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edited 06/20/2014 - 4:16 AM in Pain Medications
I suffer from chronic pain & this not only works well, but can get you off narcotics. I was able to stop Butrans 15 mcg cold turkey. Do yourself a favor ask your Dr about CBD it even kills cancer.

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  • sounds like spam, and crap

    pot no matter what kind unless like Patrick Swayze in that unthinkable pain maybe i might but i dont take or like easy ways out!

    or ways that will take it all away, i just want less a nice 8 or so manageable so i cane do and move more!

    sorry admins and poster my views not flame or fight
    Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

  • Is it available in pill form or do you mean cannabis strains with high CBD content?
  • Yes, it is available in pill form, also oils,tinctures, and a few strains with high CBD my favorite is Harlequin their is also one called sour Tsunami.Talk to your Dr about getting a referral to a MM Dr they can tell you more.. It works really well.. and it is all natural.
  • sandisandi Posts: 6,343
    edited 06/20/2014 - 4:14 AM
    " it even kills cancer. "
    I don't know where you got that information, but that is not a medical fact, that is a sales pitch.

    "All natural" does not mean that it is safe, nor does it mean that it will cure all that ails you. Using any form of canabis, without the clear permission of your doctor, can and will result in being dismissed from pain management.

  • Marijuana has been extensively studied & has been shown to 'help' with the symptoms of several conditions. There is no magic bullet for chronic pain. There are many here, like me, who have extensively researched any glimmer of hope out there. Please believe me if there was a 'cure' for chronic pain I would be using it & sharing my miracle! Some of the chemicals in marijuana have been shown to make chronic pain more manageable. Even the most passionate, educated advocates do not claim that it can completely eliminate pain (or Cancer!!!) like anything else..do your research & please ignore marketing hype.

    The main issues with marijuana therapy -
    * It is illegal in most states of the USA & most countries our members reside in.
    * Only select strains are recommended for chronic pain.
    * 'Street' marijuana can contain pollutants that are bad for you.
    * Even in 'legal' states most PM contracts forbid it's use.

    If you reside in a 'legal' state, you have a license & prescription, you can get 'clean' pain blend AND your pain management doctor recommends its use I believe that marijuana could be worth trying as part of your 'Blend'. I used to be very influenced by media & the anti cannabis activists hype. After extensive research I do believe that it could have a place in pain management but most of us don't currently have that option unfortunately.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.

  • Sandi

    I do not need to do research, it is legal where i live, i have been through various narcotics, it is a plant how is that not natural.look it up on the (National Cancer Institute website) works for me so i am just sharing it i do not need to be crucified. You need to do your research.It was actually prescribed by the same Neurosurgeon who saved my life from another neurosurgeons mistakes that caused all this anyhow. As far as pain management Dr go, mine is the head Anesthesiology of the facility they both conversed over the matter and were both very supportive of the idea to save my liver., and future spinal surgery.
  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 06/20/2014 - 7:36 AM
    Sandi didn't say it wasn't natural she said..."All natural" does not mean that it is safe.

    Forum rules state.....5.06 You agree not to post information that is considered to be formal medical advice.

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • EnglishGirlEEnglishGirl Posts: 1,825
    edited 06/20/2014 - 8:06 AM
    Hobbles. Sandi was simply saying that 'natural' doesn't necessarily equal safe. We've had a lot of conversations on the forum about other 'natural' products that are most definitely not safe. Marijuana is a plant but that doesn't mean there are no side effects. Anyone with mental illness should be aware of the associated possible psychological effects.

    I'm so glad you've found progressive specialists who are willing to add anything to your treatment blend that has reputable, scientific research behind it.

    I've read research that shows that smoking 'clean' pot doesn't carry any increased risks for cancer (unlike smoking other substances) & I know that it's prescribed for cancer patients to reduce pain & increase the ability to eat. I'm interested in where you found the information that it directly treats cancer. I've never heard that...

    As I said, I'm glad you've found something that helps with the support of your specialists. Please remember that when we respond to a post we keep in mind that many members will be reading what we write. I would hate for a patient to try it & be dismissed from pain management as a result. That has happened to members here!

    I know what it's like to be excited because I've found a very promising therapy. I am a little concerned that you could be over optimistic at the moment. When you state marijuana could 'save you from future spine surgery' what exactly do you mean?

    Conversations on this subject often get a little over emotional here. I hope that we can have an informative conversation without any offense ;-)
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
  • EnglishGirlEEnglishGirl Posts: 1,825
    edited 06/20/2014 - 8:31 AM
    For anyone who's interested in the 'cancer cure' claims.. There have been some interesting laboratory & rodent studies but a lot more research needs to be done..

    "But it bears repeating that the fact that these purified drugs in controlled, high doses can treat cancer doesn’t mean that the original plant (or a simple extract) will have the same effect.  So although cannabis contains certain cannabinoids, it doesn’t automatically follow that cannabis itself can treat cancer.

    As we said above, there is no good evidence that natural cannabinoids, at the doses present in simple cannabis preparations, can treat cancer in patients. It’s also completely unknown whether there may be any other chemicals in ‘street’ cannabis extracts that could be harmful to patients or even encourage tumour growth."

    Quote from Cancer Research UK site.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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