Just another old moody musician that smokes weed

Hi Bbqdad here. I have bipolar disorder and PTSD. For 40 years I lived untreated and could not find any relief for my symptoms because I was stubborn and didn’t believe my diagnosis. All during this time, I had manic episodes come and go about every summer and depression in the winter. Seasonal trigger fromContinue reading “Just another old moody musician that smokes weed”

Should I stop taking my bipolar meds?

Every person that has been diagnosed with bipolar has had to wrestle with this question before: Should I stop taking my bipolar meds? I have been diagnosed with bipolar for over 20 years but it wasn’t until 3 years ago that I accepted the diagnosis and started taking meds. In that 3 years my moodsContinue reading “Should I stop taking my bipolar meds?”

Bipolar Depression: Can Cannabis give relief?

I have bipolar 1 and PTSD. Being bipolar means I have the ups (mania) and the downs (depression). I am feeling like a flat pancake this week. My mood is down but I wouldn’t say I am hopeless. I have been through this before and have strategies to deal with it and manage the symptoms.Continue reading “Bipolar Depression: Can Cannabis give relief?”

Bipolar Treatment: Last thing I wanted to do

The last thing I wanted to do was get treatment for my bipolar disorder. I have known for years that I have bipolar 1 disorder and somewhere along the way I also developed PTSD. But knowing a diagnosis and seeking treatment are two different things. Why did I avoid treatment for bipolar disorder? My episodesContinue reading “Bipolar Treatment: Last thing I wanted to do”

Can cannabis replace opioids for pain relief?

Yes, cannabis has been shown to relieve pain and can be an effective replacement for oxycodone or opioids. Why is it important if cannabis can replace oxy? Oxycodone is addictive whereas cannabis is not 28000 people per year die of oxy overdoses, cannabis users can not overdose cannabis has less side effects than oxy cannabisContinue reading “Can cannabis replace opioids for pain relief?”

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