Due to having osteo-arthritus in pretty much all my joints to the point of having both hips replaced, ruptured disks in lower back repaired, and shoulder surgery to repair an upper bi tendon w/ a lot of debry removed by the age of 56. The dr who did the shoulder surgery told me I have a lot of arthritis in my shoulder, whatever that means. Since my kidneys are insufficient due to extensive use of advil I can no longer use anti-inflammatories. My only option for pain is opiates but before I go down that road I was advised to try marijuana. Got a medical card and have been trying different strains but my anxiety gets the best of me when I use it so I havn't been able to tell if I'm getting any pain relief. The only good thing so far is if I smoke indigo before bed I sleep much better as in straight through the nite vs waking up every 2hrs to piss. The sativa strain is for daytime use but it gives me major anxiety and I can't function. Everyone says 'you'll get used to it" but it hasn't got any better in over a month of use. I have tried a strain with no thc just cbd which is supposed to be what gives pain relief with no euphoria but I still feel some euphoria with no pain relief. Theses are my results to date. Does anyone use and has/had anxiety issues??? Anyone got pain relief???