Houston Area Army Veteran Reclaims Life, Eliminates Opioid Use with Medical Cannabis

Houston Area Army Veteran Reclaims Life, Eliminates Opioid Use with Medical Cannabis
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Retired U.S. Army Captain Patrick Mortell combats PTSD, chronic pain and more with Texas Original’s cannabis medicine AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Retired U.S. Army Captain Patrick Mortell joins thousands of other Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation (TXOG) patients who have experienced the life-changing effects of medical cannabis. Mortell, who discontinued the use of opioids and antidepressants after just two months of using TXOG’s cannabis medicine, said his prescriptions from the VA took all his energy and motivation away. “I attempted to take my own life four times,” Mortell said. “I felt extremely disconnected from my family. Even after years of treatment, my debilitating panic attacks, anxiety and trouble sleeping persisted.” Mortell initially joined the U.S. Air Force as a teenager, was quickly deployed overseas at 20 years old after Sept. 11, 2001, and eventually transferred to the Army’s Special Operations Command. During his more than 10 years of military service, Mortell endured several injuries in combat. A severe back injury, hypoxia and a traumatic brain injury led VA physicians to prescribe six different medications to address his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and ongoing discomfort. “My prescriptions weren’t helping. I didn’t feel like myself at all,” Mortell added. After a family member suggested medical cannabis, Mortell obtained a prescription for TXOG’s medicine from Dr. Matthew Brimberry at the Texas Cannabis Clinic—and hasn’t looked back since. “In the span of just two months, the difference in my wellbeing is like night and day. I’m sleeping better than I have in my life, I’m happy and the symptoms that impacted my everyday life have subsided. My job satisfaction has actually increased and I’m more efficient and productive at work because I’m able to focus and perform at my highest level,” Mortell said. An estimated 60% of men and 50% of women experience a traumatic event during…

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