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Medical cannabis to treat Osteoarthritis

  • By Savyna

    When I was 9, I started developing pain in my right toe. I went to my GP, and on diagnosis, he confirmed that I have got arthritis. I was shocked and my parents refused to believe it. They told me that it might be the mistake on the part of the doctor, and there is no chance for a small girl at my age to have arthritis.
    Over the years, the pain has spread to other regions, including toes, shoulders, hip, and joints. I was a basketball player and I was prescribed anti-inflammatories and pain relief sprays before practicing any kind of sports.
    Now, I am 19 and am already fed up with the pain. I find it difficult to survive. I cannot enjoy life as my friends do. I have heard about the treatment for osteoarthritis ( http://apollocannabis.ca/chronic-pain/osteoarthritis/ ) in Toronto, from a friend of mine near that locality. She says that this treatment makes use of medical cannabis to cure the pain. She says that this treatment is effective and many people have got the desired result from this treatment.
    So, I am going to give it a try. Is there anybody over here who has used medical cannabis to treat osteoarthritis? How were the results? Please give some genuine replies and suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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  • By Lauren Tucker Keymaster

    Savyna,

    Thanks for reaching out and we are sorry to hear you were diagnosed with RA, most especially at a young age. There are others in the community that have had a similar story. While we encourage you to talk to your heath care provider about getting on a treatment plan we cannot offer you medical advice via the internet (for your safety)

    While others may have tried this form of treatment and may share their experiences here with you, I thought this article might be helpful: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/cannabis-and-pain/

    Thanks for reaching out and we do hope you get some relief soon.
    Best,
    Lauren (RheuamtoidArthritis.net Team)

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  • By Whiskersvtwin

    Savyna,

    I submitted my application to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission yesterday. It’ll take a couple of weeks to learn if I am approved. If that happens, I have to go to a doc that is legally permitted to prescribe cannabis and if approved I can go to a dispensary. I’ll keep you posted on the status and let you know, if approved, how it helps.

    Hope you get a break from your pain.

    -Chris

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