Nemosity Posted May 27, 2010 Report Share Posted May 27, 2010 I did try a little of the AK47 that I have heard so much about for pain. I am happy to report that it's nearly twenty-four hours since I have had to take my morphine! AND THAT, is as Martha would say...."Is a good thing." I will definitely have to add that to my medicine cabinet. There is only one thing that I would change, from the perspective of trying it for pain for the first time, and I don't think the change really involves the strain itself. I don't own a vaporizer, haven't been able to grow enough to try to make any medibles or tinctures, so I smoke it. I smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, although it's actually more like a half a pack now that I have been medicating with MM. Because of this, taste and texture and feel is a big factor for me. The intake is nice, fluffy and filling and I could hear the medicine crackling in the bowl as the flame from my lighter licked it. Shortly after hearing that distinct crackle, I could feel the top of my lungs start to heave. It was the dreaded hacking cough and it was coming my way with both barrels blazing. I coughed, and coughed, then I hacked and coughed some more. I was coughing now so hard that I could feel my throat and bronchial walls thickening. "Is this a trait of the strain?" I thought to myself through the breaks in my bout with the hack monster. Most likely not, is what I keep trying to convince myself. When I felt it in my hands before loading my pipe, it was crisp, nearly too crisp. However when I broke the flower bud apart in my hands, it was sticky, gooey with syrup-like resin. Is this what a good cure feels like? Sadly, I am too new to all of this to tell you. It has been my experience, even as brief as that may be, that I prefer a bit more moisture to my flower buds. And I fully realize this may just be because of my choice of how I medicate. For me and my pipe, it has to be moist enough, but not as moist as a good chewing tobacco. That moisture must be balanced with dryness, enough that a bowl full of flower buds can take to the flame and retain that crimson/orange glowing ember. The tiny glow seems to disappear tucking itself behind a thin layer of white ash. But it not's gone, only hiding. The ember needs to spring back, roar back to life with the lightest inhale, smoothly providing more of it's medicine to your lungs. And this is the part that get's tricky. If it's not cured just right, it's going to make me gag and choke like a sixty-year old man who just found out he's going to be a daddy, again. There may be other ways to medicate, and I admit fully that smoking anything is bad for you. Until the stars align just right, and all things are in my favor, pipe smoking is how I will have to medicate. Basic health-care in this country will buy me a pump if my penis don't work. But they can't pony up for a vaporizer so I can medicate with something that won't kill my liver, while keeping my lungs smoke free. Don't get me wrong. They'll help you quit smoking if you want help with that, but if you choose to medicate with something as safe as MM, you might as well smoke it. That's about the only thing that could ever be misconstrued about this plant to make it, "Bad for you." Hypocrisy, it seems, has no limitations after all. Please keep in mind that this is just in my experience, and it is with admission limited. In no way should this little tale be taken to be gospel. It's just something I thought I would share. I hope you enjoyed it, because I sure did. ----Nemo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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