Marijuana has been around for centuries. High concentrations of cannabinoid receptors exist in the human brain, which makes our relationship with this plant unique, it is a lock and key system that helps relief certain illnesses. We know it won’t cure all illness but it does help many.
Here is a brief over-view of illness that marijuana helps ease and relieves pain.
Becoming easily agitated, frustrated and moody, feeling bad about yourself (low self-esteem), lonely, worthless and depressed, low energy, upset stomach, including diarrhea, constipation and nausea, chest pain and rapid heartbeat, insomnia, excess sweating, loss of sexual desire and/or ability.
There are many reasons for loss of appetite, some short-term some long term. It may be bought on by stress, depression; some medications may trigger it (refer to doctor), some serious illness such as aids, anorexia, cancer, chemotherapy, schizophrenia, diabetes, thyroid and many more.
Symptoms can be: a feeling of worry, fear, and uneasiness. This can be mild or severe, main symptoms are panic disorder, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Common symptoms: Feeling hopeless, sad, or empty. Irritability, inability to experience pleasure, fatigue or loss of energy, physical and mental sluggishness, appetite or weight changes, sleep problems, concentration and memory problems, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, thoughts of death or suicide.
Usually begins slowly and develops gradually, often in no particular order.Potential symptoms can vary but are within three broad categories: Those that affect physical movement – known as motor symptoms, affect mood, thinking and behavior – known as neuropsychiatric symptoms or autonomic nervous system (the nervous system that controls your autonomic functions such as breathing and urination) known as autonomic dysfunction. Symptoms vary in each case.
Nausea is an unsettled feeling in the stomach that often precedes vomiting. Vomiting is the forcible voluntary or involuntary emptying (‘throwing up’) of stomach contents through the mouth. This can be bought on by many conditions, some mild some severe.
Common symptoms of mild Alzheimer’s are forgetfulness, mood swings and speech problems. Moderate symptoms – disorientation, difficulty performing spatial tasks, problems with eyesight, hallucinations, delusions, obsessive or repetitive behavior, a belief that you have done or experienced something that never happened, disturbed sleep, incontinence or bowel incontinence.
A severe symptom – really disorientated and is likely to experience hallucinations and delusions. Also they may experience dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), difficulty changing position or moving from place to place without assistance, weight loss or a loss of appetite, increased vulnerability to infection and suffer complete loss of short-term and long-term memory.
There are many types of headaches that can be caused by stress, dehydration, depression, not enough sleep, drinking too much alcohol, a cold, sinusitis, flu, an allergic reaction or a side effect of taking a particular medication. Some symptoms can be a feel like pressure on both sides of the head, a dull ache or pounding. Some are mild, others are really painful and can cause pain round the eye.
A migraine is usually an intense headache that occurs at the front or on one side of the head. The pain is usually a severe throbbing sensation. Nausea – feeling queasy and vomiting, increased sensitivity – photophobia (sensitivity to light), phonophobia (sensitivity to sound) and/or osmophobia (sensitivity to smells), visual problems – seeing flashing lights, zigzag patterns or blind spots stiffness or a tingling sensation like pins and needles in neck, shoulders or limbs, problems with co-ordination – feel disoriented or off balance difficulty speaking or loss of consciousness – this only happens in very rare cases.
Some people will continue to experience pain long after recovering from an initial injury, such as a back injury. Other illnesses associated with chronic pain are: cancer, fibromyalgia, spinal injury, headaches, back injury, arthritis, nerve inflammation or damage.
Generalized pain often occurs in half of the abdomen or more. Generalized pain can occur with many different illnesses. Indigestion and stomach flu are common problems.
Back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their life. It usually feels like an ache, tension or stiffness in your back.
The pain can be triggered by bad posture while sitting or standing, bending awkwardly, or lifting incorrectly. Other symptoms linked to back pain are: neck pain, whiplash, shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, ankylosing spondylitis, slipped disc and sciatica.
Fibromyalgia symptoms include widespread body pain, fatigue, poor sleep and mood problems. Fibromyalgia is also often characterized by additional pain when firm pressure is applied to specific areas of your body, called tender points although they can change and the next day only eight tender spots are present.
Discomfort or pain can be caused by a problem in the eye or structures around it, these could be caused by: blepharitis, conjunctivitis, corneal abrasions, corneal infections, foreign bodies: dirt in eye, glaucoma, iritis or uveitis, optic neuritis, sinusitis or a stye.
The symptoms of insomnia depend on the type of sleeping problem individuals have, such as: lying awake for a long time at night before falling asleep, waking up several times in the middle of the night, waking up early in the morning and not being able to get back to sleep, feeling tired and not refreshed by sleep, not being able to function properly during the day and finding it difficult to concentrate and being irritable.