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Has anybody tried medicinal marijuana for Crohn


Wed, April 25, 2018 9:05 PM

I have heard that marijuana may relieve some of the symptoms of Crohn's
Has anybody here had any experience with this?
Thank you.

FPO Galen
Joined Jul 13, 2017

Tue, October 16, 2018 10:01 PM

Reply posted for LiviaC.

I see you mentioned weight loss. Do you mean it helped to gain because you were underweight? Or do you mean you used it to lose weight?

FPO jh5191018
Joined Oct 16, 2018

Wed, October 03, 2018 12:19 AM

Reply posted for Galen.

Well, apparently I've been self medicating my symptoms for many years. I've been hitting walls with doctors for a decades for several different medical conditions and this past week I found out that it all is from Crohns. (Undiagnosed till last week) It helps with pain, joint inflammation, nausea, fever/chills, appetite, that exhausted dying feeling, sooths GI inflammation and other things for me. I have neuro issues as well. Higher levels of CBD helps the most. I'm going to be honest with my doctor and ask for medical. I've been on so many different medications over the years and had so many side effects and had nothing really help. This has helped the most and I've had no side effects other than getting fat and laughing too much at moth memes.

FPO Crohnazone
Joined Sep 29, 2018

Wed, October 03, 2018 12:19 AM

Reply posted for Galen.

Well, apparently I've been self medicating my symptoms for many years. I've been hitting walls with doctors for a decades for several different medical conditions and this past week I found out that it all is from Crohns. (Undiagnosed till last week) It helps with pain, joint inflammation, nausea, fever/chills, appetite, that exhausted dying feeling, sooths GI inflammation and other things for me. I have neuro issues as well. Higher levels of CBD helps the most. I'm going to be honest with my doctor and ask for medical. I've been on so many different medications over the years and had so many side effects and had nothing really help. This has helped the most and I've had no side effects other than getting fat and laughing too much at moth memes.

FPO Crohnazone
Joined Sep 29, 2018

Wed, September 05, 2018 6:31 PM

Reply posted for Galen.

I have UC and a permanent ileostomy, but have been hospitalized multiple times for epigastric pain. After my most recent hospitalization in May, I was taking Percocet for 6 weeks. I was careful when I took it, and how often, which is why I didn't get addicted.
 

My GI wasn't too keen on me trying medical marijuana, but I went ahead and did it anyways. I had trouble falling asleep, and not only did it help me sleep better, it helped with my pain.

If you are experiencing pain from inflammation, it will work wonders. If you are experiencing pain from an obstruction/stricture (like I am), it won't help as much. Although it definitely does take the edge off, it does not help with excruciating pain. For example, pain level 6-8 it will help. 9 or above, it will make you a little drowsy but it won't alleviate severe pain.

FPO joshesteinberg
Joined Jun 15, 2018

Sat, September 01, 2018 11:37 PM

Reply posted for LiviaC.

Livia,
been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 
I am willing to try medical marijuana 
can you tell me what I specially should ask for when I walk into a marijuana store  for UC ?
let me know  ....
thanks, Lon

FPO sparky74
Joined Sep 1, 2018

Sat, September 01, 2018 10:15 PM

Reply posted for Galen.

Hi I do not have Crohns but I have ulcerative colitis and I found an immense amount of relief from medicinal marijuana! From pain, weight loss, stress management and my inflammation. I'm not sure how different our diseases are but I'm such an advocate. All the medicines they put me on were so harsh and made more issues. CBD is a strong form that does not make you "high" and in most places accessible to anyone!

FPO LiviaC
Joined Sep 1, 2018

Sat, July 14, 2018 2:43 PM

Reply posted for Ellen Bridgewat.

Thank you all. I will convince my wife to give it a try. Next week she will see the doctor.

FPO Galen
Joined Jul 13, 2017

Fri, July 13, 2018 5:13 PM

Reply posted for Galen.

Yes!  I have had Crohns for 45 years now.  I've had bowel resections, bled internally,  etc . . . . When I hit menopause,  however, I became very nauseous which is the one side effects I never experienced.   The side effects of pharmaceuticals left me with a migraine which made me throw up . . . . !

So I turned to Medical Marijuana.  It works like a charm.  Not only for nausea but it also helps me with gas and occassional pain.  You will need to learn about the differenent strains; Stativa and Indica, and understand THC percentages.  The dispensaries will usually have some one to help you through the process.  

Good luck!

FPO Ellen Catb
Joined Jul 15, 2018

Mon, May 21, 2018 4:09 PM

Reply posted for Galen.

Yes, it relieves pretty much all of my symptoms. It has been the only thing that has worked for me and it provides an almost immediate relief.

FPO radish
Joined Sep 18, 2010

Wed, May 16, 2018 4:53 PM

Reply posted for Galen.

Hi - I saw your post and I just wanted to share...we have so so many customers that suffer with Crohn's. Many seem to find relief with CBD products...vape and tinctures. It is a natural anti inflammatory so seems to help with no side effects. Much luck to you in your journey! 

FPO HolisticLife
Joined May 16, 2018

Tue, May 15, 2018 2:18 PM

Reply posted for Jerryfan82.

Thank you. Appreciated!

FPO Galen
Joined Jul 13, 2017

Mon, May 14, 2018 8:42 PM

Reply posted for Galen.

Hi there. I got my card a couple of months ago and have sound some relief with caramels that have a high cbd to thc ratio. I’ve also used some cbd oil and it helps a bit too. I think you need to experiment to see what works. The data suggests it should help people like us. Beware of high thc content if you want medicinal relief. My first try left me completely and unintentionally stoned for hours!

FPO Jerryfan82
Joined May 14, 2018

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