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Can MM help Lyme Disease patients?

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  • Jul 26 2009 06:22 AM
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 06:22 AM

I have had Lyme disease for 5 and 1/2 years. It can't be cured it can only be treated with pain meds and antibiotics. I smoked bud for the first time the other day [and every day since then]. It made me just forget about the pain (kinda like a pain pill, but not as harsh of a crash) and the next day I felt great.
Does anyone know if there has been a successful treatment of a Lyme disease patient with pot?
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 06:27 AM

My brother also has Lyme (it blows), and I probably do also (get my tests back next week). Weed can ease the pain, but cannot kill the Lyme bacteria... so It's not really "curing it" just providing temporary relief. Im sure you can get a card if your in a state that has a MMJ program, for Lyme can have some really nasty symptoms.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 07:00 AM

Thanks for the feedback, man! I hope you and your brother get better. I figured pot wouldn't be able to kill the borellia bacteria, but I like pot way more than painkillers. And you can't be addicted to pot like you can pain pills.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 07:17 AM

Haha Amen. It paralyzed his right foot for about 5 days, half his face for a few days, and put him in the ER with heart failure so far... let's see what's instore next I guess :P

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 07:22 AM

I'm so sorry, man. Lyme disease is such a horrible disease.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 01:49 PM

Lyme Disease confuses the fuck out of me, I was diagnosed about a month ago and just finished my course of antibiotics. From what I've read online and heard from my doctor is that I'l be perfectly ok now. I'm not calling you a liar, but how the hell have you had Lyme Disease for 5 1/2 years?!

and, dude definitly smoke bud to help out with any phyiscal pains you may have.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 07:35 PM

From what I've read online and heard from my doctor is that I'l be perfectly ok now. I'm not calling you a liar, but how the hell have you had Lyme Disease for 5 1/2 years?!


I have chronic lyme disease meaning that the spirochetes have been in my body for so long that normal antibiotics won't work. I didn't get diagnosed with Lyme disease until 2 years into my illness. If your Lyme disease gets discovered in the first 1-3 months (like yours) you can treat it with Doxycycline. But if it goes unnoticed for years (like mine) the spirochetes can work their way into the kidneys, hypothalamus, heart, brain, and any other cells it can work its way into.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 10:59 PM

Wanted to bump this thread.

I have had lyme 3 or 4 times at a very young age. One time it was so bad I was so weak I could not walk. I am now 20 and I believe I have chronic lyme. The left side of my head is constantly numb, or pressurized. Hard to describe the sensation. I believe this is from lyme. My blood tests said I was a +1 for lyme I believe 1.1 was positive and I was just under that, so I was treated again for the past 2 weeks on doxycycline hyclate 100mg twice a day, it did not make it go away (and I was not expecting it to) Herb is one thing I use to ease the pain in my head.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 09:26 AM

Here is one long-a** article on chronic lyme disease
CHRONIC LYME DISEASE

Lets skip to the relevant part (scrollscrollscroll)

We know that BLPs are potent activators of Toll-like receptor-2 (TLR2). Thus, through TLR2, BLPs induces the synthesis of the precursor of the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin -1B (IL-1B). As shown in the figure below, TLRs can activate a transcription factor known as NF-kappa B which stimulates the gene expression for inflammatory cytokines.
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Did he say inflammatory cytokines?:D

More reading....

http://www.sciencedi...=/sdarticle.pdf


Cytokines play important roles in neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration. The endocannabinoid system (ES) is comprised of the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors, endogenous ligands, and proteins involved in endocannabinoid synthesis and inactivation. The ES participates in the regulation of immune responses in the nervous system. Activation of the cannabinoid system is associated with therapeutic effects that may be mediated by the down-regulation of cytokine expression. Here we review the findings from studies on the reciprocal regulation of the immune and cannabinoid systems, which is based on functional as well as anatomical connections. We then discuss mechanisms involved in the reciprocal regulation of cytokines and the ES.


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:20 PM

First sorry posting so late just found the site. I had the same thing happen to me I not only feel good during the high but the next day even without getting high. I looked into it and Pot as some antibiotic properties to it, also it raises your body temp which Lyme can not tolerate. In my opinion I believe that it is killing off the Lyme but then again what do I know. I just know that I have gone from not being able to do anything without getting tired within the first 30min to going back to work and working a full day. Now I'm not a 100% but I'm a lot better than I was. I went from being about 30% of what I use to be to about 65/70%.

Here is a link that gives a little more insight to Marijuana's antibiotic properties.
Medical Marijuana - Antibiotic Properties

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:30 PM

Not much out there, beyond mentions that cannabis help with Lyme.

Lyme Disease by Cynkay Morningstar (anecdotal – no date)
Lyme Disease by Cynkay Morningstar

Cannabis Alleviates Symptoms of Lyme Disease! (news – 2010)
Cannabis Alleviates Symptoms of Lyme Disease!

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:24 PM

I wish I had been able to convince my ex wife to try smoking for her Lyme's. Good luck with treating it!




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