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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I use a product called UltraCell made by a company called Zyliss and I have found a lot of benefit from it. It's pure CBD.

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I have taken it on an off for the last couple of yrs for chronic pain.I too have had that and now Osteoarthritis .I felt it didn't work .I am going to give it another try if I can find a Dr that will give me a Px. My son called me yesterday,he had just been to a Dr in Alberta,Canada where he lives. He has been in terrible pain from an injury through his job as a heavy Duty Mechanic. This is what the Dr told him 'the CBD and/or THC if he Px it for him works in a way that it has to build up in your system like soldiers forming an army'. Our son has always worked but suffers in silence with acute anxiety so the Dr is going to Px a mixture of different types, 1 for the pain, 2 to help him sleep and 3 for his anxiety. The nurse that works with the Dr is going to tell him exactly how and when to take it. They told him the stuff you buy over the counter is low grade as all the better stuff is sold to Pharmacies. This only happened yesterday so now I am going to have to find a Dr that is as well informed here in BC. Hope that gives you a bit more info.Good luck

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@anniebrook, Thank you for this information. My research and 3 years of Medical Cannabis experience echo your report. It is very sad when I read that people in need of relief from suffering are assaulted with promotions for products that just do not and cannot help. Keep sharing your experience and observations of the efficacy of the products. Be free of suffering…let some sunshine in today.

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@lioness

@sammiray0921 Ive been on Opiods a long time. But Im going to try will talk with my new rheumatologist Something has to give all fibromyalgia suffers relieve

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Let me know what he says cuz I'm scared to try it I'm afraid is going to inflame my autoimmune disorders. I have Sjogren's and Hashimoto's and I was also diagnosed with a AAA ascending aortic aneurysm.I have it but I'm not using it until I make sure 100% I'm not going to have a problem with my aneurysm or my Hashimoto's

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I'm a chronic pain patient as well DDD, Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, depression, anxiety,need knee replacement BADLY, get RFA every 3-4yrs in Cervical/degenerative disc disease, & Thoracic every 4yrs, now beginning stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis in hands, elbows bursitis & lwr back bulging/herniated discs, & sciatica in lwr buttocks & both hips!!! I was on Pain meds over 10yrs & now off pain meds 4yrs now on Medical Cannabis. Works GREAT for me. I take 1 capsule after breakfast always w/about 1"inch sized piece of cheese so it absorbs better & will not irritate my stomach. I have no gallbladder/I get ⛽/GAS & cheese or avocado or small yogurt is perfect lining & helps the cannabis adhere to it. As we humans all have endocanoboid system we are all different & our dosage & type of medical cannabis style or dosage of each item or style varies start at lowest dosage & mix & match till you find what works for you!!! Also make no mistake Medical Cannabis is not a wonder drug but for me I have ALOT of different health issue's & it helps btr than when I took my opiate pain med towards the end. My body reached a stage that my MS Contin ER & regular Nucynta & Hydromorphone were not helping me enough all I had was constant headaches, stomach aches & more pain & I had to use migraine inhalers Imitrex wrk great for migraines . So I just wanted to explain that unlike ALOT of PPL who take THC & think ohh my God I'm gonna be a stoner or some junkie NO you are not!!! I do not consider myself a stoner because I do not get that high/EUPHORIC feeling like most ppl do from THC. I take 20:1 Pharmacaan Brand capsule blue/white capsules sometimes 2x a day on really bad days. I get it thru a dispensary called Curaleaf in N.Y.C. it feels Just like taking a Pain med, but with ALOT less side effects for me. I no longer take stomach remedies or migraine sprays. Just like everyone whoever has Chronic pain & has been on Pain meds will tell you we do not get Euphoria because we need the MEDICINE to lower our PAIN IN PLAIN ENGLISH. IT IS VERY BENEFICIAL FOR US CHRONIC PAIN INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SEVERE LIVING HELL DAY IN & DAY OUT LIVING IN CONSTANT TORTURE TO HAVE MEDICATIONS THAT CAN EASE OUR SUFFERING.
Some people try buying CBD Hemp oil & think it is the same CBD . I got news for you if it's not MEDICAL CANNABIS it is not going to help you like MEDICAL CANNABIS WILL.
I force myself to WALK every day & I managed to lose 27lbs since I have been taking. Medical Cannabis, & now I enjoy being outdoors much more than I did when I was on Pain meds. But like I said we are all different w/different issue's & what works for me may not work for you or vice-a -versa. Pain Warrior & still moving w/cane & braces. Peace & Strength.

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@msstoppainnagginme

I'm a chronic pain patient as well DDD, Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, depression, anxiety,need knee replacement BADLY, get RFA every 3-4yrs in Cervical/degenerative disc disease, & Thoracic every 4yrs, now beginning stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis in hands, elbows bursitis & lwr back bulging/herniated discs, & sciatica in lwr buttocks & both hips!!! I was on Pain meds over 10yrs & now off pain meds 4yrs now on Medical Cannabis. Works GREAT for me. I take 1 capsule after breakfast always w/about 1"inch sized piece of cheese so it absorbs better & will not irritate my stomach. I have no gallbladder/I get ⛽/GAS & cheese or avocado or small yogurt is perfect lining & helps the cannabis adhere to it. As we humans all have endocanoboid system we are all different & our dosage & type of medical cannabis style or dosage of each item or style varies start at lowest dosage & mix & match till you find what works for you!!! Also make no mistake Medical Cannabis is not a wonder drug but for me I have ALOT of different health issue's & it helps btr than when I took my opiate pain med towards the end. My body reached a stage that my MS Contin ER & regular Nucynta & Hydromorphone were not helping me enough all I had was constant headaches, stomach aches & more pain & I had to use migraine inhalers Imitrex wrk great for migraines . So I just wanted to explain that unlike ALOT of PPL who take THC & think ohh my God I'm gonna be a stoner or some junkie NO you are not!!! I do not consider myself a stoner because I do not get that high/EUPHORIC feeling like most ppl do from THC. I take 20:1 Pharmacaan Brand capsule blue/white capsules sometimes 2x a day on really bad days. I get it thru a dispensary called Curaleaf in N.Y.C. it feels Just like taking a Pain med, but with ALOT less side effects for me. I no longer take stomach remedies or migraine sprays. Just like everyone whoever has Chronic pain & has been on Pain meds will tell you we do not get Euphoria because we need the MEDICINE to lower our PAIN IN PLAIN ENGLISH. IT IS VERY BENEFICIAL FOR US CHRONIC PAIN INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SEVERE LIVING HELL DAY IN & DAY OUT LIVING IN CONSTANT TORTURE TO HAVE MEDICATIONS THAT CAN EASE OUR SUFFERING.
Some people try buying CBD Hemp oil & think it is the same CBD . I got news for you if it's not MEDICAL CANNABIS it is not going to help you like MEDICAL CANNABIS WILL.
I force myself to WALK every day & I managed to lose 27lbs since I have been taking. Medical Cannabis, & now I enjoy being outdoors much more than I did when I was on Pain meds. But like I said we are all different w/different issue's & what works for me may not work for you or vice-a -versa. Pain Warrior & still moving w/cane & braces. Peace & Strength.

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@msstoppainnagginme Welcome to Mayo Connect, and thank you for sharing your journey. A question I have for you is have you noticed any difference with your knee issue and osteoarthritis since starting the medical cannabis? Less pain? Easier movement? As I have increasing problems with my right knee I am wondering if this might be a solution for me. Like you I have other issues, also.
Ginger

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@msstoppainnagginme

I'm a chronic pain patient as well DDD, Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, depression, anxiety,need knee replacement BADLY, get RFA every 3-4yrs in Cervical/degenerative disc disease, & Thoracic every 4yrs, now beginning stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis in hands, elbows bursitis & lwr back bulging/herniated discs, & sciatica in lwr buttocks & both hips!!! I was on Pain meds over 10yrs & now off pain meds 4yrs now on Medical Cannabis. Works GREAT for me. I take 1 capsule after breakfast always w/about 1"inch sized piece of cheese so it absorbs better & will not irritate my stomach. I have no gallbladder/I get ⛽/GAS & cheese or avocado or small yogurt is perfect lining & helps the cannabis adhere to it. As we humans all have endocanoboid system we are all different & our dosage & type of medical cannabis style or dosage of each item or style varies start at lowest dosage & mix & match till you find what works for you!!! Also make no mistake Medical Cannabis is not a wonder drug but for me I have ALOT of different health issue's & it helps btr than when I took my opiate pain med towards the end. My body reached a stage that my MS Contin ER & regular Nucynta & Hydromorphone were not helping me enough all I had was constant headaches, stomach aches & more pain & I had to use migraine inhalers Imitrex wrk great for migraines . So I just wanted to explain that unlike ALOT of PPL who take THC & think ohh my God I'm gonna be a stoner or some junkie NO you are not!!! I do not consider myself a stoner because I do not get that high/EUPHORIC feeling like most ppl do from THC. I take 20:1 Pharmacaan Brand capsule blue/white capsules sometimes 2x a day on really bad days. I get it thru a dispensary called Curaleaf in N.Y.C. it feels Just like taking a Pain med, but with ALOT less side effects for me. I no longer take stomach remedies or migraine sprays. Just like everyone whoever has Chronic pain & has been on Pain meds will tell you we do not get Euphoria because we need the MEDICINE to lower our PAIN IN PLAIN ENGLISH. IT IS VERY BENEFICIAL FOR US CHRONIC PAIN INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SEVERE LIVING HELL DAY IN & DAY OUT LIVING IN CONSTANT TORTURE TO HAVE MEDICATIONS THAT CAN EASE OUR SUFFERING.
Some people try buying CBD Hemp oil & think it is the same CBD . I got news for you if it's not MEDICAL CANNABIS it is not going to help you like MEDICAL CANNABIS WILL.
I force myself to WALK every day & I managed to lose 27lbs since I have been taking. Medical Cannabis, & now I enjoy being outdoors much more than I did when I was on Pain meds. But like I said we are all different w/different issue's & what works for me may not work for you or vice-a -versa. Pain Warrior & still moving w/cane & braces. Peace & Strength.

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Thank you for sharing your experiences. I'm happy for you to have found relief from your various pains. Having less side effects is a huge perk. Thanks for inspiring!
Rachel

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@gingerw

@msstoppainnagginme Welcome to Mayo Connect, and thank you for sharing your journey. A question I have for you is have you noticed any difference with your knee issue and osteoarthritis since starting the medical cannabis? Less pain? Easier movement? As I have increasing problems with my right knee I am wondering if this might be a solution for me. Like you I have other issues, also.
Ginger

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Yes most definately is making huge difference in my Arthritis Issue's & treatment of it. Especially since I already had my Knee surgery for 2 meniscus tears. & the surgery was a success, but 6mos later I fell dwn 1/2 a flight of stairs my other knee is torn too. But no more meniscus tear surgeries in my opinion it made me worse. My knee as a result has suffered so much more trauma I got soo depressed due to pain & misery ended up sitting on my couch w/both legs elevated w/ice packs, heating pads, patches u name it & tons of Voltaren Shelby the way helps ALOT for pain ALLOVER body. So now as a result I wear my Hinged knee brace pull on & straps got 3different braces different time of year wear. I most definately saw a major improvement in all my joints!!! As a matter a fact it's pouring in NYC now & I live on a 5th for walk-up. It takes me about 20min to get up but I get it done. But laying around is only gonna get us fatter & i hit 296lbs @5ft 10" female early 50's. I got moving & it was hard it's still hard but much less pain if I was just on Pain meds now b4 I go for my walks or go out even when it raining I get aches but no more eyes popping out of my head & tears running dwn my face. & if I'm in severe agony from long walk I use over counter Icy Hot-Roll-on w/LIDOCAINE only at nite. W/cannabis oil medical cannabis CBD u can make ur own rubs. I do & it takes all my pain away from that area for abt 1-2 hrs using Vaseline & 4drops of CBD Tincture. They don't call it oil unless u want to use it is oil that they use in a vape pen.

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@rwinney

Thank you for sharing your experiences. I'm happy for you to have found relief from your various pains. Having less side effects is a huge perk. Thanks for inspiring!
Rachel

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Thank you Ginger. Yes it's helped my Arthritis immensely!!!

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@gingerw

@msstoppainnagginme Welcome to Mayo Connect, and thank you for sharing your journey. A question I have for you is have you noticed any difference with your knee issue and osteoarthritis since starting the medical cannabis? Less pain? Easier movement? As I have increasing problems with my right knee I am wondering if this might be a solution for me. Like you I have other issues, also.
Ginger

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Thank you Ginger for the welcome. I'm very glad to help any way I can. My world has changed so much since I have been on Medical Cannabis.

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@ckeys

I use a product called UltraCell made by a company called Zyliss and I have found a lot of benefit from it. It's pure CBD.

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Excuse me but that brand is kitchenware.

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@rwinney

Thank you for sharing your experiences. I'm happy for you to have found relief from your various pains. Having less side effects is a huge perk. Thanks for inspiring!
Rachel

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I'm sorry I called wrong name, I see it's Rachel. I'm glad I inspired you. I hope more people learn the difference between medical cannabis CBD & THC are both very helpful in relief from pain. It is not the same as CBD from Hemp. Please do not buy it & waste your money on paint thinner basically. If u do decide to give it a go look it up under Medical Cannabis. It's made my life so much better. Sorry about capital latter's didn't know about that rule/I was not shouting I'm having trouble seeing tiny letters on my cell phn. Hopefully get laptop very soon. Goodnite, Mimi

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@msstoppainnagginme

I'm sorry I called wrong name, I see it's Rachel. I'm glad I inspired you. I hope more people learn the difference between medical cannabis CBD & THC are both very helpful in relief from pain. It is not the same as CBD from Hemp. Please do not buy it & waste your money on paint thinner basically. If u do decide to give it a go look it up under Medical Cannabis. It's made my life so much better. Sorry about capital latter's didn't know about that rule/I was not shouting I'm having trouble seeing tiny letters on my cell phn. Hopefully get laptop very soon. Goodnite, Mimi

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No worries. When you are feeling up to I'd like to hear your success story of how you transitioned from opiods and pain meds to medical cannabis. Given the fact that it takes experimentation to find the right strength and manufacturer. I'm boggled with fear of having no relief during the transition and understanding how to come off of opiods while still controlling pain. Thank you for any advice you feel like sharing.
Rachel

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Hello I am a medical cannabis patient and I take cbd oil for pain. I get the 2:1 with just a bit of thc so you don't get a headache.

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@sandyg1963

Hello I am a medical cannabis patient and I take cbd oil for pain. I get the 2:1 with just a bit of thc so you don't get a headache.

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Good morning @sandyg1963 Welcome to Connect. I am so glad you have found a natural alternative to control your pain. Why are you having pain, Sandy? Do you use a tincture? I have been a medical cannabis patient for several years. What has been helpful was including my medical providers so that they become my partners in this somewhat debilitating journey of pain and restricted activities. If you are comfortable, please share your dosage and frequency. Be safe and protected today. Chris

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