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Me again

Posted by Clearskies on September 8, 2016, at 1:07:30

Had a few medication tapers go awry...I can't get off of any meds right now. I am able to lower the Klonopin intake depending on how well cannabis has controlled my anxiety.

That "good day" still eludes me, but I have stopped kicking myself for not having found it yet. I go with the flow and live a healthy life as much as a disreputable wretch as I can manage.

 

Re: Me again

Posted by Tabitha on September 8, 2016, at 10:28:48

In reply to Me again, posted by Clearskies on September 8, 2016, at 1:07:30

> Had a few medication tapers go awry...I can't get off of any meds right now. I am able to lower the Klonopin intake depending on how well cannabis has controlled my anxiety.
>
> That "good day" still eludes me, but I have stopped kicking myself for not having found it yet. I go with the flow and live a healthy life as much as a disreputable wretch as I can manage.

Hey CS. Tapering is the pits. It took me a year to get off Ativan, and several months for Tramadol. Had to reduce one crumb of a pill at a time and tolerate several days of side effects at each step.

I join you in lowering expectations for how much improvement I can achieve. Good for you for pursuing other avenues of health. You don't seem like a disreputable wretch at all.

I'm curious how you're taking the cannabis, if you don't mind sharing. I have heard there are types now that help pain and anxiety without creating any dopey feeling. How much does it cost?

 

Re: Me again Tabitha

Posted by Clearskies on September 8, 2016, at 11:00:55

In reply to Re: Me again, posted by Tabitha on September 8, 2016, at 10:28:48

> > Had a few medication tapers go awry...I can't get off of any meds right now. I am able to lower the Klonopin intake depending on how well cannabis has controlled my anxiety.
> >
> > That "good day" still eludes me, but I have stopped kicking myself for not having found it yet. I go with the flow and live a healthy life as much as a disreputable wretch as I can manage.
>
> Hey CS. Tapering is the pits. It took me a year to get off Ativan, and several months for Tramadol. Had to reduce one crumb of a pill at a time and tolerate several days of side effects at each step.
>
> I join you in lowering expectations for how much improvement I can achieve. Good for you for pursuing other avenues of health. You don't seem like a disreputable wretch at all.
>
> I'm curious how you're taking the cannabis, if you don't mind sharing. I have heard there are types now that help pain and anxiety without creating any dopey feeling. How much does it cost?
>
>
The dopey feeling mostly depends on the strain you use. There are great Indica strains that knock anxiety right down - and put me on the coach.
I seem to do best with edibles (I make my own) because of the overall body relaxation. I also use a personal vaping pen and oil, which I buy....the battery pens are up to $45 and the cartridges of oil are about $30 or less.

Prices are rather high, but my quality of life has improved greatly.

 

Re: Me again Clearskies

Posted by Poet on September 8, 2016, at 11:29:23

In reply to Me again, posted by Clearskies on September 8, 2016, at 1:07:30

Hi CS,

It took me a year to taper off of Effexor XR (cyber slap to ex-pdoc who misdiagnosed me and over medicated me.)

It's great that you live where cannabis is legal, I know from illegal use that it more than takes the edge off my anxiety.

You've done a lot in the past year or so and you keep moving forward. That shows strength.

Poet

 

Re: Me again Clearskies

Posted by lil jimi on September 8, 2016, at 23:24:04

In reply to Me again, posted by Clearskies on September 8, 2016, at 1:07:30

> Had a few medication tapers go awry...I can't get off of any meds right now. I am able to lower the Klonopin intake depending on how well cannabis has controlled my anxiety.
>
> That "good day" still eludes me, but I have stopped kicking myself for not having found it yet. I go with the flow and live a healthy life as much as a disreputable wretch as I can manage.

But, Clear One, are we not now just freed from evil Ex AND the Scourge Mother, only just lately? Shouldn't we surely wait for the separation to settle in our soul solidly-er before we let loose our flotation devises' supports? Mustn't our patience cultivate our strength and security before we release our preservers? "Good Days" may be allowed to come of their own sense of the fullness of time, perhaps? Wretchedness is in the eyes of the beholder. My eyes behold your inner beauty.
Take good care of our sweet Clear please.

Steady as she goes there.

 

Re: Me again lil jimi

Posted by Clearskies on September 11, 2016, at 23:18:32

In reply to Re: Me again Clearskies, posted by lil jimi on September 8, 2016, at 23:24:04

> > Had a few medication tapers go awry...I can't get off of any meds right now. I am able to lower the Klonopin intake depending on how well cannabis has controlled my anxiety.
> >
> > That "good day" still eludes me, but I have stopped kicking myself for not having found it yet. I go with the flow and live a healthy life as much as a disreputable wretch as I can manage.
>
> But, Clear One, are we not now just freed from evil Ex AND the Scourge Mother, only just lately? Shouldn't we surely wait for the separation to settle in our soul solidly-er before we let loose our flotation devises' supports? Mustn't our patience cultivate our strength and security before we release our preservers? "Good Days" may be allowed to come of their own sense of the fullness of time, perhaps? Wretchedness is in the eyes of the beholder. My eyes behold your inner beauty.
> Take good care of our sweet Clear please.
>
> Steady as she goes there.

I expect as much of myself as my ex-spouse did, only tenfold.
Still, the improvement in my overall mental health since I left the marriage can't be denied. I saved my life by leaving the marriage. I would have killed myself to find peace otherwise.

I have just spent a beautiful weekend in the countryside, a birthday celebration with a special friend and oodles of good wishes. I truly am a fortunate woman.


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