Cannabis vs. Neuropathy

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  • Cannabis vs. Neuropathy

    Did you know we ALL have an endocannabinoid system. It’s present and active whether we use cannabis or not. The endocannabinoid system is believed to impact cognitive and physical functions. Such as appetite, pain, motor learning and many other physical and cognitive processes.

    During my chemotherapy treatment cannabis helped relieve my pain, specifically neuropathy of my fingers and toes. Neuropathy is a side effect of chemotherapy. The chemotherapy causes damage to the nerves which causes neuropathy. Neuropathy causes tingling, burning and pain like sensations. These sensations can be absent for weeks and suddenly hit you like a ton of bricks. This is also a very common symptom for people that live with diabetes. Constant high blood sugars also cause damage to the nerves. Neuropathy is not reversible and there is no cure. 7 1/2 years later and neuropathy still pops up too frequently for my comfort.

    Although, I was so lucky to develop neuropathy. I’m also a living testimony of the true benefits of cannabis. I was able to manage my pain with cannabis and discontinue narcotics, muscle relaxers and pain blocking injections to my back (ouch!) . This was only possible with prayer, determination and cannabis.

    However, seven years ago I didn’t know cannabis could manage my pain and neuropathy. I was terrified at the thought of smoking weed. In fact, I was afraid of burning myself trying smoke. I didn’t know the difference of Sativa (energy/focus) and Indica (sleep/relax). I was unaware of the true benefits and risks of using cannabis. I’ve experienced anxiety and even cannabis psychosis by using someone else’s cannabis that was not the right strain for me. Not a fun thing at all! Now I’ve done the research and even found products to make anyone’s smoking experience better.

    Copy and paste http://www.pinkwheel420.com into new browser window or tab to view my cool, fashionable and fun finds. Also, see a few of our most popular items down below!

    And if you’d like to try cannabis ALWAYS start with CBD for anxiety and pain. There are cannabis strains that help manage blood sugars, high blood pressure, you name the issue, and I can find a strain that can help manage most chronic illnesses.

    Please note Cannabis is NOT a cure for chronic illness, nor should it be used in place of your prescription medications. ALWAYS consult with your doctor to make sure cannabis is safe for you!

    If you’d like more info on cannabis and how to find the right strain for you email me at busybrirn@gmail.com

    -BusyBri

  • Get Up and Get Dressed

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    Heyyyyy y’all!

    I know it’s been awhile! But child, I’ve been DRAINED, OVERWHELMED, DEEEPP Down in the Dumps, and to be frank Mentally and Emotionally Exhausted. I’m sure you all can relate to this, 2020 has been filled with a lot of challenges.

    So many ups and downs. We’ve had to shut down our barbershop 3 different times. We have a new addition to the family. Details will come soon. And although we may have been exposed to Covid; another story to come, we’re safe and well.

    The most challenging part of 2020 is losing my Grandmother, “Alice the Great”. My oldest and I flew across the country to spend some time with my family and attend the funeral.

    On the bright side we figured out the safest way to fly. Please take note of these steps. 1. DON’T FLY. During the flight drinks and snacks were passed. And I guess “Don’t talk with your mouth full”, is no longer a thing. People were sitting with strangers talking without mask during and even after the snack. It was frightening!

    In 2020 not only am I a wife, mom, work full time, now I’m a homeschool teachers, tutors, tech support, head of the cafeteria, the list goes on. With everything going on and always caring for my families needs; I decided to make myself a priority.

    As women we LOVE to look good. When going through my battle with breast cancer there was a program called “Look Good, Feel Better”. It’s so true that feeling confident in your appearance, helps you feel confident in other parts of life. I purchased a book titled, “Get up and Get dressed”. And one day I’ve decided, I’m going to do just that. Check out link above to see my outfit.

    I’m deciding daily to dress with intention of having a great day. And so far so good. Don’t get me wrong some days are still rough, but it’s the different mindset that get me through.

    -BusyBri

  • Please be a friend!

    Coronavirus, it’s getting real! -Cardi B

    This world wide pandemic is undoubtedly impacting physical health. But what a mental health? As I always strive to do let me be transparent. I have the following diagnosis. Meaning these are actual diagnosis in my medical record. Major depressive disorder, PTSD and anxiety. All of these diagnosis after going through divorce, other toxic relationships with mutual mental and emotional abuse (yes I share blame), diagnosis of breast cancer, several surgeries, and other medical conditions with no known diagnosis; all of this by age 26.

    For some people these things seem minor. However, what is traumatic for one person may be a great day for another. It doesn’t make personal feelings any less valid. I have a great story of how a male doctor told me going through breast cancer doesn’t cause PTSD. I looked him up recently and he had terrible reviews. I know super petty!

    I now realize that even in childhood I unknowingly experienced signs and symptoms of anxiety.

    According to the NIMH Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms include:

    • Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge
    • Being easily fatigued
    • Having difficulty concentrating; mind going blank
    • Being irritable
    • Having muscle tension
    • Difficulty controlling feelings of worry
    • Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep

    For more information on anxiety disorders check out: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml

    The point of going over all of this is so the following experience can make more sense. I wrote this Facebook post this morning and I wanted to share with you all.

    I’ve been acting “normal” for my family. But internally my anxiety has been at it’s peak for days. I’m trying to remember how I had to literary just be still and totally trust God in 2012 when diagnosed with cancer. But this situation has so many layers. In 2012 yes my life was at risk and my Jada was only 4. But that was somewhat isolated to me, my family and friends.

    Now the entire world is uncertain of how to navigate this situation. I’m worried about my children getting education and other skills we don’t consider. Like learning to develop relationships and interact with people outside of family. This is especially true for my middle son. He finally was approved for additional services through the regional center. Now he can’t even go to the part time program that helped him in an extraordinary way. And please save the phrase “people are in worse situations”. It’s never been comforting to me; I worry about them too.

    Parents are having to figure out how to make money, homeschool our children, and create new routines. It’s possible and we will do it. But this is A LOT to process for everyone.

    So I ask, please have patience , have empathy, and help when you can. A man saw me struggling to grab toilet paper from the top shelf. Without hesitation he helped me before grabbing his own. It may seem very insignificant. But if you already have anxiety and go in the store feeling like you’re going into a war zone. Finding a “friend” in chaos even for a second can improve someone’s day.

    -BusyBri


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