I have always heard that one medication can affect two separate people in wildly different ways.
- After years of taking various medications prescribed by doctors, I couldn’t agree with that sentiment more.
One of the strangest examples I can remember is the case with benadryl. I used it for years as a sleep aid and for allergy relief during the day. To this day, benadryl is one of the most sedating drugs that I have ever had. It was a guarantee to end my insomnia if I took 50mg of benadryl before bed. Believe it or not, I had a friend in college insist that she always got hyper after taking benadryl. I told her repeatedly that I didn’t believe her, but one afternoon I was hanging out with her and she took one of those tiny pink pills. Her allergies are as severe as mine, so she uses it for the sinus relief. I actually saw her get somewhat hyper and stimulated as if she had just drank coffee or taken speed. I could not believe my eyes, but she had been telling the truth all right. Cannabis strains work in the same exact way. Every time I go to the cannabis dispensary, there is such a huge selection of different strains. They have a huge variety in every form of marijuana, whether you want flower, hash, wax, shatter, rosin, distillate oil, or cartridges. I started to chart what strain I would take each time so I could record my reactions. I found out that some of the dispensary strains that my friends swore by actually had adverse effects on my mental health. Likewise, there are several strains from the dispensary that I buy whenever they are available. Amazingly enough, several of my friends don’t like Gorilla Glue #4 as much as I do.