August 19, 2014 5:52 AM Subscribe
YANMD. I have an appointment at CannaCare in South Boston to be evaluated for medical marijuana. What to expect?
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Specifically, I have anxiety and insomnia. I've tried a year and a half of talk therapy and it didn't do it for me (I also tried a few different therapists and it made no difference).
For my anxiety I've tried L-thiamine, meditation and exercise regularly.
For insomnia, I'm at the end of my rope. I've tried white noise, a fan, comfy bed things, taking hot showers before bed, cutting sugar, limit caffeine to 1 cup at 8am, I quit drinking booze a year ago, nothing backlit at least an hour before bed, melatonin, magnesium, compression socks for restless legs and assorted herb tea. Nothing works and there is nothing worse than seeing the sun come up on a Wednesday morning and marching through my day at work on an hour of sleep. And then do it all again that night.
I have an appointment at CannaCare in South Boston this week to look into medical marijuana. Does anyone have experience they can share either about this practice, being a MMJ patient or what to expect? Specific to this practice or in general?
I have a thick folder of medical record printouts and a bag of medications that I'm bringing with me.
Literally every night I take 2 klonopin tabs, 1 ambien tab, 4 Tylenol PM tabs, 4 tabs of sleepnal (OTC diphenhydramine), 3-4 tabs of legatrim for restless legs (which has the same ingredients as Tylenol pm) and 300mg of Gabapentin. Just. to. Sleep. Every night! Just the idea of pumping this much medication into my system I find alarming, so I think considering MMJ could be a good alternative option.
Am I missing anything? What should I expect? Are they just going to tell me that my problems aren't that bad and shoo me away? I'm nervous! I would love to hear any insights.