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

@angelard

Hi, I have an autoimmune disease (ITP) and now have severe pain at R shoulder. MRI yesterday showed mild tendinosis of the supraspinatus tendon.
My history is that I failed steroid and splenectomy. A month ago when my platelet tanked to 3, I was restarted on steroid and 4 weeks’ of Rituxan (a drug meant for lymphoma pt).
I will begin phyio and possibly oesopath.
I wonder if medical marijuna can help the pain and more importantly if it affects platelet.

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Hi all, My name is Angela

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@angelard

Hi, I have an autoimmune disease (ITP) and now have severe pain at R shoulder. MRI yesterday showed mild tendinosis of the supraspinatus tendon.
My history is that I failed steroid and splenectomy. A month ago when my platelet tanked to 3, I was restarted on steroid and 4 weeks’ of Rituxan (a drug meant for lymphoma pt).
I will begin phyio and possibly oesopath.
I wonder if medical marijuna can help the pain and more importantly if it affects platelet.

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Hello @angelard, and welcome to Connect. I moved your discussion and combined it with an existing discussion with many active members on Chronic Pain and medical marijuana. If you are replying by email I suggest you click on the VIEW & REPLY button that will take you in to the long discussion so that you can meet the other members discussing medical marijuana.

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@angelard

Hi, I have an autoimmune disease (ITP) and now have severe pain at R shoulder. MRI yesterday showed mild tendinosis of the supraspinatus tendon.
My history is that I failed steroid and splenectomy. A month ago when my platelet tanked to 3, I was restarted on steroid and 4 weeks’ of Rituxan (a drug meant for lymphoma pt).
I will begin phyio and possibly oesopath.
I wonder if medical marijuna can help the pain and more importantly if it affects platelet.

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angelard IF you live in a state where medical pot is legal, I don’t see what you would have to lose. I would ask the pot doctor for his opinion regarding your platelets.

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That is the key question : how it affects the platelet. Several shops were raided by police here and even though Canada has legalized the medical use, very few doctors have prescribing knowledge.
Everyday about 10 hours after I take my 10mg prednisone, (ie when the effect of prednisone wears off, the throbbing pain starts across the shoulder and neck.
Now I begin to understand why people with severe chronic pain, death is a good option…. Good thing I am going for accupuncture tommorrow and ?ultra sound treatment of shoulder (it’s called tendinosis and a? torn cartilege inside the shoulder).
ANyone with good exp with osteopath?
Tx

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@hazelblumberg, @blindeyepug, @contentandwell, @peach414144, and @gailb. Thank you for your ongoing discussion about medical marijuana. I tagged you in this discussion because I think it would be beneficial for the Connect community for you to ignite this specific conversation, Chronic Pain and Medical Marijuana, for the rest of the community to see and participate in. I understand it can be frustrating that some state governments, federal government, and some medical professionals are not all on the same page, or up-to-speed, just yet, but it does appear to slowly be getting better. As a fellow sufferer of chronic pain, I really do get the concern and frustration over the war on opioids and the dragging of the feet on medical marijuana. I also worry that the people who need the medications the most will be the ones who are hurt the most. I am glad some of you mentioned that you have reached out to your local representatives, as I have also done the same.

Let’s keep the discussion going and add some valuable debate in to this specific conversation centered around medical marijuana for the benefit of new members who find this conversation. If you are replying by email, I suggest clicking on VIEW & REPLY to see the conversation in its entirety.

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Dear Mr. McLanahan,

Please add me to the discussion. The one time that I used MM, I was beset by whoever was on line that day. I use opiods + MM. The opiods generally help with the pain. The MM helps distance me from the pain. Some people at the dispensary fear that Jeff Sessions will take away our medicine – and it is medicine. Then, he’ll take away the opiods. I’m too old to find street dealers. Thank you.

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@ayankeeinnm

Dear Mr. McLanahan,

Please add me to the discussion. The one time that I used MM, I was beset by whoever was on line that day. I use opiods + MM. The opiods generally help with the pain. The MM helps distance me from the pain. Some people at the dispensary fear that Jeff Sessions will take away our medicine – and it is medicine. Then, he’ll take away the opiods. I’m too old to find street dealers. Thank you.

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i am very tempted to grow my own mm. (don’t tell on me) better watch out for the helicopters.

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@ayankeeinnm

Dear Mr. McLanahan,

Please add me to the discussion. The one time that I used MM, I was beset by whoever was on line that day. I use opiods + MM. The opiods generally help with the pain. The MM helps distance me from the pain. Some people at the dispensary fear that Jeff Sessions will take away our medicine – and it is medicine. Then, he’ll take away the opiods. I’m too old to find street dealers. Thank you.

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Hello @ayankeeinnm,

By responding to me in this discussion you will be automatically subscribed to the discussion. You should now receive notifications from the discussion. I know there is a lot of unease regarding Jeff Sessions’ statements on marijuana and the overall attitude towards opioids right now, but the best thing we can do as patients is flood our representatives with phone calls urging them to vote on our behalf. I have learned recently, that it is one thing to talk to our friends, peers, and Connect members about it, but taking the next step and reaching out to representatives is important.

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Justin, you are so right! I have never made so many phone calls to Congresspersons in my life about so many issues–and MM is definitely one of them. Our representatives MUST hear from us. I make phone calls, I leave voicemail, I send postcards. Whether Congress–and our state legislators–remember it or not, we voted for them, we are taxpayers, we are their bosses. We can be firm AND polite. Get the phone numbers of your representatives, both in your state and in DC; they’re readily findable on the web. And call them. It takes very little time. I do this on breaks from work or in the evenings. Our voices must be heard. And I truly believe that the vast majority of Americans is pro-MM. One never knows when one will be afflicted by pain. It can happen at any time in one’s life.

Thanks, Justin, for talking about this.

Hazel

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@ayankeeinnm

Dear Mr. McLanahan,

Please add me to the discussion. The one time that I used MM, I was beset by whoever was on line that day. I use opiods + MM. The opiods generally help with the pain. The MM helps distance me from the pain. Some people at the dispensary fear that Jeff Sessions will take away our medicine – and it is medicine. Then, he’ll take away the opiods. I’m too old to find street dealers. Thank you.

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Our two dispensaries received cease and desist orders on Tuesday. I watched the county, state and Federal officials do that. The reason: land use codes. This is an unincorporated area and MM dispensaries are not permitted to exist except in cities. And so we are taking our message to county supervisors to change the code.

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@ayankeeinnm

Dear Mr. McLanahan,

Please add me to the discussion. The one time that I used MM, I was beset by whoever was on line that day. I use opiods + MM. The opiods generally help with the pain. The MM helps distance me from the pain. Some people at the dispensary fear that Jeff Sessions will take away our medicine – and it is medicine. Then, he’ll take away the opiods. I’m too old to find street dealers. Thank you.

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Cease-and-desist orders??!!!!!! Honestly, WHY is there this utter hysteria about MM? They accuse us of being “opioid addicts” if we take pain meds, and they make it close to impossible to get those. Then, if we can get MM, they accuse us of using “gateway drugs” that will turn us into cocaine addicts! Truly: do the lawmakers just want us to curl up and die so that we don’t cost BigInsurance any money? NO ONE knows when he or she will end up with severe, intractable pain. My disgust just grows daily.

Hazel

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@ayankeeinnm

Dear Mr. McLanahan,

Please add me to the discussion. The one time that I used MM, I was beset by whoever was on line that day. I use opiods + MM. The opiods generally help with the pain. The MM helps distance me from the pain. Some people at the dispensary fear that Jeff Sessions will take away our medicine – and it is medicine. Then, he’ll take away the opiods. I’m too old to find street dealers. Thank you.

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Amen!

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@ayankeeinnm

Dear Mr. McLanahan,

Please add me to the discussion. The one time that I used MM, I was beset by whoever was on line that day. I use opiods + MM. The opiods generally help with the pain. The MM helps distance me from the pain. Some people at the dispensary fear that Jeff Sessions will take away our medicine – and it is medicine. Then, he’ll take away the opiods. I’m too old to find street dealers. Thank you.

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Absolutely correct for me as well! Scary times since those of us who need meds for chronic pain will be in huge trouble! I take a low dose and it assists me in functioning better..able to do most things I can not without pain help!
Also found this in an article
Although opioid pain medication is routinely blamed by politicians, federal agencies and the media for the nation’s so-called opioid epidemic, recent studies in several states have found that most drug overdoses are actually caused by illegal opioids such as heroin and bootleg fentanyl. There are also increasing signs that pain patients unable to get opioids legally are turning to pain medication sold on the streets, some of it counterfeit and laced with fentanyl.

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@ayankeeinnm

Dear Mr. McLanahan,

Please add me to the discussion. The one time that I used MM, I was beset by whoever was on line that day. I use opiods + MM. The opiods generally help with the pain. The MM helps distance me from the pain. Some people at the dispensary fear that Jeff Sessions will take away our medicine – and it is medicine. Then, he’ll take away the opiods. I’m too old to find street dealers. Thank you.

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dear hazel. again, you have taken this ashkanazi to the same beliefs as you have.. i think the same way you do. and i am sure there are many more people who see the truth as well. and to think they are paid for these decisions, their decisions, not ours. we know why we have voted for them and are usually dissapointed.

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@ayankeeinnm

Dear Mr. McLanahan,

Please add me to the discussion. The one time that I used MM, I was beset by whoever was on line that day. I use opiods + MM. The opiods generally help with the pain. The MM helps distance me from the pain. Some people at the dispensary fear that Jeff Sessions will take away our medicine – and it is medicine. Then, he’ll take away the opiods. I’m too old to find street dealers. Thank you.

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Greetings unto you, O fellow Ashkenazi! I was raised Jewish, but I left the faith long ago. I was an agnostic for years, but I’ve tumbled over the wall into atheism. I’ve tried a lot of different religions–Episcopalianism, Baha’i, Unitarian Universalist are the ones that occur to me at the moment–but none are a good fit for me. Two of my grandparents came to the US as refugees in around 1912, speaking no English, fleeing pogroms in their native Lithuania. My other two grandparents were born in the US. One of my cousins is very involved in genealogy and has done a lot of hunting around. One thing I’ve learned is that “Blumberg” (and variant spellings thereof) is the “Smith” or “Jones” of Judaism! I peek in on a Wiki Genealogy site now and then, and there’s a whole group for “Blumberg”s alone!

It is, I think, also the underlying Puritan ethic in the US that makes so many people think that MM is Evil. It is NOT. Friends of mine rely on it to be as pain free as possible and find that they can reduce or eliminate their pain meds. Geeeeeeez.

Hazel

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