By Kim Riot
I have had PTSD from a very young age, but it wasn't diagnosed until my adult years. Trauma from childhood, teenage years, and sexual abuse just made a huge domino effect. As much as I thought I was a tough kid and could handle a lot of the lemons life would throw at me, I would occasionally seek help, either from my parents or through school. I knew I needed help, especially on nights when I couldn't sleep and hurting myself seemed like a better idea. I always knew my wiring was off, but I never wanted to take pills. Even when I was a small kid, I hated taking pills for allergies or any kind of sickness. My mom always had to crush them up and hide them in my food. However, no matter who I reached out to in those times, everyone wanted to set me up with anti-depressants and coping mechanisms that never worked for me. I was on several medications in my late teen years to help reduce depression and anxiety, but it just made my racing thoughts race with each other and gave me suicidal impulses. After a while, I decided that the anti-depressants were not for me. I just stopped taking them (which I don't recommend, seek guidance first).
Today, as a Medical Cannabis patient for almost a year now, the plant has done so much more for me than just help me combat my issues related to PTSD and anxiety. I am grateful to be able to spread my knowledge and awareness of how awesome cannabis is and can be for someone! I am always so humbled when someone asks for my advice and it definitely inspires me to continue what I am doing. The research I have done for cannabis and continue to do is all for my enjoyment. Learning and telling you all about it is what I love best! I hope you will continue to come back and read more as I will be back with reviews on more ways you can medicate.
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