Anyone try Hemp CBD oil or cannabis for pain?

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   Posted 3/17/2018 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering if anyone has tried either one for pain and what your experience was like. I was on Butrans patch and Tramadol for years but now the Butrans stopped working. I was put on Fentanyl and that’s not giving me any relief. I have Lyme disease and 2 coinfections and have pain of 7-9 on pain scale. I have 3 kids and it’s so hard to take care of them if I don’t have some pain relief. I know fibromyalgia pain is very similar to Lyme pain so I thought I’d ask here also.

If there is something that has helped you with pain that you’d like to mention, I would love hear it.

Thanks so much!
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   Posted 3/17/2018 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I did try it a couple of times to little effect, but I think for cbd oil to be effective you have to take it daily and you need to find the right kind. I'm waiting for legalization in Ontario as the prescription oil is very expensive. There is a group on facebook called CBD oil users group that could give you better information. It's very helpful with legalities and is CBD oil only, so not very 'out there' if you knwim.

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   Posted 3/18/2018 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm almost two weeks in trying it. I was told by the prescribing doc it would take a month or so.

I take CBD oil 2x a day and a THCA oil 2x a day (apparently THCA, while having the THC, the THC is still bound up some what so you don't get high). An hour before bed I take a small dose of THC Indica oil.

So huge pain reduction, just takes the edge off a bit, such that I know when it wears off. I was on amitryptiline but I went off a week ago and that caused me all kinds of pain, nausea, and, weirdly, itchiness ! It's been a painful week but I want to see if the CBD oil works...maybe should have kept the amitrypiline. I guess the amitryptiline was actually doing something - without it I feel way more pain in my muscles and skin.

This CBD oil regime does help me sleep !! That is so important. Even if I stop buying the CBD oil down the road, I might hold on to the night time one.

I am in British Columbia. Once I got on the program I could (strangely) order any product I wanted but I went with what my doc prescribed. Well, I don't want smoke in my lungs, don't want to vape. Apparently some heat is needed to release the THC. Oils are safe BUT one should be careful if using THC strains because oils can take an hour or so to kick in - don't want to over do it (one builds up gradually over days to find what level works).

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   Posted 3/19/2018 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried CBD oil for a month but had the unfortunate effect of it making my pain worse not better. After some research I found out that can happen in some case. Just lucky i guess. Dosage change didn't help either

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   Posted 3/20/2018 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   

I have been diagnosed fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis-early stage....doesn't feel like early stage nono

I also have a history of chronic pain from lower back issues. I have 3 artificial disc replacements in my spine.

I am already in pain management and was beginning to finally see the end of the light, post op developed facet issues, after injections, meds, was ready to begin to exercise. I was a long distance runner and half ironman finisher 8 years ago, plus an avid tennis player. This has been devastating emotionally.

I don't have your ENORMOUS responsibilities of raising children...

I had a bike accident 2 months ago that sparked this flare apparently. I like you have a pain level of 8-9.

On the RA site I asked the same question. Most that answered said it was effective and if I had access to try it. I do and am in the process of getting registered in my state. Haven't decided if I will or not, I am little hesitant. Although everyone was very positive as well as the doctor that certified me. (Not a back alley MD like I imagined, a normal family practice female that believed strongly in the right of the patient to achieve an optimal quality of life for them.

On the RA website I have asked the question and have received numerous responses that they use it regularly and it is effective. I received a similar number of responses that said use plain CBD oil, not sure what that is, but the people using it seemed to have more chronic and may be useful for me later, I need as you something for acute pain breakthrough.

Don't know if I helped, but I think I will try, I don't think it will hurt anything. Plain CBD oil is over the counter, I have no idea but some swore by it.

Best of luck


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   Posted 3/20/2018 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I would be a little cautious about over the counter CBD oil vs from a dispensary - only because of ensured potency. Kind of like vitamins or herbals, I would worry that the strength or purity wouldn't be guaranteed. Maybe ?

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   Posted 3/29/2018 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Cannabis has been phenomenal for me. My preference is edibles, which can be tricky to regulate. However, once I figured it out it has helped immensely. For someone who is constantly fighting for some kind of energy, when I do consume it does make me more tired. I consume on days when I would end up being in bed or on the couch, so it isn't really that much of deal. Makes my world a happy place because I literally feel no pain! A word of caution, I have run into times when cannabis has made my symptoms worse. This was due to I was using Sativa strand instead of Indica. I am fortunate to live in a state that allows both recreational & medical. If your state allows both definitely go for medical. The cannabis is grown under stricter regulations & I noticed a huge difference in the quality of the cannabis. I never use recreational cannabis.

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   Posted 4/24/2018 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to take CBD extensively, and I no longer due to cost. I initially took CBD (the kind with a bit of THC included) to wean off a large dose of Tramadol daily. That helped tons, and I took it every 1-2 hours for a while. I was taking the under the tongue oil, which is pretty inconvenient.

Oils and tinctures are very hit and miss. Some are quality, some don't work at all. CBD with THC is really the only useful CBD for pain, because it needs that small amount of THC to be activated. It doesn't make you high, or any other feelings of cannabis, just makes the oil more potent.

I find that CBD pills are more effective, because there's not chance of them washing away in your mouth. They also last longer than an hour, and you can dose much easier. It is an expensive route to go, but can be very effective. The brand I swear by is CBD Plus Oil capsules, with 15mg CBD per pill. They shipped online to my state, its worth a check on your area. They come out to 1$ a pill, and when I have no tolerance, 1 does the trick. If I'm using them regularly, I take 2-4.

Let me know if you have any questions!

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   Posted 4/25/2018 5:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I just spoke with a friend who was on opioids for her pain. The doctor took her off and she tried three different types of the CBD oil. She said none of them helped her and is no longer taking them.
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   Posted 5/5/2018 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been using CBD oil with a little THC in it. It is legal where I live. I started using it because so many of my "elderly" friends were using and really loving the improvement in their pain management.

My arthritis feels worse than the fibro most of the times and I was getting pretty down about the pain all of the time. I feel the CBD helps. I am still taking one Tramadol in the morning and some Tylenol at night. I don't take the CBD until after lunch and then just a small dose. I haven't taken a full dose yet. I am very cautious! It does decrease the amount of pain I have.

I think it is worth trying if it is allowed where you live. Just my experience. I don't feel drugged when I take it. But I do not drive after I take it.
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   Posted 5/11/2018 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Due to legally unavailable for CBD oil in my state, I purchased Cannibis Essential Oil from Edens Garden Made from hemp. (legal in all 50 states)

I found it works for me. I rub it with either coconut or olive oil on sore muscles. With the screaming tailbone or sciatic pain, I apply 1 or 2 drops without any additional oil and it takes away the pain for a while. There is no THC but it has given me relief when I think I am losing my mind from the pain.

I have Tramadol, but it doesn't even touch the pain, it just makes me feel sluggish.

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   Posted 5/14/2018 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
holy cow you just reminded me what i have to do today i have to go to this yoga spa and buy cbd

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   Posted 8/18/2018 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for all your awesome replies! My Dr. filled out paperwork for me to get medical marijuana card. There are is so much paperwork to put together it’s overwhelming. I don’t know if I’ll ever get it done! Don’t need anything to get opioids but for marijuana, that doesn’t kill thousands of people every year, it’s like I’m filing for a green card or something. With the CBD oil I’m a little afraid that it will actually kill off Lyme and cause me more pain rather than less. It seems like most herbal things I try I end up getting bacteria die off symptoms. My detox pathways are terrible and get die off very easily. Just want something to help the pain rather than make it worse. Guess I won’t know unless I try.

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   Posted 9/18/2018 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I take just started taking CBD oil - 1ml twice per day. You have to start with a smaller dose then work up to the full dropper (1ml). The oil is the most effective way to take it. I have restless legs and it solved that problem right away. Now I sleep at night. I am taking Cymbalta, and I am going to try to ease off. CBD oil makes me peppy, I feel like doing more. I believe I am in less pain, but when I sometimes when I do have pain, I take a mild muscle relaxer.

You have to get full spectrum pure CBD hemp oil with the whole plant. It is legal in almost all states. I don’t take marijuana because the hemp oil works. The rich CBD is in the hemp plant. Doctors mix hemp oil with a little THC from the marijuana plant.

I get mine from:


I get the 1,000 mg size.

Post Edited (Yellow1955) : 9/18/2018 8:31:16 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/19/2018 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much for sharing your positive experience! I think I’m going to give it a try. Even if it doesn’t help with pain but helps in other ways, it still might be worth it.
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