Legalization of medical marijuana
That debate for the legalization of medical marijuana has been going on for years and I never really understood it. I’ve never used recreational drugs and am not in favor of it or anything that messes with your mind. I don’t want to experience a “high” or be “out of control” of myself in any fashion. So I haven’t been following the debate very closely and figured I was against it.
But the idea of having something that will help many who live with pain (like our vets and those with chronic illnesses) does strike a cord in my heart.
My mom lived with the daily pain of crippling rheumatoid arthritis for most of her life. I remember hearing her moans and exclamations of “Oh God” and “help me Jesus” coming from her room across the hall from me each night. And there was nothing I could do to help her. I also have a brother in law who has to deal with the pain of Lupus in his life. There are friends of mine who also deal with daily pain in their life.
I have fibromyalgia and degenerative discs in my back and use a wheelchair almost all of the day because I can’t walk due to pain in my hips, legs, and back. I also can’t sleep well because there is no comfortable position I can find in my bed or my recliner.
I move from bed to recliner many times each night and finally fall asleep around 3-4m out of sheer exhaustion. I awake tried and in pain every morning.
My docs have never responded to my requests for pain pills for relief – just advised me to use Tylenol and Tramadol and the prescribed Cymbalta (which provides a little relief for fibromyalgia, but not enough for me to sleep or do normal daily tasks). I think they are under pressure to NOT prescribe pain meds due to potential addiction.
My personal feeling is:
“which is worse – pain so severe you are suicidal
or possibly becoming addicted, which is treatable?”
Trying Cannabis Hemp Oil
A few months ago I had ordered some cannabis “hemp oil” to try and a small bottle came in but I set it aside and pretty much forgot about it. I had been reading about its benefits for cancer patients. It has no psychotropic effects and a lot of anti-inflammatory benefits.
I was desperate
My personal pain has been on a severe flare-up for the past couple of weeks, such that I was becoming desperate for some relief. I started taking more extra strength Tylenol and Tramadol each day, but I was afraid to take too much. I continued to take my one dose of Cymbalta each day. I even found some leftover pain pills from my husband’s dental implant surgery and took those. Nothing was helping – I was in severe pain!
I tried stretching my hip muscles (to help any pinched nerves which can cause my sciatica) and taking hot jetted baths in my step-in tub 2-3 times each day. The stretches were very painful and I dreaded doing them. The baths felt great and relaxed me sometimes enough to sleep a while. I tried alternating hot and cold on my hips and back (using heating pads and ice packs). The ice seemed to help just a little.
Finally, I was even thinking that I wished God would just take me home as I was useless and I could really not even concentrate because of the pain. When my husband would ask me something – I had to stop and think about what he was saying and suck in the pain so I could answer back. My mind felt fuzzy and I didn’t want to talk or think about anything very hard.
How much does it hurt?
I remembered being in my dermatologist office a few months ago with vasculitis eruptions on my legs and feet that were turning into ulcers. He asked the standard question “on a scale of 0-10, how much pain are you in right now?”
I thought, “I can’t remember when I had no pain, I hurt all the time – a lot, so what do I tell him? So.. I just told him 6-8 to say something. But its true when you have been in daily pain, its hard to remember what it feels like to have no pain at all.
How one little bottle can mean so much
Then I found the little bottle of hemp oil I had purchased months ago and thought
“what the heck, why not try it!”.
My Pain is Gone!
I drank my first dose (15 drops) in a small glass of unsweetened tea. I used it again later that day and the next morning. On day 2 around mid-day, I went to my recliner and found out I could straighten both legs. I had not been able to do that in over a year because of the pain running down my left hip and leg. That was amazing!
I began to use the hemp for pain relief – taking a few drops a few times each day and I’ve found relief that is so amazing. I can use my walker again and stand up to put clean dishes in the kitchen cabinets. I feel so good, that things I have been putting off recently I’ve been doing again. Such as walking a few more steps each day, standing up to unload the dishwasher, etc and getting my own glass from the upper cabinets. I go to the garage and wipe off my new to me Beetle convertible even. I’m amazed and so happy. My mind and thoughts feel much clearer and I can sleep many more hours each night now. I no longer have to request prayer in the middle of the night from friends on Facebook. I post “happy” and “feeling great” posts instead.
I totally credit the hemp oil and CBD oils I’ve been using for this amazing relief from my pain. I truly believe the anti-inflammatory and relaxation effects are responsible. I feel like I have more energy each day. I’m starting to reduce some of my other meds, like my Cymbalta and my tramadol.
Best Hemp and CBD Oils
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I have become a believer. A believer that using hemp for pain relief really helps with my pain and inflammation. I’m finding that CBD oils will do the same.
I love to receive your comments and questions. Feel free to leave them below and I’ll get back to you soon. – Shirley
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