Can I go from daily Morphine to pain control from CBD oil

Posted by 1oldcarnut @1oldcarnut, Mar 16, 2018

I am new at this, so please give me some leeway.
I currently take 2 60mg ER morphine with 3 30 mg fast acting for break thru pain. I have been at this amount for at least 6 years now.
There are many problems taking morphine and with the current anti drug climate I am looking for other ways to manage my pain.

My hopes lean in the direction of CBD oil, and I have had some good results with it so far. It probably will work from 50 to 60% of the time.
I am thinking that I can use CBD oil with THC for the times CBD doesn't work by itself.
One hope I have is I will not be as physically dependent on the CBD and THC as I am on Morphine. Maybe even have some normal days.

My question to the group is, Has any one had any experience in this regard? Will the CBD with THC help me with my withdrawal from the morphine?
My actual time on morphine is close to 14 years. The hardest question is will I be jumping from the frying pan to the fire?

I know I am asking a lot but any help or personal experience would be a great help.
1oldcarnut

@billdup

Dude just get weed for all occasions, morning weed(sativa), daily weed( whatever u enjoy during the in between boring hours/ and night weed(Indica dominant) for obvious reasons and yes HEAVY CBD will help with the Psychosis’s takeover of the brain from lowering the opiate.
But u gotta load up with everything from my pepto(just in case. I didn’t need) hunker down for few months(lot o weed, lot o hydration, few vitamins don’t go crazy lotto rest unless u feel like doing something…that’s even better if possible and just start lowering the breakthrough instant release opiate crap first.
You will get down to the base morph your 2 60mg, stay for a week then go down to 3 30mg morph and a “belbuca strip or 2 just in case… then start breaking a little piece(like a crescent moon shape) off the 30mg morph each time you take one!so your really only taking 20mg or so(just don’t crush or snort) breaking a piece offf and not taking it does not affect either piece, then start raking halves or 15s and just keep on going!!! but with enough weed you can eventually lower your morphine to practically nothing….. I did it!!!
And I was same as u…I’m goin on 8 months with no breakthrough meds, maintenance nalaxone strips, but I don’t think u will need strips the younger u are the stronger u r dude…so do it before u get to old bro

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@billdup Seriously dude?? Still using lots of weed?

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@parus

@billdup Seriously dude?? Still using lots of weed?

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@parus….in my experience, I've met potheads that just happen to find some relief in their marijuana. Then, I've met chronic pain sufferers than have found relief in marijuana. The difference is, the long time users actually revel in it, are just so excited to see others turn on to their long enjoyed pleasure. They step in to these discussions armed with all kind of info, some rather useful, but are just so excited because there has been legitimacy found in, may I call it…their vice? I am ambivilent about the legalization of marijuana, and am not prejudiced against users but intelligent conversation is difficult when they are high. Even that is not so bad….intelligent conversation is difficult for my brain damaged brain, anyway. Maybe, if I myself had found grass to be the panacea for me, I too would be giddy, lol. But it's their giddiness, and high, smily faces that somehow gets under my skin. Again, when chronic pain patients use it, find benefit, I am pleased. I'm even pleased longtime users do not have to suffer, really…. Anyway, just opinion, which either one will identify with…or not. Not having a horse in this race, if one disagrees, I respect that.

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I would say that Cbd/Thc will never be as good as opioids but they will help, opioids are great for pain. Too bad a doctor is forced to make someone
Suffer by choosing to be bullied into cutting off opioids.

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@lioness

John I liked the article about extroverted introverts this sounds like me thanks for article

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What article. Can’t find it

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@jdiakiw

What article. Can’t find it

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@jdiakiw here is the article I think @lioness mentioned.

6 Signs You’re An Extroverted Introvert
https://introvertspring.com/6-signs-youre-an-extroverted-introvert/

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@elsa

I'm a 64 year old woman who had been taking morphine (anywhere from 60-120mg/day) and hydrocodone (up to [3] 5/325/day) for 8 years. In March of 2018 I went through Mayo's Pain Rehabilitation 3-week program. It was the best thing I ever did for my pain! I was able to get off the opiates as well as 2 benzodiazepines (for anxiety) and methylphenidate (an ADD drug). My pain is fairly severe, ranging from a "2" on a very good morning, to an "8/9" on bad days. I now manage my pain through exercise, mindfulness, diaphragmatic breathing, and distraction. Also I still take 1800mg of gabapentin/day.
Recently I tried CBD oil for 10 days and feel that it's marginally helpful in pain reduction. I know that marijuana (THC & CBD) is much more effective for me but alas, medical marijuana is not yet legal in WI.
If I can recommend anything, it would be that you try to be seen at Mayo with the intention of qualifying for their 3-week pain rehab program. They will help you come off the morphine. Actually, I titrated down and off my morphine under the supervision of my pain MD prior to going to Mayo. I did not find it difficult to get off the morphine because I did it slowly under the advisement of my doctor. Even if you don't do Mayo's Pain Rehab program, I would advise you not to stop the morphine on your own. Do it under a doctor's supervision and it will go much smoother!
I was, and still am, amazed that I no longer use any opiates! I do not feel any worse for it, in fact, it has given me my life back! If you can wean yourself off the morphine first, before trying CBD oil, that would be the best course, I think.
Here is the link to Mayo's Pain Rehab Center as well as a link to stories from patients who completed pain rehab at Mayo:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/pain-rehabilitation-center/services
https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/pain-rehabilitation-center/patient-stories
I wish you all the best!

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@elsa meet @konniemiller Hi Elsa! I am happy to hear that you had such good success at the Pain Rehab Center, and even more glad that you are now free of opiates. Konnie is about to enter that rehab center as well and wanted to converse with someone who has been there. Would you mind chatting with her about your experience there? Thank you so much in advance. I wish you continued success!

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@elsa

I'm a 64 year old woman who had been taking morphine (anywhere from 60-120mg/day) and hydrocodone (up to [3] 5/325/day) for 8 years. In March of 2018 I went through Mayo's Pain Rehabilitation 3-week program. It was the best thing I ever did for my pain! I was able to get off the opiates as well as 2 benzodiazepines (for anxiety) and methylphenidate (an ADD drug). My pain is fairly severe, ranging from a "2" on a very good morning, to an "8/9" on bad days. I now manage my pain through exercise, mindfulness, diaphragmatic breathing, and distraction. Also I still take 1800mg of gabapentin/day.
Recently I tried CBD oil for 10 days and feel that it's marginally helpful in pain reduction. I know that marijuana (THC & CBD) is much more effective for me but alas, medical marijuana is not yet legal in WI.
If I can recommend anything, it would be that you try to be seen at Mayo with the intention of qualifying for their 3-week pain rehab program. They will help you come off the morphine. Actually, I titrated down and off my morphine under the supervision of my pain MD prior to going to Mayo. I did not find it difficult to get off the morphine because I did it slowly under the advisement of my doctor. Even if you don't do Mayo's Pain Rehab program, I would advise you not to stop the morphine on your own. Do it under a doctor's supervision and it will go much smoother!
I was, and still am, amazed that I no longer use any opiates! I do not feel any worse for it, in fact, it has given me my life back! If you can wean yourself off the morphine first, before trying CBD oil, that would be the best course, I think.
Here is the link to Mayo's Pain Rehab Center as well as a link to stories from patients who completed pain rehab at Mayo:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/pain-rehabilitation-center/services
https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/pain-rehabilitation-center/patient-stories
I wish you all the best!

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I have been using Medical marijuana for 2 years and it has made a huge difference in my life. I was told to start low and slow. I started with .5cc of CBD but had to increase it to .7cc of CBD and .3cc of THC as the pain has gotten worse. The THC makes me sleepy but pain free. I had Gamma brain surgery a year ago and got a terrible headache when the helmet was taken off. The nurse told me to take 2cc of CBD and it took the pain and nausea away. The nurse said that you can't OD on CBD. I was told to take it before I eat and I take it 3 times a day. I have severe arthritis in my spinal column and all my joints, fibromyalgia, Sjogrens AFIB, asthma, interstitial lung disease and a low immune system. I am in constant pain without the marijuana. All my doctors know I am on medical marijuana. My cardiologist and most of my other specialists approve of my taking it. My PC isn't happy with it but admits she doesn't know much about it. My understanding is you don't get addicted to CBD but can to THC. My husband has severe neuropathy and has started taking .5cc of CBD and .2cc of THC and now sleeps at night. I hope this helps you. Stay safe.

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