Ailment: Stroke
Ingestion Method: Tincture

Bio: 49 year old male. I had a brainstem stroke in the medulla when I was 46. I Lived with many deficits; balance and vision problems, chronic fatigue and chronic debilitating headaches among others.

2 and a half years after a Stroke, I began researching medical marijuana, the main hope being it could help with headache pain (Paracetamol wasn’t helping enough).

The more I learnt about it, the more I considered it might help with my neurological condition. CBD products seemed the safest option regarding finding a source to be sent through the post. Also finding organic, lab tested products seemed a good idea.

Well now I do feel it has helped! It has seemingly dampened the severity of the pain. I have continued researching the endocannabinoid system and become more convinced it makes sense that it is helping me – the modulating mechanism of homeostasis of CBD calming down activity in the brain.

So I have lost some of the pain, but am yet to regain much functionality day to day – I still have to limit activities to avoid headaches starting, but when they do arrive they are more bearable and I feel I can calm them with rest, and CBD. I would really like to regain more function though.

Also, I am pleased that my self medicating is mainly CBD based, as I feel THC may overwhelm my ‘compromised’ brain! My balance problems involve the cerebellum in the brain which I read has a high density of endocannabinoid receptors and I think again may be overwhelmed by THC! Whereas CBD may be modulating the problem.

So I’ve been given some hope which I am really thankful for. Some light at the end of the tunnel…

Natt, 05/07/16