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Has anyone tried medical MJ for nerve pain?

Ginger2GGinger2 Posts: 16
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:02 AM in Chronic Pain
While researching solutions to nerve pain, I ran into a bunch of articles that said medical marijuana has proven effective in easing it. It is legal where I live for people who qualify. I have a debilitating condition with chronic pain, so I qualify. I have an appointment with a doc in couple weeks to get certified. Has anyone here tried it for chronic pain, especially for nerve pain? If so, what were the results?


  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,732
    Over the years there have been many discussions on the subject.
    There seems to be 4 different opinions.
    1. adamantly against it.
    2. don't care to try it, but don't care if someone else dose.
    3. Tried it and it helped.
    4. Tried it but don't like it, and it didn't help.

    It's legal where I live. With a Dr. issued card. I tried it. But don't like it, and it didn't help me.
    But many say it helps them.....so
    I say anything that helps is fine by me.
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,786
    It is a great appetite stimulant, anti-nausea, general and muscle relaxant, chronic pain reducer.

    Anything is better than feeding more money to big pharma!! It is natural, holistic and has been used for hundreds of years .... But gee, I don't live in one of the 16 states where it is allowed. Humph!!

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  • I have tried it and it works great for me, but I hate the side effects I get. I only use it during my really bad nerve pain nights when I cant shake my pain. Some people can smoke it and be around their family and be there mentally and emotionally, I cant.

    I would say its something that is worth trying for sure. Even though it has negative side effects for me, when I need it, its so nice to have. Just to be able to snap out of that crazy pain cycle for a couple hours is a great break for me.
  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,786
    that may have less side effects as it is a "purified" form of the active ingrediant THC ... it is called Marinol ... It can be google searched.

    Always more info !!

  • I heard on the news, that a woman that has a Medical Marijuana card, she went into a gun shop to purchase a gun, and was denied because of the Medical Marijuana.
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  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,786
    Lose a right .... Funny I'd rather have a pot head with a gun than an alcoholic!!

    But that's probably OK ....!!

  • The mmj has helped me in that it relaxes my muscle spasms and reduces the nausea from the pain. It allows me to be more social and less apt to anxiety. (8)
  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,786


  • Thanks everyone for your replies. Information is good!

    I've come to understand that it's hit and miss in being effective for nerve pain. But what isn't?
    neednewback said:
    I have tried it and it works great for me, but I hate the side effects I get. I only use it during my really bad nerve pain nights when I cant shake my pain.
    My worst times are at night, when I wake in the wee hours of the morning. It can take hours using traditional stuff (Ibuprofen, heat) before I can get the monster calmed down enough to get back to sleep. I was thinking it might come in handy during those times.

    Anyway, thanks for all the thoughts on the subject. :)
  • Metalneck said:
    Lose a right .... Funny I'd rather have a pot head with a gun than an alcoholic!!

    But that's probably OK ....!!
    LOL! That really stuck me too. I don't know about other states, but here anyone who has ever had any kind of drug conviction, and anyone who was convicted of a felony in the last 5 years, is ineligible for a card.

    Whatever happened at the gun shop, nobody is going to lose the right to bear arms over holding a medical marijuana card. In our state, law enforcement has special access to information (provided by the card holder) to be able to confirm that a card is legit, but that info does not come up on a their usual background checks. It wouldn't come up on a gun shop's search either. Our state also did an odd thing when it first made it legal. It bound the right to legal access to MJ, and the right to privacy regarding it, to the state constitution. I think that me, my guns, and my permit to carry concealed are all perfectly safe. :)

    I've got to wonder about the intern who saw me in pain crisis. I was at an agonizing 10 with pain, and he was all squeamish about prescribing vicodin. I wonder how he would feel now, knowing I would rather try medical MJ than have to beg for relief from tools like him!

    I have friends in the UK who thought their NHS system was bad until they heard my story. US medicine is amazingly cold and uncaring, in my opinion.
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