Not one to partake in recreational drugs anymore but following a bicycle indecent recently, I was struggling to cope with the pain despite being prescribed a powerful anti inflammatory and paracetamol every four hours.I turned to our dear revered Mary Jane, at just the right moment. You see in the past I had attempted to use CBD oil as a therapeutic tool, but unbeknown to me, the levels of THC were still too high for me and I didn’t react in a very positive way – I’m guessing it was likely my very low blood pressure and tachycardia which triggered me to have my first seizure, so I was fairly apprehensive about trying it again. Fate had it that a friend of mine was visiting from USA whom is a CBD oil supplier, and sold me some high strength at a fabulous price, with the guarentee that it was a v low dose THC…. I at first took it sublingually as is the recommended way – the taste was incredibly strong but very earthy, I kind of liked it. I was always envious of people who could tolerate Cannabis and adored the smell, so to taste it was an interesting compromise. The effect was very subtle, non of the psychoactive effects that are usually experienced through the THC element of Cannabis oil, or CBD (Cannabinoid oil). But I had the most glorious sleep, one which seemed to be blessed with the essence and taste of the oil penetrating me on a very deep level – I felt comforted and was aware of its this heavy musk like oil permeating my every pore during the night. Before long i adapted and took it as a suppository, knowing I was more likely to increase blood plasma levels this way, as I do with most medications – I popped it up my ass. Turns out we have a system in our bodies known as the Endocannabinoid (ECS) system, which is involved in regulating a multitude of processes including fertility, pregnancy, appetite, pain sensation, mood and memory and mediating the pharmacological effects of cannabis. The ECS is also interestingly, involved in the physiological and cognitive effects of voluntary physical exercise and and recent research have linked this to what is known as ‘runners high‘. One cant help to wonder if we were always meant to cohabitate with Mary Jane. ‘There are two main endocannabinoid molecules, named anandamide and 2-Ag, Anandamide comes from the Sanskrit word Ananda, which means bliss. So, basically, anandamide means bliss molecule.’ https://herb.co/marijuana/news/endocannabinoid-system-dummies My particular interest is that CBD oil can cross the blood brain barrier (BBB), and so its an interesting candidate for many of the Lyme and Co issues I write about on this blog, and in conjunction with the fact that so many forum friends have been finding great results with CBD oil for said issues, I felt it due a darn good appraisal. With regards to the pain, well it was subtle, but it definitely took the edge of what was very difficult for me to manage, until that is I tried to do some DIY at home, then I remembered that good old fashioned NSAIDs have there place when it comes to whiplash accidents. I never said I was a allopathic hater, just try to steer clear until absolutely necessary. CBD oil, NSAIDs or whatever medicinal aids are required, you can’t beat a lending hand when it comes to being a single white female, battling Lyme and co, bicycle accidents and DIY.