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Living With Fibromyalgia - Online Support Group

Has any tried Medical Marijuana for Fibro pain?

#1

I am in a study at MGH Hospital in Boston MA. for chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. I am not sure if Medical Marijuana is legal in everyone’s state, but I believe it might be. I have suffered from Fibro since I was in my early 20’s and I am now 63 years old with 2 back surgeries and nerve pain down my both legs. I have gone through multiple doctors throughout my life, so at this point, I am willing to try anything to sooth my chronic pain, anxiety and insomnia. I have used everything I could think of in the box, now I am reaching outside the box. I received my medical marijuana card about a week ago after meeting with a certified medical marijuana doctor and will continue to meet with this doctor as long as I am using medical marijuana. I have found pain relief as soon as the first night I took it. My painful muscles have relaxed and feel so much better. My joint pain in my knees, elbows and hips has improved significantly. I take the medical marijuana at bedtime, so that way I do not feel any side effects from it and take my regular pain med during the day. I am lucky my PC Doctor is all on board with this as well as my Rheumatologist. Lots of doctors are frowning at this. I never took drugs unless it was from my doctor. I never used Marijuana as a kid or adult EVER! The side effects for medical marijuana for me is much less than the prednisone I was on for 9 years, all the Advil, Celebrex etc. I am not telling anyone to go out and do this, but I am letting the community know that there is perhaps other options out there. Best to all of you!

#2

I would definitely try it, but it’s not legal in Indiana. I’m so glad it’s providing you some much-needed relief!!! Hugs,
Debbie

#3

Debbie, I am sorry to hear it isn’t legal in Indiana. I am sure in time it will become legal for medical purposes. It is definitely worth a try. Best to you. Hugs Lynne

#4

I used it and it does work real good. I also use CBD oil i use it in vape form and the cream for muscle pain. Or any of my pain that I can use cream on
Unfortunately the marijuana is not legal in my state yet. I had the medical certification when I lived in California.

#5

I am sorry to hear your state does not allow medical marijuana. In time I believe all states will allow it. Just a quick thought about the creams you are using. The medical doctor I saw told me not to waste my money on creams because there is not enough marijuana in it to penetrate your skin. What is helping is the same stuff you buy over the counter like benga’s etc. They use stuff like that to make it work. Of course I have never tried it and no nothing about it so I do as the doctor says LOL

#6

I a. Just about to start on full spectrum CBD (the only legal one I can get on script here in NZ). It’s 25mg per mil and starting dose is 1/2 mil morning and night. When you say medical marijuana is it drops of cbd and thc mix, do you smoke the plant material or how are you taking it?
The cost at this dose for me is 148.50$ for 25 day supply. I have other options to source that are much cheaper but not from phatmacy or on prescription. Unfortunately the cbd is not subsidised at all from pharmac. I don’t have insurance and am now retired.
Currently I’m on a mix of morphine, gabapentin and paracetamol. I have fibro, arthritis and peripheral nerve damage.
It’s good it’s helping you and gives me hope.

#7

Hi Lindy, I don’t know much about medical marijuana but I’ll try my best to explain what I am talking. I am taking Indica marijuana. This contains more TCH than CBD oil. I take anywhere between 10-15mg in the evening. I cannot take this during the day because it would be illegal to drive. They are called Indica dose cubes. They are a gummy edible and it costs $75.00 for 100 gummy dose cubes. This will last me over a month. May I ask what a full spectrum CBD oil is? Does it contain THC? The THC seems to help my pain the most.

#8

PS. I forgot to add. I do not smoke so edibles are the only thing I will use and the last all night.

#9

Full spectrum cbd is less than 2%thc cbd. It’s made by a company called tilray in Canada and suppLied via pharmacy as medication. It’s the only legal brand etc here in new Zealand.

#10

When you start talking your new medication, please let me know if it works well for pain. According to my doctor hear in the USA I was told not to buy CBD oil because it would take high doses to relieve pain and too expensive to use. Plus, he does not feel CBD oil works well on pain. Perhaps you could shed some light on this new subject. Maybe it works better than he thinks. I am open to all ideas and I never believe everything a doctor tells me. Please keep me posted!!

#11

Hey Lindy and Hale,
I’d like to put my 2 cents worth in on this conversation.
When Lindy Loo speaks of 'Full Spectrum CBD" it contains cannabinoids CBN (Cannabinol), CBG (Cannabigerol), and THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin), to name a few. And yes, along with these cannabinoids, Full Spectrum CBD also contains trace amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), but in very low concentrations (up to .3%), resulting in very minimal psychoactive stimulation.
The other type of CBD is CBD isolate, which as the name suggests is separated and isolated from the other cannabinoids.
There is some debate in regard to something known as the ‘Entourage effect’. The theory being that components found within cannabis all work in combination with each other to provide a benefit. By isolating individual components the entourage effect is reduced or eliminated. This can be why the inclusion of THC and CBD can be beneficial, for a more holistic entourage effect.
But in saying that the laws that govern cannabis vary greatly and short of going ‘Black market’, when you can never be sure just what you may get, options a fairly limited at the moment. Governments and laws are s.l.o.w.l.y. changing their views, but as we all know the wheels of government move v.e.r.y. slowly. They would much rather dose us up on pharmaceutical concoctions that have quantifiable measures of component ‘A’ and component ‘B’.

Merl from the Moderator Support Team

#12

Meek, thank you for the information you provided. I find it extremely interesting. I am fortunate to live in MA where legalization is in full swing for medical and recreational marijuana. I am involved in a medical marijuana study on Boston MA. I am happy marijuana is finally being studied for the good it can do. I am very aware of how marijuana products can very and the controls are very loose. Hopefully that will change too. Thanks again.

#13

If you go to Colorado, you' will be amazed at the variety of mary jane is for sale. All shades of color, with and without buds, skinny, fat, no way to decide. And the names are unique and plentiful. I would gladly smoke some - but it's totally illegal in Nebraska.