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

@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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Yes, the government would be so happy if us seniors would roll up in a ball and “cease and desist “. To Hazel, from Marield65

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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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here we go again, same atheist belief. the ovens took my family, of hungarian, german and russian descent. life goes on and i do respect all the religions. for i see the peoples want and need for their religions. i am waiting hopefully for the advantage of being able to use mm before my time comes. for the rest of my life i would like a little quality. like the other doctors i think my doctors are afraid of big business and the pharmasutical companies. i need seeds, i have the sun and all else. just another joke.

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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’m so sorry about losing your family to the Nazis! That’s horrible!

I, too, could use the seeds. We have the sun, although my part of Florida isn’t noted for its sunniness, and the heat. Heck, I’d grow it, if I could. I am, however, a terrible gardener with nary a green thumb on either hand. 😉

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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dear hazel: you get the seeds, i have the climate here in florida. of course this is just a sad joke. must protect ourselves. ps, i am a great swimmer. big story about this . (medal) in another life i know i can teach you. i taught my husband when he was 68 years old and you should have seen him go instead of standing in the pool holding on to the concrete side and not moving. made a story of titanic with him to save both of us. it worked. life is still worth living when one thinks of the good memories as a smile appears.

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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 so sorry to hear about your family. What a tragedy

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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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@peach So sorry to learn of the tragic deaths of your family at the hands of the Nazis. To me, it proves there is a devil as such evil could not otherwise exist.
I think a bunch of us could use some seeds! I live in sunny Texas and think it would grow well down here! But I truly do not want the stuff with THC. I want MM in oil form or pill form. I have never smoked marijuana and I don’t want to start at my age. However, I would try MM in a heart beat. Just wish it would be legalized. People in pain should have the right to try it instead of taking opiods. Oh well, I will keep writing my representatives. Perhaps they will pass it if they all get tired of hearing from us!

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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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@hazel Totally agree with you! I truly believe big government and the insurance companies just want us to die and be done with it! They’d rather collect money from people who never get sick so they can get that vacation home! My mother has Alzheimer’s and trying to get help for her is next to impossible. They’d rather you spend your retirement money and every red cent you have instead of offering help with care giving, etc. I am blessed I can kinda afford a gal to come in and be with my mom for half days when I’m at work. But the way the chronically ill and elderly and mentally ill are treated in this country is just unconscionable!

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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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Just an FYI. It is the THC that activates the pain soothing CBD component in MM. You don’t need much but you do need some.

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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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@artscaping. Thanks! Did not know that and appreciate the information.

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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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@blindeyepug, I totally agree with you. The old adage of: “follow the money” will often lead to the truth. The whole opioid game seems a diversion from what is really happening. You made a good point. 19lin

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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 had no idea! Thank you so much for the information, artscaping!

Hazel

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I was just approved for medical marijuana here in Florida, and I am so excited! I am really eager to give it a chance before I go to a pain-management specialist. The doctor I saw was delightful. Not only was he a doctor, but he was also a dentist, so he knows a LOT about TMJ pain, from which I suffer. He’s currently doing a lot of work with hospice care. He was so kind and knowledgeable. Unlike the nutty physical therapist I had the non-pleasure to go to, this doctor asked questions, listened to me, and answered my questions. Based on the forms I’d filled out and my answers to his questions, he thinks that MM will help me a lot.

Now, because of the “wisdom” of the FL legislature (which will do anything to discourage one from taking MM, but will brand you as an opioid addict if you take pain meds), I have to wait 6 to 8 weeks before I’m issued my Official Card so that I can buy Official MM from one of the three dispensaries in town. So, in the meantime, I’m cutting my Tylenol + codeine and Flexeril (muscle relaxer) pills in half, in hopes that they’ll get me through the next 6 to 8 weeks.

I’ll be sure to let you know how the MM works.

Hazel

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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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MY platelets were down to 12. My Hematologist prescribed Promacta raising platelets to 100+.

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@JustinMcClanahan

@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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@JustinMcClanahan Hi Justin, you included me in this but if I did contribute at some point it would have just been a comment, I have never used MM. Also, thankfully I do not have chronic pain. Thanks for thinking of me though when you included people whom you thought might like to be involved in the discussion.
JK

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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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@cappysmith My goodness, 12! When mine went down to the 40s I thought that was terrible. Now, post transplant, they are still lower than the desired range, this post week my lab work showed them to be 106. I was supposed to have knee surgery a few years ago, my platelets were running low so my hematologist put me on prednisone to bring the count up. It did, but then on the day of surgery they plummeted again so the surgeon had to call the surgery off. I am finally scheduled to have that surgery in October.
JK

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