When I first noticed tingling and numbness in my limbs and fatigue, I thought I was just pushing myself too hard during my workouts.

I then started having issues with balance and dizziness.

It started becoming difficult for me to walk. When I experienced pain and spasms in my legs, I went to the doctor for tests. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I am fortunate that it was caught at the early stages. I have been able to manage the majority of my symptoms with cannabis. I am relieved to rely on a natural treatment rather than hardcore pharmaceuticals. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune neurological condition. The body attacks the protective cells that surround nerve cells, degrading them and causing them to malfunction. Each case of MS can be very unique. In my case, the autoimmune attacks aren’t happening all the time. I can go months or even several years without experiencing symptoms. I tend to have good and bad days. I am hoping that my symptoms don’t worsen over time. I am very thankful that certain strains of cannabis have helped provide relief. One of my favorites is Granddaddy Purple. It is an indica strain with moderate THC levels and an abundance of myrcene, beta-caryophyllene and pinene terpenes. It provides feelings of relaxation, calm and happiness while reducing pain. It’s also good for combating insomnia. Northern Lights is another indica that is dominant in myrcene, alpha-pinene and beta-caryophyllene terpenes. However it is higher in THC content, a great pain reliever and an effective natural sedative. I have found that a sativa dominant hybrid called Blue Dream works to fight the pain and help me relax without making me sleepy.

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