Hello. And yes, it's real. It's a monster and can destroy your life as you know it. I've smoked MJ daily for 40 years. I'm 58 years old and have struggled with CHS for several years. It got worse and worse and came on more often. I had my gall bladder taken out (at my own request) had all of the upper/lower GI tests several times, colonoscopy(s), drugs for nausea of all kinds and types. I spent a lot of good $$ for nothing. I became a legal medical MJ patient. Thought I was helping myself. I made hemp oil and added that to my daily meds. I was making myself sicker and sicker and didn't even know it. I'm a Christian and prayed a lot about this. God told me to cut back drastically or quit. I didn't do it. I LOVE WEED. I grow beautiful herb and live in Washington where it is now legal. I didn't want to quit. It was part of my identity and like I said, I love it. One night as I sat up miserable and in unbelievable pain the Spirit told me to look up "Toxic Marijuana". I put that into the search engine and found CHS. So you may think that I'm a Jesus freak. I don't care. I'm just here to help you to believe that this is real. Everything that I read, all of the studies and testimonies said the same thing: gotta quit. I was ready to try anything. I quit all forms of MJ. It was quite miraculous. No more sickness! SOOO, I thought that well one or two bongs in the evening couldn't hurt. Wrong. Bad sick again. Stopped again. After two weeks I had one bong, and you guessed it. Bad sick. I'm so tired of being sick that I just totally gave it up. It sucks because you know that I love it. BUT....I have kept busy and can get so much more done. I can do things and talk to people that I would avoid before because I was stoned. My life isn't centered around the next bongs. I can read and study again. I dream vividly and in living color now too. I can now sit with hubby as he tokes. It's SO WORTH IT to feel so great all of the time. I still have trouble sleeping and just got over the headaches. Funny though, it doesn't matter too much about the sleeplessness. I still seem to have lots of energy and hope that sleep will come again when my body cleans out. It's up to you: is being deathly ill worth it? You can do it if I can. And LIFE IS GOOD!