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My MJ Journey

Discussion in 'Medical Discussion' started by GenYHippie, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Been car4efully and slowly experimenting with that tincture i made. So far so good :). No dizzy spells or intestinal spaz out though ive only been taking a few drops. So far ive mainly noticed a calmer sense of being and muscle relaxant effects. Saved me from having to take any NSAIDS today so that great by me :)
     
  2. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Alright im convinced now the homemade tincture is awesome! I feel like Goldilocks haha the one i bought was to much, but vaping wasnt right/enough, but home made tinc with 80 proof is just right. Second day in a row ive woken up with LESS pain than when i went to bed which is amazing. I seem to get full effects within an hour but start feeling it in about 20 minutes. Only annoying thing was that when i upped my dose a little it made my heart slightly racy but only for 20-30 minutes and i slept through both my alarms. But thats nothing compared to when ive tried to vape some more potent strains and much more effective for pain.

    So im pretty darn content with my experimental batch and i have 3 oz of it. Only downside to using shake is ill never get quite that same mix again but ive got enough strains i didnt enjoy vaping to try out as tincture in the future
     
  3. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Not ready to tell anyone else yet and get their hopes up but in the last week ive mostly been able to skip one of my antiemetic doses! Which is insane considering iv e been on the 4x a day for over 6 years now and i was still throwing up multiple times a day and incapacitated by nausea most of the rest of the day. Mj rocks!
     
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  4. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl DEADY GUERRERO/DIRT COBAIN/GEORGE KUSH Staff Member

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    Yay! Little steps are positive steps no matter if it was a week or a day! :nod: :cheers:
     
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  5. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @Quetzalcoatl i want to be off them entierly or only "as needed" but im so desparate4 to get down to just 3 doses a day so i can sleep through the night without having to get up to take meds so i can function in the AM. If i can find a routine that keeps that fourth dose away ill be thrilled!
     
  6. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    @GenYHippie good luck with the tincture. I'm glad it has been a success for you so far. Pharmaceuticals are fine if you have to take them but they have so many side effects. Mother Nature is much better for us. I will be watching your progress.

    Good times and a healthier body to you.;)
     
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  7. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Thank you :). It was a lifesaver today i actually made it up and downstairs TWICE before my hips and knees started getting to painful. Im lucky if i can get upstairs twice a week much less twice in a day. Im very grateful for some pain relief.

    I do think pharmaceuticals have a place, mainly if they can give you quality of life but mine arent for the most part. Its just keeping a malfunctioning miserable body alive. So having actual relief is amazing and if i can do it pill free even better.
     
  8. TeeJay1952

    TeeJay1952 Well-Known Member

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    There are drawbacks to MMJ therapy. You may have a better outlook on life. People will question why are you smiling and there is an increase in appetite for literature and discourse. (you are here aren't you?)
     
  9. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Hi TeeJay1952 sorry its been a while since ive been here. Had surgery, recovery hasnt gone well, a friend died, then our wifi was down for a few weeks but im getting back in the swing of things. Yeah it has its downsides like 1)zero insurance coverage so its expensive, 2) people judge you for things they know nothing about like puking over 15 times a day for nearly a decade and think MMJ cant be the ONLY option you have left, 3) People assume any negative mood is caused by the MMJ and not just generally crappy life circumstances everyone "stoned" or not experiances.

    ATM im really marveled at how much tincture makes a difference. Had some teeth pulled and they have been healing very poorly so ive been avoiding the tincture since it burned so badly. The insomnia was worse than ever my baseline pain was up by 3 points, i was falling a few times a day, vertigo was back, and my vision blacked out twice as much as usual. It still burns some but its worth the payoff of taking it
     
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    grokit well-worn member

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  11. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    @grokit love it!

    I feel like a good solo mamma now :). I finally got around to taking it all apart and thoroughly cleaning each piece and replacing the o-ring. It has been a while since that "burnt" taste had started to linger. Its amazing how much stuff gets into the casing especially considering that its either in my hand , in the case, or on the charger i swear there has to have been a half teaspoon of flower dust in there! But now its clean and happy. Though i seem yo have lost my MFLB charger so i need to start shopping on that.

    Trying a different lozenge today higher CBD ratio. Been in alot of pain lately and heat wave isnt helping. Only been an hour and half and i always start very light so cant perceive a difference yet going to wait it out and if nothing by 3 hours then ill have some more.
     
  12. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard Accessory Maker

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    I used to have that problem with my solo till I read some tread advice here on FC.

    Someone posted to heat the solo, and when temperature was reached, hold upside down, insert loaded stem and take first draw. That kind of causes the herbs to stick to stem and itself. Then have a regular right side up session.

    When ready to take out stem, hold upside down again and remove stem. If the action dislodged any material, it will remain in the stem rather than falling into the oven.

    I rarely have to clean to solo any longer.

    Hope that helps!
     
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  13. mephisto

    mephisto Well-Known Member

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    @GenYHippie please contact me, I have a Herbalizer that might make your life a little easier.
    No cost involved......
     
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  14. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    I think i may nickname G-13 amnesia lol. Three nights in a row trying it and 3 nights im not entirely sure what i did for the 2 hours before bed. Its not like a ran out in the street to dance or anything but i honestly can't tell you if i watched a movie or tv and what it was. Never had that Happen before. Sinve it didn't have the desired effect of knocking me out and have me a mild headache i think the rest of this will go to tincture see how i like it that way.
     
  15. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Been trying more strains lately. Breaking infused the heavier indicas that were too much for me when i started this journey. Tonight is a toss up between Tahoe og and purple kush. The purple kinda freaked me out when i opened it lol. I prefer purps but I've always had mild ones these nugs are so dark i thought it was moldy till i tipped them out. Thankfully all is dry and smelling fine just not used to duch a rich color.

    Experiments have been going well hopefully the trend continues and i can add more strains to my arsenal
     
  16. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh bless the internet the ever present backup plan. I couldnt find the notes i made from making my last tincture and i remembered i posted it in here :). Time to make a new batch. Didnt care much for g-13 vaped so ill have a go at is as an edible.

    Speaking of edibles the Quoobs and i are getting along quite well. Been using the high CBD and am now branching out to the sativa.
     
  17. archangelz001

    archangelz001 FIRE!!

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    Wow. I've never had G-13, but I absolutely love XJ-13 :brow:
     
  18. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Well ive sort of ended up taking an unplanned T break. My beloved solo has taken its last hit i think. I have to grip it and tape it together to use it and since its my preferred vape ive kinda layed off the last week and a half. Ive taken tincture twice and vaped once when im usually a twice a day-er.

    Im feeling it though now pain and nausea wise and im sleeping like crap so i got out the MFLB to charge up. Its not my favorite especially since my battery got stuck and ended up in slight combustion and i havent been able to get the odor out. So ive been saving up to get another solo hopefully next month. Ive found my pen to hard to move air through on the inhale so other than when i need something innocuous it stays in hibernation. Im starting to be a bit more "out" about my MJ use but not with everyone. Right now just family and my rare disorder support group though i may be adding a friend or two to the list if they seem ok. Its people i havent been around physically since we lived in different states so i want them to see me as me before they see me through the filter of the "pot head" .

    Either way its something that works for me so they will accept it or not but its here to stay.
     
  19. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    T-BREAKS are not good for me!
    My mind can not handle a T-BREAK!

    Like you I'm a closet case concerning CANNABIS.

    When I was young it was a rebellious thing to do!

    think CANNABIS has been demonized and platformed politically?

    My biological family has been brainwashed to believe all the propaganda concerning CANNABIS!

    For a while I have medicated in private and eliminated many drugs that had horrible side effects?

    When I was a recreational consumer It was more fashionable.
    Now it's a matter of survival and very few understand it??

    Let me know how to come out as a medicater?

    I have to hide all my stuff when family comes over?

    Alcohol is way more armful?
    Bars are legal?

    CANNABIS is labeled a schedule one drug?

    It's safer than soda!
     
  20. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Ok my body had about as much as it can take on T break and my solo is kind of a PITA to use especially when my tremors kick in so i bit the bullet and used part of a gift card to get another Solo. I was debating the AIR but im a low temp vaper and it doesnt have the diversity i need. I was hoping for something smaller but oh well.

    In reading reviews for the AIR i may have found my future 420 splurge item. The Ascent is looking like my possible purse vape. I like that its self contained rather than having a carry case and bag for stems and herb in my purse. I could just load it and leave it like the MFLB. Also nice it doesnt look like im carrying a can of red bull lol the burl appeals to me and since i plan to be more "out" in my use im less concerned by stealth. Temp control and ease of use look good to me but i do need to do my reading and research on it.

    My MFLB is falling out of favor since the accidental combustion flavor wont leave and it makes me cough as if i were combusting even at low temps. Not great when im nauseous and barely holding down fluids. So a portable with all glass path is very enticing to me.
     
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  21. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Dang they're fast! Ordered my solo from the same seller as last time and it arrived in record time. This time with a few extra perks. This 2016 package came with 2 stem caps and a metal stir stick. Id found a hack for my own stem caps (mod-podge finger heat protectors) but these fit much nicer and leave me my hack caps for my backup stems. The stir stick is nice as well since i ultra fine grind and it can end up compacted part way through the session.

    Anyway now that its here ive spent the last 2 days getting my levels back to maintenance dose. Was vaping short sessions every 3 to 4 hours the first day, every 4 to 6 hours the second and i think im nearly back to even. Havent even really puked today just a few reflux incidents so thats much better than the last few weeks :). Glad to have my "huff & puff" back. Though im still dreaming about what sales may come up for the Ascent ....
     
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  22. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    I dont drink alcohol but isnt it a bummer when your family drinks all your booze for tincture and dont replace it? Really annoying with my allergies since i cant have any amount of grain, grape, or potato liqueurs. I prefer golden rum and need a gluten free brand wish i wrote down what i bought last time becasue now ive got to check out all the brands again before i can get some and make the tincture. everything was ground and ready but no bottle to be found :(
     
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  23. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Got my rum and tincture is on! Just need to weigh and decarb :D
     
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  24. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Well been a bit but i did end up getting the Davinci Ascent and am very happy with it. Mainly use it for oil which is a big yay and the first time inhaled CBD did me any good. Ive been ok with certain CBD edibles in low doses but i really needed something for this neuropathy of the last year and harlequin oil did it :). Its not fixed or anywhere near pain free but it went from intolerable to well i cant go do things but i can focus on a book or movie ok. Thats a start.

    My new Solo is off for warranty service after less then 3 months :( which is a bummer but glad i bought one with warranty. Feeling the need to dip into the sativa pool life has been extremely depressing all around. Even in my other online support forums its getting intolerable. Im so irritated with this "sick" game people play. If im not the same kind of sick or im worse or better than their symptoms im not acceptable to be there. Which means i spend alot of time with only the companionship of books. I mostly dread getting on the computer anymore which is a pity. So much out there but just like everywhere else its mostly cruel :( fighting to get to the good stuff is getting to be too tiring.
     
  25. Melting Pot

    Melting Pot Sick & Twisted

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    @GenYHippie sorry to hear life has been shitty to you.
    Stay strong & Be positive

    I know I hated hearing everyone saying that to me , its very important to stay in a good mental place fuck negativity& fuck everyone who thinks they know whats best for you.
    Nobody knows what you need more than you.
    Im still barely talking to some freinds and family. Fuck em.....
    Hope yo find some peace and comfort.

    Sending white light & vapor clouda your way.
     
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