Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself

Posted by Kelsey Mohring @kelseydm, Apr 27, 2016

Welcome to the new Chronic Pain group.

I’m Kelsey and I’m the moderator of the group. I look forwarding to welcoming you and introducing you to other members. Feel free to browse the topics or start a new one.

Why not take a minute and introduce yourself.

@cognac

Hello, I follow this group and thought I was already a member. My pain is lower back – S1,2,3 and L4,5 – and is inoperable due to ILD in m lungs. My PCP has agreed to let me try CBD oil. Any safety hints or comments in general would be GREATLY appreciated. @cognac

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Hi, John. No, Sir. I'm talking about the remaining part of the plant leaf AFTER the THC is removed. This oil is sublingual. Dosage is usually a drop. It's supposed to reduce pain and anxiety. It is not Hemp Oil, either.

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@tracylockhart

My chronic pain is clinical depression/dysthymia. Which had also causes physical pain. Life in general is painful. Maybe this isn't the group for me? @ I also suffer from. Major anxiety.

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I went to my appointment yesterday for my first session with the pain counselor, but she wasn't there. After waiting for 30 minutes, I got hold of her and she said she was sick. She had left a message on my phone at 7:30a.m. Trouble is, I was asleep and didn't hear the phone, then I accidentally left my phone at home when we went to town (an hour away), did some shopping and went to her office. So, I have an appointment in two weeks.

Jim

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@tracylockhart

My chronic pain is clinical depression/dysthymia. Which had also causes physical pain. Life in general is painful. Maybe this isn't the group for me? @ I also suffer from. Major anxiety.

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@parus

Turns out that the counselor was sick, so I have my first session in two weeks.

Jim

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@cognac

Hello, I follow this group and thought I was already a member. My pain is lower back – S1,2,3 and L4,5 – and is inoperable due to ILD in m lungs. My PCP has agreed to let me try CBD oil. Any safety hints or comments in general would be GREATLY appreciated. @cognac

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@cognac @johnbishop

I've not yet tried CBD oil. I'll ask the pain counselor about it when I see her on the 10th.

Jim

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When will Texas wake up? The property taxes here are HUGE. Oregon has gained SO MUCH tax revenue due to allowing the sale of Pot. No pain pills needed. You can also buy it in the form of oil. Just walk in and buy it.

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@cognac

Hello, I follow this group and thought I was already a member. My pain is lower back – S1,2,3 and L4,5 – and is inoperable due to ILD in m lungs. My PCP has agreed to let me try CBD oil. Any safety hints or comments in general would be GREATLY appreciated. @cognac

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Well, RX insurance does not cover it YET. But they will. It is a safe pleasant way to deal with constant pain. No doctor will discuss with you. If they do, it will be negative. Think about the drug companies who probably pay the doctors for using their drugs. I am sure it is the reason why some states have not allowed the sale of Pot. I used it for about 4 years while I lived in Oregon. I was shocked when I found it is NOT for sale in Texas… Of course who knows where the lawmakers get theirs……

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@tracylockhart

My chronic pain is clinical depression/dysthymia. Which had also causes physical pain. Life in general is painful. Maybe this isn't the group for me? @ I also suffer from. Major anxiety.

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@jimhd Bummer. Thanks for letting us know. Sun with weather that has almost reached my age. Still struggling with pain and depression. Thing is we still are trying.

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@tracylockhart

My chronic pain is clinical depression/dysthymia. Which had also causes physical pain. Life in general is painful. Maybe this isn't the group for me? @ I also suffer from. Major anxiety.

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@hopeful33250 Next time I see the pain specialist I am going to ask about this as I am in need of help on several levels.

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@cognac

Hello, I follow this group and thought I was already a member. My pain is lower back – S1,2,3 and L4,5 – and is inoperable due to ILD in m lungs. My PCP has agreed to let me try CBD oil. Any safety hints or comments in general would be GREATLY appreciated. @cognac

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@cognac I am a Volunteer Mentor and as such, I am not a medical professional and can only offer you my experience and support.

I have used CBD oil and it works for me. I had to use 6 pumps under my tongue to have an effect. The bottle said use 3 squits (pumps) to start as 1 dose of 2 mg. I had read that it could take up to 8 mg for effect, so I started at 3 and worked up to 8 mg. I felt best at 6 mg so I went back down. We are all different, so what works for me may not work for you.

If you have oil that is mostly THC the effects are greater with much less. They both take up to 2 or 3 hours to take effect. For me it took 1 hr. I prefer the CBD for anxiety and the mixture of mostly THC for pain relief. You will feel somewhat high with the THC oil. Depending on the amount you use. I use. 30 ml. dropper.

I hope this is helpful for you.

Gail
Volunteer Mentor

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@cognac

Hello, I follow this group and thought I was already a member. My pain is lower back – S1,2,3 and L4,5 – and is inoperable due to ILD in m lungs. My PCP has agreed to let me try CBD oil. Any safety hints or comments in general would be GREATLY appreciated. @cognac

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@oregongirl, cognac, I have posted this somewhere else, but I will again. The FDA just this week approved a drug containing CBD oil for the treatment of epilepsy. That pretty well takes the lid off the proverbial basket. For the sale of this medication to occur, the DEA will have to change the schedule 1 classification or cannabis (dangerous, no scientific benefit as a therapy). So…the lie will end and all manufacturers will beat down the FDA's doors with new drugs that contain some portion of the cannabis plant and those of us with chronic pain may finally be able to get something other than opiates for our pain.

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@cognac

Hello, I follow this group and thought I was already a member. My pain is lower back – S1,2,3 and L4,5 – and is inoperable due to ILD in m lungs. My PCP has agreed to let me try CBD oil. Any safety hints or comments in general would be GREATLY appreciated. @cognac

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Gyman.. oh I pray so. One Dr diagnosed me for elipepdy. But all other Drs said no. Texas must have some drug manufactures on their board. I know there is a drug at the pharmacy already. Not full on Pot. But doctor won't do it. I remember how hard we worked to get Pit legal in Oregon. We had people with every possible medical issue buying from dealers they could find. When it passed, I am sure pharmacy are financially hurting. The seniors in Oregon were first bto use it. Wake up Texas

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@tracylockhart

My chronic pain is clinical depression/dysthymia. Which had also causes physical pain. Life in general is painful. Maybe this isn't the group for me? @ I also suffer from. Major anxiety.

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@parus Good idea. I look forward to hearing what he/she says.

I hope that you are feeling better with some sunshine.

Teresa

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@cognac

Hello, I follow this group and thought I was already a member. My pain is lower back – S1,2,3 and L4,5 – and is inoperable due to ILD in m lungs. My PCP has agreed to let me try CBD oil. Any safety hints or comments in general would be GREATLY appreciated. @cognac

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Gail, thank you so much for responding. I'm not sure oil with THC can be sold in Virginia, but I will do the research. Thank you again.

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@cognac

Hello, I follow this group and thought I was already a member. My pain is lower back – S1,2,3 and L4,5 – and is inoperable due to ILD in m lungs. My PCP has agreed to let me try CBD oil. Any safety hints or comments in general would be GREATLY appreciated. @cognac

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@cognac If you can't get the HTC oil, try the CBD and don't be afraid to use the 8 MG dose. It's very mild, and may work better for you at that dose. Just to let you know, I am 69 yrs old, 5'6", and weigh 157 lbs. I am super sensitive to THC.

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@cognac

Hello, I follow this group and thought I was already a member. My pain is lower back – S1,2,3 and L4,5 – and is inoperable due to ILD in m lungs. My PCP has agreed to let me try CBD oil. Any safety hints or comments in general would be GREATLY appreciated. @cognac

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Wake up everyone and before you do anything else smoke some really strong pot and see what it does for you. I don't know about any of these other products and I don't know if pot eases other people's pain. My drug contract keeps me away from it and oh yea, I do have just one lung so smoking msy not be the best way to go. I'd love to go to Colorado and try some edibles perhaps. they actually classify marijuana in the same group of illegal drugs as heroin. What a joke. It's the culture wars still going on from the 60s. The guys who fund the four Martini lunch want to make sure that you don't have the one joint dinner.

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