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can you get medical pot for gout?
Posted 03 March 2007 - 07:16 AM
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 10:50 PM
This is why i love the City, its so much differnt from most forums, everyone helps everyone and its very uncomen to come over a stupid arument.
Posted 04 March 2007 - 03:08 AM
hey man try to find tart cherry juice it will help alot
Posted 15 January 2009 - 07:01 PM
The cherry juice definately helps me out when it flares up, but the MJ works wonders on my back and swelling in my foot as well. My doc put me on Allopurnol, but it's really not good for your body. I'll be sure to post back here with whatever info I can get from NORML...hopefully I can visit a doc out of state & get a script. Worst case, I'll have to drive for the MMJ. Wish me luck!
Posted 15 January 2009 - 07:55 PM
Either way, Storm Crow's list of links stickied at the top of the forum should help.
I am sorry to hear about your gout, my Grandfather had it, and it's no picnic.
Posted 07 September 2010 - 11:35 AM
Some foods need to be avoided by gout patients so that their disease is cured completely and in less time. The avoidance of such things is a gout remedy in itself. Alcoholic drinks such as beer and wine should be strictly kept away from gout patients. Intake of these hard drinks may multiply the disease many times. Improper processing of purine a protein in the body increases the content of uric acid. This intensifies the disease and the pain and suffering associated with it. Substances which have high levels of purines present in them should be avoided by gout patients at least at the time of gout attack. These include organ meat, crabs, mushrooms, dried peas, sauces etc. Use these simple methods and prevent and cure gout.
Posted 07 September 2010 - 05:08 PM
Hon, you are in Michigan? They do have a so-so MMJ program. From WildWill's Sticky-
HIV or AIDS
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gerhrigs Disease)
Agitation of Alzheimer's disease
Patients are also offered legal protection if they have a Chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or treatment of said condition that produces 1 or more of the following:
• Cachexia or wasting syndrome
• Severe and Chronic pain (I think gout would qualify! My Dad sure hurt from it! - Granny)
• Severe nausea
• Seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of Epilepsy
• Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of Multiple sclerosis.
What you need to do is to get that "legal protection" for "Severe and Chronic Pain" changed to a accepted condition. You need to join up with others and become an activist! It's already half-way recognized! You aren't starting from "square one", like if you lived in Texas! Change the law!
I'm afraid I have found no studies on gout and cannabis, but there have been many done on "Pain" and "Anti-inflammatory Properties", which may give you a little more info.
Learn about nutrition! (I've got a fair-sized section on the amazing nutritional value of hemp seeds and hemp seed oil.) Frankly, many of our modern ills are caused by our "American diet"! In the 1800s, and before, gout was primarily a disease of the rich! Start reading labels on food. (And no more turkey for you! If I remember rightly, it is high in uric acid. Drink lots of liquids.)
A very old saying- "We dig our graves with our teeth!" Think about it.
Edited by Storm Crow, 07 September 2010 - 05:59 PM.
Posted 29 November 2010 - 03:47 AM
Posted 11 December 2010 - 03:37 AM
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 06:41 AM
We must be genetically twins. I got my first flare at 19...I'm 26 now and in the middle of another flareup. Anyway, I feel you on the added discomfort after medicating. I actually find that consumption through the intestines instead give more anti-inflammatory effects. I need pot when I flare because of the indomethacin they put me on as an anti-inflammatory. That stuff tears my stomach apart!! I think I just have a harsher reaction to it because of poor liver function...but damn. I would kill myself. I could not imagine going through something like chemo without it! But to each his own right! That's why our medicine is the best because it effects different people in different ways and that's what god (if there is one) gave it to us for.
No doubt we may just be long lost brothers as I am also in the middle of a flare up which has lasted me over 3 weeks. Gosh this thing we have just isnt any fun, and hinders us in so many ways. My flare up started in the rite big toe but then it started to creep up to my knees, its starting to get better now and I am able to get around with out crutches but *sigh* I just dont wish this thing upon anyone else.
You stated that you found that you ingest MJ instead of smoking it and that it has more of an anti inflammatory effect as compared to smoking it is that correct? And that when you do indeed smoke it, it also causes your affected joints to feel more swollen? If that is the case then maybe I should also consider cooking and ingesting my MJ when I am on an attack of gout. Currently I am not taking any medications for gout, but I think I am going to start as this is interfering with my daily life. They have a new drug out now that is proven to be more effective compared to Allopurinol which is called Uloric.
Anyways hope to hear back from you soon MrWiz.
Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:03 PM
Gout is totally hereditary. It's not the "rich man's disease" that we were taught in our youth. I imagine if you check with your family, you'll find grandparents, uncles and aunts, perhaps a parent who have it, or at least who have had the symptoms but never got diagnosed.
The BEST treatment.......take Allopurinol. It's a once daily tablet. All pain and swelling goes away in just a few days. It's a lifetime prescription, however. If you miss more than two or three days, you feel like hell. If you miss a week or more, you can barely walk. But when you get back on it, no pain happen in a day or two. So it is useful to never travel or go anywhere without your meds. Allopurinol is the generic form of a MUCH more expensive drug called Xyloprim. Be sure to ask for Allipurinol.
If you have gout, it's for life. There is no cure. But it's really no big deal. Just tell you one thing to take Allopurinol each day, and you'll never have another thought about it.
Incidentally, MJ has a tremendously positive affect during the flair ups, and seem to greatly alleviate the pain. Until Allopurinol gets into your blood stream in sufficient levels to make the problem go away completely, I recommend that you do no chores at all around the house, be waited on by your family members hand and foot, and that your bowl never be allowed to be empty. If you get all of this, please tell me how so that I can arrange it for myself. But seriously, it does help to smoke. The pressure and pain seem to go away almost instantly, but it's short term.
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Posted 21 December 2010 - 01:56 AM
Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:06 AM
My uncle has had gout for almost 40 years. It's not a big deal. But honestly, many doctors are failed to treat it in a proper way....they prescribe for it still now.
You cant say its not a big deal if you've never experienced this for your self. Imagine not being able to eat the foods that you have enjoyed for the most part of your life, imagine not being able to sleep at nite because the pain from your foot is so immense that you cant even cover it with a blanket, imagine not being able to walk or drive for that matter. Sure there are medicines that help control gout but it never fully cures it, and like all medications they have serious side effects. Many people try to treat gout the natural way before having to resort to anything more toxic (allopurinol). I have given it my best shot to try and manage my gout without any medications but to no avail. So my only next step is to go on allopurinol, as much as I dont want to. But I am sick and tired of gout getting in the way of my normal life, and would not wish this thing upon anyone else.
Posted 21 December 2010 - 02:07 AM
It's funny you bring this up, because I was treating my mom's friend for gout just last night with a topical cannabis extract medicine. It reduced his pain a good deal but did not eliminate it completely. I suspect you would need more treatments than just one before you started to see truly stellar results. I'll PM you about it.
Hey Phantom I am also interested on this matter, can you also PM me the information? Thanks!
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