1. What does SSTB mean? See our glossary of acronyms.
    Dismiss Notice

DMSO

Discussion in 'Medical Discussion' started by CarolKing, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    Has anyone used DMSO for arthritis or joint pain? I've always been afraid to try it out. There's been some scarey stories. I had someone at work suggest it. She says she's been using it for years. I looked it up. It's a solvent a leftover from making paper. WTF? That doesn't sound safe.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
    BornAgainSteama, t-dub and steama like this.
  2. muunch

    muunch hotboxing the cockpit

    Messages:
    2,301
    I wouldn't use it near (and certainly not ON) an open wound but it's safe for topical application and sold as such in other places of the world
     
    BornAgainSteama, CarolKing and steama like this.
  3. hafalump

    hafalump Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    711
    Location:
    Down the rabbit hole
    Mixed with LSD it becomes an instant topical trip. Used to see that at Dead shows, lol:freak:
    Also used by horse trainers for race horses, sans the acid.
     
  4. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

    Messages:
    3,934
    Location:
    7th heaven - 666th pit (EU)
    Its a common ingredient of pain relief topicals,i think it has similar effects to aspirin afair. I have even consumed small amounts orally, as a part of the elemicin (elemi oil) extraction process ,no ill effects,from what i've read you just make sure the place your are applying it is well cleaned before that, :))
    Edited.
    A cleanness of product and clean environment of the preparation is also a must. I can imagine that this is an easyway to transfer pesticides or other harmful products that might be present in your material directly into your bloodflow.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
  5. OldNewbie

    OldNewbie Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,555
    Like @steama, I remember this being used in the late 70s and early 80s for a number of localized pain issues. The thing that is extremely important if you try it is to be extremely fastidious on maintaining the purity of the chemical and in cleaning the area you will use it on. DMSO will transport most anything through the skin. (Like the LSD mentioned by @hafalump.)
     
    BornAgainSteama, Squiby and steama like this.
  6. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

    Messages:
    7,578
    Location:
    Oregon
    I grew up with my family racing quarter horses so we used a lot of DMSO at the barn. Growing up my grandmother told me that if it was good enough for the horses then it was good enough for me. That was the mentality on their ranch where the horses were their most valuable asset. So I have used DMSO since my teenage years and still use it on occasion. Buy it from a pure source like Jacob Lab, this is Dr. Stanley Jacob's website, he is the Dr. who discovered DMSO, and make sure the application area is clean. I also used Tuttle's horse lineament, mixed with DMSO, and many other barn remedies growing up as a kid.
     
  7. BornAgainSteama

    BornAgainSteama I'm proud to be a stoner, yes I am.

    Messages:
    348
    Too bad there isn't anything for DMSO breath. I would wake up in the morning and my room would smell like oysters and also a strong oyster taste was in my mouth. That was the worst thing with using DMSO.

    It's stinky.

    :goat:
     
    C No Ego and t-dub like this.
  8. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

    Messages:
    7,578
    Location:
    Oregon
    Yes that is true. If you really examine the taste, having lived within close proximity to paper mills, its actually a paper pulp taste. Garlic and shell fish is a close approximate, but to me, having lived close to Weyerhaeuser for so many years, it's definitely a wood products taste.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2018
    BornAgainSteama likes this.
  9. BornAgainSteama

    BornAgainSteama I'm proud to be a stoner, yes I am.

    Messages:
    348
    very interesting...stuff

    :nod:
     
    t-dub likes this.
  10. asdf420

    asdf420 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    404
    can cannabinoids dissolve in it easily? mix some rso with it?
     
    t-dub likes this.
  11. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

    Messages:
    7,578
    Location:
    Oregon
    DMSO is both a polar and non-polar solvent, like alcohol. Theoretically it should work. I should have tried this years ago but never got a round to it.
     
    C No Ego likes this.
  12. Madri-Gal

    Madri-Gal Child Of The Revolution

    Messages:
    810
    Location:
    Livin' in the 707
    I've had DMSO treatments given to me by a doctor in his office, in the past. It smelled awful, it tasted awful. It was so bad, that the doctor would administer , then point to the back door. Patients couldn't stay in the office after it was used. I'm thrilled I don't use it any more.
     

Support FC, visit our trusted friends and sponsors