In general I have suffered from migraine headaches for years. Finally got rid of those nasty headaches with medical marijuana. CBD and a topical THC cream. I have been migraine free for awhile now, which is better than 21 migraines per month.
Now that wicked headache post seizure. I get them with all the different types of seizures I experience. The pain from a Generalized Tonic Clonic (grand mal) seizure is mind blowing. You can NOT think and it is very difficult to get rid of the pain. I find edibles and tincture helps me come back around.
When I have partial seizures I also get a headache. Sometimes I am not aware that I just had a small seizure.(Complex Partial) But when my brain hurts and nausea starts it’s a seizure. These are easier to treat but can last for a few hours. Once again a high CBD and THC tincture and they will go away.
Nobody should ever suffer when the proper medication is available.
For me it is always being in tune with my body. Yesterday we were supposed to go to the mountains and go skating. I didn’t make it skating. Partial seizures started with a vengeance. It took heaps of CBD and THC to calm them down. I fought it and won. We went for a short drive and to the grocery store.
Today my whole body hurts. My brain hurts with jumping headaches. When I feel like this edibles and a medicated THC bath helps. If I go anywhere today it will be with my wheelchair. We are going to try a drive again today. At least the backcountry in Kananaskis is 30 minutes from our place. My husband who is fantastic will be doing the rest of the shopping and cleaning. I just wish I didn’t have to pay for what I did the day before. 💜
This makes me smile. If I don’t use cannabis zero fun. Try starting your day off at 3am because you can’t sleep. It is now 8am the partial seizures have started. So nauseated and my brain hurts. Do I sound like I am having fun? No worries because the THC will help with the nausea and brain pain. The CBD will slow down the seizure activity. Cannabis allows me to have fun! ✌🍁💨💨
My name is Shelley Thiemann and I have Generalized Idiopathic Epilepsy. This is me on a good day. I also suffered a status ellipticus seizure that caused brain damage just over a year and half ago. The only time my disability is visible would be if I needed my wheelchair because I have exercised induced seizures. Or if I have a Tonic Clonic seizures in public. Then it is very visible.
When I am medicating in public I choose to smile and take the high road. People are entitled to their opinions. However how you respond shows your class. I do not have to explain anything unless of course you are a police officer.
They are hard to hold onto when you are sick all the time. Mood swings push them away. You are not able to do the fun things you did before. The few that do stick around and new ones that you have made. Hold them dear because we all need a support team. Everyone needs a friend 💜