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Re: My Story with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Marijuana [Re: PrimalOcean] #278250
06/16/17 01:01 PM
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Mmj may be helpful for you, but it is not proven to even slightly slow progression down. I've had painful flares and mj would not work for me. Plus when you are in need of real treatment after years of taking mmj no doctor would recommend opiod treatment which is the best pain reliever for this disease. Though mmj is helpful for you now I would recommend it to anyone to take a disease altering drug with it to slow progression down and it is shown that it only has anti inflammatories properties and would not be a better choice then nsaids.eventually the disease will progress where you wish you took the drugs that were fda approved. Because you will need morphine and still be in pain...


Diagnosed 4+ months ago with as causes chest pain and severe back pain . Medications : methotrexate .6 per week in divided doses, Prednisone tapering off 2 5mg daily, folic acid mg daily, dicloymine for stomach pain and cramping , ranitidine 150mg twice daily and Prilosec 20mg extended release once daily , Carispodol (Soma) 350mg 5 times daily , oxycodone 10mg every 4 hours as needed
Re: My Story with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Marijuana [Re: Thesnakejakw] #278680
07/31/17 01:41 PM
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I agree that medical marijuana won't counteract AS disease progression and that a biologic is the way to go. However, I don't think it's helpful to make sweeping comments about what does and doesn't work for pain. Everyone's bodies are different. I do take opioid pain meds in combination with medical marijuana, both of which I use under the advisement of (and full support from) my rheumatologist and primary care physician. For me, my pain has been much better managed on medical marijuana. Additionally, my inflammation levels have dropped since starting to use it. For some people, it does help.


Female, early 30s. Dx AS July 2016, symptomatic 13 years.
Current meds: Cosentyx (150mg injections every 2 weeks) since April 2018. Tramadol (100mg every 6 hours) since January 2017. Celebrex (200 mg every 12 hours) since July 2017. Medical cannabis tincture/oil/vape/topicals.
Ineffective meds/ intolerance: Remicade (3 months). Cimzia (6 months). Enbrel (6 months). MTX w/ folic acid (2 months). Plaquenil (3 months). Prednisone (1 month).
Re: My Story with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Marijuana [Re: PrimalOcean] #282067
11/16/18 05:04 PM
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I am a newly diagnosed AS patient but been dealing with it for almost 10 years. Opioids work wonders for me but since the witch hunt has begun on them I was forced to try antidepressants which all of them made me crazy or moody and 100% disfunctional in the bedroom. I stated then I wanted only my opioids and that wasn’t going to happen with the FDA threatening doctors. I lost a PM Dr. and a Psychiatrist in a year due to the FDA taking their license. I had a spinal stimulator trial and it didn’t do much of anything if at all. I am now on Medical MArijuana while weening off opioids or at least trying to. I am as only given a month to do this after years of daily use. After 3 weeks I say that MM has done 0 to 15% for my pain. I still rely heavily on my Percocet. I have tried 12 different mix’s and none makes me feel better unless I get high and at that point I become useless. On Percocet I function 100% normal. I will admit I can be a glass half empty guy more often than not. So I wonder if my negative energy affects MM success. The original poster was very upbeat and alive soul wise. My I’m spiritual but not religious, mostly see the negative, at one point was the life decision of the party and always on the go. I feel Marijuana does exactly what some say and that is only enhance what and who you all ready are. Until you can successfully change your thinking MM will not work great. Just my opinion

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