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Discussion in 'Medical Marijuana Usage and Applications' started by Ilikesmoking69, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Good morning all!:wave: Currently I'm a 19 year old living at home with my mother. My mom has always had arthritis pain, but as of recently its been flaring up into something pretty nasty. I do believe she has something called Rheumatoid Arthritis. I constantly hear her complain of the pain and I see it first hand in her walking differently or not being able to grasp things in her hands and to be quite honest its painful to watch as her son! She has pain pills that she says do nothing except the Tylenol 3's, although she says she cant go to work on them because shes looped out (codeine). My question to the city is this: does anyone have first hand knowledge/experience with dealing with marijuana and arthritis? Does it function decent as a pain reliever in this sense? Any info/help would be appreciated-I'm off to ask google as well. Thanks for any answers!
  2. I can't speak to RA, but I have bad osteoarthritis in my ankle as a result of shattering it about 20 years ago. I refuse to take the NSAIDs they try to prescribe for it (look into the nasty, nasty side effects like stomach bleeding) so I use natural herbs and supplements to manage it. When the pain gets bad cannabis comes to the rescue and works very very well. It doesn't really remove the pain for me; it makes it far more tolerable. As I put it to my wife once "I can still feel pain when I get really high but I just don't give a shit about it then" as a sort of tongue-in-cheek explaination.
  3. For very bad pain, a small amount of narcotic like codeen with cannabis high in CBD is the best combination. You get pain control wiithout being to looped.

  4. I tend to avoid opiates; too addictive.
  5. I take 60 #3 codean in about 3 month time. It helps with the deeper pain. That and MMJ do it for me.


    at this rate of use the adiction risk is low.
  6. I was just speaking to my personal preference. I have a very high pain tolerance so I can manage with just the MJ.
  7. Your Mom might find these interesting reading-

    Cannabidiol is an oral anti-arthritic therapeutic in murine collagen-induced arthritis

    The Cannabinergic System as a Target for Anti-inflammatory Therapies

    Sativex in the treatment of pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis

    Suppression of fibroblast metalloproteinases by ajulemic acid,

    The antinociceptive effect of Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol in the arthritic rat

    Synergy between Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol and morphine in the arthritic rat

    Cannabis based medicine eases pain and suppresses disease

    Pot-Based Drug Promising for Arthritis

    Anti-inflammatory compound from cannabis found in herbs


    US Patent 6132762 - Transcutaneous application of marijuana

    Cannabis May Suppress Immune System
  8. thank you all for the great answers and really thank you storm crow! btw didnt you used to be apart of
  9. You may want to check out the discussion we were having today in the diabetic pot heads thread. From what we were talking about today, it seems edibles are the most beneficial way to use cannabis for many conditions. I guess the cannabinoids passing through the liver when digested breaks them down into more usable forms. I have Crohn's, and my mom has RA, and the arthritis I experience is like RA. I found the info in the diabetes thread very interesting and I think it would apply to RA as well. :wave:
  10. I suffer from Psoriatic arthritis and several Autoimmune disorders and I get relief from MMJ, more relief from pain then the 80mg of Oxycontin I was taking 3 times a day.:hello:
  11. I have degenerative disks in my back as well as (not sure what other kind of arthritis) but some other kind in my back as well, and the only thing I have to help me through the days is herb. This problem has been going on since I was 15 years old, and still no doctor has given me anything but a 10mg tramadol, and may I be the first to say motherfuck that if you are looking for something to ease the pain. But anyways, chronic buds are the most effective way I have tried to treat the pain, and as OSG said, the pain is still there, I just frankly don't give quite as many shits lol.

    Hope that helped :smoke:
  12. I have RA, I started a new thread yesterday but have had no replies. Guess no one really knows how to answer my question. I've just started with the MJ about 2 months ago and it has been a god send. Found out about it doing just google searches. For the most part just vaping a little at night before bed takes the pain away and lets me sleep, but also in the mornings I'm not usually as swollen and stiff as when I don't use it. I haven't had a single darvocet since starting using either. Darvocet is the only strong pain reliever I can take. All the others make me toss my toes. As far as work, I can't take the chance just for the safety of the little ones I groom. Very tempted at times because of the pain. I've made a tincture with my avb's and veg. glycerin that works in my e-cigs. Depending on her job this might be an alternative for her at work. My ticture is now getting pretty strong, but it doesn't give the same kind of high as smoking or vaping. I don't strain mine because of constantly adding avb to it and using it in the e-cigs, but you can strain it and use it under the tongue which I would imagine would work about the same. It doesn't completely melt the pain, but it eases it enough to be able to function at least for me. The good thing about the veg. glycerin is that it is sweet, no alcohol. There are some recipes here for that or you can just google it, or just let me know and I will tell you how I do it. I got the glycerin at michaels, in the cake decorating area. Small bottle but you don't really need much at a time.
    Something else that might help... Hemp seed oil. It's a great anti-inflammatory. I don't know if that was included in any of the above articles, but do a search for hemp seed oil for RA. This little plant is just so amazing. Best advice on that though is get the capsules. I had to order them from amazon. Got 3 bottle for under $20 with an auto ship. Got the oil locally, articles said to just take a tblsp. 2xs day. Sorry, couldn't stand it but suffered thru till the capsules came in the mail. I also take boswellin, omega 3-6-9, msm, and gensing. All of this keeps me going. The regular Ra meds I don't take anymore due to no insurance. When first diagnosed, my blood work was sky high, no doubts as to what it was and very active. Since starting on the mj I haven't really noticed any progression, which is a very good thing. Hope all this helps. Got to get ready for work but will check back later to see if you have any other questions I can help with
    good luck
  13. I have psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. Anyone know what's the best way to use cannabis for these two? I use humira but I don't really want to. The shot is the only way to keep my psoriasis under control but it makes my p. Arthritis worse. I'm a nurse so I can only smoke the days I don't work. Plus my doc gave me a prescription for marinol so I could pass a drug test.

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  14. Look into natural remedies
    A lot of arthritis is due to excess calcium build up in the joints
    This where it tends to go as the body has a hard time eliminating it
    Try a oil smack like Vitality Science sells for cats and dogs
    It is human grade product so no worries
    It could take a few weeks before relief is noticeable, or sooner

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