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Suzanne Leaf-Brock (@suzanneleafbrock)

Stiff Person Syndrome

Brain & Nervous System | Last Active: Sep 15, 2020 | Replies (112)

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I am a healthcare professional and in consultation with my pain specialist and primary care doc, it was the only remaining option. Baclofen and other drugs created unsafe side effects and the spasms we're still breaking through. My rheumatologist is no longer involved. She tried everything, except bio-stuff. I am extremely grateful that cannabis is available in my home state of Illinois.

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It took about 2-3 months to find the right dose of cannabis. Everyone responds differently, so if you decide to go this route, work with the dispensary, keep a journal of what you are using, the route (vape, gummies, etc), how often and the dose. You have to experiment and find what works for you. If I need immediate relief (10-15 mins) I vape, to get me through the night I use gummies or tincture. The gummies and tincture take about 45 mins to work, but the impact last about 6-7 hours. Again this is my situation. The 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD is the only combination that relieves and prevents my spasms.

AGAIN, I URGE EVERYONE TO CHECK OUT THE STATS ON "IVIG"! PLEASE LOOK IT UP AND ASK YOUR DOC. IT IS COVERED BY MOST INSURANCE COMPANIES.

@trs Just curious have you tried enzymes serrapeptidase (Biomedix Labs) and nattokinase (Drs. Best)? I had a lot of stiffness in whole regions of my body and over time it subsided. My thinking was, deposits of fibrin / other proteins may have irritated nerves. These enzymes may help get rid of these "adhesions". It worked for me. Got rid of plantar fascitis, phlebitis, and general glute stiffness. Just wondering. The counter-indication is if you are on blood thinners already or have a blood disorder. Otherwise, these might be worth a try. PM me if you want more specifics.