Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis by Megan Jones
I am 22 years old. I have fibrmyalgia, chronic myofascial pain syndrome, and osteoarthritis. I have been wheelchair bound and bed bound on more than one occasion. I was told just yesterday that I am the person that slips through the cracks; I have no health insurance, no job because of my conditions. I was laughed at and told that the government will not pay me disability due to my age, and I somehow never qualify for insurance.
I started using marijuana medicinally about a year ago and it has changed my life. I truly believe that it keeps me out of a wheelchair most of the time. It is the only thing that has helped me SLEEP! Sleep is so important for me, I hadn't slept in almost 6 months when I first tried it, I can fall asleep most nights now when I have my healing herb. The doctors gave me muscle relaters, pain killers, anti-inflamatories, anti-depressants, sleeping pills, the works. Nothing worked until marijuana. It has saved my life and sanity. The other day I was having muscle spasms for hours, I finally took some and within 45 minutes they had stopped...amazing. You are going crazy from spasms, or pain, or not sleeping, or the combo of them all, and there is something that can help all of your symptoms.
I just can't believe that it isn't legal, and I don't care, I can't even begin to imagine what it does for others. I have met people that are alive because of it. I haven't been to a doctor in months since I can't get health insurance no one will see me. Thank God that I have marijuana most of the time, although that is hard to thanks to the illegality and black market prices. I am holding my first medical marijuana rally on the 4th, and I am not hiding anymore. Keep up the good work helping people! It HEALS.
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