Cannabis · Chronic Illness · Fibromyalgia · invisible illness · life · medical marijuana · medication · Wellness

The All Knowing Nod

I must admit, I can’t help but find a little enjoyment in a surprised reaction when the topic of Fibromyalgia treatment comes up and I am asked what I do for my symptoms. First the eyebrows raise then comes the all knowing nod with “Aha, wow… Good for you.” (Whatever that really means)It’s honestly no secret, I have nothing to hide buuut….
Marijuana still has quite a stigma. Makes you feel like you have to keep it on the down-low, even when it’s legal where you live and even if it is medicine for you…

I really don’t want people to think of me as a ‘Pothead’ because I’m not.  I am a regular woman with a normal life as a mom and wife; I have a professional job and do normal everyday things.  I just happen to treat my Fibromyalgia with Cannabis rather than other more popular pain medicines like antidepressants and addictive opioids.

I am a responsible person who made a responsible decision about the best treatment for me.  That’s all.  It doesn’t affect my work or who I am as a person other than when it helps to treat symptoms that would otherwise make work or life more difficult. 

For example, sometimes I take my medicine to help me sleep and miraculously I am able to perform better at work and life after a good nights rest.

I’ve spoken with many people who are unwilling to even give cannabis a try because they don’t want to be judged and that is really such a shame. It’s too bad because I know what it can do. It’s changed my life and has given me freedom to control and manage my treatment my way. 

It could do the same for you too.  Is it legal where you are? Would you try it for yourself if you could? Why or why not?

3 thoughts on “The All Knowing Nod

  1. It’s unfortunate that people (and I will put myself in that category, although I am working on it) are quick to make judgments about things they don’t understand or haven’t experienced. I’m glad you’ve found a treatment that helps you manage your symptoms and pain. Keep educating us. We will eventually learn.

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    1. Thanks Donna. Although I wrote this post, I too have been guilty of making judgments on things I didn’t understand. In fact, cannabis was one of those things up until last year after I started taking Cymbalta. The pain and sleeplessness was unbearable but the affects of Cymbalta was worse. I happened to stumble on some articles that caught my attention and the rest is history… I never would have guessed this would be me and that I would begin to work on spreading the word 💚


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