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Alcohol and Marijuana

Nov 08, 2014 7:31 PM

My pain tonight is the best I have felt in weeks. Most likely because Imhave had some wine and marijuana. I do not take any opiates or painkillers other than Gapapentin. I feel like it probably does my body worse later on to drink! but right now I will enjoy my numbness! : / Hope everyone is having an okay pain day!
Does anyone else feel like this combo works for short term results?

Nov 09, 2014 10:01 AM

I want to clarify that I do not set out to consume both to manage my pain, but find when I do my pain level lowers substantially.

Nov 09, 2014 5:30 PM

I have never tried either. But would suggest when you do this to drink plenty of water to avoid a possible hangover later on. Also, is marijuana legalized where you are? It might not be for other people seeking to relieve their pain. But so long as this works for you, that's good... As long as it is in moderation. Just expressing concern.

Nov 09, 2014 6:05 PM

hey tach- thanks for your response. I appreciate your concern. Marijuana is legalized medically where I am anf I have a license. I am aware of misusing alcohol but just realized when I was using it with the marijuana my pain was so much better! very scary and concerning for those that may become addicted.

Nov 09, 2014 8:49 PM

I can't drink but I would be dead without mmj. I have gastroparesis and live in a state where it is NOT legal. Thank goodness for friends who love me enough to risk trafficking charges just so I can not starve to death :)

Nov 10, 2014 1:51 PM

I have admit I feel better when drinking. I am on a lot of medications including opiates and synthetic cannabis. But when I have some alcohol with them the pain is reduced a bit more, however its very temporary and the hangover makes it not worth it.

A friend of mine, who also suffers from chronic pain uses alcohol plus morphine patches and he had to drink all the time to deal with the pain. He has unfortunately become an alcoholic and now suffers from depression too which is exacerbated by the alcohol.

My advice is to not mix the medications with alcohol as its not worth the complications of the mixing and the potential liver damage and addiction.

Nov 11, 2014 1:39 AM

I live in a legal state, however Mary Jane has been in my life for the last 25 years, when the pain is extreme I will use that vs all the pain meds.I do not want to become per mantley stupid. The one thing I tell everyone who follows this path .....you must tell all your doctors of your intake.

Sep 05, 2017 8:55 PM

When I was undiagnosed, I often used alcohol as a pain reliever after an evening's work as a waitress at a well-known chain restaurant. I was well on my way to becoming an alcoholic and decided it was all too much and had to quit. I got a sit-down job and was still having excruciating pain and inexplicable exhaustion, and that's when I finally went to the doctor!

And of course, gabapentin and cymbalta do little to help with any of fibromyalgia's symptoms, so if I need to get motivated to do a little heavier-than-average housework, I do find a little white wine helps me finish the job. Not an every day solution, to be sure, but alcohol truly is the most effective pain-killer.

Sep 06, 2017 12:26 AM

When I first got injured, I did like to occasionally have a few drinks here and there but no maryjane. Once I was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), Migraine and chronic pain I couldn't even drink with all the medicines I'm taking. Like Gabapentin, Norco, Amitriptyline, Motrin, Morphine and the list goes on. So, if I want to drink I don't take ANY OF MY MEDICATION. So if your drinking and smoking maybe you shouldn't be taking your medicines too. I rather be safe than sorry. Js

Sep 07, 2017 1:20 PM

Alcohol is bad for most people. It affects sleep, blood sugar, mood, etc, even in small amounts. I have enough of those problems without, so I have alcohol rarely. Plus, alcohol interacts with a lot of prescription and over the counter medications.

Cannabis is where it’s at. Very helpful with managing pain and other symptoms. I posted an article about cannabis being more effective than medicine for fibromyalgia. I dont think anyone looked at it. But if you’re interested you can search cannabis and it should pop up.

Sep 07, 2017 9:29 PM

YEAH it's not legal in my state and I'm not going to buy it off the street or someone. That is illegal and very dangerous. All my medicaication say no alcohol so I just never do. I'm in enough pain I don't need to mix them up and risk complications or my life. I have a container full of medic ation that make me drowsy so that mix with alcohol which also makes me sleepy maybe a little too much for ME!

Sep 08, 2017 4:27 AM

For those of you that use marijuana, I have some questions for you. I am in Michigan where it is legal. I have my card but I just got it and haven't started with consumption. I currently am ok opiodes for the pain but would love to make the switch completely to MMJ. However I was told by my doctor the DEA doesn't allow you to have a card and be prescribed opiodes so I would have to choose. I'm concerned it won't control the pain if I go to it and I will be left with no other options. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

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