Crohn's Disease Forum » Treatment » Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis


 
11-01-2017, 09:57 PM   #1501
BelindaLea
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: United Kingdom
I would like to know more about the use of medical Mariana for the treatment of crohns
11-02-2017, 12:50 PM   #1502
pamshusband
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: woodland hills, California
As far as I'm concerned, it is a godsend. Until I started with a 3mg of LDN in January, whenever I traveled and could not smoke marijuana I became "sick--felt lousy, discomfort, diarrhea 8 times a day, the was even when I was on Humira.
With marijauana, felt well until end of last year when the Humira stopped working although marijuana still helped. Now I'm on LDN and smoke marijauana and feel really good for an old guy who has had Crohn's for about 50 years.
If you want to they marijuana, I recommend you start with the edibles and if necessary, progress to vaping and smoking.
11-07-2017, 02:44 AM   #1503
anti_venum
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Just wanted to say that in the last few days PA (USA) has moved further down the road to getting this to those it can help. As of now there is a list of doctors in PA, around 100 with another 200 finishing the certificate up.

You can find out how to register with the government and which doctors to try to get in contact with a the PA Gov website. It's under Guides. I would have posted a link but I need at least 10 posts and currently this is my third.

They will also list dispensaries, 22 located in PA right now, for when they are open.

If you live in PA and plan to try this just remember your street address needs to be all capitalized, your name doesn't except for the first letter and you have to type in the (000) 000-0000, the - and () must be entered.

It took me multiple tries as it wouldn't be verified because of my street address not being all in caps instead of just the first letter of the word.
11-07-2017, 05:21 AM   #1504
Rainbowchaser
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Alaska
N/a

Last edited by Rainbowchaser; 11-07-2017 at 11:24 AM.
11-07-2017, 05:26 AM   #1505
Rainbowchaser
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Alaska
N/a

Last edited by Rainbowchaser; 11-07-2017 at 11:21 AM.
11-07-2017, 05:57 AM   #1506
Rainbowchaser
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Alaska
N/a

Last edited by Rainbowchaser; 11-07-2017 at 11:18 AM.
11-07-2017, 06:13 AM   #1507
Rainbowchaser
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Alaska
I get extremely paranoid when using cannabis. But I do feel a great deal of relief in regards to the gut. Is there a way of using it that would cause LESS paranoia? Is ingesting or vaporizing different then smoking it? I wish I could benefit from it, it would be so easy! LOL
No THC or lower THC.

Last edited by Rainbowchaser; 11-07-2017 at 11:04 AM.
11-07-2017, 10:28 AM   #1508
More Than Pickles
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Rockledge Florida

My Support Groups:
Wanted to mention that marijuana and CBD are two different chemicals from the cannabis plant. THC gets you high, CBD doesn’t. You can obtain CBD oil, gummies, lotions, sprays from smoke shops and some pharmacies over the counter. Im sure both offer relief to people depending on your issues. I don’t smoke, but have tried the CBD gummies. They helped to relieve anxiety, but not much more. Best of luck.
11-07-2017, 10:56 AM   #1509
Rainbowchaser
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Alaska
I personally don’t feel ‘high ‘ from 1:1 ratio THC and CBD and it stops hours long vomiting episodes. I just left the clinic just now actually. The educator and doctor confirmed in my case, both chemicals are recommended. I am not sure if people coming off of medications with horrific side effects will even notice feeling ‘high ‘. The stigma associated with THC used recreationally to get ‘high ‘ kept me from trying it earlier. No different than people using any prescription for the purpose of getting ‘high ‘. The stigma stings as much as ever.
11-07-2017, 12:26 PM   #1510
More Than Pickles
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Rockledge Florida

My Support Groups:
I agree with taking whatever helps you to feel better.
11-08-2017, 07:07 PM   #1511
mackraslo
 
mackraslo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: vancouver, British Columbia

My Support Groups:
I personally don’t feel ‘high ‘ from 1:1 ratio THC and CBD and it stops hours long vomiting episodes. I just left the clinic just now actually. The educator and doctor confirmed in my case, both chemicals are recommended. I am not sure if people coming off of medications with horrific side effects will even notice feeling ‘high ‘. The stigma associated with THC used recreationally to get ‘high ‘ kept me from trying it earlier. No different than people using any prescription for the purpose of getting ‘high ‘. The stigma stings as much as ever.
Are you on any other medications while using the Cannabis? Like antidepressants or crohns treatment drugs?
Thanks! Just curious. Cheers
11-08-2017, 07:55 PM   #1512
pamshusband
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: woodland hills, California
I also take 3mg of LDN--i'n basically in remission
01-10-2018, 03:19 AM   #1513
McKinley
 
McKinley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: South Carolina

My Support Groups:
· Stoma
I would love if this could atleast the help pain since i am currently on low does opiods and they are currently barely helping me get by. The government is also cracking down on opioid usage for anyone even ppl who are sick so my doctor wouldn't increase my dosage even a slight bit. I had looked up the laws of my state and am wondering if I should ask my doctor if I should prescrip to the medical marijuana in my state. Would it help anyway and which part is supposed to help the thc or the cbd cause my state only allows for Marijuana with low thc and high cbd
04-09-2018, 10:10 AM   #1514
Dmitar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Manila, Philippines
I have read many articles about medical marijuana and how it can help you in terms of chronic pain, bone injuries, eating disorder/anorexia, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, inflammation, even cancer and a lot more. Like this article about a marijuana strain from ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/triangle-kush/ . Cbd and thc are also new to me and I don't even smoke. If this is true I cant find any solid conclusive evidence that speaks to its efficacy.
05-27-2018, 12:09 PM   #1515
Jess72707
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: San Bernardino, California

My Support Groups:
I'm new to this site and this is my first posting here. I figured I would post on something I feel strongly about after reviewing a few of the forums here(which all look great and I cant wait to get involved). But I am not exactly sure where the discussion is here, I know that I moved to CA where the use of medical marijuana is legal recreation use and medical of course. I've tried cbd products to full spectrum 1;1 ratios... higher thc contents. 1;1 ratio of cbd;thc (full spectrum plant extraction) is now my medicine of choice. I have NEVER got this close to remission (or so i think) on medications prescribed to me. I dont want to go into full detail of what i do or which exact choice of use of cannabis I engage in, unless anyone would like to know more info. Ive been trialing myself on this and i feel as though its a miracle I have figured something out.
06-02-2018, 11:36 AM   #1516
yagi
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Hi All,

Been reading this thread with interest. I have had bowel issues all my life. I use to roll around on the floor after dinner as a teenager. I did have a colonoscopy but nothing found. Throughout my years I was diagnosed with IBS. I had constant bloody diarrhoea throughout my 30s. I expected to never have a normal bowel movement again. Dr said it was haemorrhoids and IBS so I just went with that. Eventually, at about age of 42 (4 years ago) I was in the back of an ambulance getting rushed to hospital 40 minutes away with my heart going crazy. I had H.G of 8 no iron, mishappen small, clear red blood cells etc. No cardiac issues found, was put in hosi for a week ... they gave the option of iron infusion or blood transfusion. I went with the infusion (worked well). Colonoscopy was done during that week and found chronic active inflammation in large bowel and biopsy in one section confirmed changes the showed IBD as proctitis .. non specific other areas.

I went onto salazopyrin and within a short time I had normal bowel movements ! I stayed on that for a couple of years and bowel was good, but my iron crashed again (but no bleeding ?) and another infusion ordered ... this time I had an allergic reaction as soon as the flush went through and iron started, that was scary but I walked out of the hosi that day with no iron .. told never to have another iron infusion. Managed to get iron up to 50 with daily liquid iron drink over 6 months. HG was ok.

I was getting weird symptoms, like muscle aches and tight chest, sometimes shortness of breath like at 3am. Went through all the cardiac tests again, asthma test etc. Nothing showed up. I stopped the sulfa and the symptoms all disappeared within days. It was the side effects of the sulfa causing the symptoms. I stayed off all drugs for a while then UC symptoms started again so tried Mesalazine. Immediately I had the same side effects as with the sulfa so I stopped. Tried colozade but was not effective. So after reading around about MM and having the opportunity to have a supply of it, I thought I would try. I was a bit worried as I had smoked it in my 20s and new that it caused rapid heart rate .. my low iron issues caused rapid heart rate so I did everything to avoid it ...... it was a feeling that made me nervous. And the first time I smoked my heart rate was at 140bpm ! Scary ... the next day though it wasn't so bad and after a few days smoking once after work my heart rate actually went down to around 80s (it was normally around 100 before I started smoking).

Anyway the cannabis worked very well .. normal stools, no diarrhoea or bleeding after 9 months (of smoking) another scope showed disease was in quinessence (I get scoped every 2 years due to nasty polyp found). But I could not get a good supply of MM and hated buying it so stopped when I was really well. After a few months symptoms returned .. with bleeding. I was very worried about my iron levels and part of the bleeding was from my hems from years of diarrhoea. So I was booked in for what they call HAL/RAR hem surgery. I didn't smoke as I thought it might interfere with the surgery. The recovery was bad (6 months ago) and since then I am still seeing some bleeding plus now I have new symptoms in my stomach, nausea, sometimes vomiting (bile / highly digested food) and strange pains between my bellow button and sternum immediately after eating and iron back to nothing again. Really bad back ache in my spine and migraines too now. Dr says maybe it ulcer from NSAIDs from the operation. So now in 2 weeks time I have another colonoscopy and endoscopy.

My uncle had Crohns and Dr (specialist) says perhaps I do also and not just UC / proctitis. I'm not sure but its never ending and a central theme in my life although I know there are worse of than me for sure. It's embarrassing having to tell work clients that I am not well often too.

Anyway bottom line is the MM really helps me and after these scopes in 2 weeks I might consider going back to it if the stomach stuff is IBD related. I feel that if I had not stopped I might not be in this position now.

Cheers.
07-06-2018, 06:03 AM   #1517
Catriona004
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Netherlands
Well, I'm doing research for my future cash crop and haven't really put much thought into which marijuana strain I would like to grow. I'm looking for the highest strain to harvest, but quality is a must as well. I did a search for "Highest yield" and "harvesting" here and this was the only result bonzaseeds.com/blog/grow-one-marijuana-plant-effortlessly/ it contains all the information I was looking for to came up. I'm a stage 2 Pancreatic cancer survivor. Doctors declared that im now cancer free and i'm so glad to hear that. Since then marijuana products has been a great help to me so i decided to grow my own marijuana for my personal use only. But growing marijuana requires more knowledge and need to understand its life cycle. I have encountered many different problems in growing myself but that doesn't help me stop from growing my own herbal medicine.
Reply

Crohn's Disease Forum » Treatment » Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 PM.
Copyright 2006-2017 Crohnsforum.com