I am currently on different presc. drugs for bi-polar, ulcer, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure & pain. I am wondering if it would be beneficial with all the side effects w/prescriptions to go with the medical marijuana instead for some of these chronic conditions. Has anyone tried doing this & if so what are the pros & cons. Is it worth it in the long run possibly? I am just now beginning the research & so far it seems that it may be a good option.
for me it helped a ton with anxiety (not exactly medical perscribed... ) but made depression worse (untill i was on antidepressants, after i got on these+pot i had no panic attacks, my depression was undercontrol, my social anxiety was gone). works for pain, i think it would make blood pressure increase unless eaten, and depression is part of bi-polar by the way (either type has depression and BP-1 has a manic phase and BP-2 has a "normal" phase)
cons: lung problems if smoked (similar to tobacco), for some its not tolerated well, if eaten higher chance of hallucinations/paranoia/nausea/ect
pros: tastes great!!! really would have to try it out and see what it helps for you specificaly (different strains of pot help different things)
It's funny you asked this because I recomended pot for helping kick Methadone yesterday. As another member stated there are pros & cons with the use of it. I found it helped cut down on my use of narcotics that are prescribed to me for a botched neck operation. I did find the anxiety would fluxuate,sometimes it caused more and other times it reduced it. With the pain I think it helps to not think about it and therefore I could reduce the amount of meds. Marinol( prescriptionTHC) works different than smoking,and to me it wasn't for the better. With marinol I found that I was more paranoid not like somebody out to get me but it seemed to make me think about things that were unpleasant. To me yes,but I think you have to take everybodys case seperate.
i too have anxiety, bi-polar, high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, spinal scoliosis, and YES medical marijuana definitly helps. however, the anxiety and depression symptoms are best alleviated with a SATIVA, where as pain relief is best addressed with an INDICA, so i would suggest supplementing your current prescriptions with the medical marijuana. also it does take some time to find the strain that works the very best for you as everyone is different. i would suggest a nice sativa for daytime relief of the anxiety, depression, and bi-polar. i have been able to stop my depression,anxiety, and insomnia meds totally now and the marijauna works 100 percent better with NO side effects! however, even though i have found a very heavy strain of indica that works great for me i still need some pain medication since i only use the indica to medicate with in the evening.
also if you dont care for smoking your medication, a good option is using medicated thc olive oil and medicated cannabutter to cook with. if you choose this method it will take approx 60 minutes to get the full effect of the medication. hope you have a wonderful blessed and pain free day! also remember to vote YES in november for prop19 in california!
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