Wow, what a can of worms finding the right strain was. I went to 11 different shop here in WA and learned what not to use. We ended up starting by learning as much about indica, hybrids and sativa as we could. Then thc, thc-a, cbd, cbd-a. Then understand the different ways to use it (vape, smoke, eat or apply a ointment) I learned a lot here and just searching and reading alot. Finding a cooking group was a real help to have that instant help. Good luck anything we can help with do not hesitate to ask.
I have Primary Progressive MS going on 12 years (but now we know it started 50 years ago just never put it all together). 5 years ago my symptoms started to progress rapidly to the point the I was in a wheelchair and could only be vertical for no more than an hour a day. 3 months ago my wife was going to put me in a Care Home, I was unable to walk I was having spasms that are like the worst seizures imaginable and my weight skyrocketed. I’ve been smoking for about 2 1/2 months and once we found that for me sativa was the best (PPMS, Type 1 diabetes, high blood pressure, ADHD, insomnia, I know I missed something) we did a deep dive in to all the different strains under sativa. Then we started working with concentrates (Raw Dog, Blue Dream, Raw Dog+Space Assassin) and dry herb (OG City Diesel, Blue Dream). We are just starting to cook with it nothing of note yet but I’m looking a getting a Magic Butter Machine after reading a bunch of stuff on here.
So that as of today I am up and moving almost 6 hours a day I’m able took take care of my self and drive. I have on average no drop foot or limp during the day time. I stopped using crutches or canes and I have lost almost 60lbs. That made my wife happy especially since I stopped falling (1 time in a month) but for me beside my pain going from 8-9 constant to 2-4 at the worst average a 2 is sleeping 6-8 hours average I was only sleeping 6-8 a week for 9 years.
My evening are still the worst time but still no spasms and I was able to remove my oral opioids plus stopped 50% of my pills.(do not stop anything without consulting your doctor) I slowly weeded (no pun) down my pills. By last blood test (A1C) was 5.4, I was able to stop meal time insulin. My eye sight has improved (new prescription ordered), alot has happened not all because of marijuana but it started the ball rolling.