Chronic pain and medical marijuana

Posted by ladyjane85 @ladyjane85, Jul 16, 2016

A nurse friend tried me on marijuana oil smoked in an electronic pen since nothing works with my pain under everything pain management has tried. I did not respond – can one be immune to it as I am with all procedures on my back and all pain relievers

Sure hope you find the right combination very soon.

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@19lin

I also know that age can effect medication. Recently I had similar problems with some medication that was too strong for me, and I had to reduce the dose until I found the right strength to work without disagreeing with me. The genetic pharaclogy idea sounds good but I don’t know how much it costs. I’d also like to try stem cells especially for my knee which is now bone on bone, to see if cartilage would regenerate. The same might work on my back. I did sign up will 23andme, a genetic testing group for research and family history. I got some information from them on drugs and medicines that could work for me. This was years ago but the data is still good. They had an issue with the FDA and had to stop giving out medical information until the last couple years when the FDA approved some of their results. 23andme now charges $199 for a test, but I do not know what kind of medical information you can get from them now. 19lin

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Thank you 19lin……..from ladyjane85

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@dawn_giacabazi

Sure hope you find the right combination very soon.

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Thank you….

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I asked my Mayo doctor about this today….but he had NO idea about it or
how to access it. Who needs to be contacted to have this test done? It
sounds so promising…
Thank you in advance!!

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Good morning Vickie,
Mayo clinic is the leading founder in the indusrty on genetic testing and more specificlly parmacogenetic testing. Mayo acct services will help with the insurance coverage. But the doctor could always ask laboratory services. You can share this link with him/her.

http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/center-for-individualized-medicine/drug-gene-testing.asp

One of the nice things about this test is that it is a once-in-a-lifetime test. You don’t need to repeat it because it’s showing which drugs your genes can and cannot break down and that is based on your DNA.

Another valuable part of getting this test done is that the last page has a summary of all your genetic polymorphisms i.e. which pathways work well genetically and which pathways don’t. If you are stuck in an emergency room, you can give this to the emergency doctor who could cross-reference it with drugs that would be appropriate for you in the ER.
We use this in our facility daily. We have better healthcare outcomes, decreased hospital visits, happy patients that are being treated with less medications and reduced cost of medications.

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@timfitz

please try sublingual CBD it is from the plant, no smoking, no TCH so you don’t get high. It helped a great deal with my chronic pain of nerve damage from a hernia operation.

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where can you buy this?i’ve heard great things re pain reduction.

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@timfitz

please try sublingual CBD it is from the plant, no smoking, no TCH so you don’t get high. It helped a great deal with my chronic pain of nerve damage from a hernia operation.

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If approved in your state then medical use is permitted. You must get an RX from one of their docs and then visit a store that sells varieties of it. The clerks will help you decide what works best.

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@timfitz

please try sublingual CBD it is from the plant, no smoking, no TCH so you don’t get high. It helped a great deal with my chronic pain of nerve damage from a hernia operation.

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If you are asking about THC, liquid marijuana that I tried smoking in
electric cigarette, I FL it is not legal. I tried it from a friend – where
he gets it I did not ask. When you write be more specific what was talked
about bec I talk with many on this chat line about many diff things and
meds. Besides it makes you high, I understand, so one cannot do anything
or go anywhere. I did not react to it as I have such troubles with so many
meds.
from ladyjane85

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@timfitz

please try sublingual CBD it is from the plant, no smoking, no TCH so you don’t get high. It helped a great deal with my chronic pain of nerve damage from a hernia operation.

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Not approved in FL, but vote coming up again. Medical kind is very
expensive, and no insurance will cover it I expect. ladyjane85

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Thank you so much! I will definitely ask for this upon my return appointment at Mayo!

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@dawn_giacabazi

Good morning Vickie,
Mayo clinic is the leading founder in the indusrty on genetic testing and more specificlly parmacogenetic testing. Mayo acct services will help with the insurance coverage. But the doctor could always ask laboratory services. You can share this link with him/her.

http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/center-for-individualized-medicine/drug-gene-testing.asp

One of the nice things about this test is that it is a once-in-a-lifetime test. You don’t need to repeat it because it’s showing which drugs your genes can and cannot break down and that is based on your DNA.

Another valuable part of getting this test done is that the last page has a summary of all your genetic polymorphisms i.e. which pathways work well genetically and which pathways don’t. If you are stuck in an emergency room, you can give this to the emergency doctor who could cross-reference it with drugs that would be appropriate for you in the ER.
We use this in our facility daily. We have better healthcare outcomes, decreased hospital visits, happy patients that are being treated with less medications and reduced cost of medications.

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I am SUPER thankful for this information and the link! THANK YOU!!!!!

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You are very welcome!! 🙂

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@ladyjane85

I just tried the oil (smoked) THC from marijuana 3 diff x’s, and more than
a male would use – no reaction at all.
Am being told of sublingual CBD for pain – do not know price. Then told of
testing for diff meds since either I react badly of they do not help at
all. This is called pharmacogenetic testing or PBx or monecular profiling –
will have to talk to my pain management dr. ladyjane85

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THC is not typically the right choice for pain management. You need Marijuana oil with high levels of CBD. High THC is helpful if you are looking for sleep or to drive hunger. Higher CBD levels are used to help pain. You have to find the right balance – all MJ strains (there are many!) have different levels of each compound. Currently where I live it is legal with a script and government approval. The oil is manufactured as drops that go under the tongue, not in pill form and not for smoking.. It is high in CBD and low in THC. Most people find relief at some level about 20 to 40 minutes after administration. If the strain you tried does not have high levels of CBD you may not get any relief at all. I’m hoping this is helpful. I was confused for the longest time wondering why sometimes it worked and other times it just made me sleepy until I dug in to do some research. Turns out all pot is not created equally!

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@ladyjane85

I just tried the oil (smoked) THC from marijuana 3 diff x’s, and more than
a male would use – no reaction at all.
Am being told of sublingual CBD for pain – do not know price. Then told of
testing for diff meds since either I react badly of they do not help at
all. This is called pharmacogenetic testing or PBx or monecular profiling –
will have to talk to my pain management dr. ladyjane85

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I have used a joint when I had pain and one seemed to do it. I think it is as much the strength as it is a persons tolerance

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@ladyjane85

I just tried the oil (smoked) THC from marijuana 3 diff x’s, and more than
a male would use – no reaction at all.
Am being told of sublingual CBD for pain – do not know price. Then told of
testing for diff meds since either I react badly of they do not help at
all. This is called pharmacogenetic testing or PBx or monecular profiling –
will have to talk to my pain management dr. ladyjane85

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Right- Figuring out how much one needs is certainly individual. But I don’t mean the quantities you need to smoke/eat. I mean that each strain of marijuana has a different amount of the two active ingredients. There are vast numbers of strains of the plant. If you need sleep or appetite stimulation, you want one type of plant. If you are looking for pain management you probably want a different plant that has higher CBD levels. So purchasing it from a dispensary where they know what levels of each compound are is going present.

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