Medical Marijuana and Migraines and how it helped...
I have suffered migraines since I was 11 years old, I am 35 now. I use to only have 2 to 3 migraines a month which I could manage. A side note we have a family history of migraines too, in which my middle son started having them at the age of 9. My mother also has suffered 2 strokes because of these nasty things.
About 3 1/2 to 4 years ago the number of migraines a month started to increase and I didn't know why this was happening. I did the headache tracker but unfortunately my doctor did not take it into consideration. Instead he had me on different types of medicine for the past for year 4 years.
I have tried different anti-seizure meds which had awful side effects. Plus I was prescribed narcotics to help control the pain but was developing dependency on them. I finally realized it and stopped using the the narcotics. So I got off them went back to the pm's.
Then one day I was watching a thing on medical marijuana and its effects on seizures and how it makes the seizures manageable or in most case virtually gone. So I started doing the research and came to the decision that I was going to give it a try. I weighed my options and said to myself I can't keep living in pain forever, vomiting, sleeping my life away, ect... So I tried it and it actually worked for me! I use medical marijuana every couple hours when I start getting an onset migraine and within minutes no more pain, vomiting, aura, ect.
I know it's not legal in most places, but this needs to change! I know there are some doctors and people out there that are totally against it. That's because they think it's a gateway drug blah blah... I hope this helps. All that I ask is if it helps you please give feedback so these doctors can see how much it does help.
Thank you for reading my story and I hope I helped.
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