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Cannabis

Started by Qwiksting on 01/23/2019 6:28am

I have l5-s1 issues. Pain in my inner thigh, pain in my calf and foot, and when I walk I can go about 50 ft before I have to stop and take a break/recover. I also vape cannabis medically for another issue, but it does help with the pain. I had a ACDF about 2 1/2 years ago, minimal pain, but the weed helps with pain management.. I would like to know if anyone has had any trouble with going to pain management with thc in their system. I’m afraid I have a surgery in my future, I just got an MRI done yesterday and waiting the results. I quit smoking also. Thanks in advance.

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Hey Quiksting,
I had surgery Jan 2, 2019. I’d been dealing with back issues for 20 years We did a surgery April 2018, but I developed complications 6 mo later, so in a Jan we went back in. We Fused L2- S2 with rods and screws. During surgery my L5 nerve root got beat up really bad and when I woke up I had foot drop on the left side and extreme neuropathy and pain in my left thigh and calf. I’m 4 weeks post op and we’ve been playing with all sorts of pain management and haven’t found the right plan. I’m thinking of trying cannabis just to get me over the worst pain which is 5-9 pm. Any advice?

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In my experience, cannabis is not going to help with pain. It is ok for light chronic pain, but I have not found the right strain to take this pain away. Norco/Percocet would do better, especially post surgery.

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I bought a 1oz. bottle of CBD Oil a week ago. No prescription was required because of the small amount of THC. At first, I tried a couple of drops under my tongue, twice daily. I experienced nothing, and increased to 3 drops. That made me feel exhausted and lethargic. Keep in mind, I have never had THC in any form. My pain is in so many areas, it's unreasonable to have high expectations. Before bedtime, I rubbed a very small amount into two areas. I can honestly say, I do not have as much pain there today. I will continue to experiment.

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Good luck getting on pain meds if you need them after surgery. If they find weed in your blood work it stays on file and it's about impossible to get the right meds to help out if you need them. Don't get me wrong as I believe weed is great for relief but doctors hate writing you anything if your medicating yourself. I live in Michigan and have a med cannabis card but I am horrified to have them take me off my meds because of the cannabis use. I had a S1, L5,L4 fusion but just got a new MRI and I have 6 herniations in my thoracic 2 in the cervical and 1 bulge L2. The pain is awful and I also have drop foot and no feeling below the right knee. Been dealing with it for 29 years. Good luck

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