then there are the vitamins. I am awful about remembering to take them. Terrible!!! This bottle is probably a year old. LOL. Oh well! It’s the thought that counts right?
I am really grateful that I have this ability and knowledge of how to manage my various conditions and symptoms primarily with cannabis and good diet and healthy living! Wow! They never suggested that in all the years I was seeking help from the mainstream medical community. Things like a good diet and getting fresh air and having good friendships weren’t suggested or they were just barely glossed over before that prescription pad came out! Well…phoeey!!! I say FREE THE WEED! 🙂 I had hoped to have this posted yesterday for the 420 celebrations going on, but I was a day late!
I’ll stick with my trusty FECO cannacapsules (Full Extract Cannabis Oil), tinctures, rubs, and medibles. Vaping and smoking are also excellent ways I have used to getting quick relief in a few minutes.
If you are seeking information about how to utilize cannabis to treat various conditions such as Chronic Pain, PTSD, Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, treat minor skin ailments, reduce blood sugar levels, and be healthier and happier, contact me! Peace out friends!