MIGRAINE - PATIENTS DITCH PILLS FOR CANNABIS BASED MEDICINES
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PATIENTS & RESEARCHER'S TESTIMONIALS - HOW MARIJUANA HELPED TREAT MIGRAINE
Article Topics :
- Testimonials about how Cannabis helps treat Migraine
- Parents, teachers, patients and doctors, veterans and researchers, old and young tell their story
- A Brief history lesson - Marijuana was a legal medicine in the past
- Why Marijuana is socially accepted now
- Science Breakthroughs - Cannabis and Migraine
- Doctors Research Reports - Medical Marijuana and Pain
There are thousands of patient testimonials that attest to the efficacy of medical marijuana in the treatment of pain, anxiety, seizures, cramps, AIDS, Cancer and more. In this article we have assembled a collection of testimonials that tell the tale about many aspects of Medical Marijuana from a patient's point of view. Virgin, beginner and veteran users share their experience and the fantastic results that this increasingly socially acceptable and legal medicinal herb brings to many.
1920's guidance to medical doctor's in the USA - Excerpt from the US Pharmacopeia
MARIJUANA WAS PRESCRIBED LEGALLY FOR MIGRAINES FROM 1760 TO 1935
Medical Marijuana has been used for centuries to treat many maladies. Infact, Cannabis based medicines were commonly prescribed to treat migraine in United States for more than one hundred and fifty years. Marijuana and Hemp were made illegal in the 1930's by the federal government. It is interesting that the American Medical Association never motivated the demonization nor was there any consensus opinion that Marijuana was bad. The medical establishment simply laid down and let the Feds take away one of their most effective medical tools.
"Weed helps me with my mental health (depression and anxiety) as well as my many chronic illnesses and autoimmune disease. I would much rather medicate with something natural than all of the crap my doctor gives me." - Charlotte Fiveash
"I have clinical depression, panic disorder, bpd, PTSD, fibromyalgia PAIN, rheumatoid arthritis, and a few more. Weed helps all of those things. As opposed to taking a bunch of pills for all that, I just smoke weed. It works, and replaces all pills I would otherwise need to take. Make it legal already" - Jessica Ann.
Cannabis Prescription - 1924
"A full 100 percent of respondents with headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and spinal cord injury reported a decrease in pain or discomfort on medical marijuana rich in the molecule cannabidiol (CBD)."- Kiva Confections - Survey, medical marijuana treats migraines
"I was talking to my friend tell her that the doctors said that my optic nerve swelling has gone down....He asked what did I do .... I told him yes I lost weight ,but I was only 137 when I was diagnosed in 2013 & the medication that I was on made my get up to 200 ,at the time I had also stopped smoking marijuana for a year & I had so many problems.... But I've been smoking again for like a year & it helps my headaches & other illnesses that I have.... This makes me wonder if it's the marijuana that's helping." - Melonia Stafford
"Yeah, I need to go to the Doctor. I have had problems for years that the only treatment I have found that works is high dose cannabis oil. The higher the CBD the better." - Derek Cloar
"Pixie, my 17 year old daughter has this condition and is extremely ill, she is taking the acetizolicide and furosemide and she still has the headaches and now has severely low potassium levels that are damaging her kidneys and liver, and she may experience heart problems. I have been giving her cannabis, and it stops the pain instantly and this has got to be better than the meds. could you please tell me in more detail how this is helping you, because id like to make the decision to take her off the meds, but i need to know whether the cannabis has controlled your condition. many thanks, i am also doing my own research, so this would be just one more piece in a very complex puzzle." - Anna Wedd
"In my experience, marijuana helps with nausea big time. Like better than Zofran. It also helps with the pain-headaches, eye pain, neck, shoulders, etc. It doesn't do anything for memory or dizziness but the really unpleasant symptoms it helps. I would not suggest changing any meds without a doctor's orders. I don't know what effect marijuana has on actual CSF pressure." - Leslie Jeffcoat
"Somewhere in my vast files of medical marijuana studies I have one from 1894 by a NY neurologist concluding cannabis helps with migraines." - Lisa Eckard
"I get them often and used to take rx meds for them, Not now, when I see the "rainbow" colors in my peripheral vision I know I have about 20 to 30 minutes before it comes on full. If I know I have time I'll do an edible....but sometimes takes to long so I'll smoke a little to start the ease of it and the edible finishes the job and last longer for my migraines. That's just me tho. Also have been off all scripts now, there were many, I find cannabis works for each and every "issue" Doctors say I have....and I really enjoy Not having all those side affects of being on all of the pills." - Kimberly Suzanne Crowley
"Yes it helps to reduce symptoms of my migraines & side effects from my triptans. I have tried many strains & so far have not found it to be a preventative. Even the pure CBD did nothing to prevent mine. Do you get high smoking/ingesting it? Yes. I usually adjust quantity based on time of day & tasks I need to accomplish. You get quite adept at handling the high & I think most people find it enjoyable." - Emily Kiefer
"I have and it helps a lot, u just have to find the strains that help you. I recommend keeping a journal of types and how they do or don't help." - Tracey Spencer Walker
"Literally a lifesaver for me, my migraines which were at least a 9-10 in pain now are only headaches with the occasional migraine. Best thing I ever started doing." - Bianca Anna Kolve
"Hello everyone , I've been dealing with migraines since the age of 4 , Nothing seems to help for the long run except maybe once in a blue moon of taking 50mg of Oxycodone , But it gets to be a bit habit forming .. I've tried Marijuana with the best results . But with it being illegal , its not an option ". - Nikki Cunningham to Migraine Support Group
"Just had someone tell me migraines aren't severe enough for a doctor to prescribe medical marijuana. LOL what! " - Ron D Gaines to Migraine Support Group
"I have chronic migraines, MS, lupus and all kinds of other issues that go along with those illnesses. Medicinal marijuana has been brought up to me a few times. Once it was actually brought up by my Neurologist/MS Specialist. I have a close friend who I trust who has given me positive feedback about her experience with it. She is someone who would not have tried it unless she was desperate. I would love to know what you all think because to be honest, these days I am miserable. Pros, Cons, Experiences, thoughts are welcome. Please help! Thank you! "- Nahleen Blake to Migraine Support Group
"I wonder if marijuana would help chronic migraines.." - Michelle Tonacchio to Migraine Support Group
"Scientists have begun speculating that the root cause of disease conditions such as migraines and irritable bowel syndrome may be endocannabinoid deficiency."- Omagh Medicinal Cannabis Support Group
"Just thought I'd share my success. I turn 36 next week and have been suffering from chronic migraines most of my adult life. Probably 6 years ago I started taking Topamax, which at the time turned out to be a miracle drug for me. I still got several migraines a month, but the severity was greatly reduced. But over the years, I felt that the side effects were taking a toll on me and that it might have lifelong implications."
Pharmacy Product 1922
"So on February 1st of this year, I finally gave in and got my medicinal marijuana recommendation. I'd always avoided this path due to negative stigma. But I can tell you with 100% certainty and no agenda, that it has cured me. It's been less than 4 months, so I hope it isn't too small a sample size or just a coincidence. I can't tell you what strains are helpful, as I'm no expert. But lately I've been preaching this to anyone who will listen. I still get the occasional headache, but that's a breeze compared to what we have all suffered. If anyone else has a similar success story, I'd love to hear it. And like I said, it hasn't been that long. So if there is anyone out there with tips or warnings, I'd love to hear them. Good luck everyone!" - Mike Resnick to Migraine Support Group
"I hate to admit it but the only thing that works for migraines is marijuana I tried it a few times I just don't care for the idea of having smoke has anyone else tried marijuana." - Torkwase McGee to Migraine Support Group
"Just wanted to thank whomever it was that recommended medical marijuana. The high CBD/ low THC strain has helped me go from 9+ migraines a month to one or two. Seriously amazing stuff. TY!!" - Emily Kiefer to Migraine Support Group
"I've had a TBI for almost two years. I was rear ended sitting in traffic. I used to get migraines so bad I couldn't do simple tasks for more then 15 min before needing to lay down with a pillow over my head. My mom suggested I try cbd oil because recently the news ran a story about a boy with all my symptoms being healed after using it five days. At first i was hesitant because couldn't get over the stigma marijuana carries, but i was desperate enough to try it. .I've been using cbd oil for a week now and my headaches are almost non existent. I am still irritable for no reason. And it hasn't helped my neck or back pain, but its so nice to finally be able to watch movie with my bf and not have a pounding headache half way in. Or to be in the car and not have passing headlights at night cause my eyes to twitch. I hope this information helps someone else." - Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
"Okay... if this is not allowed please remove immediately... has anyone tried going to the doctor and trying medical marijuana to help with migraines? I don't like pills. Maybe this could be an alternative for me?" - Rikki Conway to Migraine Support Group
"Medical Marijuana for migraines? Has this helped anyone? I am suffering from chronic migraines and it is affecting my ability to work and take care of my 4 children and my housework.. I haven't used marijuana since high school during my "experimentation phase" But my Dad swears by medical marijuana for his health issues and thinks I should try it. He brought me a "cookie" once from a dispensary but I threw it away because I freaked out about having it here with kids in the house." - Summer Yagle to Migraine Support Group
"We have a cross Canada Dr Referral service to help Canadians find access to the Cannabis Marijuana that they need. Let us help you. We support continued study and research for our industry to provide fact and verified information for our clients and all Canadians looking to Medical Marijuana. We support continued studies to examine and prove these claims and support current guidelines and laws established for our industry here in Canada." - Cannabis Canada Medical Marijuana Advocate Group
"I'm new to this group as of yesterday. Glad to know I'm not alone. Was doing good haven't had a episode in a month. Spoke too soon. Migraine in full effect. Doc has me on Topamax and then I take MARINOL every hour until it starts to help the migraine. Marinol is marijuana in a pill form basically. I also have stage one brain cancer, got that from Iraq. 8 year Marine combat vet." - Sean M Grimes to Migraine Support Group
Never get a headache ! Smoked weed every day for 40 years , Only had migraine from "Alcohol ! Which I replaced with Cannabis ! I thought it was the best move I have ever made !" - Jay Marvin Washburn
I'll go along with that. Migraines for years due to war injury and I have found a good sativa to help (marijuana type) with the start of a migraine." - John Heiss
People who claim that marijuana is addictive have obviously never spent a sleepless night of headaches and nausea lasting for just that little something to take the edge off" - Your Peaceful Solutions
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SCIENCE OF CANNABIS Migraines & Medical Marijuana
- Cannabis and Marinol in the treatment of Migraine Headache
- Dronabinol reduces signs and symptoms of idiopathic intracranial hypertension
- Cannabis and Migraine
- Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency
- Hemp for Headache
- Chronic Migraine Headache
- Medical marijuana: a surprising solution to severe morning sickness
- Medicinal cannabis use among childbearing women
This study examined 121 migraine sufferers, who used medical marijuana to treat their condition between January 2010 and September 2014. The study documented an average reduction in migraines from 10.4 per month to 4.6 per month. This decline is considered to be both clinically and statistically significant. Only fifteen of the 121 participants recorded no reduction in migraines, and three reported an increase.
“There was a substantial improvement for patients in their ability to function and feel better,” noted the study’s senior author Professor Laura Borgelt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS. “Like any drug, marijuana has potential benefits and potential risks. It’s important for people to be aware that using medical marijuana can also have adverse effects.”
FURTHER READING - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF MMJ