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.

@jenapower

I have a large round container of CBD muscle/ pain ointment. I also have had pain patches that last 96 hrs each.

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It’s really frustrating, I was really shocked to hear her telling me what’s going to happen. I don’t know what they think we’re all supposed to do.

@kozlo52

I’ve tried sublingual CBD which had grape seed extract mixed in with it. I have rheumatoid arthritis as well as stenosis in the neck c3-c7 as well as a pinched nerve between c5-c6 and stenosis between l4-l5 in the lower back. The first time i tried it sublingual , 4 drops ,90 seconds under the tongue and then spit and rinse like crazy to get the ugly after taste out of my mouth. The stuff relieved most of my pain but the after taste was awful and i have GERD . I even treid the orange flavor and this was worst aftertaste. Is there any CBD out there that has no after taste when used sublingually? This is also made in capsule form and dissolves in the stomach, but since my fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair i am very reluctant to use the capsule. I am back on 1 – oxycodone for all my RA symptoms. If anyone knows of a tasteless CBD sublingual please let me know. The CBD does help with arthritis pain but does not really help with stenosis type nerve induces pain….kozlo52

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Interesting to know you can do that.

@kozlo52

I’ve tried sublingual CBD which had grape seed extract mixed in with it. I have rheumatoid arthritis as well as stenosis in the neck c3-c7 as well as a pinched nerve between c5-c6 and stenosis between l4-l5 in the lower back. The first time i tried it sublingual , 4 drops ,90 seconds under the tongue and then spit and rinse like crazy to get the ugly after taste out of my mouth. The stuff relieved most of my pain but the after taste was awful and i have GERD . I even treid the orange flavor and this was worst aftertaste. Is there any CBD out there that has no after taste when used sublingually? This is also made in capsule form and dissolves in the stomach, but since my fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair i am very reluctant to use the capsule. I am back on 1 – oxycodone for all my RA symptoms. If anyone knows of a tasteless CBD sublingual please let me know. The CBD does help with arthritis pain but does not really help with stenosis type nerve induces pain….kozlo52

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Hi. Quick question: What’s “MM”? Short for 420? What do you carry? I like edibles. Many thanks.

CBD isn’t the only part of the MJ compound that alleviates pain. THC is also a great drug for relieving pain. Unless you use large amounts of it, you will feel NO high, just more good pain relief. Have been on 50/50 THC/CBD for almost a year. I get no high feeling from the THC as many think. Before you down play a proven pain reliever, you should read all the literature and try it for yourself. In addition to the above I also take a solution of straight THC for breakthrough pain with NO HIGH. I repeat…..NO HIGH, so I guess this makes me an expert. (at least in my own mind.) LOL

@kozlo52

I’ve tried sublingual CBD which had grape seed extract mixed in with it. I have rheumatoid arthritis as well as stenosis in the neck c3-c7 as well as a pinched nerve between c5-c6 and stenosis between l4-l5 in the lower back. The first time i tried it sublingual , 4 drops ,90 seconds under the tongue and then spit and rinse like crazy to get the ugly after taste out of my mouth. The stuff relieved most of my pain but the after taste was awful and i have GERD . I even treid the orange flavor and this was worst aftertaste. Is there any CBD out there that has no after taste when used sublingually? This is also made in capsule form and dissolves in the stomach, but since my fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair i am very reluctant to use the capsule. I am back on 1 – oxycodone for all my RA symptoms. If anyone knows of a tasteless CBD sublingual please let me know. The CBD does help with arthritis pain but does not really help with stenosis type nerve induces pain….kozlo52

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MM is medical marijuana.

@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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@jeany26, hi. I caught your post. Im the one that was asking about CBD and hemp oil usage. I wonder if you were to try the oil in a good meaty soup or stew. Then put just about the right amount of soup in a cup, add your oil, and bombs away?

How does that sound? Sounds good to me but im hungry. Let me know if you decide to try it.

Good luck, Dany

@kozlo52

I’ve tried sublingual CBD which had grape seed extract mixed in with it. I have rheumatoid arthritis as well as stenosis in the neck c3-c7 as well as a pinched nerve between c5-c6 and stenosis between l4-l5 in the lower back. The first time i tried it sublingual , 4 drops ,90 seconds under the tongue and then spit and rinse like crazy to get the ugly after taste out of my mouth. The stuff relieved most of my pain but the after taste was awful and i have GERD . I even treid the orange flavor and this was worst aftertaste. Is there any CBD out there that has no after taste when used sublingually? This is also made in capsule form and dissolves in the stomach, but since my fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair i am very reluctant to use the capsule. I am back on 1 – oxycodone for all my RA symptoms. If anyone knows of a tasteless CBD sublingual please let me know. The CBD does help with arthritis pain but does not really help with stenosis type nerve induces pain….kozlo52

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Hi. Thanks. I am in NM and have a card for pain. Recently flew to MA, which passed recreational marijuana, but not yet. I brought gummy bears and lollipops because the person I was visiting doesn’t smoke. It does help me, primarily for distancing me from the pain.

I recommend that you try CBD (hemp only) to see if it works for you. If that doesn’t work, and you live in a state where Medical Marijuana is legal, then try a THC version. This is just my opinion based on my experience and not medical advice.

I live in Colorado where both Medical Marijuana (MM) and recreational marijuana are legal. Both versions are taxed and have varying rules, the recreational use is taxed at a higher rate than the medical. You can get edibles, tinctures, topicals, leaves, or vape. You can grow a fixed amount for yourself, or assign your plant allocation to a dispensary. You can buy a fixed amount per day. Medical users can get more than recreational users.

There are designated medical doctors here that will help you get a MM card. As people have mentioned here, pain management and other medical doctors will not prescribe opioids if you do pot (THC). I think this is because of the Federal regulations on opioid abuse and that pot is not legal at the Federal level.

Each state is currently making their own laws and regulations, and of course the new federal administration is making their own threats. Sigh. So if you are interested in trying the THC version, you’ll need to find out what your state’s laws are.

Federal laws apply to transporting it out of state–don’t do it. According to the TSA page for flying: “Federal law provides no basis to treat medical marijuana any differently than non-medical marijuana.” Just Google your state and the state you are going to for the applicable laws.

Pot has lots of chemical components, the two big ones people talk about are THC and CBD. THC is the component that makes you feel high, and the component that shows up on the drug tests. And you don’t have to take a lot for it to show up on a test. CBD (hemp oil) does not show up on the test. There are different strains of pot that give a different effect; from relaxing to stimulating. CBD is another component that helps with pain. You can get a variety of strengths and ratios. Also, as people have mentioned, the quality of the brand makes a big difference.

There are no definitive guidelines as to what will work for any given person. Everyone reacts differently to the different options, plus the different options affect pain (and anxiety) differently. There are also a lot of options, and so this makes it hard to figure out what is working and what is not. It also takes a while to take effect, and so you might not think it’s working right away. You just have to try different things. Some people don’t feel stoned from THC, some do. I do. I feel like a dizzy drunk and I hate it. I’ve tried 50:50 and 1:50 THC:CBD ratios as well as CBD only (hemp oil). Right now I’m using a CBD only tincture. It has no THC and can be sold across state lines. It has a mint/chocolate flavor and does not make me gag like some of the others I’ve tried. The other gaggy ones I had to immediately eat a cracker to get it off my tongue. I’m currently using the Charlotte’s Web brand. This is the brand that has received a lot of press in helping kids with seizures. I’ve seen other brands with other flavors but haven’t tried them. The other thing I would recommend is to use a higher dose before giving up on a product, but ramp up slowly. Especially if you are trying a THC version. The starting dose recommendations on some brands were too low for me for CBD. I take 50mg or more of CBD per day right now.

I’ve heard that THC helps with certain kinds of pain, like cancer. I think CBD helps with my current pain more than THC. I didn’t know about the THC/cancer thing when i was going through it (2006). I didn’t notice that THC helped me at all recently. I have slight scoliosis, spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra), lymphedema, and have had multiple surgeries to remove my femur top (girdlestone) and part of my pelvic girdle (hemi-pelvectomy) due to radiation damage from cancer treatment and subsequent infections. I have nerve pain from the back stuff and all the other bone and muscle pain from the other stuff. I’m weaning myself off norco and looking for other options. I think the CBD oil is helping me do that. I also use an over-the-counter supplement (r-lipoic acid) for the nerve pain (instead of Gabapentin/Lyrica).

One of my doctors said that anxiety can be a huge component with pain, so managing anxiety can help with pain. I haven’t tried anything for that yet.

@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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Ask the place you buy it if they have CBD patches. They are transdermal and work like other pain patches. If you get a really high-quality CBD oil it doesn’t taste bad. Why not call a few other places and try there’s. It took me three places before I found an oil that didn’t taste bad and worked. Also, The place I get mine from told me that the first three days you want to put a full dropper full dose under your tongue and really get the CBDs in your system, then go to half as much to maintain. If you eat it, once it gets in your stomach with food it’s a much more delayed response than if you put it under your tongue.

Wow, very well said all the way through. Although I’m not in Colorado, California we’re also legal for medical and recreational. And I have gone through a lot of what you just described trying to get the right dose of the right thing. Doctors are not allowed to tell you how much to take in want to do, they just get you the license. It’s kind of the wild West trying to figure it out. Eventually you come to what works for you and doesn’t taste horrid. The right thing is out there you just have to be patient.

@kozlo52

I’ve tried sublingual CBD which had grape seed extract mixed in with it. I have rheumatoid arthritis as well as stenosis in the neck c3-c7 as well as a pinched nerve between c5-c6 and stenosis between l4-l5 in the lower back. The first time i tried it sublingual , 4 drops ,90 seconds under the tongue and then spit and rinse like crazy to get the ugly after taste out of my mouth. The stuff relieved most of my pain but the after taste was awful and i have GERD . I even treid the orange flavor and this was worst aftertaste. Is there any CBD out there that has no after taste when used sublingually? This is also made in capsule form and dissolves in the stomach, but since my fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair i am very reluctant to use the capsule. I am back on 1 – oxycodone for all my RA symptoms. If anyone knows of a tasteless CBD sublingual please let me know. The CBD does help with arthritis pain but does not really help with stenosis type nerve induces pain….kozlo52

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@artscaping. Oh my gosh.You’re lucky you’re not in jail! What do you think the dogs in the airports are for? If they sniff you out, you will go to jail at the very least. You cannot take or fly marijuana into another state. That’s why I haven’t changed to marijuana for my pain medication. If/when marijuana is legalized at the Federal level, we will be able to take it between states, but not before then. Please be careful and leave it home when you take public transportation to another state. I’m continuing my Tramadol for pain for now. Gail B

@kozlo52

I’ve tried sublingual CBD which had grape seed extract mixed in with it. I have rheumatoid arthritis as well as stenosis in the neck c3-c7 as well as a pinched nerve between c5-c6 and stenosis between l4-l5 in the lower back. The first time i tried it sublingual , 4 drops ,90 seconds under the tongue and then spit and rinse like crazy to get the ugly after taste out of my mouth. The stuff relieved most of my pain but the after taste was awful and i have GERD . I even treid the orange flavor and this was worst aftertaste. Is there any CBD out there that has no after taste when used sublingually? This is also made in capsule form and dissolves in the stomach, but since my fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair i am very reluctant to use the capsule. I am back on 1 – oxycodone for all my RA symptoms. If anyone knows of a tasteless CBD sublingual please let me know. The CBD does help with arthritis pain but does not really help with stenosis type nerve induces pain….kozlo52

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@marylou705 He’s doing it, but he will be arrested if the dogs that are in airports sniff him out. It’s illegal to travel between states with marijuana or any illicit drug.

@timfitz, wow you guys are all awesome! So much information..Thank you so much
You can probably thank Jeff Sessions for a lot of the coming restrictions. He hasnt kept it a secret how he feels about the drug culture.
Dany

@geek_girl

I recommend that you try CBD (hemp only) to see if it works for you. If that doesn’t work, and you live in a state where Medical Marijuana is legal, then try a THC version. This is just my opinion based on my experience and not medical advice.

I live in Colorado where both Medical Marijuana (MM) and recreational marijuana are legal. Both versions are taxed and have varying rules, the recreational use is taxed at a higher rate than the medical. You can get edibles, tinctures, topicals, leaves, or vape. You can grow a fixed amount for yourself, or assign your plant allocation to a dispensary. You can buy a fixed amount per day. Medical users can get more than recreational users.

There are designated medical doctors here that will help you get a MM card. As people have mentioned here, pain management and other medical doctors will not prescribe opioids if you do pot (THC). I think this is because of the Federal regulations on opioid abuse and that pot is not legal at the Federal level.

Each state is currently making their own laws and regulations, and of course the new federal administration is making their own threats. Sigh. So if you are interested in trying the THC version, you’ll need to find out what your state’s laws are.

Federal laws apply to transporting it out of state–don’t do it. According to the TSA page for flying: “Federal law provides no basis to treat medical marijuana any differently than non-medical marijuana.” Just Google your state and the state you are going to for the applicable laws.

Pot has lots of chemical components, the two big ones people talk about are THC and CBD. THC is the component that makes you feel high, and the component that shows up on the drug tests. And you don’t have to take a lot for it to show up on a test. CBD (hemp oil) does not show up on the test. There are different strains of pot that give a different effect; from relaxing to stimulating. CBD is another component that helps with pain. You can get a variety of strengths and ratios. Also, as people have mentioned, the quality of the brand makes a big difference.

There are no definitive guidelines as to what will work for any given person. Everyone reacts differently to the different options, plus the different options affect pain (and anxiety) differently. There are also a lot of options, and so this makes it hard to figure out what is working and what is not. It also takes a while to take effect, and so you might not think it’s working right away. You just have to try different things. Some people don’t feel stoned from THC, some do. I do. I feel like a dizzy drunk and I hate it. I’ve tried 50:50 and 1:50 THC:CBD ratios as well as CBD only (hemp oil). Right now I’m using a CBD only tincture. It has no THC and can be sold across state lines. It has a mint/chocolate flavor and does not make me gag like some of the others I’ve tried. The other gaggy ones I had to immediately eat a cracker to get it off my tongue. I’m currently using the Charlotte’s Web brand. This is the brand that has received a lot of press in helping kids with seizures. I’ve seen other brands with other flavors but haven’t tried them. The other thing I would recommend is to use a higher dose before giving up on a product, but ramp up slowly. Especially if you are trying a THC version. The starting dose recommendations on some brands were too low for me for CBD. I take 50mg or more of CBD per day right now.

I’ve heard that THC helps with certain kinds of pain, like cancer. I think CBD helps with my current pain more than THC. I didn’t know about the THC/cancer thing when i was going through it (2006). I didn’t notice that THC helped me at all recently. I have slight scoliosis, spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra), lymphedema, and have had multiple surgeries to remove my femur top (girdlestone) and part of my pelvic girdle (hemi-pelvectomy) due to radiation damage from cancer treatment and subsequent infections. I have nerve pain from the back stuff and all the other bone and muscle pain from the other stuff. I’m weaning myself off norco and looking for other options. I think the CBD oil is helping me do that. I also use an over-the-counter supplement (r-lipoic acid) for the nerve pain (instead of Gabapentin/Lyrica).

One of my doctors said that anxiety can be a huge component with pain, so managing anxiety can help with pain. I haven’t tried anything for that yet.

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@geek_girl. I’m sorry to hear about the radiation treatment cause of your pelvic issues. I can barely imagine the pain you must experience. I wanted to let you know that I used to take Lorazapam and prior to that, Ativan, to manage my anxiety , primarily when I had to fly anywhere. I also had panic attacks periodically. About 6 years ago I was depressed and I talked to my doctor about taking Celexa since a friend of mine was and she was so much better. He put me on a starter dose of Citalopram 20 mg. Citalopram is the generic version of Celexa. It took a few weeks for me to feel the difference, but it really worked. It helped my depression, and surprisingly also did away with my anxiety nearly completely. I even zip lined 7 lines when we were in Costa Rica last summer. Prior, I was deathly afraid to fly in airplanes and couldn’t without being drugged up. I’m letting you know incase you want to try an antidepressant for your anxiety. I hope you find a satisfactory solution to your problems. Gail B Ledesma

@geek_girl

I recommend that you try CBD (hemp only) to see if it works for you. If that doesn’t work, and you live in a state where Medical Marijuana is legal, then try a THC version. This is just my opinion based on my experience and not medical advice.

I live in Colorado where both Medical Marijuana (MM) and recreational marijuana are legal. Both versions are taxed and have varying rules, the recreational use is taxed at a higher rate than the medical. You can get edibles, tinctures, topicals, leaves, or vape. You can grow a fixed amount for yourself, or assign your plant allocation to a dispensary. You can buy a fixed amount per day. Medical users can get more than recreational users.

There are designated medical doctors here that will help you get a MM card. As people have mentioned here, pain management and other medical doctors will not prescribe opioids if you do pot (THC). I think this is because of the Federal regulations on opioid abuse and that pot is not legal at the Federal level.

Each state is currently making their own laws and regulations, and of course the new federal administration is making their own threats. Sigh. So if you are interested in trying the THC version, you’ll need to find out what your state’s laws are.

Federal laws apply to transporting it out of state–don’t do it. According to the TSA page for flying: “Federal law provides no basis to treat medical marijuana any differently than non-medical marijuana.” Just Google your state and the state you are going to for the applicable laws.

Pot has lots of chemical components, the two big ones people talk about are THC and CBD. THC is the component that makes you feel high, and the component that shows up on the drug tests. And you don’t have to take a lot for it to show up on a test. CBD (hemp oil) does not show up on the test. There are different strains of pot that give a different effect; from relaxing to stimulating. CBD is another component that helps with pain. You can get a variety of strengths and ratios. Also, as people have mentioned, the quality of the brand makes a big difference.

There are no definitive guidelines as to what will work for any given person. Everyone reacts differently to the different options, plus the different options affect pain (and anxiety) differently. There are also a lot of options, and so this makes it hard to figure out what is working and what is not. It also takes a while to take effect, and so you might not think it’s working right away. You just have to try different things. Some people don’t feel stoned from THC, some do. I do. I feel like a dizzy drunk and I hate it. I’ve tried 50:50 and 1:50 THC:CBD ratios as well as CBD only (hemp oil). Right now I’m using a CBD only tincture. It has no THC and can be sold across state lines. It has a mint/chocolate flavor and does not make me gag like some of the others I’ve tried. The other gaggy ones I had to immediately eat a cracker to get it off my tongue. I’m currently using the Charlotte’s Web brand. This is the brand that has received a lot of press in helping kids with seizures. I’ve seen other brands with other flavors but haven’t tried them. The other thing I would recommend is to use a higher dose before giving up on a product, but ramp up slowly. Especially if you are trying a THC version. The starting dose recommendations on some brands were too low for me for CBD. I take 50mg or more of CBD per day right now.

I’ve heard that THC helps with certain kinds of pain, like cancer. I think CBD helps with my current pain more than THC. I didn’t know about the THC/cancer thing when i was going through it (2006). I didn’t notice that THC helped me at all recently. I have slight scoliosis, spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra), lymphedema, and have had multiple surgeries to remove my femur top (girdlestone) and part of my pelvic girdle (hemi-pelvectomy) due to radiation damage from cancer treatment and subsequent infections. I have nerve pain from the back stuff and all the other bone and muscle pain from the other stuff. I’m weaning myself off norco and looking for other options. I think the CBD oil is helping me do that. I also use an over-the-counter supplement (r-lipoic acid) for the nerve pain (instead of Gabapentin/Lyrica).

One of my doctors said that anxiety can be a huge component with pain, so managing anxiety can help with pain. I haven’t tried anything for that yet.

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@gailb, thanks for the information. I think I need to check with my doctor about prescribing something. She told me that there is even anxiety about anticipating feeling pain when the pain meds wear off. LOL. I definitely have bouts of depression because everything is so physically hard right now. I sleep a lot. Plus the norco knocks me out. It’s been just 3 months since my last surgery and I was not allowed to be weight bearing until now. I started physical therapy this week so I hope getting stronger will help, too. I am so weak after 3 months of no activity. Did you have any side effects from the different medications?

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