Primary Medical Conditions: Lupus and Fibromyalgia
I live in Aptos with my husband of thirty years. We have a grown daughter and son. We have lived here since 1988. I call it paradise. I work at oil painting in a small studio in Santa Cruz. Life is good.
Symptoms I experience include fatigue, pains, and stiffness of the joints and muscles. Sleep can often be difficult and or interrupted.
Meds from the past have included corticals, antinflammtories, and sleep and pain drugs. Some examples are Vicaden, Vioxx, Bextra, Lodine, Celebrex, and Predisone. Some of these have been taken off the market. Some drugs stop working or I stop using because of dangerous side effects. My current meds include Mobic, Amyltritaphen, Tylenol, Tegratol,
Cannabis improves the quality of rest and sleep. Often people experiencing chronic pain tend to tense their muscles and I find that cannabis allows those muscles to relax. I haven’t replaced meds but rather enhanced some. This has been a real aid for pain and stiffness.
I have been using this drug for many years. I smoke typically with a pipe. Evening is when I smoke prior to bed for maximum relief. Sometimes I will use an edible. My consumption is not much, about an eight per week. My day includes driving and I do not use and drive.