Marijuana Use

By X-Hare Latest Reply 2016-03-24 11:08:06 -0500
Started 2011-07-02 10:36:37 -0500

I recently have been told that eating Marijuana can stop the Nausea I get associated with taking my med's (ie-Metformin & Gliclazide).
Also may stop the tingling in my feet and help with arthritic pain in my knee's.
I don't think my Doctor would advocate this form of treatment.
Have any of you heard of proven results?
Just about ready to try anything.

35 replies

Kats49 2016-03-24 11:08:06 -0500 Report

Here n Colorado, MJ can help bunches of peeps. You need to get a Medical card. Many doctors here know of the benefits. I drink this combo daily for my arthritis…blended in my Bullet…1 carrot large, 1 tart apple, ten sprigs of Cilantro, a knuckle of fresh Turmeric root, or 2 Tbls. of powder, 1 knuckle of fresh Ginger root or 2 Tbls of powder, nut milk of choice, sweetener of choice. Trust me it helps…least expensive than the RX drugs with no side effects.

smoke 1
smoke 1 2016-02-28 16:51:49 -0600 Report

Back in my day I mean the 70's that their was a problem with the munchies. I would not to deal with that and try to live with T2.

Unhappy Diabetic
Unhappy Diabetic 2015-07-23 08:43:09 -0500 Report

There have been several studies done that show it lowers blood sugar. I can say from personal experience that it does, because I tested after use and dropped about 10 points. I initially tried it for eliminating nausea from Metformin when I had reached my wits end, which it also did. I have been recently diagnosed with Type 2 (1 week ago) The nausea I experienced every waking moment starting Metformin was nothing short of debilitating and made me dread meals and another pill. No diarrhea, though, thank God. Obviously can't use while working so hope it passes before I have to go back.

X-Hare 2011-08-13 11:13:24 -0500 Report

My Doctor still sitting on the fence something about an unbiased opinion be published in 2014?
Did find some Doc's that do approve not sure I want to change mine right yet.

LTennion 2011-07-23 13:57:01 -0500 Report

I do believe in the medicinal value of marijuana. My son has suffered with a mysterious medical condition since he was 17 yrs. old and he turned 23 yrs. old July 20th. The best diagnosis all of the Specialist's can determine is called Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. Our area Hospital ER Doctor's know him on a first name basis. Because he has been treated so many times over the years, he has built up an immunity(?) to the high powered drugs that they administer just in order to stabilize him. They knock him out for days. You can imagine the cost. Funny, he rebels against the drugs that the doctors prescribe because of the drugged up feeling he has…making it difficult to function, not to mention trying to maintain a job. He has discovered that marijuana not only relieves the nausea and pain, but also the anxiety which enhances the fear of another traumatic episode of vomiting. As a parent, I am torn as to how I should deal with and encourage/influence him regarding this issue. On one hand, my heart breaks for all that he's been through and being someone myself dealing with a chronic medical condition, I do have sympathy and understanding. And honestly, anyone who has ever witnessed another person in the midst of their complications can't help but feel compassion. I think it is difficult to deny anyone a treatment that helps eliminate their pain and suffering, especially if there is not any other alternative that works for them.
That being said, the use of marijuana is still considered illegal as unfortunate as that may be. It is my understanding that marijuana is a natural plant grown in the earth that our body's recognize and even produce certain qualities on it's own. Our bodies know how to utilize marijuana unlike the synthetic manufactured products that the BIG pharmaceutical companies promote that have proven/known side effects. In my opinion, it is similar to religion…it is and should be a personal decision. What works for one person, may not be for the next person.

VickieF 2011-07-06 04:26:48 -0500 Report

They say it helps with nausea. Me it would make me nuasiated. lol I know, because I was at a friends house one time and kept looking to see where the dog poop was. LOL I found out later that it was the smell of pot not dog poop. LOL From what I've heard though about the stuff, it would make you not care if something hurt. If it doesn't make you sick.
And it would add to the numbness so you wouldn't know if it help or should I say wouldn't care. LOL In all fairness I have to say I smoked it in the day
But for me I don't like hugging the toilet and sleeping next to it all night afraid to move away from it. Yes, I got that sick from it so I can't see that it would have benifits for me.

LauraS 2011-07-05 15:00:27 -0500 Report

I recently read about marijuana oil. I don't know where you can get it but it's health benefits are increadable.

SuziOJ 2011-07-05 02:12:15 -0500 Report

I'd love to know if it helps neuropathy pain as I suffer terribly and do take massive amounts of neurotin and that can't be good. I know that least this discussion brought back many laughable memories!

Anonymous 2016-02-28 01:37:55 -0600 Report

I have neuropathy pain severely and take Lyrica but too much makes my eyes swell so I am at max dose. Then I take pain meds to take care of what the Lyrica doesn't. Tried Cymbalta but it causes me to sweat profusely. Tried a couple of drags of a marijuana cig and it did as well as my pain med does. I am convinced that it works for me. Also try Capsaicin HP. It is a topical pain reliever made from chili peppers. It may burn a little at first but that goes away after a few uses. I get it at Walmart. Good luck. I know exactly how you feel.

Jan8 2011-07-06 08:36:51 -0500 Report

lyrica is many times more effective for neuropathy. I use to be in excrutiating pain until my doc took me off neurontin. also cymbalta is good with it.

NavyNerd 2011-07-04 22:58:57 -0500 Report

It's legal for prescription in WA state too.. I know it works for nausea, but for the neuropathy and arthritis? Not sure.. If it does I think I will have to ask my doc for an edible prescription :) It would beat the heck out of the 4 or 5 meds I take to deal with that stuff right now.

ETA: Just had a long talk with my husband on this topic. I did not realize that even though select states have made it legal medicinally it is still against federal law. Just a word to the wise, so that everyone knows that even though its legal in a state, be aware, you can still technically be arrested if tehy want to push the topic. This is something particularly important to think about if you have any military, fire or police officers in your home, because they are guilty of possession even if *you* have a prescription. I sure hope that they can isolate the compounds aside from THC that have those helpful affects, because unless they change federal law, I won't see any benefits, because of the judiciary risks.

dietcherry 2011-07-05 10:36:59 -0500 Report

Actually they are looking to isolate the THC and remove it, not the other way around, as there 400 different chemicals involved. It is only the THC that gives cannabis its psychoactive properties.
It is currently classified as a Schedule I controlled substance (meaning no acceptable medical use).
Judiciary risk aside, there are plenty of benefits from this valuable plant; evidence suggests that it is extremely helpful in the treatment of pain, relieving symptoms of glaucoma and chemo-induced nausea, and promoting appetite among AIDS and cancer sufferers.

lilsister57 2011-07-04 21:57:55 -0500 Report

i have heard and read the beefits of marijuana in cancer patients so why not with diabewtic meds i take metformin and found that if i ate before taking i was fine buy ev eryone has different reactions to meds try it what can it hurtt

dietcherry 2011-07-04 11:47:05 -0500 Report

We had another thread recently debating benefits of marijuana. It beats the side effects of prescription pills, some of which we know are downright dangerous. Its the THC, the component that produces the high, that gives weed a bad rap and I read that researchers are looking for a way to remove it.
We all have different body chemistry too so what works for one doesnt necessarily work for another. You wont know if it will benefit you until you try. Ideally, obtain it legally; not advocating doing anything illegal, but its easily accessible otherwise lol :)

ochibeachgirl 2011-07-04 10:57:23 -0500 Report

Don't know about maijuana, but I know that the metformin settled after a while, only that I have flatulence OOPS! With regards to tingling, I have had that for a while too, and recently my toes started to be numb. My doc put me on Cymbalta and they are better, still a little numbness but feeling much improved. It helps me sleep better too!

big red 1
big red 1 2011-07-04 10:48:24 -0500 Report

the only thing marijuana helped releive was the chronic pain that i am going through. it didnt stop the tingling in my feet. yet all that was a loing time ago i dont use illegals anymore

X-Hare 2011-07-04 11:00:23 -0500 Report

Many LEGALLY prescribed user's claim their blood/sugar levels dropped after ingestion.
Please don't high-jack this thread.
Did it or did it not work for you ?
What have you heard?

MrsCDogg 2011-07-04 10:00:04 -0500 Report

Get your doctor to change your meds! I took metformin for a while and was sick the whole time! Had my doc change it to Actos and Januvia along with Lantus it does well. Don't do something illegal for crying out loud!

X-Hare 2011-07-04 10:40:04 -0500 Report

No - this would be only a prescribed treatment - I agree with you on the Metformin and will note your other suggestions,

Armourer 2011-07-03 19:13:35 -0500 Report

Ditto to all that has been posted but…I think someone is blowing smoke or toking themselves, never heard it worked for diabetes.

parrysark 2011-07-03 09:51:29 -0500 Report

Medical uses for marijuana are many but mainly for nausea due to cancer and other diseases. It does work. It can be taken by making a teaout of it ,put it in brownies and eaten,or it can be inhaled by smoking a marijana cigarette.

jayabee52 2011-07-02 13:10:21 -0500 Report

I have no direct knowledge of what MJ will do or not do. It may not help with the conditions you mention, but It will probably make you so you don't care if you have them.

dietcherry 2011-07-02 11:13:22 -0500 Report

Hello! Marijuana has many medicinal benefits and, although I cant directly attest to any because Ive only used it in a recreational capacity, I believe in its value. You wont know until you try!

tommy123400 2011-07-04 11:19:46 -0500 Report

I'm with you Dietcherry. I don't know if it will help Diabetics but if it works, all you have to do is move to Ca. lol Right On !!! This is a wonderful subject to study on. I would love to volinteer as a study. Please,,all this aboiut Pot has gotten out of bounds. If you want to smoke it, then do so at your leisure. HAPPY 4TH EVERYONE.

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