Cannabis is phenomenal for PTSD when you use it correctly
Taking medication for PTSD is very frustrating. All of the meds that are prescribed by most physicians have varying side effects. The most common side effect of all of the PTSD medications I’ve tried over the years is sedation and lethargy. That basically means I have to drink more coffee than the normal person, but if I drink too much it’ll add to the underlying symptoms I’m trying to treat. A lot of the time PTSD causes anxiety, so you have to be really careful when it comes to caffeine. Since it’s easy to make coffee stronger than you intend on certain occasions, I like dosing out with increments of caffeine pills. I have inadvertently put too much coffee in my coffee maker before going to brew it. At least with the caffeine pills I can cut them up into even increments. As you can imagine, I have to be careful medicating with cannabis for ptsd. Certain strains of cannabis are better than others, especially sativa strains for daytime use. Some of them are really energizing without causing additional anxiety. On top of that, it’s hard for me to use indicas during the day without getting way too exhausted. I have to get work done and I can’t just take a nap when I get tired from being high. If I use the right sativa strains, I can get all of the energy I need without falling asleep in the middle of the day. There are times where I will literally fall asleep sitting upright in my chair without even realizing it. Cannabis is phenomenal for PTSD when you use it correctly. However there are some people who swear by using Indica strains for ptsd. Perhaps these are people who work during the day and can’t use cannabis until they get home in the evening.