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Burning Mouth Syndrome. I have it very severe.

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Has anyone had success with medical marijuana

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I’m 68 years of age and suffer from BMS. I have seen many medical specialists and tried many things. I use a small amount of eatable marijuana in the late afternoon
after any “driving chores” are done. It gives me back some mucous lining in my raw mouth, calms me down, and makes me feel less sorry for myself. Take a tiny bit to see how it effects you and don’t have any alcohol as that magnifies the effect. I find it stays in my system for quite a number of hours so be careful not to use more until it has worn off – don’t drive until next day. If I’ve had a very quiet day sometimes don’t take again ‘TIL second day. It also makes my lips feel less tight and hurtful. It doesn’t “cure” for sure but gives relief for a few hours when you can’t take it anymore. I don’t use any other meds regularly except vitamin B12 and vitamin D3. Hope this assists someone. – B

I haven't had any experience with medical marijuana but I was very impressed reading the March 2019 edition of NUTRITION ACTION Health Letter which is published by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. They have an article on pp.9-11 called "10 Things You Should Know about CANNABIS," including how to understand the terms THC and CBD and what these stand for, as well as how they work. This article also lists the only three specific uses that Cannabis has conclusively or substantially been noted for positive medical outcomes. CBD can interfere with medications that include "some statins, calcium channel blockers, and antidepressants." This article also cautions on using edibles because the standard dosage can vary by state or take longer to work than they expect, leading some people to take more and become unpleasantly high. Also labels are misleading and some even have detectable levels of pesticides, microbes, or solvents. Their "take-home message: If you try THC, start low. That means around 2-3mg. Work you way up slowly until you get the effect you want."