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Has anyone tried medicinal marihuana?


#1

Someone suggested to me that I ask the members here if anyone has had successful results in using marihuana to mitigate the pain from GPN?


#2

Hi Chetty, No personal experience with the use of Cannibis, but over the years saw a number of folk who have long term negative effects from sometimes, only one use of the drug. I did a search on google and this article seems to give a relatively good discussion around both the for and against for use in neuropathic pain control. There's also some slide attachments you can read. Also, Melbourne University was given a large grant earlier this year to extensive studies on the use of it for medical use. You may find some information on their site. The article attached

http://www.painresearchforum.org/news/48905-treating-neuropathic-pain-cannabis-pro-and-con

should provide you with some discussion points you can have with a pain management specialist on its potential use. Hope this helps and all the best wishes for you in the new year. :)


#3

I've been using Medical Marijuana (MM) to control my nerve pain for about 6 years now. Although there have been downsides, such as phlegm in the lungs & having to spend the money for more each time I run out, I have to say it's made it much easier to manage the pain & live with a positive attitude. My doctors would like me to stop using MM because, [sarcasm] "Drugs are bad, m'kay" [/sarcasm]. Be aware that your medical team will more than likely be opposed to you using MM. If you decide to go for it, look into getting a Vaporizer or Water Pipe (aka Bong) of some sort. A Vaporizer will heat your marijuana at a low temperature, causing it to smoke but not burn, & captures that in a plastic bag for you to inhale from. A Water Pipe, on the other hand, actually burns the marijuana like any other pipe, but the difference is the smoke goes into a chamber filled with water to cool it off & remove some of the bad stuff before you inhale it. If you don't want to inhale it, there are a lot of alternatives out there nowadays, such as edibles and patches. Whatever works best for you. I myself prefer to smoke it because quality Vaporizers are expensive & also because [sarcasm] it makes me look cool. [/sarcasm]


#4

Please remember the legalities of the use of MM in some states/countries. Also the danger to health of smoking. Please speak to medical professional before making any decision.


#5

Thank you very much for the replies! It certainly provides food for thought.


#6

I have and it helps. I have never liked pot, but it helps me get from one medication to the next when I am having break through pain. I have told my doctors and they don’t care that I am taking it. I think all they care about is that it is helping.