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"Medicinal", what do you think?

Started by wendiann24 on 05/06/2010 11:36am

I know that everyone on here is suffering from one sort of pain or the other. And I'm tired of tip-toeing around this subject, let's get down to the nitty-gritty. Medicinal marijuana...would you use it?

I personally am a big advocate for legalizing marijuana for pain sufferers, the true pain sufferers, not the "Oh, I stubbed my big toe" drug seekers. I may be over stepping my bounds on this site, don't know, not sure if my pain cares. I have been trying to help those by suggesting other meds, but those meds don't work for long when you're body has gotten immune to them. I'm at that point now and in a butt load of pain because I wanted to see how much pain has been relieved by the marijuana and haven't touched it in a week. I'm still taking my normal pain meds, but they aren't touching my pain! One more week of not touching it and I don't think I can follow through with the experiment....right now it's either cry or be depressed.

How many of us are currently going to Pain Management doctors? How many of us are actually 75 percent pain free because of our doctors who specialize in pain management? From what I've read in here, I can honestly say that maybe 10 people. How many are tired of the all the pills we have to take because of the pain and if we decided to not take those pills we'd be in complete agony? Quite a few.

One thing that does take more than 75 percent of my pain away is marijuana. Is it gonna kill me? NO. Will the morphine I take eventually kill me? YES. Can I overdose on marijuana? NO. Can I overdose on anyone of my pain meds? YES.
Is it a sin to ingest marijuana? NO, God gave it to us to use in many different ways. I have hemp lotion that used on my third degree burn that I got while being on my pain meds. It's only been two-three weeks since the burn happened and it's gone...completely. Hemp..cannibus...marijuana...pot, what ever you want to call it, it's the same thing used for different things.

My mom is big time against marijuana, but thinks it's great that I can get pain relief from it. Sure is better than more morphine, which my docs want me to take more of....sure, keep lining their pockets from the RX kickbacks.

I personally hate this feeling of helplessness that I have against my own pain. I can't even imagine what my husband is going through with it. All he can do is sit and watch me right now. He is the one who helped me out in the first place by saying..."try this", while handing me something to smoke. What a difference in pain levels it made. I went from a 10 plus to a 3. Just by a few tokes on something that this country thinks as bad. Marijuana isn't bad....you can't overdose on it. You dont get addicted to it, like the pain meds we are on. I could die if I stopped the morphine and lyrica. And if I didn't die, I'd sure wish I had, which would make me suicidal and I don't believe in suicide.

So....who's for it, who's against it? Ask me anything about it, I'm sure I could tell you the answer.

Wendi

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Wendiann:

I am personally for something that can relieve anybody's pain, especially with little or no side effects.

I too am on meds that help somewhat but not entirely. I think pot should be legalized for medicinal purposes. Of course, I'm a child of the '70s and from California no less!! It's a controversial subject but it seems a lot of those that are against it have never had chronic pain.

Anyway, I say do what you have to do!

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I am a Ca. MMJ user and yes it works for me. I've been pill free over a year and a lot less PAIN.

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I believe with all my heart that weed should be legalized and I know that if it were to be, that the pharmacutical industry would lose alit of business and the goivernment isn't going to allow that!! Weed is well known for its pain relief and relaxation properties and is a its a shame the herb is illegal!!!!

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Wendiann - I am 100% in agreement. I have never been a marijuana user, but if it helps ease the pain, then I think it should be legalized. I hate that i live in the feaking bible belt, & will NEVER see that happen here in Texas. Why can they do it in CA. ,but not here. You are right on with respect to the pain meds. The money I spend (even with insurance) is outragous, and I can tell you right now that I only get maybe 50 - 60% reduction in pain on a full dose. You know I have my surgery in 2 days, and I am more afraid of waking up & not being able to take my pain meds than I am of having the surgeon cut into my spine or any other potential complication. Plus, even if I did utilize the herb for medicinal purpose, I am subjected to random testing from the pain Doc, and would be removed from his practice if I tested positive. So, not even a possibility for me. I would though in a heartybeat if I could.

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BMW,

I will be praying for you on Thursday...the same day I'll be at my pain appt. Keep the faith hon, you will do great, the pain shouldn't last long from what I've read. Just keep thinking positive thoughts and it'll be over in no time at all!

Let us know when you are able to!

Wendi

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Here in AZ, the voters have approved medical marijuana at least twice and then it gets shot down. If it weren't for the fact that I won't break the law in front of my daughter, I'd say to hell with it and smoke some. My doc is in CO where it is legal for medical use, so I'm going to bring it up when I see him in 2 weeks.

Someone mentioned Lyrica. That is one scary drug. I think it's scarier than any narcotic. The side effects for me and others I know are worse than from any pain reliever, including methadone. Get off that stuff before it kills you!

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I am all for natural and safe, side-effect free ways of dealing with pain. Weed is known for its relaxationa and pain relief healing properties. The gov doesn't want to legalize it as it would bankrupt the pharmacutical companies.:( I am into alternative healing methods and this is a great one for those two above mentioned reasons and its a crome to NOT have it legalized I'm my eyes!!!!!

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Meant >crime

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Whoops, didn't know I had posted earlier in may lol. I live in UT so hell has a better chance of freezing than for medical weed being made legal lol

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Just moved from CO where med maryjane is legal. Was tom the point ofmgiving it a try. There is an herb they have been talking about here inKs that supposed tomjave the same effects without the harmful side effects. Gonna give it a whirl I think. Hell I am already on morphine and valuim on a daily basis...could this be worse. Freaking cybaltlata was giving me siezures and serequil droped my blood sugar down tom where imwas passing out on erg basis. Life sucks somedays.

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To keep it short YES.
My doctors prescribed for my pain: OxyContin, very addictive several side effects, i have a friend his son had gotten injured and prescribed OxyContin, they are now having issues of him stealing among other things to support his habit since doctors stopped prescribing it to him
Percocets- again addictive I have another friend that injured his back, he used to smoke pot and got in trouble so he quit and started taking his prescription for percocets so he didn't get in more trouble. Didn't happen he is now doing illegal things to get his percocets.
I was even given Neurontin you want to talk about a drug that has major side effects take the time and look them up and you'll be afraid to even say its name.
The thing that is so funny is that all of these things can and do make you do the things society says marijuana is supposed to make you do yet,doctors hand these out like nothing. When I smoked pot the only addiction I got was the munchies isle of our local convenience store.
I'd love to use medicinal marijuana, Its natural, No side effects, I quit cold turkey, relieves my pain, please stop me if you see a problem.

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Exactly I couldn't agree more!!! This is exactly what I am dealing with, I have been on every pain med. there is pretty much recently I was fed up and thought I need to see a pain mngmnt. Dr. cuz of my pain being out of control while I was on 15mg percocet 4 times a day and felxiril. Then I go to pain Dr. and end up in the ER 2x's from all the side effects of the meds. they wanted me to try so they could get me off of oxy. Then after facet inj. with no releif They had me do a UA and it was pos. for THC and they completely cut me off without any tapering after I was on this for 4yrs!! Now my own pcp who was prescribing it before them wont do it cuz of the drug screen. So now I am left with NO meds. I don't know what to do as they both work together, I can get a green card in WA for medical reasons BUt does anyone know if you have the card can your Pain Dr. still prescibe pian med.??? I don;t know what to do please any advice on this would be great before this happens again or I need to choose POT or Pills????

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