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Fibromyalgia; Medical marijuana

Discussion in 'Medical Discussion' started by bonghitz204, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. bonghitz204

    bonghitz204 New Member

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    So I'm 23 years old and have fibromyalgia along with arthritis started in both my knees ( have had three surgeries replacing acl multiple times with meniscus damage every time) and have a terrible time sleeping. I have tons of different medications but nothing works like marijuana. I don't believe my doctor is against they whole idea of medical marijuana ( because he offered it to another patient of his I know well) but haven't said anything to him about it. Is there any links that support my conclusion that marijuana would be a suitable for my situation that I can show my doctor. Any support will help because nothing else does work other than opiates which I don't want to take.
     
  2. VaporsVaporizer

    VaporsVaporizer On the Stoop

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  3. bonghitz204

    bonghitz204 New Member

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    awsome i was also looking to hear what people have to say that also have fibromyalgia and what medicine works best for them
     
  4. KidFated.

    KidFated. Watch your pawking metaws.

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    Id recommend leaving out "bong hits" from any of the convo with your doctor.
     
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  5. ataxian

    ataxian California

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    I'm sorry to heard about your fibromyalgia!
    I have ataxia and my daughter has fibromyalgia.
    She is 17 and will be 18 in August!
    First thing I do for her is get her medical marijuana license.
    We have her on a gluten and dairy free diet.
    It helps however the drugs the doctor's gave her were making her worse.
    Change of diet helped so much.
    Cannabis is the next step.
    If any of you can share how CANNABIS has helped you please do.
    I am humbled and grateful to all of you!
     
  6. theduckopera

    theduckopera Addicted To Quack

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    I have fibromyalgia as well as ME/CFS and have just in the last couple of weeks started experimenting with marijuana for pain relief and help sleeping. It was a cautious decision, as I also suffer from bipolar and know that that can be a fraught combo, but ultimately it seemed worth the risk. So far, I'm having mixed results; the indica I have is helping me sleep, and the high CBD hybrid is great for relaxation/pain relief in the day, but both seem to exacerbate my headaches and TMJ. It's only been a few days, though, so hopefully that will normalise. I would definitely choose marijuana over any opiates a doctor tried to throw at me; before this, I was on Seroquel (a goddamn anti-psychotic) just to help me sleep, and none of the standard fibromyalgia medications did anything. So it's a slow and careful process I'm on, but I do think it's going to be beneficial in the long run.

    Has your doctor told you why he doesn't want you on marijuana? My doctors back home (I'm Australian and just moved to California) didn't want me taking it because of the bipolar, which was actually extremely reasonable; it took a doctor specialising in MMJ to lay down which strains were dangerous and which were safe before I felt comfortable with it myself. Outside of that...I don't see why he should object.

    Best of luck--us fibromites have to stick together!
     
  7. ataxian

    ataxian California

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    Have you tried GIRL SCOUT COOKIES? or DUTCH TREAT?
     
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  8. theduckopera

    theduckopera Addicted To Quack

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    I have not, as of yet; that's the sort of strain my weed doctor warned me off because of my bipolar. Right now I have a Platinum Romulan for sleep, and a True Blueberry x OG Kush (fantastic, would recommend) for pain relief. That said, if you're saying they're helpful, I will squirrel them away to experiment with when I'm a bit more used to marijuana generally!
     
  9. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    Yeah, with some of us, GSC & DT are a bit too sativa-ish, ataxian.

    I avoid sativas & too-sativa hybrids.

    Same thing for my fibro & other issues (pain, arthritis, anxiety, extreme type-a stresser) - Heavy duty indica for sleep & pain (Romulan is GOOD! wish I had some...), some concentrate for my mind games... :)
     
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  10. ataxian

    ataxian California

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    I like gsc and DT however their my day time.
    I need to shut up.
    Just trying to see what others do?
    KUSH strains are nigh time. (Indica)
     
  11. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    NEVER "shut up"... you have always been AMAZING in how much you share, and the wonderful support you offer.

    Your strains would work for my hubby. :)
     
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  12. ataxian

    ataxian California

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    I lean to the SATIVA side during the day because I'm so busy!

    After 5PM INDICA all the way!

    Your man would love GSC!
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    This is DUTCH CRUNCH!
    When I went to load my solo stem I dropped my prepared flower.
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    Needs a couple of more weeks.
    Pretty good for a trial!
     
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  13. Lemon Curry?

    Lemon Curry? Have Bud, Will Travel

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    My cousin was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I haven't seen him in a while, so I don't know how he's faring with the medication he's been prescribed, but I've thought of asking him if he'd be open to try some cannabis.

    I currently have some A-Train and some Wreckage in my stash - perhaps not the most ideal strains, but I just wanted to ask if anyone has any experience of them and if they help with nerve pain at all.
     
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  14. HomeFree

    HomeFree Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried good kava for the fibro? I have a friend who swears by it but she says the kind at the health food store is not good quality at all.
     
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