Citation: Janedoe. "Pain Relief and Aspergers Syndrome Relief: An Experience with Cannabis (exp107179)". Erowid.org. Sep 27, 2017. erowid.org/exp/107179
First a little back story. I've had chronic back-pain since I was 13 years old. I also have a form of high functioning autism called aspergers syndrome. I was ironically diagnosed with Aspergers when I was also 13 years old. At the time, I had been over-prescribed medications by doctors for my back pain, such as Oxycodone, Vicodin, and Ibuprofen. It was only until I was 18 when I got a new doctor, who told me that these medications where destroying my body.
Just this last year while I was in college I tried smoking weed for the first time. Usually my back feels awful during the day, and makes me feel very uncomfortable, so the day after smoking weed, I noticed that my back pain had gone away. I was completely baffled that the plant that I had looked down on, and those who used it, helped alleviate my pain so much. After I transferred schools with my boyfriend, weed was more accessible than we had expected. I quickly got my hands on some, and have been learning the best ways to conserve this magical plant. I graduated from a G-pen to learning that smoking meant that I couldn't save the ash for edibles. Luckily I was able to trade some goods for a vaporizer which has made my weed experience much more enjoyable, and as a bonus, this plant stifles the symptoms of my Aspergers altogether. I am surprised how it calms me, and how I am able to focus better on school and other important tasks
I am surprised how it calms me, and how I am able to focus better on school and other important tasks
! My grades have improved to A's and B's, and I am more confident in myself to say what I want to say without feeling nervous or overwhelmed by a situation. Weed helped me become the person I wanted to be all along.
Deciding the best way to consume and save weed was tough, because I figured out all the avenues I could try. I could make butter, e-juice, and edibles, but found that making butter was the best viable option. I started cooking my recipe around 1:30 pm, which included: one 7 ounce block of organic unsalted butter, Five grams of vaporized weed, one gram of kief, and 3/4 cup water. At 6:30pm my sweet brew was done after straining it out, I waited for it to cool in the refrigerator for about an hour until it was completely solid. At 7:30 pm I added a teaspoon of butter to my tea, and it hit me 45 minutes later, with an intense body high and no pain, what a relief since I had run out of weed for the past couple of days without any chance to medicate myself. The high lasted for at least 6 hours, changing between body high to head high. The feeling made me light on my feet and very energetic, similar to the effects of the vaporizer, without a super intense head high.
My [vaporizer]'s optimal temperature is about 385 degrees to 390 degrees. I collected the vaporized weed for almost a month and a half in a small vase and waited for it to be nice and full before I reground the cashed weed to get the very last bits of kief off of the weed particles. I was surprised about the effect of the butter, as I had never made edibles before, and now that I have a good amount of butter, I am excited to know that I will be able to last me a while before I get more weed to help me live a happy and normal life!
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