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Polar Bear
Best strains on LB for chronic pain/ depression/ anxiety/ PTSD
The title says it all. I have all of these things, if anyone has any opinions on what the best strains are for Fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, PTSD, please let me know.
Thanks.
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British Bulldog
As mentioned, I'd go for an Indica dominant strain, specifically a Kush which tend to have good medicinal and pain relieving effects.

If you go to the items wall, and use your 'find in page' option on your browser (usually an option in the top right of your device) you can do a search of all the items using a keyword like 'kush'.

I've linked you to Super Han's Cookies Kush which I've grown myself and can say is a good strong Kush. He's a well respected vendor with a good reputation.

Good luck with everything and don't be afraid to ask any more questions if you get stuck.

Take care buddy.

Cheers BB
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db365
Y'know what, this is just lovely in amongst some of the trolling and general bollocks that has been on these pages recently. A vendor recommending another one for the good of a bigga in need of help. Nice one BB!
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Polar Bear
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Polar Bear
Hi, thanks loads for the info. So far I've been avoiding anything known for making you sleepy as already have chronic fatigue. Have I been wrong for doing that? Most people so far have suggested Indica strains. How big a difference is there between Sativa and Indica in terms of how sleepy you get?
Thanks again.
PB
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British Bulldog
I'd say that Indica doms in general will tend to make you more sleepy and sativa is more geared towards daytime smoking when you can still function. So you're probably best off with a 50/50 (or thereabouts) hybrid so you still get the strength and pain relief of an Indica, but something that doesn't knock you out completely.

Maybe try and find something like a White Widow. She's a strong hybrid but is also known for being a more lively stone rather than a couch lock knockout. Strong but not sleepy.

Link above with some info on WW for you.

Cheers BB
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Polar Bear
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Hamlass
Hi , I’ve similar going on too , tbh I’ve found this site a lifeline since I found it a year ago , I’ve sampled many strains for pain relief , mental health as well as I just want that stoned feeling to help get thru days sometimes , not be up against pain 24/7.

I swap about a lot as I can’t settle on one consistent strain (prob need a tolerance break but can’t deal with it just now lol ;)
Just now what’s helping me is
Chronus bud honey cream and
Talk to Franks Cinderella - both are very smooth effects & accurate listings , help with pain, chill, inspire and help me meditate to help with pain and get in the reiki zone too .
Also look out for British bulldog too .
I hope this helps a bit :))
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Polar Bear
Hi, thanks for the advice, I have some of Talk to Franks Cinderella and it's helped a lot. I also really like Headband for when I get migraines. This site has really helped me reduce my opiate use and has helped me to get out and about more often, which obviously really helps with the old mental health.
Thanks again 😃
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Hamlass
Ooo il have to look out for the headband one too , thank you too :))
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zz87
Dawgs for me are great for all round well being they lift the mind and hug the body. You'll probably have already had stardawg no doubt but if not give it a try because even though some people get snobby about it it's a very dependable and consistent strain in my experience! - RB's stardawg is my go to but there's loads of dawgs on lb to experiment with! :)
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Polar Bear
Hi, I haven't tried stardawg but I'll put it on the list. I haven't smoked weed since I was a teenager, but that was over 25 years ago, and damn things have moved on.
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zz87
haha havent they just! If you've never had dawg you'll be in for a treat a lot of people got fed up with it because it dominated the streets for a few years but it was popular for a reason. It's a best of both worlds kind of bud for me so I hope it works well for you, good luck mate :)
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Polar Bear
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budbotanist
Hi PolarBear

I have something that you might like/might help (link in the post).

Let me send you some for free, to see if you like it, just ping me a message with your address and i'll pop it in the post for you :)

Generally speaking, as others have already mentioned, a high level of CBD is good (>5%). And avoid very high levels of THC if you can (>19%).

BudB
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Polar Bear
That's really generous of you, thank you. I was actually looking at that the other day. I'm keen to give it a try.
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greencigar
I would say White Dawg for pain and relaxation. A nice sativa for the daytime. If you are a bi-polar bear, I would suggest balancing your Indicas and Sativas accordingly. Depression can sometimes create more sleeplessness than the 'ups', if you're that sort of bear. Personally speaking, White Dawg / Purple Dawg for pain / relaxation and Mimosa / Haze / Ammo strains for depression, motivation and exercise (which will help the depression even more). Hope this helps!
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Polar Bear
Thanks very much for the advice. Unfortunately due to my ME/CFS even light exercise can cause me extreme pain and illness. It's a cruel thing but the advice for coping with ME/CFS is often the opposite of the advice for coping with depression.
Thanks again
PB
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HolySmokes
I suffer from the same sort or problems. Any strain that is indica or Indica dominant will work really well for the above. Sativa strains cant deliver that relief that melt away the pain like a good old sadative Indica. If the seller dosent specify what the indica/sativa ratio is then i search the web for (FLOWER NAME- strain review) Sites like Leafy and allbud will give details on the indica/sativa ratio and the effects, ie pain relief.
You take care brother
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Polar Bear
Thanks very much for the advice. I'm using weed as it seems to work better and have fewer side effects compared to opiates.
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HolySmokes
I hear you there, shame our medical proffesionals are wrongly educated on our beloved medicenal plant cannabis. But are willing to hand out highly addictive opiates which kill more people than they help, they dont relief pain as good as cannabis and mess you right up. you can try a sativa for they day time like monwohmon suggested but you sound like your in as much pain as I am and they dont touch the pain for me.
I hope you can find some relief, much love Hs
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Polar Bear
Thanks for the info. I will experiment.
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Monwohmon
High Sativa for daytime use as you can still function whilst taking that, and a high Indica strain for night time! Also, you have a lot to deal with, I hope you have a therapist you can also see 💗 I was mentally up shit creek a few years ago, I mean in a really really bad way and therapy saved me. I wish you well 💗
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Polar Bear
Thanks so much for your kind words. I am having therapy and doing what I can to get as well as I can.
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Monwohmon
Fair play and keep going to therapy 👍 clearly you are a brave soul living and dealing with all that on your plate . It’s a fact, polar bear is a brave soul 💗
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Polar Bear
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Yourmumshouse
Strains with a good level of CBD, can also compliment the effects of the, I don't know the science though. Why not have a look into our Gorilla Skittlez? Best of luck.
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Cannabaker
Not wishing to hijack this thread at all, it’s been really insightful.

I would be truly grateful if there are any suggestions to treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

I am currently in a very bad place physically but I don’t smoke, so would ideally need edibles/carts (I have a vape pen) that can help reduce the pain and associated anxiety.

I am a regular buyer of MJ Concentrates wellness oils and have been using these for some time, but I am always keen to hear other suggestions, particularly as my condition has recently worsened significantly.

Thanks Biggers x
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Polar Bear
Hi
Currently for my Fibromyalgia, I'm using prescription meds (antidepressants, Gabapentin), plus some different strains with an Argo Arizer dry herb vape. It is definitely making life easier to cope with.
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Cannabaker
Thanks PB.

Can I ask how your fibromyalgia was ultimately diagnosed please? I’m going via the NHS at the moment and it’s a real challenge to get an official diagnosis. I have been shunted off for physio as my blood tests didn’t show signs of inflammation etc, when actually stretching and bending is too painful due to the stiffness in my spine/joints. I’ve been in discomfort for over 30 years now!

I was diagnosed some years ago with cervical spondylosis and also had a lumbar spinal fusion. Clearly my back is fucked, and I’ll just have to rely on edibles for a pain outlet. Seems traditional medicine doesn’t help me.

Any advice/insight you can offer on fibromyalgia I’d be very grateful.
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Polar Bear
Hi, I almost ashamed to admit that for me the diagnosis was really easy. I told my doctor my symptoms and was diagnosed job done. Maybe try another doctor.

I'm on Gabapentin and that has taken the edges off the pain, I also have 30mg Co-Codamol for the worst days. These combined with vaping weed keep me comfortable for at least most of the day. For me personally the fatigue has been the most debilitating and treatment resistant symptom.

There's a lot of alternative medicine snake oil salesmen ready to sell you expensive placeboes when it comes to any chronic conditions. But for me Gabapentin + weed+ occasional co-codamol seems the best option.

PB
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Cannabaker
Thanks PB, and good luck in managing your symptoms mate.
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fastbudsuk
Try my Rso. It will blow your socks off. And may make life a little easier for you
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fastbudsuk
Happy your on-board Polar Bear
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locust375
I'm in the same boat (apart from fibromyalgia) and what I do is get distillate and mix in the terpenes for either Bubba Kush or Grand Daddy Purp (both heavy indicas) and that really helps me, especially with keeping the PTSD night terrors away. Obviously ymmv, though it's always worth a shot! Those two strains are my all time favourites because they help me out medicinally so well!
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fastbudsuk
PTST Night terrors can be sorted and proper sleep every night. Distillate is plain. You need full spectrum. Hit me a private message and I'll send you a sample that will sort you out from word 'go'
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Polar Bear
Thanks, I haven't experimented with any concentrates yet, I've just been vaping bud. I'm still amazed how much things have changed in the 25 years since I last used weed. I got some Wedding Cake last week and wow 😮 🤩 .
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ptsdlb2
Try the new GG#4 carts from Dr Extracts. Have live resin in them so you get the full spectrum benefits. Great pain relief from Gorilla Glue and I'm sleeping well off them so far.

Super Lemon Haze I find is a good fatigue lifter for daytime