CBD oil for pain

Posted by timfitz @timfitz, Jul 19, 2016

After trying opiates, and lyrica, and mostly just suffering I tried sublingual CBD which is from the marijuana plant, but has no THC in it, you don’t get high. It was very very effective. Not only did it reduce my pain at least 75%, it has a calming effect on the anxiety produced in those of us with chronic pain by the fact we have it. I do recommend it…. Be sure it is from a reliable source. You don’t need to smoke anything or get high.

@wsh66

I'd bet you would get better relief from a product containing the THC. I tried some recently and it was nothing like smoking pot. No paranoia, no munchies but very pleasant. Pain relief? I don't recall having any pain for a very nice 5 hour period and had a great nighta sleep. I used to smoke a lot of pot and I can assure you edibles are far milder and old guys and gals who never smoked pot and probably wouldn't like it would love the gummies I ate. They were home made and illegal.

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Too much THC can knock you flat on your ass, start low and go slow is good advice.

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@erikas

@lgerkin It's smart that you checked first if you could ingest CBD oil. Regarding topical CBD oil, you'll notice that I added your question to a previous discussion related to the topic. I did this so you could connect with members like @suzanne2 @grandmajan @dotmoto @jmb73 @pfbacon @quark @wsh66 @meme2eight @chillywillie @margito that have discussed this topic in the past.

Below I have linked a related topic in the Neuropathy group. Member @lorirenee1 is an active member and has discussed this topic here in the past.
– CBD oil for Neuropathy http://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/cbd-oil-for-neuropathy/

May I ask if you asked your provider about CBD oil suggestions?

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Thank you. I actually know very little about CBD oil. I hear what people
say and I'm glad it's helping. It shares the main problem that haunts all
over the counter supplement which is the FDA does not test enough to be
sure what it is juou're getting. We need our government to broaden it's
view of alternative and complementary healing modalities. We shouldn't be
on our own to decide what can help. The purveyors of these products
capitalize the placebo effects of self care. These effects should not be
disregarded or looked askance at. Placebo effects show us how powerful we
are at healing our own bodies. If you could sell it, it would be patented
by ythe drug industry. Thanks again.

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In the mornings I rub lotion onto my feet and legs – the nerves calm down. I have CBD and others – it doesn't seem to matter which I use, my nerves calm down when they are rubbed with any lotion. Peggy

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When I was young I tried smoking some pot and had an allergic reaction to it. Years later, I tried hash – same thing – I was on the floor for 2 hours with such vertigo I thought I was surely dying and I couldn't call a doctor or ambulance because pot and hash were illegal then, I would be arrested as soon as I was well enough to walk. Do you think I would have the same reaction to modern THC orally? Topically? (I will never smoke anything.) Have any of you had an allergic reaction to pot or hash? Peggy

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@tigreyes2004

I have a trigger finger too & it is very painful. What do they do for that?

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40 years ago I had one finger operated on for trigger finger. As I recall the recovery was slow and painful. This time I decided to try occupational therapy first. They made a little split that I'm supposed to wear most of the time that keeps me from bending my finger in a way that will make it worse. They also told me to use hot and cold water baths like I described. 10 minutes hot, 2 minutes cold, 2 minutes hot, 2 minutes cold 2 minutes hot. I have four more appointments with the OT at which time they will be doing some massage and some treatment with ultrasound which they did the first time I was there and was very helpful. I I play guitar and that's what caused the trigger finger. My finger locked am I pulled it open which was a mistake and was very very painful. That's something I've done many many times without a problem but not this time. I ice my hand before I start to practice because cold makes things shrink and I warm up slowly when I start to play. Someone else mentioned getting injections every 3 months. I may try that but I'm not big on being shot up with steroids. It's never more than a temporary fix.

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@tigreyes2004

I have a trigger finger too & it is very painful. What do they do for that?

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Get your doctor to give you a referral to see an occupational therapist. It can help to split your finger to rest it to not let it get worse. They can treat you with massage and ultrasound both of which are quite nice and work. And you can give yourself hot cold water valves for your hands. Hot water is 110 to 120 degrees, Coldwater is 50 to 60 degrees. You start hot for 10 minutes, then you go cold for 2 minutes then you go hot for 2 minutes then you hot for 2 minutes. I also ice my hand before I play guitar. Heat will make your hands feel better but heat causes things to expand. Cold cause things to shrink and that's what you need to have happened you got a swelling in your hand you need to shrink it. Don't jump to steroid injections or surgery before you try occupational therapy. If you're over 65 and on Medicare you probably won't have to pay anything to see an occupational therapist. I don't pay a cent.

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@wsh66

Get your doctor to give you a referral to see an occupational therapist. It can help to split your finger to rest it to not let it get worse. They can treat you with massage and ultrasound both of which are quite nice and work. And you can give yourself hot cold water valves for your hands. Hot water is 110 to 120 degrees, Coldwater is 50 to 60 degrees. You start hot for 10 minutes, then you go cold for 2 minutes then you go hot for 2 minutes then you hot for 2 minutes. I also ice my hand before I play guitar. Heat will make your hands feel better but heat causes things to expand. Cold cause things to shrink and that's what you need to have happened you got a swelling in your hand you need to shrink it. Don't jump to steroid injections or surgery before you try occupational therapy. If you're over 65 and on Medicare you probably won't have to pay anything to see an occupational therapist. I don't pay a cent.

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I'm sorry there are errors in the post above that I made and I can't seem to edit this one. Where I said split I meant splint. I hope you can understand it I also posted similar information twice before.

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@pfbacon

When I was young I tried smoking some pot and had an allergic reaction to it. Years later, I tried hash – same thing – I was on the floor for 2 hours with such vertigo I thought I was surely dying and I couldn't call a doctor or ambulance because pot and hash were illegal then, I would be arrested as soon as I was well enough to walk. Do you think I would have the same reaction to modern THC orally? Topically? (I will never smoke anything.) Have any of you had an allergic reaction to pot or hash? Peggy

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I can’t smoke it, I have a similar reaction but add to it epilepsy. Apparently I am one of the unlucky ones where it doesn’t help with seizures. Now it’s also important to remember that a first timer probably doesn’t require much more than one puff! Don’t smoke the whole thing! It is also important to look for a strain that isn’t too high in thc. Ultimately the CBD shows the most promise for pain, but it seems to require at least some thc to work synergistically. If you are using oil or gummies, you need to use it regularly to ease pain. It needs to sort of build up in your system. For quick relief of acute pain, smoke or vape it. Luckily pot lotion doesn’t bother me, nor do gummies. I make my own of both. The lotion is a godsend.

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@jeanie26

Hello, I am new to this site and look forward to a long and healthy relationship with the group. In reading some of the posts, I see where some of you have tried CBD and with very good results. I read a long article on it last night and it said it is legal in all 50 states. I would love to try it but I want to be sure that it comes from a reliable source, Can anyone tell me where I can get this product. I have chronic pain from back issues, abdominal hernias ( many repairs ) severe IBS, arthritis in back, legs, hips, both shoulders, and both hands. Right now I look 7 months pregnant due to numerous abdominal hernias. I am also borderline diabetic and take metformin with good results. thanks for reading my post. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

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I've used the local dispensaries for the best CBD. They really pay attention to the quality and lab testing of the product so you get what you are paying for. I like the 1:1 THC/CBD, but I buy them separately and mix my own. Indica and Sativa varieties are important – so your dispensary should be able to discuss that. I use it sublingually, but if I need more, I have edibles. Friends who have used it for pain – CBD – say you need to take it regularly at the same time for about two weeks to see effects. It takes a bit of experimentation to find the right amount, but 5 mg is where to start. Aside from that, you should visit a PT to work on stretches to relieve hip, back and other joint pain — it makes a real difference. Two solutions for same problem are often more successful.

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@marye2

I've used the local dispensaries for the best CBD. They really pay attention to the quality and lab testing of the product so you get what you are paying for. I like the 1:1 THC/CBD, but I buy them separately and mix my own. Indica and Sativa varieties are important – so your dispensary should be able to discuss that. I use it sublingually, but if I need more, I have edibles. Friends who have used it for pain – CBD – say you need to take it regularly at the same time for about two weeks to see effects. It takes a bit of experimentation to find the right amount, but 5 mg is where to start. Aside from that, you should visit a PT to work on stretches to relieve hip, back and other joint pain — it makes a real difference. Two solutions for same problem are often more successful.

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Hi marye2, My husband has had horrible 24/7 headache pain (which the Mayo Clinic diagnosed as New Daily Persistent Headache) for 20 years. NOTHING has relieved the pain. I finally ordered some CBD oil last week from a company recommended by a co-worker of mine. My husband started trying it two days ago and, of course, hasn't felt any relief yet. We are telling ourselves that it might take a few weeks before he notices any relief, so I was glad to read your comment that it took you about two weeks to see the effects. He started taking .5 MG first and may ramp up as needed. You mentioned that 5 mg is where to start. That seems like a lot to start. Did you mean .5 mg by chance? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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@racox

Hi marye2, My husband has had horrible 24/7 headache pain (which the Mayo Clinic diagnosed as New Daily Persistent Headache) for 20 years. NOTHING has relieved the pain. I finally ordered some CBD oil last week from a company recommended by a co-worker of mine. My husband started trying it two days ago and, of course, hasn't felt any relief yet. We are telling ourselves that it might take a few weeks before he notices any relief, so I was glad to read your comment that it took you about two weeks to see the effects. He started taking .5 MG first and may ramp up as needed. You mentioned that 5 mg is where to start. That seems like a lot to start. Did you mean .5 mg by chance? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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Thank you for sharing.

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@racox

Hi marye2, My husband has had horrible 24/7 headache pain (which the Mayo Clinic diagnosed as New Daily Persistent Headache) for 20 years. NOTHING has relieved the pain. I finally ordered some CBD oil last week from a company recommended by a co-worker of mine. My husband started trying it two days ago and, of course, hasn't felt any relief yet. We are telling ourselves that it might take a few weeks before he notices any relief, so I was glad to read your comment that it took you about two weeks to see the effects. He started taking .5 MG first and may ramp up as needed. You mentioned that 5 mg is where to start. That seems like a lot to start. Did you mean .5 mg by chance? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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I think it is .5

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