Story
Dabs Help Me Superstar At Everything

Age: 40
Gender: Female
Location: Canada
Occupation: Esthetician

Patient History

Conditions

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Back & Neck Problems
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Spasms

Additional Conditions

Bipolar 2, carpal tunnel syndrome, painful periods

Ethnic Background

  • White or Caucasian

Overall health, well-being and quality of life before medical cannabis

The mood swings from being bipolar were bad enough that my marriage nearly ended. I didn’t get enough sleep and I was incredibly unhappy every minute of my life. I was using strong painkillers for my period pain and there was nothing to be done about the hormones affecting my mood disorder even worse. I tried every Rx drug they gave me and they all either made things worse or just made me feel flat. Plus I was constantly worried about what those pills were doing to my organs.

Overall health and well-being before being introduced to medical cannabis: 3

Overall quality of life before being introduced to medical cannabis: 4

Patient Process

Path to cannabis

I’d always tried cannabis for pain relief whenever I could but I didn’t start using it to regulate my moods until my friend introduced me to a portable dabbing pen and concentrates.

Products Tried

I’ve tried smoking it, edibles, and concentrates

Patient Experience

How Cannabis has had an impact on patient's day to day life

I’m so much more balanced and a contributing member of society with a career and a family and hobbies. I’m participating in yoga and dance instead of mindlessly getting high on prescription pills and dozing off on the couch.

Under Doctor's Supervision?

No

Discontinued Medication

Yes

Additional info about discontinued medication

I no longer take mood stabilizers or antidepressants. I only took pain relievers immediately following surgery then went strictly to cannabis.

Cannabis has changed the use of other controlled substances

Not Applicable

Other lifestyle changes adopted along with medical Cannabis

Yes

Additional info about lifestyle changes

Yoga, dance, general self care

Overall health and well-being after being introduced to medical cannabis: 7

Overall quality of life after being introduced to medical cannabis: 8

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