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loglady94

MS & cannabis

Hello I’m Sara preferably known as the log lady, I have relapsing remitting MS and was diagnosed in March 2017. I am on a monthly treatment known as Tysabri and to be honest I love the stuff. Before starting my Tysabri treatment I couldn’t walk, had difficulty with my eyes & speech. Now however if it wasn’t for my occasional funny walking you wouldn’t know anything is wrong with me really. Before I was diagnosed with MS I used to be a very big stoner, once I was diagnosed I thought I had better steer clear of the stuff. Recently I’ve had a few smokes just to see how I found it. It actually helps me cope with my pain a lot better but does make walking a bit more difficult for me. I really do feel like a novice when it comes to my MS because I don’t really understand much about it. I was just wondering if there is anyone on here with more experience who could let me know if I am making a huge mistake smoking again.

Highlander

@Highlander

@loglady94 Hi and welcome to the club. I can't answer your question I'm afraid but I know a few have used cannabis to help. If you look under your post you'll notice a box marked fun drugs. Click on that and it'll take you to other posts made about it. Hope this helps. Every thing in moderation I guess. Feel free to ask any questions you like we'll more than likely find an answer. Greetings

Treacle1990

@Treacle1990

Hi @loglady94. I was recently diagnosed with RRMS, January 23rd of this year to be precise. I have yet to start my treatment but smoke here and there and it definitely helps! Calms me down and eases the pain. You got to do what you feel is best for you. Some will advise its bad others will say its ok. But really its what works for you thats the main thing. Hope that helps x

Stumbler

@Stumbler

Hi @loglady94 and welcome. Smoking anything is not good for you. But, Cannabis is showing itself to be an untapped resource for a few ailments Hence the introduction of legislation to permit the supply of Medicinal Marijuana. Have you considered Cannabis Oil or ingesting Cannabis?

AmyShift

@AmyShift

@loglady94 one of our members, @paulgriffiths, wrote a blog post about his experiences with cannabis. You can read it here: https://shift.ms/my-experience-of-using-cannabis

loglady94

@loglady94

Thank you everyone so much ❤️

simone2

@simone2

Hi, I use cannabis but I use a vaporizer,so don't get any harmful smoke, it really helps with the pain so i get a good night,also i use cbd oil as well.

Melina_Zambrano

@Melina_Zambrano

Hey all! I'm super new to this social networking thing for MS. I was diagnosed with RRMs in June 2018. I have been dealing with a lot of pain, specifically at night to the point where it wakes me up constantly thru the night. I have found CBD oils help a little but I was wondering if weed would help with my pain while I sleep? I'm fine throughout the day but but I dread it once I'm home and trying to wind down from the day knowing that horrible pain is going to start.. my neurologist said its neuropathic pain, dont know if that's something anyone on here has dealt with? Would really appreciate anyone's advice!

Mlgilber1

@Mlgilber1

@melina_zambrano Neuropathy is common with MS. You definitely could try marijuana. I did and I thought it made my tingles worse and I tried lots of different kinds, but I know it helps others. Are you on any medication for your nerve pain? There’s lots of different meds that can help with nerve pain. I know gabapentin is usually what’s given. It didn’t work for me so I now take lyrica and it works better, but still only helps a little. Hopefully you find what works for you!

Melina_Zambrano

@Melina_Zambrano

@mlgilber I am currently taking gabapentin three times a day and I think it helps thruout the day but it's just the worst at night. I also was given tylenol with codeine but that didnt do anything either. My current neurologist is no help with this pain situation but I'm trying to find a new one that works better with me and my MS. I also take duloxetine for depression and pain but that doesn't help either. Thanks for the suggestions!

Melina_Zambrano

@Melina_Zambrano

@mlgilber1 I am currently taking gabapentin three times a day and I think it helps thruout the day but it’s just the worst at night. I also was given tylenol with codeine but that didnt do anything either. My current neurologist is no help with this pain situation but I’m trying to find a new one that works better with me and my MS. I also take duloxetine for depression and pain but that doesn’t help either. Thanks for the suggestions!