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Starting over again after 2 years, need 2 questions answered

Post by sooners » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:28 pm

Hello everyone,

I am 40 years old, and I have smoked weed in my high school days and then here and there, but nothing serious until three years ago, I started smoking heavy then for about a year until I got into trouble. I am a type 1 diabetic with full neuropathy in my feet, legs & hands, along with panic attacks and depression. I usually do quite well when I have a panic attack, I've had them long enough now that I can just talk myself down, use breathing techniques etc. But anyway, after two years of taking every pharmaceutical known to man and pleasing my doctor that we have tried everything (including narcotics, horrible stuff to get hooked on, please don't) she signed my paper work and I now have my authorization to legally possess dried marijuana (I live in Canada, London, Ontario). I need some help understanding what strains are better for anxiety, what strains I should try that will help alleviate pain, help with depression, something that gives you a feeling of well being, euphoria type without sending me to the moon on a 4 hour bad trip. Tips on how to smoke, should I start with one hit and wait a certain amount of time and gradually go up to where I feel relief? Etc.

And my second questions is, if I list what I am able to get, can someone suggest (based on what I have said above) what type or strain might be best for me to start out on. I haven't smoked in 2 years. I am such a noob, I didn't even know these forums exist or I would have consulted one before I made my first medical purchase, I told the clinic about my concern and they suggested I start out on Kush (indica), so I bought a half ounce of that, and then I wanted something stronger for when I get back in the swing of it and get my tolerance back, so I bought another half ounce of "Strawberry Diesel", but when I got home and looked up the reviews on Strawberry Diesel, it said it was very strong and not for beginners LOL but did have some anti-anxiety properties to it, so If I would have consulted a review board or even posted on here, it would have saved me from purchasing the wrong type LOL. I'll just have to do with the Kush and save the Strawberry for later, which also bring me to another question, how best to store your marijuana to keep it from molding if you purchase in bigger amounts.

Anyway, this is what is available to me, any suggestions would be appreciated! If I posted in the wrong area, sorry I'm new and learning, please feel free to move it to the appropriate area (moderator).

White Widow
Trainwreck
LA Confidential
Black Domina
White Russian
Blueberry 93
Red Devil
Jilly Bean
Chronic
XXX
Grapefruit
Strawberry Diesel
Black Devil
Super Skunk
Lone Star
Nepal Fruit
Kush
sweet pink
Bubba Kush
Hashish

Thank you and God bless.

P.S. my doctor had me on Oxycodone for 4 months while waiting on my medical marijuana paper work to come in. I now need to withdrawal off the oxy and I am hoping the marijuana will help me. Any advice on how to make the switch? How long after taking a 20 mg oxy should I wait until I try to smoke again? I have never been or had trouble stopping marijuana and I have many times, these pharmaceutical pills are horrible and VERY hard to stop, but now I have my license my doctor is going to taper me off of them and not prescribe anymore (Thank God), but it's going to be hard to get off and if anyone has any suggestions on how to make the switch from oxy to smoking and ideas on how to use cannabis to wean of the other poison, please share. Thank You


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Re: Starting over again after 2 years, need 2 questions answered

Post by JTP » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:18 am

Wait until oxy withdrawals are in full swing, then take a much lower dose than usual (say, 1/4 strength) if you need to. Never go above this dose again; each time you take it, make it lower. If smoking will make it unnecessary, then toke up by all means and avoid the dose completely.

To make sure you don't fuck up, write down when you take your doses.

To start off giving you an idea of what to look for judging from what you've said here.

Indica is a relaxing, sleepy full-body buzz. With a low tolerance, mild visuals (tracers, for instance) are common. It's an "I don't really give a fuck about anything but this chair I'm melting in" buzz.

Sativa tends to be more psychedelic and energetic, giggly with much more of a mindfuck. These tend to exacerbate anxiety rather than relieve it, sort of "amplifying" emotion.

Judging from what you've said your problems are, you want to keep an eye out for a pure indica or an indica-dominant hybrid (these are more fun IMO; hybrids give a combination of effect).

http://www.cannabissearch.com/ to help you find a strain that's right for you. Keep in mind, though, that there's a lot more to grass than strains.

From your list, I've actually personally grown White Widow, White Russian and Jilly Bean. I don't think any of these will be very good for your conditions, as all but White Widow are sativa-dominant; White Widow's a 50/50 (occasionally said to be a 60/40). The Kush and Skunk strains will certainly treat you right from that list.

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Re: Starting over again after 2 years, need 2 questions answered

Post by sooners » Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:34 pm

JTP wrote:Wait until oxy withdrawals are in full swing, then take a much lower dose than usual (say, 1/4 strength) if you need to. Never go above this dose again; each time you take it, make it lower. If smoking will make it unnecessary, then toke up by all means and avoid the dose completely.

To make sure you don't fuck up, write down when you take your doses.
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Thank you for your quick reply JTP! I seriously appreciated it, especially the help on getting off the oxy's. Those have really messed with me and I don't want to ever mess with those again unless I am on my death bed (i.e., dying of cancer or something like that). They are so hard to get off, I have tried 2 times unsuccessfully and was hoping the smoke would help when I got my license in. Also, I think the hard part for me is that I have had NO TIME (going to school, I'm 40, yeah I know, went back to work on a masters) to just do nothing, be alone and treat it as the worst flu I have ever had and just get through it. I am hoping if I can get past day 3-4, I can begin to work again. I have reading week coming up this week (no classes), so I have talked to my wife and she is going to manage the house (family) for the week and let me just be dope sick with no responsibilities. I have also given her my medication bottle, she has them hidden and only gives me what is prescribed on the bottle each morning. I do not snort, smoke, or God forbid, inject them, so I hope that will be a plus in my corner when going through the withdrawals.

Thank you for the suggested strains, I am still a nooby, but would like to become knowledgeable on them and to know there is more to it than just strains like you said. It helps that people like you take the time to give advice, I appreciate it and will pay it forward for sure someday. I think my biggest part, is just dealing with the panic attacks and weed. The smoke really helps, the Kush did just as you said, it put me in my chair and I was in bed by 9:00 last night LOL. I have not tried the Strawberry yet, I was told it was an indica that smoked like a sativa because it was a hybrid of both. I just need to pull my pants up, realize no one has ever died from just smoke (weed) and panic attacks are going to be apart of the experience with me until I get used to smoking again. There just a pain in the butt, I've had them since I was in my 20's, so I have plenty of experience with dealing with them, it's just hard when you are also withdrawing from the oxy. Once I get that poison out of my body, that will be one less thing to worry about and I think that is bothering me more than I let on to myself really, I feel like I have let my wife and son down by being so weak to even start them, I should have bit the bullet for 4 months and just waited on my license to come in, but nooooo, I had to except the offer from my doctor, and that's on me, I didn't have to take the medication, no one forced me to do it, I was told by my doctor she would tapper me off, but I don't think that is going to help much, just lengthen the misery really, so I think I am gong to do what you mentioned while I have the time over reading week, and don't mess up, give them to my wife and just don't mess up, go as far as I can without anything and only if I have to, take 1/4 of a dose.

Anyway, sorry for the book, thank you for your time! :flip:
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Re: Starting over again after 2 years, need 2 questions answered

Post by JTP » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:50 pm

Been there, man. Opiate withdrawal is fucking horrid. Don't smoke a sativa until your withdrawals are over at the very least. Indicas calm anxiety attacks down, like a natural benzo.

Good luck, fellow. I know you can drop the oxy.

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Re: Starting over again after 2 years, need 2 questions answ

Post by vapornation » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:09 pm

for anxiety u want a strong OG or indica

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Re: Starting over again after 2 years, need 2 questions answ

Post by omnific.dc » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:25 am

Nice breeds I must say. Good to know what you're getting offered, unlike here in Australia.

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