Dealing with chronic mental health complications is sort of like riding a rollercoaster.
There are particular days where you’re riding up a peak at lightning speed, and others where you’re in a complete free fall.
I did my best in high school and college to function separately from medication, even though I no longer had that privilege once I hit the workforce. Suddenly my once-manageable anxiety attacks were totally paralyzing me and making it hard to function at my task. When your task performance is directly affected by your mental health, you’re put in a taxing game of limbo trying to function daily while feeling like a ton of broken pieces haphazardly held together with masking tape. Once I learned about cannabis in my mid 20s, my anxiety and depression troubles started to slowly improve. I experimented with marijuana flower buds, cannabis edibles, and concentrates such as hashish and wax. I quickly was able to learn that indica strains are better for my anxiety and depression troubles compared to anything else. Despite terrible luck with a handful of popular indicas that I find at my local cannabis dispensaries, I tend to enjoy indica strains of cannabis much more than sativa. Beyond the genre of strain, I also appreciate cannabis flower products over anything else. I feel as though they supply me the fullest spectrum effect compared to any other cannabis product available on store shelves. However, cannabis flower products vary greatly in quality from a single location to the next. Even weird batches of the same strain from the same grower can vary in a bunch of ways. As long as you get a good feel for what strains your body responds well to, it’s easier to experiment with modern strains you haven’t tried. You compare the genetics of the modern strain with one you’ve already had, giving you a rough idea of what you should expect.