More on yesterday’s medicinal experiment

The CBD strain that I tried in pill form yesterday was roughly 172mg worth of cannabinoid flower trim and organic sesame oil, purchased from the local dispensary. I had split the pill – originally it was 343mg in a ’00’ capsule. I used two ‘0’ size veggie capsules I have at home to divide up the contents of the ’00’ capsule. I then consumed one of the ‘0’ sized capsules.

Originally, it did not provide a high, and did provide moderate and acceptable dissociation from the pain. Only after I moved around did the pain come through. I waited a total of two hours before taking half a Tylenol 3 and 600mg Ibuprofen gel-caps. When those drugs kicked in, I took a two hour nap.

When I woke, I was in pain again. This was now four hours after ingesting the ‘0’ size cannabidiol capsule, and two hours after ingesting the half Tylenol 3 pill and ibuprofen.

It is only after I took the second half of a Tylenol 3 pill that the cannabis high set in and kicked my ass.

From around 4:30pm until well after 10pm, I was high on cannabis, fascilitated by the Tylenol 3. I can tell you right now that if I were not in pain, and consumed this stuff with my husband, there’d likely be a 5-hour sex marathon or a tactile fundome of sorts. This can be some really nice stuff.

Unfortunately, I no longer do drugs recreationally, my husband has never done drugs, and most importantly, the one thing I was promised from this strain was spasm and pain relief, and I did not get that. Again.

Then there’s the other thing that always happens to me with cannabis; my muscles went rigid throughout my body. I had to continually tell myself that I was already laying down, and there was no need for my legs to be trying to elevate above the blankets. I had to keep trying to relax each muscle group, but they’d tense right back up again, as though I was in a constant state of trying to get up off the bed. I hope I’m explaining it well enough. The muscles were inflated.

Then there was the breathing issue; I was so high that I was breathing very shallow. I had to keep telling myself to breathe evenly and deeply.

I got out of bed long enough to eat dinner with my husband and watch some Invader Zim. I was so high that I could catch the verbal sounds in the background noises and music, and pointed it out to my amused husband, who of course said he’d never heard it before. Of course not, we’re usually sober, heh.

I went to bed for the night around 10pm, but I woke periodically through the night and for sure I was still high. So in all, my unwanted drug trip lasted as long as the other cannabis experiments have – well over 6 hours.

The next step is to try the experiment again without Tylenol 3 – but not this month – I’m not ready for it.

Next time, I will consume an entire ’00’ capsule, since the ‘0’ did not lock out the pain sufficiently enough for me.

If the pain still leaks through, it will be a miserable day indeed, which is why I am not looking forward to the next experiment. But this falls into the ‘you won’t know til you try it’ category, so I once again have something to PROVE to myself and others, as opposed to letting fear and loathing make the decision for me.

If the second experiment with the CBD strain in edible form does not help, I will either call it quits or try smoking it (I have some dry leaf CBD). I’ll have to make that decision later.

I just want to be able to say I’ve tried every route available.

In the meantime, my next appointment with the pain management psychologist is this Thursday.

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