There is nothing more embarrassing than the feeling that you are trapped within your own body. You have no control over the movements of your body or the sounds you are making. It is indescribable. You can only control your mind and that’s if you concentrate very hard. After the episode has passed, you slowly open your eyes, hoping that no one is there.
But the people are there. You hope they aren’t looking at you.
You still feel pain and your eyes are blurred. The people have left without helping you, having been entertained by your episode. Thankfully your mother is there to hold you. You can’t help but laugh because you are used to things like this. You’ve had a seizure in public, an episode you are unfortunately used to.
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Medical Marijuana And Seizures
Medical marijuana, or cannabis, has been used in the successful treatment of seizures for ages. Medical science has tried to catch up but the pharmaceutical industry has yet to create a treatment for seizures that helps to the degree that cannabis does. Pharmaceuticals also have side effects and can make people go through heavy withdrawal when they try to get off of them.
Pharmaceuticals companies claim cannabis is a mind-altering substance and that’s why we shouldn’t allow people to use it. However, their drugs alter the mind as well. If pharmaceutical companies really cared about the use of mind-altering substances, they would have removed their own products from the market.
There are two different types of seizures that can affect people: epileptic seizures and pseudo seizures. Epileptic seizures are caused when electrical impulses hit the brain in an abnormal matter while pseudo seizures are caused when the brain is placed under too much stress. CBD is a compound that is found in cannabis and it greatly benefits people who suffer from seizures, namely the epileptic ones. The compound caused the muscles to relax and basically operates in a manner to reduce convulsions. It is natural and works on the brain, by taking excess pressure off of it.
CBD and other compounds in medical marijuana are a direct threat to the hold that major pharmaceutical companies have on the marketplace. If cannabis was commonly used to control seizures and other illnesses, pharmaceutical companies could easily be put out of business. There are people that believe westernized medicine can handle their well-being and health and is more concerned with that than making money. Alas, that is not true.