Has anyone used CBD oil for chronic pain? And do you have results?

Posted by rensacb @rensacb, Tue, Jan 22 12:44pm

I'm a chronic pain suffer of 35+ years. Scoliosis is the culprit. Not a disfiguring curve but non the less painfully destructive. Almost every disc is bulging from 3mm to 6mm. I've had 2 spinal fusion. C 3-7 and L 4-5. Have 4 nerve root impengements with spondylosis in some areas and stenosis at interval from neck to sacral. Take steroid shots when I can with positive results for a few weeks. Always have Norco 5mg/325 ready if needed. Unfortunately I have found the best way to keep pain down is to lie down. So most of my days are spent on my bed. Any suggestions?

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@artscaping

@gingerw Oh my dear, you do not have to have the “high”. Just enuf to sooth and calm….lift your spirits. Whatever combination works for you, and if you do not mix with alcohol or use on an empty tummy, you will be fine. The specialist helpers at the dispensary will guide you if you tell them what you are experiencing and what you want to avoid. I drive, play Mahjong, do yoga, and even the laundry. The THC is never an issue. I just feel relaxed and comfortable.

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I take 1000 mg a day of CBD oil without THC, it also works. You all need to try this, some people need the THC to feel relief some don't, but I can walk now only because of the CBD oil. Which ever works for you with or without, it's worth it.!

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@artscaping

@marychapman That is a bummer. California was the same way. For at least 6 months after the recreational realm began, it was almost impossible to acquire my usual medical cannabis or even substitutes. Now that all of the packaging regulations have been met, the stock is back and I can even order online and then pick up later. I can also request a call when a particular product is back in stock. They always call which makes it a lot easier. Hang in there. I understand how it can make you very anxious when nothing that you know is available.

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Chris, do you mind telling me where you get it and the name brand.plz? My husband drives along way to get it for me and I haven't found anything online that works. I take 1000-1500 mg a day. If I don't have it I can't even walk. Thank you in advance. I live in MI

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@karen00

@rensacb I am so sorry to hear of your situation. It is one that I am in, too. I am bedridden due to arthritic knees that give me less pain when laying down, and degenerative disc disease. I also have fibro. I am like you and have less pain when lying down I am glad the shots give you some relief. I am also thinking about CBD oil for the pain and will be very interested in your outcome. Sending prayers your way! ….Karen

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I've got CRPS type 2 Karen, the symptoms are alot alike it's a nerve disorder, but more painful. I m 50 years old got hurt at work 4 years ago and have been pretty much bedridden since. I was very physical before my injury at work, golf. Softball, hiking, gym, then my life changed overnight. I take CBD oil without THC, I just get stuck on stupid with it and after a while it wasn't fun anymore. But I'm walking Karen, without it, i cannot walk. My pain isn't as intense either, I teccomend trying it. I don't take opioids, they don't work!!!

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@lioness

@marychapman Have you tried going overseas ?American states all ojr growing cannabis now Colorado is one Im thinking about

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I live in MI, we can get it here.

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@lioness

@gingerw funny before your repIy received a survey from Amazon to feel out then a 100.00 gift card I picked the CBD oil 100 mg so ordered it 4.95 shipping I can cancel if it doesn't work ,its auto renewal must be good was 80.00 If works I won't have to by others

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It's probably junk honey. But for $4.95, try it at least, take it a few weeks. It might work.

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@janhilaski

It's probably junk honey. But for $4.95, try it at least, take it a few weeks. It might work.

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@janhilaski I m thinking same thing but hey I,ok give it a try for 4.95

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Does CBD oil help with stomach pain

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@gingerw

@rensacb I have been using CBD oil sublingual, for about 6 months. I had to get myself in the habit of taking it. I do find there is relief for anxiety, depression, chronic pain from osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia. When I forget, or miss a day, it's easy to tell. As I have not been on opioids cannot tell you the interaction or contraindications. I was very honest with my primary Dr plus my two main specialists, about using it.
Ginger

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How often do you take it ? How much per Dose? Can you describe exact process of dropping dose u dear tongue. Do you let it sit . Swallow drink or eat ?

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Does CBD really work, what if you are on a bunch of other meds. I usually go in and get a steroid shot in my spine for pain but since I am also diabetic that shoots my numbers up and actually the shot isn't doing all that much. I have just heard about rhizotomy burn . Has anyone had that done, is it helpful and beneficial to have it done……. About the CBD how do you know how much to take or does your dr. help with that……. thanks,

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@peggyann69

I do use CBD for fibromyalgia–it is a subtle adjunct to OTC meds, needs to be used regularly at first to build up in your body to see if it helps. Good luck!

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How long and how many times before you felt that it took the inflammation down a notch Peggy.I take it but intermittently I don't think it works but maybe I should do it on a more regualr basis. I was doing the drops,how much and how often is good ?

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@sammiray0921

There is a lot of hype about this currently. I have been a chronic pain patient for a decade now. I have tried both the oil and some ointment which ultimately led me to the conclusion they do not work on me. I have a feeling this result will be quite common for those who have been on opiods and other medications for long periods of time. I have often wondered if the THC is what would be of more benefit but the laws in my State and the contract I have signed with my physician prevent me from investigating it any further.

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When I hear it does not work for arthritic pain I am guess that your dose is not high enough or it’s not taken frequently enough. It does take experimentation. They suggest increasing the dose after a one week trial of each strength. It took me at least a month. I think people are too cautious. Increase by at least 25% each time. This is how it’s done in hospice nursing of which I’ve been for 39 years. Also it needs much more than once a day. I found good relief taking 3 dropper fulls every 4 hours while awake. Please keep trying.

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@janhilaski

I have Complex Region Pain Syndrome type 2. My pain is undescribable! My pain level is from 0-50, not 10. The Dr told me that and I didn't feel like such a cry baby then! Lol! But it is very severe chronic pain, it started when zi fractured my right wrist, pain was so intense (2015), surgeon couldn't figure out why I was in so much pain. Well, I've had 10 surgeries now on that wrist and arm, but it needs to be treated within 6 months, then the possibility of it going into remission are good. It took 2 years, there's no cure, and they still don't know how to treat it. It spreads from limb to limb, attacks your organs, and effects my short term memory. But it's in my right and left wrist and hands, I have little to no function in them anymore, it's in both feet and going up my right leg, walking is difficult, but it feels like I've got huge boulders in the bottom of my feet and I'm walking in them. They're also very deformed, my wrists and hands are to, my wrists haven't been able to move for 3 years. The pain is bad, when I get a flare up, the pain only continues to intensify and it can last 2 days to 10 days with constant intensifying pain, no sleep, can't feed myself, can't walk, it's horrible. 6 months ago my husband walked in the door and said, " here, try this, open your mouth, (of course I didn't ask questions I was desperate and I did) well, about an hour later I was sleeping like a baby. I guess I was kind of out of it, but I didn't complain he said, The following day he put something oily in my mouth again, just sat and stared, no complaining. Finally that evening I looked at him and said "I feel messed up" . It worked though. He bought me two different ones, but gave me the CBD oil with THC those two days, laughing he brought me another bottle of CBD oil with no THC. I take 1000-1500 mg a day of that CBD oil, it's works better than anything. Of course it don't take all pain away, but about 20 min after I take it, I can walk. Without it, Give me 3 days and I cannot walk due to pain and lack of function. I live in MI, so he can go to a dispensary and buy it. The stuff on internet did not work. The name brand us ,"Blue Sage,". I suggest it to everybody, but no THC. Lol

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I’m so glad you found some relief from your severe pain. It shows that a smal dose discourages those who just try for awhile with no satisfaction. Too many are afraid of higher doses.

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@janhilaski, @margito, what a honest and helpful post. You are so experienced and your recommendation of a dropper full every four hours reminds us to stay ahead of the pain. Thank you. And just a note from my experience. You need to have at least a 2:1 CBD to THC dosage. I have just spent five days packing and making decisions about so many things as I prepared to move after selling my home in the mountains. It was mentally and physically exhausting. With my SFN in high gear, I would not have been able to do it. I found that a 1:1 CBD to THC was even more helpful in the afternoon. So after a day of rest, I will make my way to the dispensary to replenish my tinctures before flying to my new home. I also have good success with a 3:1 topical for the needle-like pain in my hands. Once again, the recommendation to stay ahead of the pain would be the same….. 3 to 4 applications a day. Be safe and enjoy some pain free hours and even days. Chris

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My condition is utterly different than yours, but I do live with excruciating pain, and I do find that CBD oils work well. There are two I recommend, and researched them for hours on line. One is a salve, that you put on your skin where you hurt. It is fabulous for me. The other is a liquid that you put under your tongue. You take a dropper full, twice a day. It is relaxing, and removes you from your pain. I get these products from two different companies, and think they are quite good. The salve is from "Ananda." Ananda makes only one salve and it is spectrum salve 125. I have severe peripheral neuropathy and it is very good on my throbbing feet and toes. The other product is from a company, CBD Distillery. The product is full spectrum 1000 mg CBD oil. That is what you put under your tongue, and is very relaxing without the high of marijuana. CBD Distillery also has stronger than 1000 mg oils, but I have not tried them. Anyway, these are moderately priced, and work. Like I said, I spent hours of research to find the right companies to buy from . I am happy with my choices. Best of luck to you. Pain can utterly take over your life.

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Great post. Thanks for the tips. Will pursue both

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