Non-Prescription Pain Relief

Posted by suzanne2 @suzanne2, Aug 16, 2020

There is always a lot of discussion about pain relief using prescription medication but I would like to know if there is anything anyone has found over the counter that really works on pain. I guess I am talking more about muscle pain, or as I have fibromyalgia pain. I just went through a difficult weekend and I have no prescription medication to turn to. If anyone has something they have found that is nonprescription and has helped them I would appreciate their sharing.

@suzanne2

@rwinney Due to COVID I have been home since March 14 but I am now teaching kindergarten 3 days a week. I can't sit home, for me it is better if I can get out and do something to take my mind off of myself and my issues. I do have a friend who has a medical card and I have gotten some marijuana through her. I am not crazy about the side effects, but it does help the pain. I use a small amount when home and have no plans to go anywhere. I actually could go and buy it myself. Really don't need a card since it is legal here.

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@suzanne2 Great! I'm glad you have found help with your pain. If that works for you, then go for it!!

My only suggestion is that medical marijuana dispensaries, although there is more expense in getting legally certified, offer many product options for experimentation and provide pharmacists guidance on products and safety.

It's AWESOME that you are back teaching! I know that's a win, win for both yourself and the kids. Take care, stay safe

Rachel

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@123zale

Suzanne2 and rwinney, Can you describe the pain reduction as a percentage. Moderate severe to severe pain it’s like 5 to 7/10. Living without pain for 12 hours per day is like 50% pain-free. The math is 12/24. What are the side effects that you experience? Have you’ve been able to reduce any of the side effects ?

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@123zale Hi there. Yes, I have pain reduction. It may be from 7-9 to 3-5. I also take hydrocodone, however 5mg of hydro does not always cut certain pain, like deep muscle aching. Plus, I chose to not increase my opiod dose but instead rotate medical marijuana. This was suggested by my PCP.

I am certified and purchase from a local dispensary. I use a tincture, under the tongue drops of oil. It took some time and experimentation in finding the best product and dosing. Side effects for me now are mild sleepiness about 4 hours in to my dose but only when I need a higher dose. Which by the way works excellent at night to help my insomnia. I may feel a slight sense of change in my brain. Nothing crazy, noone else would know, but I feel a slight difference on occasion. Keeping in mind that my intake is an extra strength 9.5 THC product. There are so many more options.This is why, in my opinion, working with pharmacists at a dispensary is so important as they offer guidance and support.

I have learned to make sure I have food in my stomach which helps prevent nausea. I can control my dose quite accurately using the oil dropper.

I wish you the best in your pain management search and hope I've helped answer your questions. Take care, stay safe.

Rachel

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@rwinney

@123zale Hi there. Yes, I have pain reduction. It may be from 7-9 to 3-5. I also take hydrocodone, however 5mg of hydro does not always cut certain pain, like deep muscle aching. Plus, I chose to not increase my opiod dose but instead rotate medical marijuana. This was suggested by my PCP.

I am certified and purchase from a local dispensary. I use a tincture, under the tongue drops of oil. It took some time and experimentation in finding the best product and dosing. Side effects for me now are mild sleepiness about 4 hours in to my dose but only when I need a higher dose. Which by the way works excellent at night to help my insomnia. I may feel a slight sense of change in my brain. Nothing crazy, noone else would know, but I feel a slight difference on occasion. Keeping in mind that my intake is an extra strength 9.5 THC product. There are so many more options.This is why, in my opinion, working with pharmacists at a dispensary is so important as they offer guidance and support.

I have learned to make sure I have food in my stomach which helps prevent nausea. I can control my dose quite accurately using the oil dropper.

I wish you the best in your pain management search and hope I've helped answer your questions. Take care, stay safe.

Rachel

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Rachel, Thank You !
Open to receive other comments from severe chronic pain patients using medical marijuana.
What are the one or two chronic pain area the Medical marijuana helps reduce your pain?

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I have found Tiger Balm sides in that, it is a cream you smear on that works for muscles, but if have nerve or nerve endings pain (as from shingles) you might benefit from a tense unit, it has little pads that you can stick where the pain is and it aides in stimulation of the blood flow to the nerves and nerve endings, upon when the blood flow is not blocked then the pain is released/gone. You might benefit from a Hydro Therapy Message, found at some Chiropractors offices as well, hope this helps out.

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