a reply to: Astrocyte
All I have to say is as someone with PTSD, who has had since the age of 2,
who has gone through many forms of therapy in order to learn to cope and deal with it,
Those days when nothing else would, it actually would calm me down, and is much better than taking a valume
or a sedative or an anti-psychotic, and I, over the years tried them all.
It works, maybe not for everyone, but it does for me.
There is no cure for PTSD, you learn to cope, you learn to rewire your brain, and handle yourself when you get the anxiety and depression,flashbacks
and intruding thoughts,
and pot makes the world easier to cope with.
(with very little side effects, which I can't say for every other form of medication I was put on)
But it won't work for everyone,
I'm just glad it does for me.
I am medication free now, and live a normal life, and when I do start to have flashbacks or repeating thoughts or many other things that comes with
PTSD, the pot shuts that off, and I am grateful that it is being looked at like it is now,
because it is a very simple and effective way of helping one to get through a rough day with PTSD.