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If you agree, I invite you to share your story of coping with chronic pain. The plan is to get these stories out to people that can make a difference. I forgot to add in my last post, they decreased my medicine, with all the issues, deep down I want off but I am not getting the help I need to get off the medicine and they do help my quality of life.
It really sucks people abuse them it makes it hard for me and people are seriously injured. They help one part only and I have multiple injuries. I fear driving now. My physians know I am miserable and they help me find ways to cope and take less medicine.
I feel my pain still with the dosage they have me on they will not up my medications anymore either. The little I gets me out of bed. I hope everyone who is having trouble withdrawals Takes my advice and drinks ph 7 or above water. A gallon a day it sucks to tinkle a lot but it beats the withdrawals that come with the pill. How do you heal?
I am on oxy side effect suck! Everyone dealing withdrawals stay hydrated you need just drink water! Make sure it has ph 7 or 8 or higher. A gallon a day! Start with a half gallon and find a water that taste good to you if you hate water. It will help the withdrawal taking these pills as little as you can really difficult for me because the pain and burning in back is not a joke I seriously cry.
Completely stopped and someone just drives into me stopped at res lights. I have serious spine problems, these pills are very expensive they are a nightmare I want to be done with. Doing my best to regain strength. I am weaker than I have ever been. I have 2 rotator cuff tears both arms , ruptured implants, miniscus tears both knees, t 6 t 7 t 8 cervical spine tear fissure tears everything that can happen to a disc I have it.
Nuerologist waste of my time! I nerve problems headaches so intense I cry. Jaw pain brain injury, concussion, broken fingers, ankle swelling mri said my ankle has fluid. I have worst lawyer. I feel like no cares about my well being in his office.
Just medicine He makes me cry. I am getting infections. Oxycodone helps me but who wants to take a pill everyday to function I want get my spine Heath back my arms and knees are weak.
I have the worst luck ever. So many I lost count. Well he missed his target. What should have made me better changed my whole life. They used depo medrol because it is supposed to be the best steroid medication to inject. But when going in your spinal cord it causes a caustic reaction, your nerves becomes infalamed to the point where you are in more pain then when you first went in. Doctors would not help because I had no insurance. I lost my home, my career, my life as I knew it. I took a part time job and rented a bedroom from a friend just to have a place to go.
By the time I got on state insurance I was in bad shape. They did a mri and seen I had possible nerve clumping seen with arachnoiditis. The university said it would not give me any pain meds except ibuprofen, but they were all about more injections. So I got more. Only to come out of it in worse shape than before. I went to a hometown doctor who did prescribe me Vicodin to help but it barely touched the pain. But because of the opioid crisis they wanted me to see a different doctor to prescribe my medication, but they were my go between.
So I started going to pain clinics, the first one read my mri report and said my gosh, how many steroid shots have you had, I told him to many to count around 30 I suppose. He then diagnosed me with arachnoiditis with bilateral disc tears leaking spinal fluid and offered my doctor choices.
He said there was nothing they could do to help, as did the next 4 pain clinics I went to. I finally went to another pain clinic my parents drove me to, and he was all set to give me an injection again until he read my reports. Well I found one in California, I set up a go fund me account to get there, but I had to get new mris before and bloodworm.
Everything was sent to him. He prescribed supplements, magnets, and more medication to help me. While he was talking to me he told me in his yrs of practicing I was one of his worst cases. Tennant was the doctor I saw.
He said I had adhesive arachnoiditis and it was bad. Pain medication is our only way to having some quality of life. You take that away you are responsible for killing me. Increase in suicides because pain medication has been taken away and nothing releases it except for pain medication. We are not addicts so please stop treating us like we are. We are human, you are torturing humans with what you are doing in the most inhuman ways. Let us have a quality of life, I want to be around to see my son get married and to be able to SEE him get married.
You are treating pain patients as though we are terrorists from another country. I apologize that I am using this box to add a comment, not reply. I cannot see how to otherwise. We do not have a massive epidemic of Narcotic pill addicts. By Senior Citizens living ONLY on a fixed income who could hardly pay for even the prescriptions they needed themselves. They would work as a team with a child, grandchild or savvy neighbor who knew of this opportunity.
It was easy to add 2 more cash pay doctors to the one you already saw, or start with one your insurance covered and cash pay out-of-pocket 2 or more. The prescriptions are all generic so with any discount card they are cheap. Old person has just moved up 2 socio-economic levels, can eat some meals out, take an annual cruise. No wave of new addicts. Only Rosh Limbaugh when he got skinny and would not disclose his secret diet Oxycontin.
IT says every single control drug or more you have picked up in any pharmacy anywhere in any county in the state! Why let us all suffer and contemplate death at least 5 or 50 times a day? Why the change in status to a C-II?
You will stop costing this country anything. For the people caught buying the things illegally in the spirit of the law who were led to buy the illegal thing. Let me say at first I thought they might be jerks who were confused and I was devastated. Now I know better. I was not screaming. Why are you extremely rude? A regular other Doctor took perfect and quick care of me. If steroid shots and blah blah blab are available I would gladly have them over nothing. Hobo here…you ARE allegedly in existence for the care of other human beings…your behavior is disgusting to the ones that pay your bills…Yuck.
My name is Sandi. Without me going into detail i know exactly how your feeling. Tennant was also my doctor.
There are 4 doctors in their group of Intractable Pain Management. Tennant give you their names? Ive seen 3 out if the 4. One of them who has his clinuc in Rowland Heiggts Ca only cares about getting miney from his patients. I was seeing him for littke over a year and he charges 3 times the amount that Dr. Tennant and my doctor that im seeing now charge. Im very thankful that Dr. Porcelli my doctor now agreed to see me. If you havent already please check into the other doctors that are with Dr.
This tumor is in her cheek and is literally eating her face off. Her oncologist has had her on a pain regiment for months, but now says she must go to a pain management doc who decided to completely change her regiment, dramatically decreasing her meds!!
Is this even legal?! This law is the biggest bunch of BS to put it mildly! My father recently died of bone cancer a very painful disease. The last two years of his life I seen him get off his deathbed wracked with pain and tousled around to be transferred to a town 30 miles from our hometown just to get his meds refilled..
I will never forget the pain that caused him and the fact that he was a victim of the government and their one-size-fits-all Solutions that rarely fix anything.
I was in explosion roof caved in. So I had to go on street to seek help. I hoped I get caught in drug sting going right to channel 7 news. Necessity Defense is what started the medical cannabis movement. Last year I broke my back twice, once from a fall at home the other from a car accident where I was rear-ended. The car accident left me with a bulged disc in my neck and two more in my back.
What do we do? I would like to hear from others who feel the same as me. I am one of the many disenfranchised chronic pain patients. Sadly,as a vet,we had a new Yale grad becoming pain. For over two years he gave my regular meds,75 fentanyl patch and morphine. I asked if he ever had experienced pain himself,of which he said no and very long winded tirade about how people who think they have pain just are seeking pity.
He proceeded to lecture that pain is totally mental. Even though in Va our Gov signed the bill legitimizing it. The Va states No. At this point he s terminated the fentanyl patch,no titrate down,suddenly terminated. He simply states,if you hurt doing something specific,do it twice as much and eventually it will stop hurting.
This doc,has to be the winner. They no longer are living; what little quality of life they had was stolen,which I surmise is going to become more noticeable,especially since states have enacted euthanasia. I have been on Fentanyl mcg q48h for 8 years as well as oxydone a 20 other drugs.
I was forced to endure withdarawls that made me violently ill. My dr totes himself as being an autoimmune specialist. I have not had any blood work, physical or any appointment last ill ng over 10 minutes. I am not able to gind a dr because according to the physicians network, he has not treated me. He did culture me for MRSA which came back positive and i received no treatment for 9 months. I have Lupus, Sjogrens, Sarcoidosis, chronic pancreatitis, cystic liver, gastroparesis.
Breast cancer is in my family…no mammogram for 6 years. I am so depleted of the ability and desire it takes to beg and plead for the continued prescribing of medications I have taken for the relief of symptoms caused by 2 terminal illnesses and secondary conditions causing auxillary pain.
I have been taking the same meds, at the same dosage to maintain the pain levels allowing a somewhat meaningful life. I have never asked for early refills, increased dosages, or increased strengths. I just need the pain to be tolerable. Iam more than likely dependant on these medications for the management of chronic debilitating pain, but I am going to die dependant on them. Does this addiction indicate what the DEA considers a substance abuse problem?
I am having difficulty understanding that due to the fact that they allowed the dispensing of 27 medications , 2 of which are opiods, knowing the exact facts that they do now. They created this health care crisis themselves. Patients are now facing the return of debilitating pain and withdraw symptoms which is unnecessary discomfort to face in the already difficult journey period of the final phase of life.
There are also people that have already succumbed to the pursuit of illiicit, illegal street drugs as a replacement for the unavailable medications. The deaths from prescription opoids deaths may be reduced but I am sure you will see an increase in deaths related to the pursuit of obtaining pain relief from unscrupulous methods and extremely addictive, much more dangerous drugs.
I am so sickened by the terminology labelling patients that are unfortunate enough to have been stricken with pain from the tradgedy of terminal illnesses. Not in this life. I am sick of having no rights but be expected to teach our children how it is important to fight for freedom and protect this country.
There needs to be a political overhaul. I hope physician assisted suicide is available to patients who cannot cope with the restraints caused by unbearable pain. I am scared when I look at my medication box and consider a much easier way to avoid all of this unnecessary suffering. I am so sorry and understand completely! Narcotics are first come first serve. Gabapentin, Neurontin, percocet, methocarbamol, Meloxicam, wellbutrin, Paxil, flexorall, Seraquel, skelaxil, steroids, norco, hydromorphone, ativan, valium, etc.
Please give people access to at least taper off safely. Oh Tracey, I am so so sorry this is being done to you. Like you my Mom has a life threatening illness. She has head and neck cancer and right now, I am watching a tumor in her cheek literally break through and eat her face offf.
Her oncologist had to turn her pain management over to a pill doc. Insurance wanted a pre auth to add the additional OxyContin, so he told me we would use Xtampza while we waited for her approval. No one will answer me and they are now being beligerant and treating my Mom terribly.
Yet,I was able to graduate from a Nursing School,providing care to patients: I loved Nursing more then anything more then raising my children. Yes I would rather be dead ,then to live like that. Without the great training of my fantastic Pain Management Doctor,I would be reduced to a creaming from nonstop pain,bed bound vegetable. You all are terribly lucky not to have our problems.
Thank you for writing the article and trying to help people in pain. I had a botched laminectomy at L5-S1 level, in , in my small town. I could not sit for months, and I could barely move around my house. This is actually still the case because, although I have been to doctor after doctor, in different fields, I always end up with the wrong doctor.
None have wanted to become involved with my complex problems. I mentioned to the back surgeon, early on, that I though I had a pudendal nerve problem. He labelled me as a drug seeker, although I had not asked him for pain medicine of any kind. After his surgery, I was fortunate enough to have a PCP give me medicine, until he could get me into a pain clinic.
Of course this was back in , before the media and everyone else started making people with true pain, look like drug addicts. It has gotten to the point that our lawmakers, doctors, and the media want to make the general public, that knows nothing about chronic pain, think that taking one pain pill is going to cause addiction.
I wish they would focus more on making sure that patients could sue doctors who ruin them. Just the opposite though, doctors are protected.
I am told that Tennessee is the worst state for that, as well as for having decent pain management. The botched back surgery also caused my pelvis to tilt, resulting in me needing a hip replacement. That surgeon also did the surgery wrong.
He put the device in at a steep angle causing me to fall, and be in constant pain due to hip instability. The implant would slide around, during my sleep, and I would wake up in severe pain. It took nearly two years for me to find a doctor that would diagnose the problem and do a revision surgery. By this time, the problems caused my back to get worse, which was because the back surgeon had put a pedicle screw in my S1 nerve root.
I now have severe L3-L4 stenosis. It took another six months to find a reputable surgeon that would take on my case, probably because of all the bias I have faced, as a result of the spine surgeon labeling me as a drug seeker.
I went to a new gynecologist, because me PCP insisted, after I asked him to give me a referral to go somewhere for pudendal problems. I did not feel like this was the test I needed, but I went along with him. It was normal, but all the probing caused me to have even more pain in my private areas. I initially hoped this would subside, but it did not, and I am left with more chronic pain on top of what I already had. The only thing that has relieved my pain, in eight long years, has been a trial injection for a pain pump.
The doctor approved me for the pump, but he left the facility a few weeks later, before I could schedule surgery to have it put in.
The new doctor did not deal with pumps. I was devastated, and went to a new pain clinic where the doctor wanted to immediately put in a spinal stem, without doing new imaging. When I disagreed with his plan of treatment, he became angry and started to storm out the door. He stopped and said he would do a ct myelogram. This is what showed that I have severe stenosis. The doctor put in my records that I am a sad, angry woman, simply because he did not like me personally.
My follow up was with a nurse prctner who was really nice. He actually called me on a Saturday morning to tell me about the test because he was concerned about me having cauda equina syndrome after seeing the test result. He said I needed to have surgery for that before getting a spinal cord stem, proving that I was justified in disagreeing with the doctor. Unfortunately, he did not like working there, and returned to his former job. I finally found a neruosurgeon, in Atlnata, to do my back surgery for stenosis; however, the added chronic pain, from the vag.
I take 50mcg of Fentanyl. I truly live in so much pain that I am in tears most of the time. I wish my problem was drug addiction because I would rush to the nearest rehab center, that would be so much better than having all my problems. I need badly to see a doctor that deals with pudendal problems. I would never have thought, in a million years, that my severity of pain was possible, before the surgeon messed me up so badly. I can also not believe that the United States is so pathetic to target chronic pain patients, rather than the big drug dealers, just to make it look like they are dong something.
I am sure good people run into bad doctors everyday, but if anyone has been through as much bias, from so many doctors, in addition to dealing with so much pain in so many different body parts, for eight long years, I would like to meet them. If I do not get help soon, I am going to be bedridden, but no one in the medical field seems to care.
I suffer from chronic pain. If you ever go back to Florida look up Dr. Advanced Pain Management and Spine Specialists. They had me going from a pain index of 10 to a 2. A lie and never call back. I have been diagnosed with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Its hard to diagnose and only 1 out of 5, have it. Im a mom of two kids ones a toddler and the other a teen. I have shoulder and back pain every day.
There are dayd its hard to get out of bed. My doctor tells me the only way she can keep me on my pain meds is if there is trama or I am for going some kind of therapy. I guess having my children and all the damage it did to my hip is not considerd trama. Needless to say the only physical therapy in my area does not take meda-cal.
The only treatment for my condition is physical therapy and pain meds and I cant receive neither. I am an alcoholic. Was put on pain meds the day I broke my back. I used both alcohol and my meds for pain management. In I quit drinking. Recently I have been forced too taper off my meds, I went for the only avenue left for me, alcohol. I see no future for my self. I am terrified for the day I have no access too my meds.
This all started because of a doctor specializing in pain in my area got in trouble for a pill mill. I feel like giving up and drinking myself into oblivion. They just pass laws that they are pressured into they think might make them look good. They rarely change them because that means admitting fault, so they stick too their original stance.
I was sober for 13 years. Thanks ignorant law makers, good job. Hello, I am in the same situation as many of you. I have extensive bone damage from an incurable cancer called Multiple Myeloma. It destroys bone integrity, and in my case I have lytic lesions in my iliac pelvis , my backbone, my ribs, my sternum and skull.
I am in remission after going thru a bone marrow transplant in , however the damage in the bones is permanent. I have been prescribed oxycontin for pain, with Norco for breakthrough pain.
Now the insurance is saying no Norco. I try to keep a good attitude toward all people, it is healthier to live loving as opposed to being bitter, however the temptation to wish these people would have to walk a mile in our shoes is almost overwhelming.
I recently was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and Cirrhosis after an attack of Acute peritonitis, and underwent the Harvoni treatment after I healed from the emergency surgery. However this has all changed since I was diagnosed with Cirrhosis. My current situation prohibits any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, as I am now prone to lethal bleeding and liver failure. This leaves me seeking other pain-relieving solutions which so far, have not worked.
Yet I am told I will not be able to have any opioid help, of which the only safe one is hydromorphone dilaudid which I will be refused by all means at the disposal of my HMO.
I am so sorry to hear about your condion. I myself am a person who has had 7 back surgerys and due to 2 failed surgerys at first. I do know as a pain patent also.
I feel like you do to a certen degree. Pain is a very personel problem we face alone. And if you can have family surport and understanding it makes life a whole lot more easyer. And i hopw you do. And i also know how you have to seek and find any happness in your life to want to keep fighting evenhelps with any nerve pain and burning of nerve pain.
We live in a time where people are not going to be to understanding. And we have to be our own doctors to some degree. Each road we take we have to chart out on our own plan of action. It also helps to keep pain down. Try to keep your mind busy and off of thinking about pain. I know pain like you know also.
And never let your faiith down ok. I will try to keep in touch if it is possible. And hope you can find peace. And you can do this belivie me. Paul, I have no answers, only understanding and love to send and wanting that good sleep for you that you desperately need. Thanks to a Dr who weeded thru all the drug seekers when he started his new practice in our area. He said he had over a hundred individuals who came right away and within six months he had ten people truly in need. I asked for no pills, no more up and down and stomach upset.
Low dosage fentynl and anti seizure. I have added tumeric in liquid form three times a day. I have a life!!!!!!! But I moved and Dr moved and it is not looking good. I think part of solution would be take away dentists ability to give hydrocodone etc to patients.
Really a couple days of tooth pain given this drug, that is where I personally see and find friends having left over meds of these drugs…Dentists give this way to often for something temporary and excedrine could handle. Tooth pain is high up as the most agonizing painful pain there is. Colleen you must have nerves of steel where your teeth are concerned.
But what about your family members. Would it not bother you if they experienced the endless merciless tooth pain??? As for you and all the people exactly like you, i hope only tooth pain because any toothpain is horrific. No pain meds for any of your suffering. Awwe you want compassion or comfort?? I hope that you are being sarcastic in that comment that you made because while tooth pain is one of the worst pains, it is temporary.
When you get a tooth pulled Maybe 3 days worth of Tylenol 3 and you should be set. Life is humiliating because of the labels and the misunderstanding and the freaking ignorance… Addiction IS pain.
IT is painful to be an addict and people who are ignorant of the truth believe that it is a party of some kind. Vanessa wow all i can say is what a crule bitch u are. God Bless you, Sir. And all my sincere respect and gratitude for serving to protect my freedom and safety. There is a communication breakdown and some doctors have no compassion for us.
I am terminally ill. On my last med eval appt my doctor refused to fill any of my meds. I submitted a clean urine test and he could give no reason. He has not examined me, done blood work, no physicals nothing in the past 4 years. I attempted to take my life last night but was unsuccessful. I cant live like this. I will find another way. I dont like blood. Once again, best of luck, God Bless and thank you.
She said she has to get pain meds by getting her left over pain meds given by dentist. What she is saying for a couple days of pain, a patient can easily get pain meds and like above dr. People tend to take more days than they need if they have it because it just plain out makes you feel better.
I understand what you are saying about needing a little something for tooth pain. It would be ok, however, it needs to not be given for cases that necessitate it.
I watch it every day. I also have a son who has basically lost all of his teeth, has had multiple abcess teeth etc. If he took pain meds every time he had a tooth problem, he would not be able to work due to pain meds. There is no reason a person who has had a cavity filled should need anything more than advil or the like. Have you ever had a dry root canal? That does not seem like correct term I am using. That is something pain meds would be warranted for.
You are really over exagerating-seriously-the endless merciless tooth pain? When you use them even one day past when relieving pain warranted for such an addictive drug to be used only for extreme pain. Unless you really want to suffer… for your sake to help prevent any remote cause for addiction and for those that have had to already withstand withdrawal from pain meds because of being prescribed a week of pain meds when 2 days would suffice, do not understand how pain meds work.
Yet, she wishes she could use marijuana rather than pain meds. For her to be in the car at all is excruciating. Yet, we have to drive 45 min to a dr. We all dread apt. Keep calm, focused, I think about anything other than procedure being done. I only had shot to numb localized pain where they cut me for more room during delivery. I am not some super woman. I just have learned there sometimes are different ways to get through acute pain.
I pray chronic pain is something you never have to endure or witness. Not a couple days of tooth pain. I understand what you are saying too tho…I hated seeing my kids get immunizations and I hate seeing my great grand daughter get them now. I hated seeing my granddaughter have to go thru a broken arm at 4 yrs old. I am on high dose of fentanyl, am going to have a stimulator implanted, praying it works. No one can understand what we go through every second of the day, unrelenting pain.
You have a choice not to take, we chronic pain patients do not!!!! Please do not get a pain PUMP. You will be adding poblems then you have now ok. Autism, a condition that was rarely heard of 20 years ago and which is now the fastest growing developmental disorder. That equates to an alarming Could cannabis be a treatment? More and more experience-based reports on the subject are being produced. The month of March will be all about nutrition this year; at least it will be in the USA and Canada, where they will be celebrating National Nutrition Month.
Are you asked by patients about the therapeutic potential of cannabis and want to know more about it yourself as well? If so, this paper on the various aspects of the use of medicinal cannabis will help you to familiarise yourself with the topic. Born and raised in Germany, Stefanie moved to Amsterdam in She has been traveling throughout the world, studying different cultures and rituals, often encountering people who have been using cannabis and other herbs to relieve ailments, cure illnesses, or simply for recreational reasons.
In , after having worked in various industries, doing marketing, sales and business development, Stefanie decided to focus on a field that is close to her heart: One main part of her studies has been the medicinal use of cannabis. Since Stefanie provides articles on the complex use of hemp. She delivers news around cannabis, including local or worldwide initiatives, research results, legal happenings, and clarifying aspects. Her goal is to educate, so readers can make informed choices and judgments.
CBD oil takes the edge off the stinging pain Fewer pain impulses, better concentration and a clearer head. Is it a medicine or a food supplement? Gamma radiation for decontamination of medicinal cannabis It is no news that gamma radiation is utilized by companies that produce medicinal cannabis flowers in countries with national medicinal cannabis programs, such as The Netherlands and Canada. Not only does he often speak out against the prohibition of the drug, but he also is even looking to potentially invest in the cannabis industry.
Eccentric singer and songwriter Lady Gaga put on what is arguably one of greatest halftime shows in Super Bowl history earlier this year. How could anyone write an article about celebrities and marijuana and not include Snoop Dogg? Arguably more famous for his love of cannabis than rapping at this point, Snoop is seldom seen without a joint hanging from his mouth.
With more of the United States embracing the use of medical and recreational marijuana each year, celebrities and the general public alike are striving for a more relaxed outlook from those in power. Marijuana laws in the United States have made great strides in recent years.
Since California first made medical marijuana legal back in , 28 other states and Washington, D. Although more states have also legalized medicinal marijuana use in certain respects, limitations are still in place that often restrict psychoactive strains and require a physician to prescribe the drug versus simply recommend it.
Nevertheless, the outlook on marijuana throughout the U. Not only is medical marijuana perfectly legal in more than half of the states, but also recreational use is permitted in eight of those states with California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada all electing to legalize recreational marijuana in November So how long until the rest of the country follows in their footsteps? Several key factors play a huge role in predicting which states will be next in casting a positive judgment on the use of medical marijuana.
Given the results of the general election, along with the subsequent picks for certain positions within government, a wrench or two have certainly been thrown into the mix. For example, although the general public has voted to legalize the use of marijuana on a state-by-state basis, cannabis use is still illegal under federal law. Despite there being a total of 44 states in which some form of cannabis law exists, the federal government regulates drugs through the Controlled Substances Act , which does not recognize a difference between medical and recreational use.
Under federal law, cannabis is treated no differently than other substances such as heroin and cocaine. Furthermore, Jeff Sessions, Alabama senator turned attorney general, is known to have a bitter disdain for any kind of marijuana use.
However, as the federal government does not have the ability to direct state and local police, and with only 80, out of 1. So, which states are the most likely to legalize the use of medical marijuana next? In fact, lawmakers in numerous states have already introduced medical marijuana bills in the session. Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina and Texas all have a reasonably good chance to legalize medicinal marijuana within or soon thereafter.
Kentucky has already implemented a highly limited law regarding cannabidiol CBD strains of medical marijuana, allowing patients with intractable epilepsy and a written recommendation from their physician to obtain CBD oil. Matt Bevin has also acknowledged medical evidence associated with marijuana. Furthermore, a Kentucky health poll found that 78 percent of state residents support legalizing the drug for medicinal purposes.
Missouri put forward the New Approach Missouri Bill in the election. Although regrettably falling short by 23 signatures to make the ballot, this bill would have given voters the opportunity to decide upon the use of medical marijuana. On Jan 5, , Republican Rep. Jim Neely introduced House Bill , which would allow terminally ill patients access to marijuana.
Additional support is highlighted through a public poll, which found that 62 percent of Missouri voters support medical marijuana. It may surprise you to find Texas making this discussion, too.
The historically conservative state still currently holds some of the strictest marijuana laws in the country. But in , lawmakers legalized low-THC cannabis oil for patients suffering from intractable epilepsy.
Polling also found 71 percent of Texans support expanding medical marijuana treatment. Several bills introduced by legislators have suggested new policies will come eventually, and a CBD-only bill was approved in for those suffering from intractable epilepsy.
With a 74 percent approval rate, polling found an overwhelming majority of residents are in favor of legalizing medical marijuana. As is apparent from numerous state laws regarding the use of medical marijuana, progress is happening. Although it is unlikely to be legalized at a federal level anytime soon, more states are becoming increasingly liberal in their outlook toward the drug. Further state legalizations or not, cannabis is assured to continue its immense growth across the U.
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Sure, some strains can be amazing at eliminating your post-surgery pain, but if they knock you out in the process, you need to opt for something else. To help guide you in the right direction, here are some of the best pain-busting MMJ strains available to California medical marijuana holders right now. Probably one of the most famous medical marijuana strains worldwide, White Widow is a mixed sativa-indica strain first cultivated in the MMJ haven of the Netherlands.
A soothing mix of Brazilian sativa and Indian indica, White Widow is a majorly potent strain that will effectively soothe your mild aches and pains while also providing you with a euphoric buzz. Not only does White Widow act as an ultra-effective pain reliever, but also it is a favorite of creatives the world over due to its unrivaled ability to stimulate their creative side.
Instead, medical marijuana card holders who need a more potent painkiller should opt for Blackberry Kush. An indica strain that is super high in THC, Blackberry Kush is nearly guaranteed to obliterate any pain you have.
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Part of the Headband hybrid family, Blueberry Headband offers a cerebral effect that goes straight to the crown of your head.
The targeting effect gives completely focused relief with a happy, relaxed buzz, which will soon make you forget about that drilling pain between your eyes. This Afghani plant is best known by its reputation as the ultimate relaxer. However, overindulgence in this strain can lead to potent immobilizing, narcotic effects that can be too much to handle for most people, so dosage supervision is vital. With your medical marijuana card, a diverse world of pain relief is opened up to you.
There is a growing body of evidence, both research-based and anecdotal, that a medical marijuana card California can be an invaluable tool for improving the symptoms of depression. Certain strains of cannabis can enliven and energize, while others can promote feelings of well-being and euphoria, while others still can relax the body and mind and bring on sleep.
All of these can be useful when a patient is battling depression. Mild to moderate depression can be alleviated pretty effectively by using your California medical marijuana card to pick up some of the following MMJ strains.
Named after the famous marijuana activist and Emperor of Hemp, this strain is sativa-dominant with a THC content of 17 to 24 percent. It promotes well-being, positivity and creativity, which makes Jack Herer an ideal weed to smoke when you are trying to write and record an original music album or make some exciting art.
It gives a nice body buzz and makes the user want to be active. It is very effective at boosting mood, so it is great for combating depression. Use your cannabis card to get ahold of this strain of herb, and watch your depression melt away.
This is an energizing strain that motivates the user to get out and into the world. This awesome strain has a trophy cabinet teeming with cups and medals at home. It is an MMJ industry favorite. The high produced by this sativa-dominant hybrid with 20 percent THC is calming while also being quite euphoric. It is a relaxed, hazy, joyful buzz, which will gently but insistently chase away the black clouds of depression. It is available in most good dispensaries with a marijuana card California.
Easing anxiety and stress is the name of the game here. A sativa-dominant strain with a fair chunk of indica thrown in the mix, too, Blue Dream reduces anxiety while uplifting the general mood and injecting a pleasant shot of positivity into the user — ideal for somebody who is suffering from depression.
This MMJ strain brings on deep feelings of relaxation as well as a pleasant elevation in mood and a nice psychoactive high. It has a THC range of 17 to 28 percent, which is high for an indica-dominant strain. The creative and euphoric moods it brings on are great for showing depression the door. Although it was a shock at first, everyone now agrees that the world is a better place with the little guy in it! It inspires creativity, happiness and a pleasant mood.
This robotically monikered weed has a citrusy scent and provides an uplifting high that leaves the user clear of mind, happy and positive. If you want to smoke during the day and be sure you will still be able to get stuff done, then Jillybean is the perfect strain for you! It has a light and pleasant effect on body and mind and calms both just enough to take the edge off while leaving the user more capable than ever of getting out into the world and getting important work done.
A cerebral calm accompanied by an undeniable itch to be creative will descend upon you when this herb gets its crystal-cover claws into you. No matter what is on your agenda for the day, it will be easy when you have traces of sweet Harlequin flowing around with your blood. The THC range is 12 to 17 percent, and the effect is a happy, energetic high dancing through a clear and focused mind.
The body is relaxed but ready for action, and the mind is euphoric but focused. Your card will feel proud that you used it to get a hold of these awesome MMJ strains. Anxiety can attack a person in many different ways. One way to cope with these crippling anxieties is to get a medical marijuana card online, and use your card to acquire some of the MMJ strains that are especially good at alleviating the symptoms of anxiety.
Here is our list of the nine best MMJ strains for anxiety. This high-THC strain has a very uplifting high. It gives the user a real pep as well as some nice and relaxed psychoactive effects. Its energizing effects make it ideal for daytime use, as it leaves its user full of life and ready to get out into the world and connect with others, which is perfect for the person struggling with anxiety.
Many people report that this strain makes them really enjoy being out in public, meeting people and chatting. It has a THC content of 18 percent and a lovely strawberry flavor. This makes the user clear-headed, happy and eager to go out and be social. This strain has a nice little hint of indica in the mix, too, so the happy energy is accompanied by a pleasant calm and relaxed sensation in the body. In times of high anxiety, a patient may benefit from certain MMJ strains such as Stress Killer, which brings on a mild, sedative high.
This is a high-CBD strain with relatively low THC levels, so the effects are felt mostly in the body, and the mind is only lightly massaged by a very gentle psychoactive high. ACDC , as you may have guessed from the catchy name, was bred specifically as a form of dietary marijuana. It is a high-CBD strain with minimal THC, so a very mild psychoactive high flutters above a very calm and relaxed physical demeanor.
A clear mind operating inside a highly relaxed and mellow body is often a recipe for success, especially in a task that would otherwise provoke anxiety. It has quite a bodily high, but it leaves the mind pretty clear. Using Harlequin allows a patient to feel physically calm and relaxed without compromising rationality or the ability to think clearly in any big way. For anxiety sufferers who like to knock themselves out from time to time, this potent indica is the ideal strain.
With your California marijuana card, you can get Afghan Kush at all good dispensaries. It is excellent at alleviating the symptoms of acute anxiety and bringing on a deep relaxation and dreamlike sense of calm. Best not to call your mother-in-law on this stuff. GSC is an iconic strain of herb that people from Amsterdam to Anaheim, California, to Afghanistan have been using to calm their nerves and enliven their mood for many years. It has a high THC content of approximately 25 percent, so it packs quite a psychoactive punch.
This strain is relaxing without being overly strong, and it leaves the mind clear and focused. This strain is similar to Catatonic. It has a high CBD content that allows the patient to relax the body while maintaining an alert mind. The low THC content means you can focus on work while alleviating anxious bodily sensations.
This is a practical anti-anxiety strain of medical cannabis. California became the first state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in Today, 24 states now have medical marijuana legislation. Nowadays, thanks to restrictions gradually diminishing and research stating that cannabis can help kill cancer cells, the stigma associated with cannabis has started to melt away.
There are many ailments that qualify for a California medical marijuana prescription, such as anxiety, chronic pain, depression and arthritis. Simply sign up online, have a video chat with a medical board-licensed doctor, and get your recommendation and your medical marijuana on the same day!
Also worth noting is that you can renew your medical card online , too, which will be required each year if you continue to require the medication. The most common way of taking medical marijuana is to smoke the dried buds or leaves. The smoker will feel the effects almost immediately. However, for children, this may not be suitable, so what other methods are out there, and which one is the best? Medical marijuana tinctures lie at the opposite end of the spectrum to smoking.
It is probably the least controversial way to consume cannabis. Tinctures are the most underrated of all the cannabis products because there are not as many fun and potentially punishable practices linked with this form of use. Arguably underused in comparison to raw flowers, dabs and edibles, tinctures were actually the main method of ingesting marijuana until it was banned in Tinctures have been known as the moonshine of marijuana because of how they are made. Furthermore, making most cannabis tinctures takes up much less space, and, in comparison to traditional moonshine, chances of an explosion that will destroy your whole home are nonexistent.
Making cannabis tinctures are much safer, and therefore less controversial, than making cannabis concentrates with butane, for instance. How does taking cannabis tincture actually work? Drops of the solution are squeezed out through an eyedropper under your tongue. The euphoric effects of a tincture will start to sink in slightly slower than they would if you were smoking but significantly quicker than they would from an edible of the same strain of cannabis.
Cannabis smoke is not in any way conclusively associated with any kind of cancer; however, sublingual ingestion of medical marijuana tinctures is preferable for anybody who might be worried about the perceived health risks of inhaling any kind of smoke into the lungs.
Tinctures may also be ideal for anyone who may be too sick, too young or too old to properly smoke or vaporize marijuana. Most patients choose to take cannabis by a rolled joint, pipe or vaporizer because these dosage methods are convenient, fast acting and deliver instant relief. It is also inexpensive and fairly easy to regulate the dosage.
However, short-term side effects include respiratory tract irritation, so it is not the best option for anyone with pulmonary damage, lung cancer, emphysema or asthma.
Current research shows that the long-term side effects of smoking cannabis are insignificant; however, regular and heavy smoking of marijuana may cause the production of phlegm, chronic coughing and bronchitis.
Additionally, cannabis smoke is known to contain substances that may result in cancer called carcinogens. In conclusion, there are advantages and disadvantages to both taking medical marijuana tinctures and smoking MMJ. Which method is best is dependent on the individual. The best way to decide which application suits you most is to probably to try both.
Just remember to obtain a medical marijuana card online first! Smoking your medical cannabis is enjoyable and easy, and it certainly hits the spot. In this article we will share 4 of our favorite recipes for medical marijuana edibles. The base of all of these recipes, the ingredient that gives these treats their special allure, is cannabutter. So we will start off by describing how to make this vital ingredient. Your cannabutter will only be as good as the medical marijuana that you make it with, so be sure to use your cannabis card to get a nice strain of herb.
The stronger the weed, the stronger the butter. Make sure that the weed you are using has been decarbed. Grind up the weed. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
Use 4 sticks of butter for every ounce of medical cannabis. Once the butter has melted completely, add the dried and ground marijuana gently and gradually, stirring as you go. Once the weed is in turn the heat right the way down so the mixture is barely simmering. Allow it to stew away for anything from 1 to 3 hours, stirring regularly.
When the mixture turns glossy and thick it is ready. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a heatproof bowl or plastic food container. Allow the cannabutter to cool at room temperature for an hour, and then place it in the fridge. Your delicious cannabis infused butter is ready to use in your medical marijuana edibles! They taste better when eaten with a grandma though.
My mother always makes trifle at Christmas. I can usually take it or leave it. This recipe makes 4 servings of the medical marijuana edibles. Brownies are the classic cannabis-infused treat. These particular brownies are a little different, they use white chocolate-chips and peppermint!
By now, most folk who have more than a passing interest in this subject are familiar with how to get medical marijuana in California. You might still be asking yourself questions though. Is it for you?
Here we take a look at how MMJ can help arthritis suffers — both rheumatoid and osteo — and we also tell you how you can apply for a medical marijuana card online. Whilst it still remains for the research into the full benefits of medical marijuana to be absolutely conclusive, a broad scientific consensus is emerging as to its definite therapeutic value based on an increasing number of successful preclinical and clinical trials.
These studies show that cannabis has anti-inflammatory effects that can help arthritis patients live happier, healthier lives. Consequently, medical marijuana is gaining a great deal of popularity as a treatment for arthritis and there is an ever-increasing number of people applying for and getting a medical card in California. This astounding stat puts arthritis on the undesirable pedestal of being the biggest cause of disability.
There is no cure for arthritis, just pain-relief options, complete with those nasty side-effects of course. Anyone living with arthritis is only too aware that it can be one of the most frustrating illnesses.
Simple tasks like opening a jar, standing up after sitting, or doing your grocery shopping can become pretty damn unmanageable due to chronic pain.
So is medical marijuana rather than prescription drugs the best way to deal with your persistent pain? Medical marijuana treatment is seen as a far less harmful and also less addictive way to treat the chronic pain associated with arthritis. The science is clear and demonstrates that cannabis is far safer than opioids.
Opioids have killed more people than all illegal drugs combined, while cannabis has never killed a single person. Pain is one of the most debilitating aspects of rheumatoid arthritis in particular. So we know that many patients are turning to MMJ for some effective relief from their arthritis nightmare, without the disturbing side effects.
But, does medical cannabis really treat arthritis inflammation and the associated pain? Research suggests that it can. In , Canadian Researcher, Dr Jason McDougall, undertook a three-year study to find out how effective medical marijuana can be in the treatment of arthritis.
When asked to describe the nerves of an arthritis sufferer, McDougall said. So we have an increasing number of professionals within the industry recognizing the therapeutic value of medical marijuana and, alongside this, the public is also becoming much more receptive to medical marijuana treatment. Even though recreational marijuana is now legal in California for adults over the age of 21, the details of the new law are complex.
To see if you have the requirements for a medical marijuana card in California, simply apply for a medical marijuana card online. Be sure to discuss with a doctor which strain would be best for your particular condition, as there are like a thousand different strains of the stuff out there! So what are you waiting for? If the side-effects are more prominent than the desired effects, then the drug is, in most cases, considered dangerous and unhelpful. This is how things are supposed to work, but pharmaceuticals are big money and so the investments — and therefore interests — of many people are dependent on the drugs that they produce, distribute, and sell.
These vested interests mean the primary focus of pharmaceutical companies is not where it should be, not on the treatment of ailments and diseases but on reducing costs and increasing sales.
I think we can all agree skimping on the medications of the sick members of our country is far from ideal. But even those pharmaceutical companies with ethics at the center of their scopes may be limited to certain areas. How does traditional medicine compare to medical cannabis? Are they two paths to the same result? Or do their results vary distinctly?
What should we be using? All these questions will be answered in the below article as we close the book on the medical cannabis versus traditional medicine once and for all. Many of these chronic diseases and disorders are also treatable with traditional medicine. But in order to see which works better, we must look at the degree to which either is effective and compare. With regard to mental illness, pharmaceuticals have been long known to sufficiently reduce the lows but at the cost of reducing the highs too.
Users describe feeling empty or dead inside. This has been known to lead to self-harm or efforts at suicide in attempts to feel once again.
Of course, when you have suicidal thoughts, having large quantities of potentially lethal drugs at your disposal is a very bad idea.
More than 15 million people abuse prescription drugs, more than the combined number who reported abusing cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants and heroin! And every day in the US, 2, more youths abuse a prescription pain reliever. Prescription drugs give the illusion of safety and this makes them incredibly dangerous and makes their users highly susceptible to overdose. Medical cannabis, on the other hand, is able to create a natural sense of euphoria for long periods of time from relatively small doses of the plant edibles without producing negative emotions on the comedown.
To make it more appealing, there are certain realms in which medical marijuana has been able to treat things no traditional medicine can. As much as 30 percent of people with epilepsy — many of which are children — still have seizures while on FDA-approved treatments. In some cases, seizures run as high as daily leaving patients despairing and wondering if there will be an end.
Those that turn to medical marijuana in an attempt to take back control quickly are astounded by its effectiveness and can often reduce seizures completely. Its advantages have been enough to have large pharmaceutical juggernauts shaking in their boots. Why fork out huge fees for unnatural drugs when there is an inexpensive, natural plant that proves just as effective? Get your medical cannabis card online!
Also, marijuana — or more specifically, THC — has been proven to have plentiful positive effects on brain cells. THC is a powerful neuroprotectant. Medical marijuana has many variants, some of which are high in the psychoactive THC. THC can have detrimental effects on mental health for those with anxiety, panic disorder, paranoia amongst other mental disorders. If you think you or a close relative suffers from any such disorder it may best to avoid THC dominant strains. Medical marijuana is still a drug and should be treated as such, this article simply aims to prove that this drug may be more effective than other lab-based drugs; but they nonetheless all remain drugs and all have side-effects that may or may not mean that you should avoid.
Its use will become ubiquitous and state laws and eventually federal laws will change to reflect the reformed opinions of the masses.
Pain plays a vitally important role in the human body. Whether we like it or not, pain acts as the important alarm system that tells us when something is wrong — we simply cannot live without it.
For those of us who suffer from chronic, daily pain the search for effective and long lasting relief seems endless and oftentimes when something potent enough is prescribed it comes at the cost of debilitating side effects. Thankfully, as California medical marijuana laws become more lax, cannabis card holders can now enjoy the unrivalled pain relieving effects of MMJ without fear of being persecuted for doing so.
A clinical trial conducted by Mark Ware MD at McGill University in Montreal found that as little as three puffs of MMJ a day significantly reduced the chronic nerve pain of medical marijuana card holders enabling them to live more independently and sleep much better.
So how exactly does MMJ ease pain? Put simply, it does so by working in conjunction with the endocannabinoid system within the human body. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating some of our most important biological functions like sleep, immunity and pain.
It does so by releasing endocannabinoids to control these functions when they start to get out of whack. When endocannabinoids are not able to deal with this problem on their own, this is where we get into serious trouble and where pain can start to spiral out of control. When one consumes medical marijuana as a way of relieving this pain, the active cannabinoids within the plant mimic the work of the endocannabinoids giving them a much needed boost and enabling them to do their job better.
THC acts as an extremely potent pain reliever and anti-inflammatory as well as an antioxidant and muscle relaxant. CBD, on the other hand, has potent anti-convulsant, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant and anti-psychotic properties. These two components have an amazing synergizing effect insofar as they work exponentially better together than they do alone. As well as cannabinoids, medical marijuana also contains terpenoids and flavonoids which work in conjunction with the other active components of the plant to provide the body with further relief from pain and inflammation.
This combination not only provides pain relief but also has been noted to ease nausea, stimulate bone growth, prevent seizures and even reverse the growth of some cancer cells. For migraine relief go for a strain like Blueberry Headband. If you suffer from chronic spinal pain, opt for indica strain Mazar.
Mazar is absolutely packed with cannabinoids that have an extremely potent painkilling effect, much more so than other strains. Left unsatisfied by more traditional methods, people who suffer from chronic pain have benefited greatly from the medical professions increasingly lax views on cannabis as a form of analgesic.
Cannabis usage as a way of relieving pain has been an absolute godsend for California medical marijuana card holders and thanks to the advent of more progressive MMJ laws across the country, more and more people now have access to the potentially life changing plant.
As ever though, it is imperative that you talk to your physician and obtain a certified California medical marijuana license before embarking on your treatment. Depression is an epidemic that affects roughly million people worldwide.
This painful condition is a leading cause of disability in the world today. Some experts believe that using their California medical marijuana card can help ease the symptoms of depression, while others believe depression symptoms can be worsened by cannabis use. There are many forms of depression treatment currently available. All levels of depression can respond well to skilfully applied talk therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Medication is usually not recommended as a first course of treatment for mild or moderate cases of depression, but can be very helpful in managing severe depression. Unfortunately, there is anecdotal evidence that medical professionals can be all too willing to prescribe powerful, mind and life-altering drugs even before talk therapy has been given a fair shot.
There are many different types of antidepressant drugs on the market. Many of them have unpleasant side effects.
An analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that antidepressants are only effective for people with severe depression, and that patients with mild or moderate depression see little or no benefit from their use. Antidepressants are big business. Could this mean that unscrupulous doctors are being persuaded to be too trigger happy in prescribing antidepressants? There is a growing body of research on the benefits of medicinal marijuana as a treatment for depression.
Scientists at the University at Buffalo have been exploring whether marijuana could be effective as a treatment for depression caused by chronic stress.
They have been focusing on naturally produced chemical compounds found in the brain called endocannabinoids. These compounds play a role in cognition, emotions, and behavior, and they have a chemical makeup similar to that of cannabis.
It appears possible that introducing cannabis into the system may lead to the restoration of normal endocannabinoid function and therefore mood stabilization. However, high dosages of THC seemed to decrease serotonin, which worsened depression. Gabriella Gobbi, who co-authored the study. There is still a lot of research to be done. Cannabis aids the insomnia sometimes present in depression and can improve appetite. Better pain control with cannabis can reduce chronic pain related depression.
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