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Lyme Disease

Discussion in 'Medical Marijuana Usage and Applications' started by NJM, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Well, I for one, can say cannabis is a wonderful thing in aiding with my ailment. I got Lyme disease about ten years ago, and apparently it was not fully treated, resulting in chronic pain/fatigue.

    Anyone else have a similar experience?

    I'm grateful of the herb:smoking:
  2. Yes, I was diagnosed with it in 02-03.

    It was never fully treated, so I still have joint / back problems.

    Weed has helped me with it alot, too bad I could never get a card for it. :(
  3. Do you live in California?
  4. Nope, NY. But moving to VT next year, the law in VT can only help people with life threatening diseases, I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's what it is.
  5. I got Lyme disease in the summer of '06. It got to the third stage so I had to get IV antibiotics. For about a two week period I had facial paralysis and could not even smile. That was when I really started hanging out with MJ. It helped with headaches (caused by a spinal tap) and helped with mild depression. It still helps with the arthritis I have from it.
  6. Ive got stage 3 too. It always gives me worse brain fog but really helps with the joint pain. But then again I am not on any antibiotics because I cant afford them.
  7. im just curios as to how you guys contracted it, deer tick or what?
  8. Yes. It is not contagious to others. Some areas are more heavily populated with infected ticks than others. I got mine in the Hudson valley of NY. If you live in the Northeast of the US or walk through tall grass and forests, then you are at risk. After outdoor activities, always check for ticks or take a shower.
  9. Tick, guessing it was a deer tick. Not sure since I was only 10 when i contracted it.
  10. I live in central texas and i was warned about them, after we did some thick forest 4 wheeling i did have some under my armpits, just because i was out there all day... and my best freinds dad told me to check and get them off because your at risk to get it.

    well thanks for informing me Godknows, i appreciate it +rep
  11. The main thing is time. It usually takes 24-72 hours to get the bacteria. If you get them off right away, you will probably be okay.

    The bacteria affects your whole body so there are many symptoms including extreme fatigue and joint/neck pain. The biggest telltale sign is the bulls eye rash. Not everyone gets it, but if you get one, get to the doctor. Just like before, time is important, and the longer you wait the worse it gets.
  12. That sucks. They are really expensive. I think the treatment I was on was about 5 grand a day for 28 days. I was still in College, so I was lucky enough to still be under my Dad's plan.

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