I have a vaporizer that I use on extremely bad days and a family member who is a chef has begun working with edibles. So far I've found vaporized CBD oil most effective without the red eyes and "stoned" feeling, but am new to it's medicinal uses and would love to hear others experiences with various medicinal marijuana products. Thank you in advance as I know this particular topic can be "taboo"
It worked just as well as the stuff I purchased off-market. And yes, it helped immensely!
I am taking Cesamet, which is a pill form of pot, you develop a tolerance so you do not feel stoned all the time. I find it changes the quality of the pain, the pain is still there but more tolerable if that makes sense.
Exactly. While I understand the worry for legal repercussions.. I care more about the level of pain I'm feeling than the ticket I may get for self medicating. In most cases, doctors will tell you not to make a habit out of it because of the legal issues but will go ahead and say it's okay to take what they prescribe, but what they're giving you has 1000x more side effects. I'm the type that's not one to even take something for a headache. I believe the body should be able to and is equipped for healing itself.. the only thing is that endo isn't like a headache, your body creates it and can't fight it. So in a way, it's not a choice really when you have to take something because you're on your knees in pain..and your own body can't help in the healing process. Why not at least take back control of the choice by deciding what you do and don't put into your body right? Personally, I see no issue with an unaltered, grows out of the ground, and is literally a form of life itself type of remedy. I just don't believe in prescribed medicines as a personal choice and I feel like the holistic route doesn't poison my body.
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Oh yes! I noticed a tremendous difference between smoking and vaporizing. I started vaping with regular pot, ground up but recently found CBD oil that works EVEN BETTER! My husband hates the smell of any smoke, so the vaporizer allows me to sit with him on the couch and get relief, rather than having to go outside or taking other measures to counter the smell. Also, because the CBD oil is a concentrate of only the pain relieving compounds within the marijuana plant, there simply isn't a stoned feeling, smell, red eyes, etc. I do get an appetite boost from it, but with chronic diarrhea as my second most prolific symptom of Endo, I have to be very careful to make sure I maintain my weight (I dropped to 90lbs before my first gyn would agree to the laparoscopy to confirm the Endo he didn't feel during a pelvic exam and thus assured me I didn't have)
I just don't understand how alcohol is legal but a medicine that can help millions, decrease the prison populations and generate revenue for the government is illegal (though intellectually I know it's an oil baron feud that dates back to the very beginning of the U.S. as a nation.)
I hope this helped, please keep in touch and let me know what works/doesn't work for you. Are you on any other treatments for daily pain?
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