Learn from patients with pain similar to yours

CatchMyPain Community and Pain Diary App to manage chronic illness

Cannabis and Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Mar 19, 2017 3:03 AM

I got diagnosed with RA about a month back now, my mom has been contemplating wether or not cannabis oil would be able to help me. I've personally never touched any kind of drugs before. Thoughts and opinions and facts greatly appreciated

Mar 19, 2017 3:49 AM

Cannabis oil is a phenomenal pain reliever. I would recommend it highly, but like any medication start low and work way up to effective dosage. As well it has an a cumulative effect so is more noticeable after a week or so.

Mar 19, 2017 3:50 AM

Okay! Well I mean almost anything is better than prescription drugs

Mar 19, 2017 3:51 AM

I certainly feel the same way! Prescription drugs are bad for the stomach and often caused other unwanted side effects.

Mar 19, 2017 10:12 AM

Cannabis has amazing antinflammatory properties. Do not over due it in the beginning or you will probably hate it. It can make some people very paranoid. I use edibles, tinctures and occasionally vape. I have not tried any of the oils or creams. Notice I put vaping last it is much less harsh than smoking a pipe or bong, I do not like smoking of any type. Vaping is different. If you go to a quality shop the bud tenders are very helpful. Tell them your medical issues and they can usually get you set up with a good variety or mixture.

Ready to start relieving your pain?

Join Community