Stories shared by our Members how cannabis has changed our health and life. As a result, every one of us has a very different and important story to share. Therefore let us take you on a profound and personal journey. Where you will learn how incredibly strong, brave, and committed each of us is in finding a healthier, better life. In the hope that these shared stories will inspire, encourage, and move you to invest in yourself and your health. After all, the power and impact of medical marijuana are changing our health and life.
Locate Personal Health Stories you want to view by clicking on the specific Medical Condition (in orange) below:Addiction Number of Stories: 1Description: Characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic disease, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission.
Anxiety Disorders (including Panic Attacks and Phobias) Number of Stories: 1Description: A worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a fast heart rate and shakiness. ... Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms.
Chronic Pain Number of Stories: 1Description: Is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Whereas acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts us to possible injury, chronic pain is very different. Chronic pain persists—often for months or even longer.
COPD-Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Number of Stories: 1Description: A chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs…is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis.
CRPS/RSD-Chronic Reginal Pain Syndrome/Reflex sympathetic dystrophy Number of Stories: 1Description: Chronic Reginal Pain Syndrome is a progressive disease of the Autonomic Nervous System, and more specifically, the Sympathetic Nervous System. is characterized by prolonged or excessive pain and changes in skin color, temperature, and/or swelling in the affected area. CRPS is divided into two types: CRPS-I and CRPS-II. Individuals without a confirmed nerve injury are classified as having CRPS-I (previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome).
Depression Number of Stories: 1Description: A mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.
Insomnia Number of Stories: 2Description: A sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms: Difficulty falling asleep. Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Number of Stories: 1Description: Irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by the presence of a cluster of symptoms and signs in adults or children that include cramping, abdominal pain, increased gas, altered bowel habits, food intolerance, and bloating
MAC Lung Disease Number of Stories: 1Description: Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) consists of two species: M avium and M intracellulare; because these species are difficult to differentiate, they are also collectively referred to as Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI) . MAC is the atypical Mycobacterium most commonly associated with human disease.
MS-Multiple Sclerosis Number of Stories: 1Description: A potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body.
Nausea Number of Stories: 1Description: A sensation of unease and discomfort in the upper stomach with an involuntary urge to vomit. It may precede vomiting, but a person can have nausea without vomiting. When prolonged, it is a debilitating symptom. Nausea is a non-specific symptom, which means that it has many possible cause.
Opiate Dependence Number of Stories: 2Description: Addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin—is a treatable medical condition caused by changes in the chemistry of the brain.* When you're opioid dependent, the need to satisfy cravings or avoid withdrawal symptoms can be intense and difficult to manage on your own.
Pain Number of Stories: 2Description: May be of a stabbing, cutting, stinging, burning, boring, splitting, colicky, crushing, gnawing, nagging, gripping, scalding, shooting, or throbbing character. It may be dull or sharp, localized or general, persistent, recurrent or chronic. Often it is radiating.
Spasms Number of Stories: 1Description: Is a sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ such as the heart. A spasmodic muscle contraction may be caused by many medical conditions, including dystonia. Most commonly, it is a muscle cramp which is accompanied by a sudden burst of pain