Article by Mike Robinson, Naturally Awakened
“I broke my back in 1999 and was immediately put into pain management. I’ve had 10 back surgeries over the years since. As the years passed, I had to increase my pain meds but they never seemed to help the pain. I was on a dozen meds in 2014. I was up to 358 pounds and couldn’t move. Literally. In 2013, my brain started shutting down from hypoxia and my heart was swelling. By mid 2014, it got bad. By nothing short of a miracle, I made it to a doctor’s office, thinking I had the flu, where I went into cardiac arrest and went unresponsive. They did CPR and rushed me to the hospital where I woke up 4 days later not knowing who I was. I spent the next 10 months at many doctors appointments having blood checked, heart checked, everything checked. They gave me new medications and said I would be taking them the rest of my life. In my head, something snapped. In March of 2015, I told my doctors I was going to stop ALL my medications.”“They didn’t think it was a good idea but I did it anyway. All by myself with no family, no friends, no rehab, no drugs, and no plan, curled up on my living room floor. The physical withdraw from opiates was pretty agonizing. I was on them 16 years taking high doses of two different kinds a day. Along with a handful of other prescribed narcotics and meds. Someone told me to try weed. Since I had been doing searches for ANYTHING that can help someone getting off opiates and was coming up with more drugs and rehab, I figured I would give weed a try. It more than helped. Stressing that the ONLY thing I was going to use weed for was withdraw, here is a brief list of what it has done for me so far:1. Most notable is weight loss. I didn’t diet. I don’t take any supplements. I haven’t had weight loss surgery. I’ve lost 158 pounds, almost half my body weight from 3 years ago.2. My heart rate used to rest in the 90’s. I’ve dropped below 40 a couple times now but I’m usually around 52. The doctors diagnosed me with sinus bradycardia, low heart rate, or runner’s heart. I needed the help of a cane for years. Now the elliptical machine needs help when I get done with it.3. Blood pressure issues since very young and treated with bp meds. I haven’t taken bp meds now in 2 yearsand my bp is low. Just yesterday it was 113/64. Crazy!!