Medical Marijuana

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by sacredeye73, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. sacredeye73

    sacredeye73 New Member

    I saw a thread titled "Anybody Tried Pot" but nothing opens when I click on it. I'm sure it was censored for a reason.

    My curiosity did get the better of me, however. I would never admit this to friends, family, or even my doc, but I will say that out of sheer desperation, I did try marijuana for the pain. I figured if it worked, then I would discuss it further with my doctor.

    I am drug resistant. It takes extremely high doses of pain meds for anything to work on me. I never expected my body would react the same to marijuana. I smoked and smoked and smoked and nothing happened. No relief from the pain, no munchies, giggles, or sleepy droopy eyes. Figures...

    I wonder what makes a person drug resistant like that...
  2. Engel

    Engel New Member

    I was surprised it was on as long as it was
  3. lois1023

    lois1023 New Member

    Medical Marijuana is legal here in Oregon. I tried it but it didn't help with the pain at all. I did however get a severe case of the munchies. Believe me, that's the last thing I need since I've gained so much weight with FMS.
    The bad part was that I really felt miserable after smoking it because it didn't help with the pain and I was afraid to take my pain meds after having smoked the stuff. So I suffered for several hours waiting to get it out of my system.

    I'm not saying that it doesn't work for some people, it just doesn't work for me

    LOIS
  4. clerty

    clerty New Member

    it is less harmful than a ciggy and it helps some people
    in terible pain it should be legal in my opinion
    am very anti drugs even wth myself I have to fight with the doctors as I will not take tablets anyway my point is if you are il you will try anything nev say never!!
  5. rachel432

    rachel432 New Member

    i was really desperate a few years ago when nothing was working for my headaches. i tried it, it didn't actually help, but i really didn't care that i had a headache anymore. since then i found topamax which actually works. i am all for the legalization of m.j. you actually see more damage in people from alcohol.
    rachel
  6. clerty

    clerty New Member

    well said!!!

    Clertyx
  7. charlenef

    charlenef New Member

    is going to be on the market in the next few years the u.s. did a stage three trial in dec once approved it takes that long to get a the market it in in spray form canada and the uk already have it out there charlene
  8. charlenef

    charlenef New Member

    i made a post to read for those who are interested charlene
  9. balletdancer74

    balletdancer74 New Member

    If your state doesn't allow marijuana, perhaps your doctor can prescribe Marinol (pill). I was given marinol when I first became sick with FM and ME/CFS for pain and to increase my appetite. It didn't do anything for my pain or appetite. All it did was knock me out. I felt paralyzed. Granted, I've never tried marijuana, so my doctor and I had no idea how I would react...clearly it's not for me, but others have found it helpful.

    LB32

  10. Poppy2

    Poppy2 New Member

    I was just curious about it. You hear so much about it these days. A lot of the drugs that we take legally have a lot of serious side affects and can be quite dangerous. You also have to worry about what your combining with what. I may ask my doc. about it. Even as an occasional remedy. Who knows? Thanks Poppy PS. I think taking it off the board is crazy. Like wer'e not allowed to say the name.
    It is a medicine of the future, and this disease doesn't really seem to have anything that really works anyway.
  11. clerty

    clerty New Member

    never had the guts to try it though.!!!
  12. pat460

    pat460 New Member

    Considering past experience, I think the medical mary jane would knock me out and upon waking I would eat up creation! I would still be hurting just as bad. We had a very interesting thread going--wish they hadn't pulled it.

    Pat
  13. LeftCoast

    LeftCoast New Member

    Up here in Canada marijuana isn't as taboo. I asked my ME specialist and he said it was worth a try. It works for me because it gives me an energy boost for about 1-1.5 hours. It helps me to get some chores done.Then comes the burn out which can last .5 to 1 hour. As long as I am careful to not overdo it when I have that energy and rest when I come off of it I'm fine. I find it much better than taking dexadrine for energy. For me anyway.

    Having said all that there are some considerstions to think about. The first being the whole smoking thing. It's not a cigarette but there are chemicals going into your lungs. I didn't actually go through the legal process of registering because I have seen various stories on the news about the lack of quality in government produced product. As most of you know it isn't hard to find up here and you don't have to go to a streetcorner. There are a couple of cafe type shops where you can buy it in all forms. It gets regularily shut down by police but is back up and running days later. People that grow pot often use chemicals and other things to produce a stronger more potent product. I think those chemicals can be harmful.

    My suggestion would be to grow one plant for yourself and grow it organically. It doesn't have to be smoked. It works well in baking and teas. I find it great for pain and nausia but watch out for those munchies.
    [This Message was Edited on 04/24/2007]
  14. bct

    bct Well-Known Member

    My experiences with my medical legal mj and energy levels are EXACTLY the same as yours. About 1 or 2 hrs. of energy, and then I rest. I have to be very careful not to try to get too much done. I really have to pace myself.

    My doc. rx'd it for me for CFS, peripheral neuropathy. My neurologist and oncologist both are alright with it too.

    Regards to all,
    bct