Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1111893

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Mother trying medical marijuanna

Posted by linkadge on August 27, 2020, at 14:41:28

My mother was diagnosed with bipolar about 30 years ago. However, like myself, the diagnosis has never perfectly fit. She had a bout of stomach flu about 3 weeks ago and has been having difficulty sleeping and staying calm ever since. Due to my success with medical marihuana, she became interested in trying it in recent days. She is 71 years old, with diabetes (and related complications), bipolar (mostly irritability, insomnia).

I gave her a small quantity of 2:1 CBD:THC (1/10 of a gram) and after a few hours she says she is feeling a lot better (less anger, calmer, less stomach pain). I will keep you posted.

Linkadge

 

Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna

Posted by SLS on August 27, 2020, at 23:57:43

In reply to Mother trying medical marijuanna, posted by linkadge on August 27, 2020, at 14:41:28

> My mother was diagnosed with bipolar about 30 years ago. However, like myself, the diagnosis has never perfectly fit. She had a bout of stomach flu about 3 weeks ago and has been having difficulty sleeping and staying calm ever since. Due to my success with medical marihuana, she became interested in trying it in recent days. She is 71 years old, with diabetes (and related complications), bipolar (mostly irritability, insomnia).
>
> I gave her a small quantity of 2:1 CBD:THC (1/10 of a gram) and after a few hours she says she is feeling a lot better (less anger, calmer, less stomach pain). I will keep you posted.
>
> Linkadge


That sounds like a miracle. I hope it continues.


- Scott

 

Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna

Posted by linkadge on August 28, 2020, at 7:48:57

In reply to Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna, posted by SLS on August 27, 2020, at 23:57:43

Follow up:

My mother slept well after a few nights of little / no sleep. She used about 1/10 of a gram. She said her anxiety was reduced too. Fingers crossed.

Linkadge

 

Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna

Posted by Lamdage22 on August 30, 2020, at 5:22:51

In reply to Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna, posted by linkadge on August 28, 2020, at 7:48:57

Happy toking! I wish I could still tolerate Cannabis. It was fun.

 

Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna

Posted by linkadge on August 30, 2020, at 8:26:54

In reply to Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna, posted by Lamdage22 on August 30, 2020, at 5:22:51

It's a strain with about 13% CBD and 5% THC. So far, she says she is feeling better (has been sleeping better). Her mood's have been more stable (she was experiencing either mixed states or severe lability). Her other meds are lithium 450mg, seroquel 50mg and pregabalin.

Linkadge

 

Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna

Posted by Lamdage22 on August 31, 2020, at 7:14:38

In reply to Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna, posted by linkadge on August 30, 2020, at 8:26:54

That sounds like a cool strain. I suppose there is no tendency toward psychosis? Thats what MJ does to me lately. I go completely paranoid. I had way too much last time. It wasn't fun.

 

Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna Lamdage22

Posted by linkadge on August 31, 2020, at 7:30:50

In reply to Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna, posted by Lamdage22 on August 31, 2020, at 7:14:38

We're talking ~ 1/10th of a gram of a 5% THC & 10% CBD strain. There's always a possibility of it triggering something, but based on my response, my mother thought it might be worth trying.

Linkadge

 

Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna

Posted by Lamdage22 on August 31, 2020, at 8:03:31

In reply to Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna Lamdage22, posted by linkadge on August 31, 2020, at 7:30:50

Yeah, I dont think an adult would screw him/herself up by using it responsiblylike that. I too recovered even though I got WAY too much.

 

Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna

Posted by Lamdage22 on August 31, 2020, at 8:07:18

In reply to Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna, posted by Lamdage22 on August 31, 2020, at 8:03:31

It was just very frightening. I had no idea how much non-potheads should take and I hadnt smoked in years.

 

Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna

Posted by linkadge on August 31, 2020, at 17:20:39

In reply to Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna, posted by Lamdage22 on August 31, 2020, at 8:07:18

I wouldn't say I've had a really bad experience as of yet (2 years) of mostly using oils and occasional vaporization. I had some interesting experiences on 'ghost train haze' (~20% THC), where I felt like I was both dead and alive at the same time. It's hard to describe, but it was like everything unimportant in my life (all the useless crap) was shed off of me and when I re-emerged I was seeing thing from a spiritual standpoint. It was scary, but certainly not negative (if that makes any sense).

 

Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna

Posted by Lamdage22 on September 1, 2020, at 4:47:50

In reply to Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna, posted by linkadge on August 31, 2020, at 17:20:39

MJ never did that for me. I have had a spiritual experience on Nardil. Go figure.

 

Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna

Posted by undopaminergic on September 1, 2020, at 17:15:08

In reply to Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna, posted by Lamdage22 on September 1, 2020, at 4:47:50

> MJ never did that for me. I have had a spiritual experience on Nardil. Go figure.
>

For spiritual experiences, in my experience, memantine is the best.

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna undopaminergic

Posted by sigismund on September 1, 2020, at 18:48:29

In reply to Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna, posted by undopaminergic on September 1, 2020, at 17:15:08

>For spiritual experiences, in my experience, memantine is the best.

How much memantine? More than I am taking (5mg).

 

Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna

Posted by undopaminergic on September 1, 2020, at 19:11:35

In reply to Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna undopaminergic, posted by sigismund on September 1, 2020, at 18:48:29

> >For spiritual experiences, in my experience, memantine is the best.
>
> How much memantine? More than I am taking (5mg).

Well, if you take too much, you feel "weird". If you take too little, you notice little or nothing. Increase the dose (or take several smaller doses incrementally) until you feel better or "different". There's no guarantee it works for everyone.

-undopaminergic


 

Re: Mother still doing well

Posted by linkadge on September 3, 2020, at 8:06:12

In reply to Re: Mother trying medical marijuanna, posted by undopaminergic on September 1, 2020, at 19:11:35

My mother subjectively (and objectively) is still doing better. Her mood 'swings' (perhaps lability) have decreased quite a bit. Her anger has dropped (i.e. not lashing out at the dog). Her sleep has improved and she says she is having less anxiety around people. Fingers crossed that this will continue. She is also taking 450mg of lithium (lower dose for diminished kidney function), seroquel 50mg, and lyrica (for diabetic neuropathy). She is 71 years old. She is taking a product called Orellium (13% CBD and 7% THC).

Linkadge


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