From a different side, I was diagnosed with severe autism and didn't actually talk until middle school. I was given lots of meds because of outbursts, aggression, etc. Most anti-psychotics made me more anxious which made me feel like I was crawling out of skin. In the end it was a mixture of my parents unwillingness to give up on me and aba that helped make me a somewhat productive member of society.
Fast forward 20 some years to 2015 and I am experiencing excruciating pain in my back which they believe might be bone cancer. I don't want narcotics but what they are giving me isn't cutting it for the pain so I turned to canabis oil. Not only did it help the pain but it also put me into a completely different state of mind. Normally my anxiety is crippling but the cannabis oil helped put me into a state where I was more able to relax and focus. The meds I was given as a child drove me crazy, I felt like I couldn't relate with others and the meds made it worse. The cannabis oil has actually helped me with my communication as well. In the doctors office my fiance would talk about my symptoms as I find it very difficult to talk with others 1 on 1. At my last doctors appointment I was actually able to voice my concerns.
I just thought you might like to hear from the side of someone who has had to take the meds and how different cannabis is from them. I wish I had had this when I was younger.
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Original Article: Reddit