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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@burningfeetinphoenix

@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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@burningfeetinphoenix, @rasputin, You may have noticed that I didn't get back to you right away. Guess what? I lost the entire post because the internet coughed or something. I wish there was an automatic save on this program.

Let me begin again. I am replying to both of you in the same post since you may both benefit from the same information.
@burningfeetinphoenix were you able to find the answers you needed about regulations in Arizona? What is your take on that state program? Will it work for you? I am happy to share my experience with dosages and timing. Do you have questions about product choices or dosages?

@rasputin, I appreciate your response also, especially the words that you may not have given up on medical cannabis. Here is a link for you to explore. Without additional information like the name of the product and the ratios of contributing ingredients, I cannot give you a verifiable response. My hunch is that the product you used did not include THC as described in the attached article.
https://www.leafly.com/news/health/why-cbd-works-better-with-thc
I find Leafly to be authentic and the photo includes Care by Design, a company whose products I have used for several years. The regulation that comes with legalization does result in products that are a lot more consistent and reliable.

I also wanted to mention that after dosing with a 2:1 CBD/THC tincture regularly for several years, at this time there is no noticeable psychotropic high, just the sudden comfort of pain relief and a reduction in the intensity of the needles that run roughshod over my hands. My life partner uses this 2:1 ratio for reducing the impact of restless leg syndrome at night. That means he sleeps well and all through the night, finally. He also tells me that there is no "high", just relief. Do you have new questions or comments?

May you both have comfort and be free of suffering. Chris

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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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Thank you @jmb73. Although your medical situation is diverse and to some extent delicate, you have managed to choose the correct medical cannabis products and through experimentation, find a dosing protocol that works well. I use tinctures with the same delivery system, under the tongue. I am very worried about that arthritic bone spur that is pushing on your nerve. I have one of those.

During the thoracic surgery, the nerve was found bruised and damaged. The surgeon told me that because nerves take so long to heal, this one wouldn’t make it in my lifetime. So enter medical cannabis and I now feel like I am living every day to its full potential for age 77 with chronic pain.

Please stay in touch. I want to be a part of your journey. May you be content and healthy. Chris

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@artscaping

Thank you @jmb73. Although your medical situation is diverse and to some extent delicate, you have managed to choose the correct medical cannabis products and through experimentation, find a dosing protocol that works well. I use tinctures with the same delivery system, under the tongue. I am very worried about that arthritic bone spur that is pushing on your nerve. I have one of those.

During the thoracic surgery, the nerve was found bruised and damaged. The surgeon told me that because nerves take so long to heal, this one wouldn’t make it in my lifetime. So enter medical cannabis and I now feel like I am living every day to its full potential for age 77 with chronic pain.

Please stay in touch. I want to be a part of your journey. May you be content and healthy. Chris

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I am 75 and my PC said to make an appointment with a pain management Dr. but I will keep using the CBD and THC. She didn't mention surgery as an option. I had Gamma surgery last Jan and it took 8 months for the pin site infection to heal. The neuro surgeon couldn't believe it. I am supposed to have a hip replacement but my thumbs have collapsed so they want to replace the cartilage before I have my hip replaced. I have decided not to have either operation even though I am in pain as I am concerned about the healing. Having thoracic surgery scares me too. My IgM is below normal and I have had the pneumonia shot 3 times and the titers have not gone up. I will just keep taking my CBD and hope for the best.

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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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@artscaping I read the AZ Medical Cannibus Info. It looks a bit complicated but doable…right now I am trying Kratom and Phenytoin topical. CBD will be my next trial if these do not work for my burning feet. As I mentioned I just went on Cymbalta so I want to see first how these work for me. This condition just started abruptly a couple months ago so I have not gotten to the point yet where the pain is unbearable…but it probably will be based on posts from forum participants…Thx Pam

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