Has anyone tried medical marijuana , CBD with less than 1% THC , tablets for OAB? If so, was it helpful?
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Good evening @mkb53. Thanks for your post about medical cannabis and OAB. Actually, I have been using medical cannabis for pain and discomfort from my SMF (small fiber neuropathy) for several years. I do have stress incontinence and yet I don't quite know what CBD is able to do with or without THC. I do use a medication called Mixbetriq which I take at bedtime. It holds everything till morning so I get a good night's sleep.
And next Thursday I will have a bladder sling surgery which, (fingers crossed) I hope will resolve the issue pretty completely.
How long have you been dealing with OAB?
May you be content and at ease.
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Thank you for your response, Chris. OAB has been occurring for several years. The last three have been more challenging. I’m doing PT and realize it will be an ongoing in helping me to regain control. In the meantime, it’s important to do one part of PT at a time and to not add additional treatments as it will not help one determine what is working and what is not. So monitoring it day by day or month by month.
In the meantime I am researching medical marijuana as another option but do not want to get hasty and look for a quick fix. How long have you been taking your medication
and have you experienced side any side effects? I am sensitive to many medications.
Best wishes for a successful surgery, Chris!
Good evening @mkb53, Thanks for your friendly post. I certainly applaud your decision to stick with PT. At the age of 80, and with a commitment to doing whatever it takes to improve or maintain "quality of life" I chose surgery. And it is this week. Yikes!
Now to your question about medical cannabis. I started using a vape with a modest Indica strain in 2011 …..so that is a while ago. After cervical spine surgery in 2013, I learned to use tinctures and topicals so that I could give up the vape. My "teacher" was a retired surgical nurse friend. I even got her out of bed at 4 a.m. once because I was scared. That is the time I learned not to mix Jack Daniels Special Select, on the rocks, with medical cannabis.
For me, there have been no side effects or overdosing from using medical cannabis. The message I followed was this, "You can always have more. You can never have less".
Like you Mary, I am highly sensitive to medications, especially opioids, steroids, etc., etc., etc. The chronic pain of SFN (small fiber neuropathy) creates fatigue and seems to add emphasis to the frequently painful and discomforting conditions of aging.
Does this help? Anything else?
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