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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Suffice two say, I have similar conditions you describe and over a period of 3 months this past summer, CBD oil was 100% INEFFECTIVE. Even some of my lesser pains, that I hoped might be helped, had no relief. Expensive lesson but at least I keep narrowing it down. I am scheduled for an RFA later this month. Good luck

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@rasputin, Thank you for your feedback. It is important to listen to everyone's attempts at finding relief from chronic pain. May I ask a couple of questions so that I understand the issue. Did you use a regulated medical cannabis tincture or capsule? Was it in a legal dispensary? The reason I am asking is that there seems to be a plethora of CBD products and promises out there in internet land. Street quality or unregulated hemp oil products that do not meet standards and can even do some damage, are definitely doing some dubious marketing.

After fussing around with edibles and other non-effective or inconsistent CBD products, I found that a 1:1 CBD/THC gets my day off to a pretty pain free start. I use a 2:1 CBD/THC for afternoon rests and bedtime. In fact, medical cannabis is my only pain treatment which I share with my medical providers. I always check out the companies who produce the products and even talk with them by phone before I venture further. Here is a link to some beneficial information. Please let me know how I can assist you in controlling your pain. Be free of suffering today. Chris
https://honestmarijuana.com/hemp-oil-vs-cbd-oil/

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@rasputin @artscaping – I have been reading the posts on the CBD oral/CBD oil and other THC products and am confused about them. I live in Arizona where medical these products are legally sold for medical use. I am confused about these products having never used them before. I have these questions:
1. Does one need a prescription from a medical Dr say a PCP?
2. What are the differences between the above referenced products? CBD oral, CBD oil, other Cannabis products. I think this was the abbreviation?
3. What is the recommended dosage of each? I think my PCP would have no idea what to prescribe for me or even if she would write a prescription.
4. Are some products better than others and ho does one compare?

These may seem like dumb questions but I have never used any Cannabis products and know nothing about them nor where to even look for info.
Thanks,
@burningfeetrinphoenix

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@artscaping

@rasputin, Thank you for your feedback. It is important to listen to everyone's attempts at finding relief from chronic pain. May I ask a couple of questions so that I understand the issue. Did you use a regulated medical cannabis tincture or capsule? Was it in a legal dispensary? The reason I am asking is that there seems to be a plethora of CBD products and promises out there in internet land. Street quality or unregulated hemp oil products that do not meet standards and can even do some damage, are definitely doing some dubious marketing.

After fussing around with edibles and other non-effective or inconsistent CBD products, I found that a 1:1 CBD/THC gets my day off to a pretty pain free start. I use a 2:1 CBD/THC for afternoon rests and bedtime. In fact, medical cannabis is my only pain treatment which I share with my medical providers. I always check out the companies who produce the products and even talk with them by phone before I venture further. Here is a link to some beneficial information. Please let me know how I can assist you in controlling your pain. Be free of suffering today. Chris
https://honestmarijuana.com/hemp-oil-vs-cbd-oil/

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Thanks for your feedback. I purchased 1500mg from an established, reputable brick & mortar store located in one of our local, upscale shopping areas. Thankfully there was no hustle involved (or I would have walked right out) and they were very informative, mostly echoing everything I had read on the internet. After playing around with dosing for about a week, I settle for 25ml AM & PM for almost 90 days. There were periods when I thought I was experiencing some relief but later considered that wishful thinking. I take no other pain meds but will continue to explore my options. I might add that I have not necessarily closed the door on CBD.
Thanks again.

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@burningfeetinphoenix

@rasputin @artscaping – I have been reading the posts on the CBD oral/CBD oil and other THC products and am confused about them. I live in Arizona where medical these products are legally sold for medical use. I am confused about these products having never used them before. I have these questions:
1. Does one need a prescription from a medical Dr say a PCP?
2. What are the differences between the above referenced products? CBD oral, CBD oil, other Cannabis products. I think this was the abbreviation?
3. What is the recommended dosage of each? I think my PCP would have no idea what to prescribe for me or even if she would write a prescription.
4. Are some products better than others and ho does one compare?

These may seem like dumb questions but I have never used any Cannabis products and know nothing about them nor where to even look for info.
Thanks,
@burningfeetrinphoenix

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Good morning @burningfeetinphoenix, and @rasputin, First of all, thanks for your response @rasputin and the best line was that you have not necessarily closed the door on medical cannabis. We will get to that issue after our friend @burningfeetrinphoenix is able to get her questions answered at the following website: https://azdhs.gov/licensing/medical-marijuana/index.php#faqs-patients.

This is a thorough and good site for information and all of the hoops you have to jump through in Arizona. Some of the answers may help both of you. While you are doing that, I will be checking my sources for more information on dosage. @rasputin….would you please tell me the two similar conditions that you wish to be knocked out of your pain world.

And @burningfeetinphoenix, there are no dumb questions if you seek an answer and one is available. On the Arizona site, you will also see a section on clinical trials. As this compassionate industry gets more organized and there is a consistent product regulatory protocol, we will have to ferret out the best from known users. I am working on that for you both. I just need some condition information. May you have happiness today and the causes of happiness. I will be checking on you two this afternoon. Right now I am off for a myofascial release (MFR) treatment…..my other must-have in addition to medical cannabis. Chris

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@artscaping

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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@artscaping I'm glad everyone is getting pain results from CBD I,ve tried different kind Thc and without and had a headache each time I used the drops so I found a tea that just had CBD from hemp and it doesnt give me a headache so I dont know the difference but I use this plus my arnica tea at times when Im out like now.

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@artscaping

Good morning @burningfeetinphoenix, and @rasputin, First of all, thanks for your response @rasputin and the best line was that you have not necessarily closed the door on medical cannabis. We will get to that issue after our friend @burningfeetrinphoenix is able to get her questions answered at the following website: https://azdhs.gov/licensing/medical-marijuana/index.php#faqs-patients.

This is a thorough and good site for information and all of the hoops you have to jump through in Arizona. Some of the answers may help both of you. While you are doing that, I will be checking my sources for more information on dosage. @rasputin….would you please tell me the two similar conditions that you wish to be knocked out of your pain world.

And @burningfeetinphoenix, there are no dumb questions if you seek an answer and one is available. On the Arizona site, you will also see a section on clinical trials. As this compassionate industry gets more organized and there is a consistent product regulatory protocol, we will have to ferret out the best from known users. I am working on that for you both. I just need some condition information. May you have happiness today and the causes of happiness. I will be checking on you two this afternoon. Right now I am off for a myofascial release (MFR) treatment…..my other must-have in addition to medical cannabis. Chris

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@burningfeetinphoenix @rasputin Thanks Chris for taking the time to help us! I was diagnosed with Small Fiber Neuropathy which is progressing. I have lost a significant # of small fiber nerves in my epidermis and my sweat glands have been compromised meaning that I have some non-healing wounds on my feet that also burn and hurt. I just started taking 30 mg/day of generic Cymbalta (time released). I do not think it is working 100% yet although I have had some relief and am hoping for more as it can take up to 4 weeks to take effect. This condition progressed from only burning when exposed to heat to burning all the time, especially at night. I will check out the Arizona site on medical marijuana. Thanks again, Pam

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@artscaping

Good morning @burningfeetinphoenix, and @rasputin, First of all, thanks for your response @rasputin and the best line was that you have not necessarily closed the door on medical cannabis. We will get to that issue after our friend @burningfeetrinphoenix is able to get her questions answered at the following website: https://azdhs.gov/licensing/medical-marijuana/index.php#faqs-patients.

This is a thorough and good site for information and all of the hoops you have to jump through in Arizona. Some of the answers may help both of you. While you are doing that, I will be checking my sources for more information on dosage. @rasputin….would you please tell me the two similar conditions that you wish to be knocked out of your pain world.

And @burningfeetinphoenix, there are no dumb questions if you seek an answer and one is available. On the Arizona site, you will also see a section on clinical trials. As this compassionate industry gets more organized and there is a consistent product regulatory protocol, we will have to ferret out the best from known users. I am working on that for you both. I just need some condition information. May you have happiness today and the causes of happiness. I will be checking on you two this afternoon. Right now I am off for a myofascial release (MFR) treatment…..my other must-have in addition to medical cannabis. Chris

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Chris, or anyone who uses medical marijuana…

I am curious of the estimated monthly cost?
If you dont mind sharing such information that is.

My preference is pill form even though I understand it is not as fast acting as liquid.

Thanks
Rachel

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@rwinney

Chris, or anyone who uses medical marijuana…

I am curious of the estimated monthly cost?
If you dont mind sharing such information that is.

My preference is pill form even though I understand it is not as fast acting as liquid.

Thanks
Rachel

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Hi, there @rwinney. Thanks for the question about the monthly cost of medical marijuana. Let me see if I can nail it down for you.

I use only tinctures and topicals. Probably 2 of the 2:1 CBD/THC every week at $35 or $70. 1 of the 1:1 CBD/THC at $55. Let's figure one jar of the 3:1 balm @ $33. Now for the math. Total per week is $70 + $55 + $33 or $158 per month is $632.

I do take advantage of sales and promotions as long as they are the products that work for me. I hope this helps with your research. May you have relief from pain tonight. Chris

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@rwinney

Chris, or anyone who uses medical marijuana…

I am curious of the estimated monthly cost?
If you dont mind sharing such information that is.

My preference is pill form even though I understand it is not as fast acting as liquid.

Thanks
Rachel

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@rwinney, I forgot to address the pill form. That is a possibility. The advantage of a tincture is that if you just hold the dosage under your tongue you will get prompt relief from pain. Pills have to go through your digestive system and then tackle your pain and discomfort. Sleep well. Chris

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@artscaping

Hi, there @rwinney. Thanks for the question about the monthly cost of medical marijuana. Let me see if I can nail it down for you.

I use only tinctures and topicals. Probably 2 of the 2:1 CBD/THC every week at $35 or $70. 1 of the 1:1 CBD/THC at $55. Let's figure one jar of the 3:1 balm @ $33. Now for the math. Total per week is $70 + $55 + $33 or $158 per month is $632.

I do take advantage of sales and promotions as long as they are the products that work for me. I hope this helps with your research. May you have relief from pain tonight. Chris

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Chris, Thank you very much for the breakdown. It is eye opening and helps me get a better grip on affordability.
Rachel

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@artscaping

@rwinney, I forgot to address the pill form. That is a possibility. The advantage of a tincture is that if you just hold the dosage under your tongue you will get prompt relief from pain. Pills have to go through your digestive system and then tackle your pain and discomfort. Sleep well. Chris

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Thanks again and I hope you have an enjoyable day! 🤗

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@artscaping

Hi, there @rwinney. Thanks for the question about the monthly cost of medical marijuana. Let me see if I can nail it down for you.

I use only tinctures and topicals. Probably 2 of the 2:1 CBD/THC every week at $35 or $70. 1 of the 1:1 CBD/THC at $55. Let's figure one jar of the 3:1 balm @ $33. Now for the math. Total per week is $70 + $55 + $33 or $158 per month is $632.

I do take advantage of sales and promotions as long as they are the products that work for me. I hope this helps with your research. May you have relief from pain tonight. Chris

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A final thought….
the government cries of the opiod epidemic, they allow hydrocodone to cost a mere $4.00 per month for pain relief then sadly, in some instances, make it difficult for chronic pain patients to receive it.

In their favor, they have allowed legalized medical marijuana to enter some states which speaks volumes as to the belief it helps chronic pain patients.

What will it take for health insurance companies to get on board with coverage of such medical benefits?More research, more studies, more trials??

Let's go government! Get moving faster!!!!

Americans who can afford to eat from the $ menu at fast food restaurants will also be able to afford $4 opiods but, unfortunately not fine dining.

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@artscaping

@rwinney, I forgot to address the pill form. That is a possibility. The advantage of a tincture is that if you just hold the dosage under your tongue you will get prompt relief from pain. Pills have to go through your digestive system and then tackle your pain and discomfort. Sleep well. Chris

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I use 1 mm of tincture CBD oil and .3mm of the THC under my tongue every 4 hours when I am in bad pain. For regular inflammation pain, I use .7mm or more as needed and it really helps. When I had my Gamma brain surgery, the nurse told me to take it as you can't overdose on CBD. It has really helped me. I only buy it from a reputable company. My heart Dr. said pain damages the heart -I have AFIB and PVC's so I am trying to control it. If I don't take it, the pain gets away from me and I can barely move. I have severe osteo arthritis, RA, fibromyalgia, Sjogrens, and a low IgM. Since my immune system is so low, I can't take the usual drugs for arthritis. I just had an MRI that showed the arthritis is pushing on a nerve in my neck that is causing a continuous headache that goes up the side of my head. Truly medical marijuana helps a lot. I also have COPD- never smoked and asthma so I would never try the vaping. Good luck.

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@jmb73

I use 1 mm of tincture CBD oil and .3mm of the THC under my tongue every 4 hours when I am in bad pain. For regular inflammation pain, I use .7mm or more as needed and it really helps. When I had my Gamma brain surgery, the nurse told me to take it as you can't overdose on CBD. It has really helped me. I only buy it from a reputable company. My heart Dr. said pain damages the heart -I have AFIB and PVC's so I am trying to control it. If I don't take it, the pain gets away from me and I can barely move. I have severe osteo arthritis, RA, fibromyalgia, Sjogrens, and a low IgM. Since my immune system is so low, I can't take the usual drugs for arthritis. I just had an MRI that showed the arthritis is pushing on a nerve in my neck that is causing a continuous headache that goes up the side of my head. Truly medical marijuana helps a lot. I also have COPD- never smoked and asthma so I would never try the vaping. Good luck.

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It is a comfort to hear you receive relief because you deserve it.

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