My Latest piece for the 902 Higher Living Blog~
Jay-Anne suffers with ME/CFS as well..
Jay-Anne was a nurse for 20 years. When she left in 2006, she was working at the London Psychiatric Hospital.
She had been experiencing widespread pain with no apparent cause. She started losing strength in her left arm and hands. She experienced a lot of migraines. Working at the hospital meant she had to be able to react during code whites and be able to restrain patients if necessary. With loss of strength and use in her hands and arm, it was no longer safe for her or her co workers.
Eventually, she was diagnosed with ME/CFS/ (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Fibromyalgia, myofascial pain plus an autoimmune thyroid disease.
She was put on thyroid medication and Lyrica initially. Jay-Anne says Lyrica gave her too many side effects so they switched her to Cymbalta. Five years ago she decided on her own to try medical cannabis because she figured…
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