I was 18 years old when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.
- Crohn’s disease is a type of disease that affects the bowels.
It causes the digestive area to become swollen and inflamed. This inflammation can cause a lot of pain and sometimes life threatening complications. There is no cure right now for Crohn’s disease, but I take medications to help with the symptoms which include abdominal pain, cramping, fatigue, and fever. I see a doctor if I have any sudden changes in my habits or unexplained weight loss. I don’t feel like eating a lot when I am flared up. I use medical marijuana edibles when I don’t feel like eating. 20 mg of medical marijuana gives me the munchies and then I feel like eating everything in the house. I usually keep several different flavors of medical marijuana edibles so I have a good selection. Some of my favorite flavors include grape, strawberry, watermelon, cherry, and Pina colada. I’ve tried the vanilla and root beer flavors too, but they didn’t taste very good. I have tried lots of different types of edibles, but the gummies and the hard candies are definitely my favorite. The doctor gave me a prescription for medical marijuana so I don’t have to pay all of the taxes that everyone else pays. Marijuana is legal for everyone to buy, so I don’t have to worry about going to a special place. I go to the dispensary or order for delivery like everyone else and I just get cheaper prices because I have a medical marijuana card.