I’ve dealt with migraine headaches since I was a small child.
My symptoms became worse once I went through puberty.
The pain would become so severe that I couldn’t get out of bed. I needed the bedroom pitch dark with no noise. I’d sometimes suffer nausea, vomit and have no appetite. Over the years, I tried all different types of home remedies, from different essential oils and herbal teas to massage therapy and acupuncture. These options provided very little relief. I went to several different doctors and experimented with a variety of pain medications. While pharmaceuticals helped to treat my symptoms, they caused others. When I researched the painkillers, I learned that they came with harmful, long-term side-effects much worse than headaches. When I was in college, several friends of mine recommended that I try cannabis. At that time, marijuana was not yet legal. I was unwilling to break the law. When my state finally lifted the ban on medicinal cannabis, I immediately applied for my card. This has provided access to the dispensaries in the area. Cannabis has helped me to reclaim my quality of life. The budtenders offered helpful recommendations. They explained the types of consumption methods, strains of cannabis and effects of cannabinoids and terpenes. After some experimentation, I prefer tinctures because they are fast-acting and discreet. I shop at the dispensary for CBD-dominant tinctures that soothe my migraines without worry over causing further health problems. I place the dose under my tongue for sublingual absorption. The tinctures are small enough to fit into a pocket. They cause no smoke, odor or ash and have an especially long shelf-life.