The first time that I ever experienced a true migraine headache, I was 12 years old.
I woke up from a sound sleep and my head was throbbing.
I ran to my parents bedroom and I cried and cried. The next day, my mom took me to the doctor to have some tests run. Everyone was scared that I had a brain tumor after the migraines started happening frequently. I must have visited 10 different specialists during that first year that I was experiencing the migraines. One of the specialists told my parents that medical marijuana might be able to help with migraine symptoms when they occur. My parents were willing to try anything. I was 15 at that time. The doctor put me on a low dose cannabis pill and I took the pill once in the morning and once at night. For the first few weeks, I definitely felt some of the effects from the marijuana pill. I was a bit high, dizzy, and very talkative. My friends noticed the difference. They actually liked the way I acted when I was using medical marijuana. I wasn’t very talkative most of the time, but it made me very sociable and less self-conscious.I still use medical cannabis everyday to help with the migraines. I’ve had dozens of tests and no one can figure out why the migraines are still occurring after 30 years. It’s a very strange thing to happen. Thankfully medical marijuana does provide me with some relief when the migraine symptoms are absolutely at their worst. Taking a regular daily dosage has also lessened the occurrences of the migraines by 80%.