I have PTSD and a severe anxiety disorder. I get overwhelmed easily, and I often can’t organize my thoughts well (ADHD as well, but I don’t really suffer that badly from this) and so when I’m not medicated things are pretty shitty. I’m on other meds, so it’s not like I wouldn’t be covered, but the anxiety of thinking about doing it has been enough to stop me from trying. I use moderately all day, every day. After a few months my tolerance is so high I’m going through a 1/4 a week, and growing.
I’ve tried edibles; they don’t work well for me, and I have severe GERD that has been surgically repaired(and came undone) so I find swallowing in general rather hard. RSO has helped; but always seemed to need a smoke to activate fully. And I have rapid onset panic attacks, the instant relief of flower or bho is wonderful to quiet things down until it passes, or the Xanax kicks in. I can get fairly consistent results with bho or flower only but both in IL is far too expensive even with my card. I only get about an hour or two of relief, so during these hard times (I’m out of work indefinitely right now and I can’t really eat enough food to pick up a new job) I am sitting at home all day, taking 10-20 hits ~0.05g each. Plus more if I there is something extra pressing (money is a big one at the moment) I sometimes need a bit extra.
I’ve start the work to get growing, but that’s a ways away. In the mean time not only can I barely pay for what I use; it seems to likely go up. Not to mention the smoking is kill my lungs. Ideally I could go back to just a cart a month. I don’t know that I can take a tolerance break. I’ll be brutally honest when I say I wouldn’t still be alive without medical marijuana. I deal with long term stress very poorly, and it’s been an incredibly hard year. In 24 years I never really considered ending it until now.
So… In short; I am looking at alternatives to a traditional cold turkey T break.