I have had bypass surgery and 5 stents.My back has also been broke in two places. I have stenosis in my cervical and lumbar areas of my spine.My ankle was shattered and was rebuilt with plates and screws.My hip had to be replaced.A pain medication.containing codiene is the only effective medication is the only relief I have.Alot of drs.use my heart condition as an excuse not to give me anything for pain.This infuriates me .Anyone else run into this problem? As of now I… read more
Recieved my Medical Cannabis Card Friday and visited the Dispensary Saturday Morning. I was given a tour and was surprised by the huge selection of products. I made my purchase, went home and enjoyed. Wow, did it help with pain reduction and getting sleep. I just did one bowl.Took 2 watermelon gummy bears at around midnight, and I slept 7 hours. First time in 11 years I have slept that long, Usually its snippets of 2 hrs. I have to say after finally getting some good REMs, I feel great!
I have diastolic heart failure, very low blood pressure, and a acending aoritc aneurysm in addition to severe chronic inflammatory demyelinating peripheral. neuropathy. I am on opioids, synthetic opioids,anti convulsant drugs, and anti depressants for pain control. I take 16 pills/ caps at night, 12 During the day, and 4 in the afternoon, and have been doing so since 2009. They have pretty well lost lost their effectiveness so I’m weening off and almost done with the opiates, and I will be taking the medical marijuana once my card is approved. Right now I’m on on the CBD oil with out the THC during the day . You don’t get a high. It has natural analgesics. You don’t need a card for the oil at night, the doctor wants me to take the Gummie Bears before bed. They have the THC that will give you a hihgmand make you sleepy. I can’t wait for that because, I.can never sleep more than 2 hrs at night due to extreme pain.i catch up during the day by falling asleep briefly at my desk at home or just sitting in a chair.
I will switch over to medicinal marijuana when it becomes legal in Missouri.thank you.
All the drs arent prescribing them....I fell 6mos.after open heart surgery. So sore...dr wouldnt give me anything..."take tylenol" is was I was told....bs
MarshaAtwood, Opioids are being abused by people on the street. Some abusers got on them for a high, and some for pain relief. Tylenol 3 works for me when the pain gets bad and nothing else has helped, but that is usually only after I have done too much and put too much strain on my body. They slow the digestive process and constipation always happens if I have to take one. It is my last resort and I take maybe 5 a year.
I use a Tens unit, ice packs, 4-5 Boswill capsules, Noni Juice, plain Tylenol for Arthrits, for pain before taking an opioid. Rubbing Essential Oils on the skin, especially the bottom of the feet will help me sometimes.
I use a defused with Lavender oil while relaxing. I am not as concerned with an addiction as much as the physical damage that opioids causes to my digestive tract. If the digestive tract has any problem , the whole body suffers. Nutrients cannot flow and do their job in keeping the body going.
Also, avoiding foods that cause inflammation will help keeping pain down. The SAD diet is the most destructive diet to our health. Bad fats, and high starch carbs have taken over in the fast food industry. Sodas, and sugar substitutes are damaging the entire body. Sweets are really dangerous for the heart. We don't think about that and tie them to weight loss and Diabetes, but insulin spikes causes inflammation and inflammation causes painful bodies, and heart disease.
Since I have changed my diet, I have far less pain, and the pain is much easier to control without the opioids. God bless you. I hope that this helps you.