Saturday, June 13, 2015

Heat Intolerance

I think my heat intolerance may be increasing. The normal symptom is that the lower half of my left leg swells a great deal when the temperature is high but, more recently, I've found that I have less strength and more stomach upset in hot weather. I can certainly still enjoy a warm (or even hot) day for a period of time, but if I'm in the heat (especially muggy heat) for a while, I start to see the effects.

Update on My Weed Experiences (Part 2)

Lately, I've again started feeling lousy during the day (somewhat like I was feeling for almost a year before my back surgery). That has made me rethink my decision not to use Marijuana during the day. Also, since Mary is now retired, as well, my need to drive during the day has declined since she can usually do the driving.

But then my problem was to find the right strain and sub-strain of weed that would reduce the daytime nausea, stomach upset (and sometimes pain) while energizing me and not make me drowsy. The 22/1 Cannimed product I got for that purpose seemed to make me too drowsy, but how could I try other products from other companies without going through a long, time-consuming process of registering with another company. After a search on line I found a dispensary in Vancouver that would mail me a "variety pack" of one gram samples of several sub-strains and hybrids that might give me the effects I wanted. I still needed to register and provide a copy of my prescription, but the whole process, including ordering the variety pack, was completed in one day, rather the several weeks it takes with Cannimed.

I've tried two of the five sampler products I ordered from the Vancouver dispensary and, so far, haven't found one that I'm completely satisfied with. I'll just keep trying.

Update on my update: Just tried my third sampler. Chocolope OG seems to be working much better than the others I've tried. Nice. Two more to try in the next few days, then I'll probably go through them all one more time to make sure.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Update on My Weed Experiences

I've been using marijuana for just over a year now, and it's time to tell you what I've experienced, so far.

For most of that time I've been using a 9/9 (9% THC, 9% CBD) product from Cannimed, one of the suppliers licensed by Health Canada. That particular product has helped me with pain and insomnia, so I take it just before bed, using a Solo Arizer vaporizer. It may help with night leg spasms as well, but since I've been on Baclofen for most of that time, it's hard to say.

I haven't followed the doctor's advice about taking a daytime version because some of my worst pains have been reduced since my back surgery in October. However, lately some symptoms I've been having have made me rethink that. I'll talk about that in my next post.