Migraine meds had me like a zombie, but cannabis helped me get back to my family.
My name is Richard Seaman and I use cannabis for migraines. I’m 37-years old and have been getting migraines for just over 4 years now. The pain is so bad I end up in hospital for 12 to 14 hours each time.
At the hospital, I was being pumped full of prescription drugs and yes they did work. I was also prescribed meds to take home, but unfortunately those meds gave me rebound headaches for around 5 days after. And then left me like a zombie for days after the rebound headaches ended.
My wife and kids were really noticing the negative impact these meds were having on me – I was off balance, very irritable, and very quick to throw up, which only made things worse.
I was seeing a neurologist and my family doctor, but no one would prescribe me cannabis. I want medicine that is natural, that grows from the ground, and keeps my body clean. So, I decided if they weren’t going to help me, I was going to help myself. I went to a clinic and presented my documents to the doctor there. He looked at the first three pages then at me, saying that my health records support use of cannabis (migraines, major tension in my neck, lower back pain). I said that I needed cannabis to better my health and get back to my family. Having migraines was taking a huge toll on them – having 4 kids and needing quiet, no lights. I could not get out of my bed to play with my kids.
It’s been just over a year now since that doctor prescribed me cannabis, and I can once again see the smiles on my children’s faces (as well as my wife’s). And even my own smile – something I haven’t done in a long time.
Find the right strain for your condition and don’t shy away from this treatment. It has worked miracles for me and my family…and I hope it can do the same for you.