I was disappointed to learn that our Oncology group is not registering to administer Medical marijuana now that it has been legalized here in Virginia. Has anyone here on the discussion group used the oil for either pain or as an adjunct to their treatment? If so, how is it going?
My Oncologist’s practice here in Pennsylvania, has one doctor that can prescribe Cannabis. I haven’t tried any yet but I have a friend who is using the vap and the oil for pain. He was ingesting the oil and it gave him diarrhea. I don’t know what kind of oil or the strength. He says that the vap does help him. There is a hugh variety of cannabis and different strengths. It is best to start out slow and find what works. But it can be expensive. I believe that Medicare will pay for it but other insurance may not. I’m thinking of trying it for the terrible neuropathy that I have from chemo. I would like to get off of Neurontin ( Gabapentin).
I just bought my first medical marijuana products a week ago. I’m trying full spectrum CBD oil capsules with 10 mg THC, which is low THC level. They have a mild effect, mainly easing my mood and helping me fall asleep. No side effect. Medical marijuana isn’t tested or quality controlled except by the maker, so ensuring you get what you paid for is basically trust. So far, the capsules are ok. Next purchase I may go for higher THC. Medicare parts a and b don’t cover medical marijuana. Some Medicare supplement plans do but you need to check for coverage. What I bought was less expensive than I expected. I use Norco for pain and am trying the CBD/THC oil to use less Norco, with some success. It’s not perfect but I’m just starting. Hopefully federal laws and regulations get changed, since 31 states allow medical marijuana, and a number have legalized recreational marijuana. Might drive down prices and regulate quality control. And allow transport on planes. When I mentioned CBD oil to my oncologist, he did tell me to use CBD from marijuana with THC in it, not CBD from hemp, which has no THC.
I do the same as sublingual drops; CBD oil with low THC for daytime. 50/50 oil for the evening. Swallowing such small quantity of oil doesn’t bother my stomach. I’m considering to start vaping in the evening for a quicker result = falling to sleep.
I have numbness in my fingers and toes which is bothersome. My daughter got me some gummy bears call (relax gummies) and the sales girl gave her a free sample of cream which I rub on my finger tips and toes. The gummies and cream seemed to help lessen the discomfort in my fingers but didn’t notice any change in my toes. The label on the gummies says CBD Infused – extreme strength.
I have neuropathy, osteoarthritis in my hips. I’ve been trying to get a medical marijuana card until then I obtain mine by any means necessary. I can’t do the pharmaceuticals for the inflammation because of the side effects. I already suffer from side effects from the diabetic medicine. I wish everybody the best.
I am fifteen months out of radiation, chemo and surgery for neck and throat cancer, still have not been able to swallow food I eat mainly soup or smoothies.
I have tried CBD and THC rather than pain meds, but nothing has helped. Still have neck, ear, jaw and throat pain. Tylonal helps.
I am told hang in there taste, swallowing might come back. So far no.
I use CBD in a lotion (no THC) form on my lumpectomy/node scars and radiation burn and I think it is miraculous. Stops burning and itching. My Rad doc is impressed by it as well. I highly recommend it. I also put the oil in my nightly tea and since I started I feel 100% better in the morning. Still tired at night. You can get the CBD without THC at any health food store. I order gummies because it is cheaper. Hope this helps.