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Old 06-29-2017, 06:30 AM
 
Location: New Port Richey, FL
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I have arthritis pain in my hands especially in the thumbs near the palms and have been using Aleve for quite some time. Not working anywhere near as well as it used to. Ibuprofen is rough on the stomach over long periods of time isn't it?
Ibuprofen will eat holes in your stomach. So will aspirin. Tylenol rots your liver.

Trisha, who used to be a nurse
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:32 AM
 
Location: New Port Richey, FL
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I would love to give it a try, but I'm not sure how hubby would react. I've told him before that I would take MMJ if it actually helped me and would allow me to get off the Lyrica. Not sure if it would be more expensive or less, though....Lyrica costs me $55 a month with insurance.
Lyrica scared the living hell out of me. I had some horrible, scary side effects. In fact, the Methadone I was on for 10 years scared me less than that nasty drug. I'm glad you can take it. My body absolutely revolted against it, like it does most prescription medications.

T
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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I have no medical issues that would require this sort of medication. When I retire I plan to try it just to see what it does to me.
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:50 AM
 
Location: New Port Richey, FL
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I guess I'm a "cousin" of yours as an Evangelical (though I do admit to a chronic on-again-off-again nicotine addiction which I DESPISE!!). I flat-out REFUSED the meds when diagnoaed with RA (immune suppressors- how OBSCENE) and instead see a Naturopath where many "meds" are supplements of plant and herb life in capsule form. I see no difference using marijuana at all. In fact, a local health-food/vitamin store was selling brownies with cannabis oil so I bought one and had it with my morning coffee - AND PROMPTLY FELL ASLEEP !! I guess one could call that a "pain killer" - but I won't be going back for seconds as I prefer to be awake
I'm a Christian too -- fundamental, Bible believing, blah blah blah and all that jazz; that being said, I don't hesitate to use my edibles when I need them. The other drugs they had me on left me sluggish and feeling stupid. This is out of my system more quickly, doesn't build up in my bloodstream or long bones like the Methadone did, and when I wake up I'm clear headed and able to think. I've also lost over 30 pounds since switching from the prescription drug.

I should be getting my MMJ approval call with my registration number in about 2 1/2 weeks....then I need to fill out the stupid paperwork and pay yet another fee to get my card....but it will be worth it. I don't have to hit up a specialist at $45 a pop every month any more and I don't have to try to run all over Florida trying to find someone to fill the stupid opioid prescription (that in and of itself is sheer hell here in Pill Heaven).

T
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:05 AM
 
Location: New Port Richey, FL
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Wish Flor-i-duh would get its act together. With a Republican Governor who bought his job what do you expect? When they are against something no matter the vote, they drag their feet....
Oh God Lord....at least now the moratorium on the cards has been lifted so I don't feel like I wasted the money I had to pre-pay for the recommendation....
71% of the voters approved the use of MMJ but we're still fighting in the courts to be able to access what we need. How silly is that?

T
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:33 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Here it's legal for recreational use, with stores selling it all over the place. I'm not the least bit interested, had enough of that in the late '60s.
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:52 AM
 
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No way to try it yet in Ohio
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:50 AM
 
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Here it's legal for recreational use, with stores selling it all over the place. I'm not the least bit interested, had enough of that in the late '60s.
Setting aside recreational use since the topic is about Medical Marijuana, what if you had a chronic medical condition and that a medical marijuana product that was low THC and high CBD, that doesn't really get you stoned, and could possibly help provide some relief from that condition, would MM be worth considering as an alternative option?
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:22 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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what if you had a chronic medical condition and that a medical marijuana product ...
could possibly help provide some relief from that condition, would MM be worth considering ...?
Absolutely.

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...that was low THC and high CBD, that doesn't really get you stoned...
Regardless of these factors.

The issue, the ONLY issue, is effectiveness.
If it helps then use it.
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:54 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Setting aside recreational use since the topic is about Medical Marijuana, what if you had a chronic medical condition and that a medical marijuana product that was low THC and high CBD, that doesn't really get you stoned, and could possibly help provide some relief from that condition, would MM be worth considering as an alternative option?
Sure, it would be worth considering in that situation.
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