Recently I got a true story sent to me about medical marijuana being use for epilepsy treatment. What was remarkable was that the girl who wanted to remain anonymous is 14 years old. Her mother gave her permission for me to publish this story. Therefore I thought it would be good to publish this story as it may help people to copy with epilepsy:
I am a 14 year old girl. When I was five and a half, I was diagnosed with petite mal seizures. Basically, I would look up at the sky for about a minute or so, and than would come back as if nothing happened. However, it was not quite that simple.
You see, I had no control of my body during these seizures, and would sometimes wet myself, or walk off or into things. It was quite a danger to my health, so I had to take superscription pills. I took 3 different kinds over the span of 3 years, till I was 8, and started to hide them so as not to have to take the pills.
My epilepsy went away by itself, but left some strange mental damage (i.e. I now hear voices in my head, I have severe self confidence problems as a result of other children making fun of me, I have little to zero control over what I say (I became used to coming out of my seizures and saying whatever I was about to say before.), I now hate doctors. I am just all around pretty weird).
When I was about 1o and a half, I developed a new type of petite mal epilepsy, so I now have temporal lobe petite mal seizures. They are quite similar to the other seizures, except I have more control, they last 3-7 seconds, and are hardly noticeable. But I was still prescribed with meds that I did not want. When I was about 12, I started to smoke marijuana, I was around that age you know?
However, the experience was a bit different from what most kids do there first time. Having grown up in a medical marijuana house, I new it was not a bad drug at all. I tried it for a while, and we (my mother, and friends (my dad lives in another country)) discovered that I had less to no seizures when I was high!
I now take medical marijuana, and my life has never been easier. Now while it deals with my seizures, it also deals with my head aches (possibly caused by my epilepsy), my depression, my abandonment issues, and any other problem I can think of! It Is not a chemical concoction created by man to get f-ed up! It is a plant that is only called weed, because it used to grow like weeds!
It is not gross like tobacco, causing cancer, but an herbal remedy curing many diseases! I can’t understand how anyone would possibly want to make it illegal. I hope this story convinces a lot of you to make a difference on this subject!
Would like to hear from anyone who has used medical marijuana for epilepsy treatment. Also do you think children should be able to use medical marijuana?