I been in pain since 1996, Going through 3 surgeries to stop the pain. Also seeing Dr P in Winter Haven at one point. Found something to help ease some of the pain in the groin. Started Cannabis in oil form. After getting pass the head in the toilet. it seems to ease some of the pain. I am still testing it and somewhat nervous about taking it but any relief is welcomed.
Marijuana helps me with my neuropathic pain tremendously, much more so than lyrica, nortryptiline, tylenol, aleve, etc etc ever have, and it doesn’t mess up my stomach or turn me into a zombie. I don’t even have to be ‘high’ to get relief, if I have some before bed, I sleep better, and feel better the next day, and I’m reaching for the painkillers a lot less.
Amazingly, if you even mention getting medicinal marijuana to a doctor in Canada, they act as if it’s some crazy hardcore drug that won’t do anything but make you depressed and inebriated. Even though there’s plenty of evidence to the contrary.
In fact, my doctor would sooner give me a huge script for oxycodone, which will destroy my gut, plug me up, get me addicted, and eventually stop working, rather than a script for marijuana.
Fortunately, marijuana will be legalized for recreational use in Canada starting in July 2018…Now all I need is patience.
That’s 20 years dude.
@wonnut, that’s pretty crazy that the cannabis oil made you throw up. I got nauseous, cold sweats, made me feel sick the first couple times I used cannabis eon’s ago. I’m guessing you are using a blend of CBD, and THC?
Glad to hear it seems to be helping. I’d give it a fair shot before you give up on it.
Thank you, my marriage is 30 yrs, The pain is 21 yrs, I got the 2 confused. I stand corrected.
No worries. In 10 years, assuming I’m still alive and still married, I’ll be you.
It’s amazing how time goes by living with this condition. I remember when I was a newbie on the yahoo board. Seems like yesterday.
Yes, THC Yellow. It is or was stronger than what the Doc prescribed. But it was easier in price than the suggested CBD Blue.
That sounds odd. I’m surprised they didn’t start you with a 50/50 blend, or perhaps a 75% CBD/25% THC blend. I’m not sure what’s available in your state/country/etc. I’m not sure the price difference, etc, etc. Based on what you said, I’m guessing it wasn’t available.
I will say, given everything I know about this subject, I think it would’ve been better to start you out on one of the blends I mentioned above, and gone from there if it were possible.
In many cases, if not the majority of cases, having these two compounds working in conjunction is very important, if not critical for pain relief. Everyone is a bit different, but there’s a lot of truth in what I just said.
Perhaps this is something you can look into. Not sure if this is of any help to you or not.
Update: In Feb 2018, I over Dose on pain pills. I did not plan to but was desperate. That pain along with arthritis and other joint pain had me in it grip. After a stay in the ER. I found out (which confirms my suspicions) that the pain meds in the past and present sent my kidney function down. So I am sharing this to say WATCH WHAT YOU ARE TAKING AND MAKE SURE NOT TO TAKE YOUR KIDNEYS AND OTHER PARTS TO THE SEWER.
Glad ur still with us. What kind of pain pills?
I know NSAIDS candy damage the kidneys and acetometaphen the liver.
I’m not worried about opioid overdose because I have always found them impossible to get.
26 years for me, 23 Oct, 1992
Interesting a friend of mine is a pain specialist and I’m actually going to a seminar tomorrow night he invited me to of pain specialists meeting to discuss cannibus/hemp oil. He has been getting amazing results with it for the last 3 months. This isn’t a show and tell seminar, it’s a full on medical seminar for professionals going over the pathways neurologically, endocronolically etc. I try and make some notes and do a post on it if enough guys request me too.
yes please do they will have some interesting facts
Ok I’m gonna give the short easiest explanation of how this works. There are multiple types of hemp extract on market first thing is you want to find a water soluble version that absorbs at least 80 percent or more. If you can use a dropper and out a drop in water and it floats it’s not water soluable and is crap it would then have to go to stomach and can only be absorbed after bile etc breaks it down and your not gonna get any effect. The easiest way to describe how it works is we have receptors in the cannibis system of the body. Most narcotics opioids, antidepressants, lyrics, gabapentins, etc have receptors that bind to them to try and shut of the neurological pain etc. the hemp/cannabis is a natural receptor that does the same thing but is not artificial, addicting, etc. it has been used for 6000 + years and research is showing how much more effective it is. It has shown better results on kids seizures than most of the medications on the market. This is why big pharmaceutical is fighting it so bad they are looking at loosing big big $$$. Two of the docs their were pain specialists who prescribe opioids and nerve meds nonstop they are now using the hemp oil on over 50% of patients w better results. Some have even seen cancer markers drop dramatically that shouldn’t be. Now the problem is w medical marijuana the THC actually increases sympathetic tone so you want the oil to have no thc at all.
Thank You RingoStar, It does help
I think I saw a question on what I took to have OD. It went like this;
12:00 am extremely bad pain that woke me. Took 2 Tylenol, about or around 1:30 am, took 2 Oxy, around 2:00 am, took 2 Advil. About 4:00 am took one more Oxy and fell asleep till I think it was 7:00 am. Than took myself to the ER for what seemed to be bleeding.
@Acschiro where and how do you get the canibus oil? Is this something that has to be prescribed or can you get it online?
thanks good advise, its not legal yet in NZ
I filed for medical Marijuana card. Than found a doctor to get a prescription for cannabis. Than found a cannabis dispensary which took my prescription. I had the choice of oil, pill or vaporizer.