Age: 47
Sex: Male
Primary Medical Conditions: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD)

Hello, I have been married for 17 years, I have one child (daughter), and 1 grandson. I was a plasterer for approximately 17 years. I then changed fields and became a soil technician for approximately 12 years. Unfortunately due to my illness I had to leave that job. I also loved playing softball, four wheeling, and playing with the kids. I no longer play softball, but I still try to four wheel, and play with the kids but it is very limited and here I am today.

I have been living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome for about 12 years now. It is a malfunction of the sympathetic nervous system (misfire of nerves). It causes burning, numb spots, hyper sensitivity and pain. I also have DDD (degenerative disk disease) which causes lower back pain.
I use the following medications:

  • Oxycodone 150 mg daily
  • Methadone 40 mg daily – pain medication
  • I also get trigger point injection
  • My alternative medication is marijuana

I have not replaced but reduced the intake of my medication. I have taken in a high CBD during the severe nerve spasms and the spasm will subside or stop for awhile.

About 30 year ago I started smoking cannabis. On average I use about 1 ounce a week, after 12 pm. and throughout the day as needed for the spasms and back pain. Generally I smoke joints, and the newly founded hash pen, (I love this thing) and some edibles.