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Alternative Meds?

Started by Vlassis on 04/19/2017 4:18am

I've been suffering from a back injury for months now, and been dosing my self with a lot of pain relievers. I'm starting to think that I might take away the pain of my back with the meds but at the same time punishing my liver slowly. So I started reading articles about marijuana and it's medical aspect and found this along the wayhttp://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/purple-candy/
I am already 34 years old and haven't tried smoking or any other means of using marijuana and I have nothing against it. My question is that if i try it would I be dependent at the same time addicted to it? And will it really ease the pain? Any personal experience or testimony is much appreciated.

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Hi, Vlassis--thanks for your post! How fitting that we're responding to you on April 20--known as "Weed Day."

Cannabis has been used for centuries for medicinal purposes, and it may help reduce your pain. You mention having back pain due to injury, but we'd like to share some articles with you about how marijuana has been shown to ease pain for fibromyalgia patients (fibromyalgia pain is chronic pain as opposed to acute pain caused by injury, but we think you'll find the information interesting nonetheless):

( Cannabis Patch Targets Fibromyalgia Pain )
( Cannabis-based Drug Improves Sleep in Fibromyalgia Patients )

Our best advice is to discuss your concerns about addiction and safety with your doctor. He or she will help you learn whether this herb is a safe choice for your specific situation. Keep us posted on what you decide. Best of luck to you!

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