From the time I entered puberty, I started suffering from headaches.
- They are sometimes due to a lack of sleep, dehydration or stress.
As I’ve grown older, the headaches have graduated into full-blown migraines. I can sometimes feel them coming on and medicating preemptively. At other times, they hit without any warning whatsoever. I deal with sensitivity to light, sound and smells. I get nauseous and sometimes vomit. The migraines are incapacitating and can last for hours. I went to the doctor and got a prescription that helped combat the pain in my head. However, the medication caused other problems and I got concerned over long-term issues with my health. I started looking for a natural alternative and came across cannabis. Because recreational marijuana is legal in my home state, I only need an identification to prove I am a citizen and over 21 years of age to shop at a dispensary. I found that the budtenders are wonderfully knowlegeable and helpful. I explained my symptoms and recommended several strains, including Mumble, High Noon Irish Cream and Real OG. I’ve found that smokable flower is the best option for me. The effects are felt within minutes and deliver relief. I also find the inhalation process very relaxing. Since I’m not all that skilled at rolling up my own joints or blunts, I usually buy pre-rolls. I can purchase them in singles or packs, and they are affordable enough to allow me to try new strains without a big investment. As soon as I detect a migraine coming on, I light up a joint. I’m able to either combat the symptoms entirely or at least minimize them.