49 year old male. I had a brainstem stroke in the medulla when I was 46. I Lived with many deficits; balance and vision problems, chronic fatigue and chronic debilitating headaches among others.

Natt: ‘CBD Tinctures Helped with Symptoms of my Stroke’

Ailment: Stroke
Ingestion Method: Tincture

2 and a half years after a Stroke, I began researching medical marijuana, the main hope being it could help with headache pain (Paracetamol wasn’t helping enough).

The more I learnt about it, the more I considered it might help with my neurological condition. CBD products seemed the safest option regarding finding a source to be sent through the post. Also finding organic, lab tested products seemed a good idea.

Well now I do feel it has helped! It has seemingly dampened the severity of the pain. I have continued researching the endocannabinoid system and become more convinced it makes sense that it is helping me – the modulating mechanism of homeostasis of CBD calming down activity in the brain.

So I have lost some of the pain, but am yet to regain much functionality day to day – I still have to limit activities to avoid headaches starting, but when they do arrive they are more bearable and I feel I can calm them with rest, and CBD. I would really like to regain more function though.

Also, I am pleased that my self medicating is mainly CBD based, as I feel THC may overwhelm my ‘compromised’ brain! My balance problems involve the cerebellum in the brain which I read has a high density of endocannabinoid receptors and I think again may be overwhelmed by THC! Whereas CBD may be modulating the problem.

So I’ve been given some hope which I am really thankful for. Some light at the end of the tunnel…



  1. Natt says:

    Natt says;
    Have just read your guide to medical marijuana for chronic pain in Europe. A BIG THANKS!
    Quote from page 10;
    A 2009 review of controlled clinical studies with medical cannabis conducted over a 38-year period found that “nearly all of the 33 published controlled clinical trials conducted have shown significant and measurable benefits in subjects receiving the treatment.” The review’s authors note that the more than 100 different cannabinoids in cannabis have the capacity for analgesia through neuromodulation in ascending and descending pain pathways, neuroprotection, and anti-inflammatory mechanisms.
    BOOM! These are the very pathways damaged in my brainstem stroke in the medulla, ascending and descending between the body and the brain.
    This kind of thing gives me hope! Now I have to read about this 2009 review to learn more.
    I’ve googled “medical marijuana ascending and descending pathways” to start.
    Already learnt that possibly I should quit the paracetamol, and maybe start on magnesium.
    A cyber (((((((hug))))))).

  2. MedicalMarijuana AdminMedicalMarijuana Admin says:

    Pleasure – please share these guides – we need them out far and wide.

    Also you should find all the research used in the research library section of our website.

    We will have more guides coming soon.

Have Your Say

Share Your Story