I am a grower/patient with hyper mobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with a bunch of side conditions but mainly instability of my neck, shoulders, and hips resulting in frequent subluxations, dislocations, intractable spasms, and problems associated with damage to the vagus nerve. With the malformation of my connective tissue, imaging will only show a dislocation if it is actively out of the socket, I don’t suffer the same trauma as someone with healthy joints/tissue. Gumby + Mel Gibson from Lethal Weapon …the least intimidating combination possible!
It’s a genetic disorder although the marker for my type is not currently known. A lot of common interventions just straight up don’t work. Novocaine is one most people have experienced, it has no effect on me other than making my gums itch. Painkillers and Muscle Relaxers are minimally effective.
I’ve found a lot of symptom relief in Nigerian lines, mostly based off of Top Dawgs Nigerian Silk Kush, SSSDH (it was even useful from fucking curaleaf in NJ…its such a powerhouse that not even their shit-fuckery could ruin it), Blueberry (fruit and garbage profiles), and a few others. I like things like Sour OG and Gorilla Glue for refocusing and energizing if I go too deep into the pain relief sludge strains.
Nigerian is racy spasm relief up and down my spine, in the right hybrids it keeps things so awake and potent that I can be distracted from pain for hours and actually have some limited spasm resolution. It’s more of a precision tool for spasms where as SSSDH is like hitting your symptoms with a bus (especially done up right). Blueberry, in my experience makes me tired, loose, and hungry, perfect for evening and waking up with a shoulder hanging out of place. I have several Outkastt Blueberry hybrids going which are more awake than what I commonly find in the trash berry presentations.
Next up are some packs from Tony Green - Great Lakes Haze and SSSGBH and some from The Madd Farmer (some of his urkle and clementine hybrids), Seattle Chronic (mudhoney looking for CBG), and Lemon Blossom Organics (the skunks). CBG being I believe the most useful cannabinoid for me for spasms.
All my seed making under Disjointed Genetics is based off of relief for intractable spasms and maintaining an appetite. If I can move smoothly and eat the pain becomes so much less of an issue.
Anyone else with a HSD have any strains/breeders they prefer?