@kanashiihawk Welcome to the forum and thank you so much for sharing your story, as a matter of fact THANK you to EVERYONE who shared their story! First my name is Derek LaRose, I go by Kronic. I am the Weekly Wednesday Potcast Host for Homegrown Cannabis Co and I started that entire segment on IGTV because I wanted to discuss my journey in growing, dealing my ailments, physical or mental, and showcase to those fighting those fights they can do it as well! Also how to do it! I deal with chronic back pain, scoliosis, as well as pinched sciatic nerve with touching L4 and L5 vertebrae in my lower back, bone spurs, as well as carpal tunnel in both wrists from tattooing. I also have had severe trauma through the years, having been stabbed at 15, multiple times being jumped growing up (20 + Concussions at this point), as well as serious life traumas. Suicide was part of my path unfortunately but I’m glad to be here and alive. It allows me to share this with you all seeking those stories or asking for your own personal understandings.
For me anything too 100% Sativa can and will make me have severe panic attacks given the situation, circumstance, or surroundings. Generally if I am consuming any high Sativa strain I want to be outdoors hiking, writing music, writing poetry, handling my plants, or my animals.
Generally I like to consume hybrids, Sativa dominants for my daytime activity and Indica dominant for night time.
For sleep (oh yea forgot to mention insomnia is on that list with anxiety), I use heavy Indica. They help mellow me out the best, relax my back, as well as I’ll use any heavy Indica if I get migraines.
My go to strains -
For Sativas - Jack Herer, Haze strains, GG#4, Girl Scout Cookies, Sour Diesal, and Durban Poison.
For Hybrid Sativa Dominant - Blueberry x Jack Herer is my favorite and than any of the top sativa strains I have listed with indica backgrounds.
For Indicas - Blueberry is my all time favorite, any Skunk lineage, Northern Lights, and really any Kush strain I love! But Blueberry anything has my heart.
If you do want to hear me blab about my background or my cannabis journey I do have a youtube video on it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv_r77Q9JoY&ab_channel=TheCannabisKronicles