I have a tactical pen in my jockstrap ouchie
My brother was injured in Afghanistan (non war related) and has PTSD really bad. Weed never helped, I was always trying to get him to try different strains but he thinks about war a lot when he smokes. He actually got shitty with me because I told him I just haven't found the right strains for him but he believes weed will only make it worse.
There are conditions that pot does not help in the least and there are people who cannot use marijuana in a safe and controlled manner. Period.
It is not the strain of pot, it is the strain of person that is nonfunctional.
One size has never fit all.
If you are pushing your idea of a cure so hard that friends have to get "shitty" with you then perhaps it would be better for all concerned for you to just back off and not add to the stress.
I tried starting a thread on this but not being good with words it ended up fairly dismal. Seems like a good idea though, just not practical at this time, who knows why.
@sunshineinabag I don't care either and I bet you're a better driver than most of those doogie howsers out there who don't even know that "doogie howser" is a derogatory term.
I'd rather get in a car with you than with any Millenials I am unfortunate enough to know, no offense intended to any millenial who might be reading this because they are also part of the club that nobody wants to join.
I wasn't in Nam, it's just a "something like that" that maybe only people who actually were can understand. If you think I'm bad about my male cannabis plants, just don't ever ask me why I don't carry a smartphone or why I run around barefoot.
Just don't ask, lol. My doctor, my dispensary, and my auto breeder are all working on that diligently along with all of my medical AND recreational ladies, but in the meantime, I'm just a major piece of work and not really "friend" material for humans, lol.
It's just nice to have a safe place where I don't have to feel quite so all alone.
The best treatment for PTSD is to have a garden somewhere. The same goes for a Therapist, Mother Nature, and going in the woods. Year round there was always something one could do outside. Since I can't go onto the woods anymore because my handicap, I do setting meditation every morning and that helps a lot. Stopping and taking time to focus on the present moment, and counting my blessings. Everything changes.
Every single day, 22 veterans take their own lives. That’s 22 suicides a day, a suicide every 65 minutes. As shocking as that number is, the real number may actually be higher. If you know someone that has PTSD and a war vet, listen to them carefully and take them seriously.
In 2010 I was devastated when I found an article stating 300,000 of my fellow Vietnam vets had taken there on lives. That exceeded battlefield casualties by 5 fold. STAGGERING!!
This horrific statistic must be laid at the feet of the ineffective Veterans Administration health care system. It suffers from systemic failure at all levels.
I was deemed 100% disabled for PTSD and been on mood stabilizing drugs since 1992. Cannabis has been of great help but I find pharmaceuticals still necessary for break through episodes.
Our local VA clinic is staffed by a band of traveling troubadours, never seeing the same physician twice.
The first of last year my regularly scheduled psychiatric appointment was conducted via phone with a doctor I’d never met. In his infinite wisdom he theorized my malady wasn’t due to PTSD but rather low testosterone levels and sleep apnea and recommended I seek treatment for his new diagnosis outside the VA network. He refused to renew 2 prescriptions I had been relying on for nearly 30 years. Cold turkey withdrawal from drugs that should be stopped gradually resulted in a 3 day hospital stay for severe a-fib. The attending cardiologist was appalled by my psychiatrist’s action and said the resulting stress brought on by lack of the meds were probably the culprit.
My story is, unfortunately, not unique. You don’t have to look far to find gross malpractice from these so-called doctors that are incapable of making it in the private practice environment and find refuge behind the protective cloak of the VA health care system !!!
Its an appalling situation that needs to be remedied.