There are a number of strains of marijuana that have been found to help those with migraines. Below we have rounded up a couple for you to potentially try but as always, it might be best to discuss these with your medical marijuana physician before trying.
ACDC Marijuana Strain –
The ACDC weed strain is helpful when offsetting some of the symptoms of migraines. This strain is known to be sativa – dominant while also containing a large amount of cannabidiol (CBD.) This allows for you to feel less of the typical “high” effects of the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and more calming effects of the CBD. Since there is more CBD than THC, many choose to use this calming strain to ease their migraine pain as well as the nausea that comes with them.
High Noon Irish Cream –
The High Noon Irish Cream strain is another example of a cannabis strain that can help migraines. This strain offers more of a euphoric experience, which allows for you to calm your digestive system and soreness. The downside is that some people have found it to make them feel more paranoid than they would like.
Purple Kush –
Purple Kush is a strain that people with migraines like because it helps them to get some sleep. Studies have shown that sometimes migraines can be brought on by the lack of sleep. So sleep is sometimes just what you need. And if anything else, it is a great way to escape the discomfort of a migraine. This indica strain is best to be used before bed when you know you have the time to get some rest.
This strain will leave you feeling an overall body relaxation. This might be just what you need in order to calm your senses and get some pain relief during a migraine. Crystalberry is an indica – dominant strain that also has some euphoric effects to it. But make sure you have a glass of water nearby, some say this strain will give you dry mouth.
Canna-TSU is a strain that has a low amount of THC and a higher amount of CBD. It is considered a hybrid strain. It calms you while also helping with inflammation. Lowering inflammation has been found to treat the symptoms of migraines.
OG Kush –
This marijuana strain is easy to find, which is great when really needing something to help soothe a migraine. But it is even better used preventatively. This strain has a high amount of THC, which allows for it to give you instant comfort. Try to use OG Kush when you feel a migraine coming on, it can really help put a stop to the pain before it begins.
Let us know if you have tried any of these strains before and how they helped your migraines!
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