Primary Medical Conditions: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
My name is Jill. I am a full time student at Cabrillo College and work as a nanny and children’s gymnastics instructor. I like to surf, skate, read, and create in my spare time. I love hanging out with my friends and going to shows.
I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 10. I had trouble staying focused and following along in class. I was very hyperactive and extroverted in class. I also use medical marijuana to counteract the side effects of the pill that I take for the condition. Ritalin and Concerta curb my appetite and give me the shakes and jitters. It often keeps me up late at night and prevents me from eating all day.
I was on varying doses of Ritalin from age 10 -16 when I began taking slow release Concerta. They both work in keeping me calm and focused in the class room settings but their side effects are disruptive as they make me jittery and depleted my appetite
I have found certain strains that really help me focus and stay on tasks, but not many. Mainly, cannabis helps me sleep after taking medication late. It also gives me a good appetite throughout the day so I don’t get irritable and hungry without being able to eat.
I have been using cannabis for nearly 3 years now. I use around .5-1 gram per day, most frequently in the evenings. I would say I smoke approximately 8 grams per week. I use bongs, pipes, spliffs, joints, and blunts. I also take dabs and edibles occasionally.