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May 24, 2014 9:54 PM Subscribe
I have difficulties with pain medications, either they flat out don't work -- taking opiates is like taking a sugar pill -- or they have freaky weird side effects. So I'm wondering would medicinal marijuana work on me?
posted by patheral to Health & Fitness (25 answers total)
So I have chronic pain issues -- fibromyalgia, arthritis, migraines, IBS, and some issues with inflammation. As I said above the fold, pain meds don't work, just flat out don't work. Just trust me on this, I've been in pain a long time... they don't work. It would be wonderful if they did, because it would make my life a lot easier, but they don't. When they do work (and they rarely do), I get freaky weird side effects that negate what little relief I get from them.
Anyway, the hubs and I are moving to Washington soon (for other reasons) and that got me to thinking... I wonder if marijuana would work on me? I've never tried it before (no... never... not once, ever, didn't even experiment in High School) so I have no idea if it would even have any affect at all. I know it's supposed to help with pain and inflammation, but given my track record with pain meds, I wonder if I should even try?