The endocannabinoid system affects the perception of physical pain

Both of my parents are affected by health problems that deliver them chronic physical pain.

For my father it’s kidney disease, and for my mother it’s crohn’s disease combined with a fractured spine. Despite having similar pain levels in general, the difference in pain sources results in weird kinds of effective pain treatment for each condition. For instance, ibuprofen is effective for my dad when he’s dealing with a frustrating kidney stone, however the same medicine often makes my mother’s nausea worse if she’s in the throes of Crohn’s flare. That’s why she will take acetaminophen instead and it seems to work just as well for her as the former does for my father. However, now they’re both using cannabis again after years of sobriety while I was in my childhood and early 20s. Cannabis and its constitutive components affect the endocannabinoid system that deals with the perception of physical pain among other things. However, no several people have the exact same endocannabinoid system so we all react to several strains of cannabis differently. For instance, my father does particularly well taking just CBD by itself for physical pain while my mother still needs her THC. My dad gets all of his CBD products from a local store that has a company in OR. It’s all orangehouse grown hemp that is used to create my dad’s CBD products. Since CBD isn’t intoxicating, he says that it allows him to get more done everyday than he would otherwise. I started taking CBD for depression and I’m already ecstatic with the initial results. My mood has lifted now that I’m taking CBD twice daily with my meals.

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