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I'm a 30 y/o female who was diagnosed with CVS in 2007, though I've lived with CVS since 2000. My episodes began at 14 y/o and have always been triggered by anxiety- good or bad. The worse I've endured is three episodes in one year, my longest dormant phase was two years. My shortest episode was three days and longest, 16 days. Every episode includes a trip (or several) to the ER. I've been admitted several times and put on a morphine drip to keep me asleep and from violently vomiting/dry heaving.
I am also a long time, heavy, marijuana smoker. Which does not agree with our western medical professionals opinions. I have never, let me repeat: I have NEVER associated my marijuana use to my CVS. In my opinion, and based on how MJ assists me during an episode, also based on the bogus research and studies out there in relation to Cannabinoid Hyperemisis, I have CVS NOT CH. The worse year I had with CVS was the eight months I quit smoking MJ to rule out CH. Upon my third episode in eight months, I began smoking again- viola! I was able to sleep, I was able to begin drinking fluids on my own and eventually eat. MJ helps me so much during my episodes, bringing my anxiety down as well.
Here's what I have recognized doesn't work: sativa. Sativa sickness is real, those studies I believe and agree with. Marijuana is either a sativa or an indica, or a mix of both. The levels of THC in MJ has increased significantly in a short period of time (30 years). What I've noticed is the high levels of THC in a sativa based strain of MJ gives me anxiety enducing my vomiting during an episode. It can also cause such high anxiety during a dormant phase that it will trigger an episode.
With the legalization (in some states), comes required testing before distribution of MJ, allowing for easier access to indica dominant strains.
MJ is my natural way of medicating for my anxiety. I am an extremely intelligent and analytical individual whose mind knows no bounds. I am able to function amongst crowds where I'd otherwise fade out due to awkward social skills; I can enjoy the moment instead of thinking so hard on everything happening around me, when I self medicate. I'm not suggesting, I'm not promoting, I'm simply stating my experience and what I've found works/doesn't work for ME, not everybody. I hope to find some that can relate and maybe help someone learn something new.
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Only some of the Cannabis posts are in this thread Try a message board search. I know zero about the types of Cannabis so I found your explanation on Sativa and Indica very interesting. I live in a medical marijuana state but don't know anyone who is being prescribed. It sounds like you are able to get good medical treatment despite using marijuana. Others say as soon as they test positive the medical staff treats them terribly and kicks them out of the ER.
I hope that more doctors can learn how some are helped with Cannabis and others made sick by it. Maybe it is as simple as the strain. A couple of encouraging posts to read are by Smoke Eater. Smoke had a horrible bout of CVS with several cycles every week. In a marijuana friendly state for a visit, a family friend gave him some medical marijuana to try during a cycle. Smoke called me, he sounded more clear on the phone than I can ever remember and his cycle was completely over within 30 minutes. His home state is now a legal state and he is prescribed cannabis. I hope he is doing well on it. Good luck, whatever works is certainly a positive. __________________ ginny CVSA Moderator
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Thank you ginny!