Sorry for the rant. I usually try to stay positive, as it's one of my forms of treatment, but went to pain specialist today and he is trying to get me to use medical marijuana. This is the 2nd specialist to suggest this to me. I said I would think about it. I have several concerns about this as I have tried marijuana before and had a reaction. My second concern is the cost as, in Canada, it's not covered under any drug plan. I'm only on a disability pension so money is already tight. Again sorry for the rant as I am so frustrated.
I have reactions to many of the pain and nerve meds so I guess that is the reason they are suggesting. But I don't know if I want to go that route. I have seen others that went that route and some seem to be addicted to it, or maybe they are addicted to feeling no pain. Lol. I don't know. If anyone has any input regarding, positive or negative, I'm open to suggestions. Thanks
Hello, I am in Canada too and I know how tight money gets on disability. The fact that I almost always have some kind of reaction to chemical pain and nerve meds is one of the reasons I decided to go prescription drug free a few years ago. None of the specialists I have seen suggested medical marijuana but I have considered it. The main concern for me besides cost is the fact that smoking it - HUGE problem. In my experience depending on where you live you probably have to go outdoors and the smell could bother your neighbors - heck it would bother me. I have lived in places where it reeks all the time and there is some stigma attached. My mom cannot handle the smell and is very sensitive. My lungs get store with literally any kind of smoke. The second option which I know very little about but would probably end up my first choices are using the marijuana in a tea or cream. These might not cause the same reaction. There is a medical store down the street from me that makes the creams and such for you but I have no doubt these are very expensive. Anyway I am probably not helping with this long post just wanted to put my two cents in.
Thank you. I was diagnosed with fibro almost 25 yrs ago and have been through the roller coaster ride of pain and meds many times. Many times I did get fed up with meds and went off and felt better. But I injured my back 5 years ago and everything just flared up and doesn't seem to want to settle. If I do decide to go the route of marijuana I think I tend to agree with you by not smoking it. I think I would maybe consider the oil. I've been doing research and that may be a consideration. Still on the fence about it though. Thank you for your input it does help :-)