Medical MJ for joint pains??

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   Posted 11/7/2013 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone ever tried using marijuana to treat their lupus symptoms such as joint pains, fatigue, etc? Countless people have suggested this method to me so I decided to look into it and see what its all about. I'm only 20 years old but my body feels like its 60 and I just want to find natural ways to help my lupus because I couldn't imagine how my body is going to be 5 years from now. Is there anyone who has tried it and had success?
Please don't judge (as I know this can be a controversial subject) I know its nearly impossible to be pain free but the less pain, the better.

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   Posted 11/7/2013 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh I'm sorry I had no idea. Thanks for letting me know

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   Posted 11/7/2013 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
couchtater, please familiarize yourself with the rules. They are known to change periodically. As this has become legal in several states, it is to only be discussed for medical purposes, any recreational use discussion is forbidden.
As to answer the question, I have used it in the past before being put on transplant list and it has helped a lot with pain. It doesn't last very long but safer than chemical pills in my opinion. If you are not a fan of smoking, you can always get the food products or make them yourself!
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   Posted 11/7/2013 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, sorry. I didn't realized it had changed on this one.
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   Posted 11/7/2013 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Best way to deal with pain is to treat what is causing it...lupus. Treating only symptoms doesn't make good sense. There are lots of different meds to address pain until suppression meds get your lupus under control. Pain meds only treat the symptoms and can become a problem in addition to lupus which should not be uncontrolled.

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