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Living with Polyneuropathy CIDP, GBS, & CMT

Does smoking marijuana effect CIDP?


#21

I’ve been on it for 4 years now in Maine. I feel it changes the way you perceive the pain, making it more bearable. Edible MJ seems to help more, I eat brownies bought at the dispensary…


#22

Heather,
It is definitely a better option than pain pills! It makes such a difference in my pain level. Would he nice to have edibles though. I trust my source or I wouldn’t be doing it. It is becoming legal in so many states as it should be for pain control. It took the pain from an 8 to a 3! Now that is a relief! Best of luck!


#23

I think Canada is in the process of legalizing it, but I am not familiar with the details.


#24

No…smoking…vaping etc…of marijuana has exactly the same effect as morphine etc…it only blankets the pain…stop smoking and it comes back…my feelings anyway…others have different views…because they smoke marijuana…


#25

ONLY blankets the pain? You say that like it’s a bad thing.


#26

Not neccessarily a bad thing…but same as all medications…blankets the pain and does not take it away …also with side effects i.e the munchies etc.
Marijuana has a calming effect on some and a complete turn around in others .
Just another drug that you get hooked on . But i guess everyone has a different view…especially if you have used drugs before and like the highs.
Me…i prefer my life uncomplicated complicated living with CIDP…
Many best wishes friends


#27

I have tried MJ both medical and street types and found absolutely no help for the pain. I was diagnosed with CIDP two years ago and the pain is horrendous, I will wake crying from the pain. I have found a couple of neurologist that are familiar with CIDP and have been in a program from Shands hospital in Gainsville Florida, it is a debilitating disease. My blessings to all of you and keep a positive attitude.