I really am not too thrilled about feeling stoned on marijuana, yet I've tried so many different meds for Fibromyalgia that I am considering this. 'Tis legal in the state I live in. Tried Lyrica, Topamax, and now Neurontin, any suggestions besides SNRI's? Thanks friends!!!
It does help... not that it totally takes away the pain, but it makes it easier to deal with. I wish it were legal in this state.
I have not, I have heard of it (I don't know if you ever heard of Montel Williams or not) he had MS and he tried Methadone and many other drugs but could not gain relief, I would imagine it has to do with state to state about being legal I am not sure but ask your doctor he may have used this whwn other things do not work I know this isn't the best answer I just wanted to throw what little I know in I care about what happens
I unfortunately do not live in a state where it is legal however I have tried it for chronic pain of RSD.
I do not like feeling euphoria off of meds or "stoned" either and would only use it at night as it aided in my sleep w/ chronic pain and I could feel the medicinal benefits working the next day.
If you are seeking it for pain, the best kind to get legally would be a predominately kind of Indica with a lessor amount of Sativa in it.
Indica is for pain. I have watched many documentaries on dispensaries and how they can suggest things for your needs and even provide you with a type that is less strong for a 1st time patient.
Not only have I tried it but have studied it for pain for over 10yrs now.
Because I'm in a state where it's not legal and do have a great doctor and good medications, I can't use it that often at all so I don't but at one time I was and wish I still could as it even took away some of the needs for more or stronger meds for pain.
Also if you want to use it the healthy way, get a good vaporizer. You do not light it as it only heats up leaving the actual bud but drawing in all the cannaboids that goes into a bag so you are not inhaling heat or any toxins.
I hope this helps and not trying to push you one way or another.
Do some research online as that could help you make your decision either way.
You know I'm being honest my dear friend
Hi Sweet, not me personally but a dear friend in Nevada has it prescribed. Almost positive it's Nevada? Anyway, he says it's not at all like smoking it. It comes on much slower and lasts much longer. He said it's also very clean and pure. Whatever that means. Very predictable on how it works. He's has knee surgery X3. and he's only 33 years old. He has other issues as well. But he said it also increased his appetite. Like everything else you have to weigh the benefits vs. risks. I would talk with your doc about it. You have him wrapped around your lil finger anyway, it might be an avenue worth checking out. I can do a search for you in your state and see what it says. There's different brands, one being Marinol. Oh, and from what I remember, it doesn't give you that stoned, glassy eyed look either. None of those meds are working good? Pain sucks.
best wishes :-)
I think you should go for it, even if it's just to take a little before you try to sleep. I know you - you have trouble sleeping. I think it would help immeasurably, and I think just getting 8 or 9 hours of sleep will help you a lot. And, if you take it before you sleep only, then you will avoid all that pot does... like increase your appetite, making you want Doritos and Ring Dings. I'll miss you if you do this, coz you will no longer be prowling the DDC at 2am.
I live in a state where medical marijuana is legal. I have tried many drugs, and my suggestion is to try methadone first. Why? Methadone is great in the fact that it is designed not to give you a "high" which is why heroine users are switched to it and either stay on it or get weaned off. There are many people who do not tolerate this medicine, including me. I unfortunately, use morphine extended release 3 times per day. I use Norco (vicodin 10/325) 4 times a day. And Soma (carisiprodal) 350 mg 4 times a day along with Neurontin and Celexa. My pain is bearable most days, but even with all these meds (trust me I hate it - and the "looks" that come with it) I have unbearable break through pain sometimes.
I am very careful with my meds, but also have a doctor who understands if I have extenuating circumstances, for example my low back was bruised when the EMTs were trying to load me on the backboard - they carried me a bit, and I can't bend over and showers are horrible for me right now- so if I need extra Soma or Norco for a BRIEF period of time - he will refill me early. I Do NOT take any extra morphine, as I find it is a huge respiratory depressant for me and I don't like that.
It is up to you, and you must always do what you think is right for you. It sounds to me though, that your doc has not whipped out some of the more heavy a(and HIGHLY controlled drugs - need a handwritten script every single month for those) meds yet and I personally would try those first - less hassle than the pot route, I'm quite sure. Good Luck, and I hope you find better pain relief. Soon. God Bless
I have not but I have a comment if you have tried this that and the other and it does not work then I believe as long as you are legally using it for that purpose then why not? I know a lot of street people do the wrong thing that is exactly why we have to convince people to be open with their doctors when they see this they are turned off and think we are all the same and as you and I both know it is not the truth!!
You can judge everybody as making bad decisions, once you prove you are going to do the right thing then the doctor should be able to have some kind of trust here I go I still have visions of people looking at you as though you are bad it's up to us who have chronic pain to convince them that they are not 100% right and it's time to adjust attitudes, Pain control is expensive and I dislike taking lots of pills that either make me so sick and having to try and fail who in their right mind does that kind of thing? people who make bad decisions make it difficult and I am not trying to judge people they are human and there are those who make mistakes and pay dearly for it I hope and pray I can encourage and make someone else feel better because I do care about all of you
Yes MJ could be used for pain, I guess MJs properties are to numb the nerves where by suppressing the sensation of pain, perhaps that is the reason its makes a person 'high, I tried it for different reasons a long time back, it put me to sleep on cloud 7.
I myself, have not, but, it was the only thing that gave my husband relief when he was in such awful pain as a result of end stage cancer throughout his body. His Onclogist suggested it, & he gave it a try. It worked. It also allowed him to rest peacefully, eased his mind, & gave him a little more quality in what life he had left. Since it is legal in the state you live in, please give it a try. I truly believe it will give you relief. Neurontin, in my opinion, is not a good thing to take, but one will try just about everything to get relief. My sweetheart was only 44 when he passed away 5 years ago. Without a doubt, it greatly eased his suffering. In his memory, I pass this on to you, Sweetlemon. Legal Medical Marijuana works wonders for pain & it perks up your appeitite. No reason not to try it, just be careful if you drive while taking it. My heart goes out to you. Let us know if it helps you.
Wow - you have really touched my heart - I am so sorry for your loss. I am 50 and the love of my life is 51. I am in such poor health I actually hope to not live too much longer, but my husband - He has so much going for him and is such a great guy and loves sports but is just letting himself gain so much weight. I'm not much of a partner to him and he does so much for me, but I would be devastated if anything happened to him. Your post has caused me to consider talking to him again, telling him how much I love him and begging him to eat right. If I had to go even one day without him I don't know what I would do
Hi sweetlemon, just wanted to say Hi. I've been out for awhile, and am just back. This is not something I would usually respond to as I don't have a lot of personal information to pass on (and the one time experience I had was more a comedy of errors), but my guy uses medicinal marijuana, and it has been a Godsend to him. It leaves him remarkedly improved pain wise, and because of that, it relaxes him so that he can spend a more restful night. But, He is the classic example of the word "s... faced (sorry. didn't know how else to explain it). He uses it ONLY at night after he is all tucked in, because if he tries it for daytime relief, he can't move!! lol. He feels pretty good, but loses the ability to say much more than "I think I may be a little loaded." I have to tell you, I am making a joke out of this because in all truth, it really is kind of funny to watch. Now seriously, it really does help him a lot.
He's on extended relief morphine, with breakthrough meds when he needs it. I live with the results of any pain med, including mj, and I have to tell you, I would take the mj any day. When he takes it at night, he sleeps better, dreams less and the dreams he does have are so much easier on him then the ones he used to have. He is much more relaxed; just all around sleeps better and that makes a big difference in the way he wakes up in the morning, so I do recommend it, but I have to add the one warning "Use very sparingly " if you take it during the daytime. At night, he just smiles, makes his nightly comment (above) and goes to sleep. And, one more thing. My Mom is 92 years old and is quite healthy considering, but she not only has Glaucoma, she has another eye disease that is extremely painful. Now, she is one tough lady. Never see her take a pain pill, no alcohol, nothing. She would never cop to pain to anyone. Her eye doctor wrote her a prescription for mj, and MY mom fills that rx and my niece makes her brownies with it and she has a brownie EVERY night. That has to be a good recommendation, and my niece says she sleeps soundly, and the pain is greatly improved (no one comments on how she acts before she goes to sleep. lol) So if my 92 year old straight up redneck mom use the stuff, it must be good!! Ok, enough said (as usual). Just wanted to pass on a new angle to an old remedy. My experience is watching two people that I love dearly doing something that is still not approved of by so many, and getting so much relief from it. I couldn't "not" respond to your question, because it is a very important subject that needs as much input as possible to help those who do not know much about it, come to understand the real pros and cons, not the "advertised" ones. Sorry, again a long one. Will I ever be able to just spit it out!!! I hope you are doing well. Have missed our talks. pm me when you have time. God bless... beanmarie/steffy
Hey Sweetie, First, Marinol is available in all 50 states, and as long as a doctor has a license, they can prescribe the medications. Secondly, there have been several studies on medical marijuana for pain, (the latest one is written about in Web MD), and actually, it does not do a whole lot for pain. It does lower pain levels, but not very much, maybe a point. (If you were at a '9', you might go to an '8', or possibly '71/2'). But the side effects need to be examined. Aside from feeling stoned or not, think about the effect on the rest of the body. The best way for it to work is to inhale, and they have found that the chemicals in MJ, make cigarettes look like candy. They have identified hundreds of chemicals in MJ that cause cancer and other major problems, unlike opiates. I know that you can't stand opiates, but is it worth the rest of your health that you do have? Just something to consider. Other people may feel differently. Ellen
I have found that if you take a dose of MJ, your will muscles relax, which helps with the fibro and script meds. When you get up in the morning and when you are ready for bed, these are the times that I would suggest a small dose of MJ. I would talk to my Dr about these suggestions and see if he doesnt agree. Thank goodness some states are beginning to see the true need for this type of medical help. Good luck!
hi like you i have severe chronic pain.i am also on a large cocktail of meds.i smoked pot for about 3 weeks.the relief was amazing.being stoned all the time became an issue and i about lost my whole family.on top of everything else i have drank for35 years and my liver is shot.i have not tried it yet but found a recipe to make capsules.this recipe is not for the high but for pain. i understand there is some impairment but not like smoking a joint.you can probably get these recipes if you contacted the hemp and cannabis foundation here is a toll free number 800-723-0188.hope it this helps.
Hi sweet sweet lemon. Dave & I have just returned from our doctor's appointments. Dave has a new prescription for Cesamet which is a man-made form of cannabis. He'll start out at 1.0 mg dosage daily & after 1 month, increase to 2.0 mg daily. I've just read a little about Cesamet on this website & it stated that the drug's effects could last for up to 48 or 72 hours.
I'll let everyone know how this turns out. Good luck to us! LOL
Good health to everyone! from Wendy :) in Peterborough, CANADA
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