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I have multiple sclerosis and I will turn 54 in October. I was diagnosed in 1988 believe it or not, and the most prominent thing is, I have to walk with a cane when I’m out of the apartment. However, that being said, I have witnessed this MS grow increasingly worse. and I am honestly in desperate straits for anything that would help me. I have only tried marijuana just a very few times and it was only in the past two years. Some of it was too strong for me and it scared me off. It was in a joint form and also in an edible form. I find myself doing less and less and lasts all of the time because my walking is so bad. My balance is completely off and I go to physical therapy for that.

Unfortunately, I have just recently broken a bone in my foot and I had to stay off my feet for eight weeks. That is pretty much my life anyway, but missing eight weeks of physical therapy has put me back so unbelievably far. I am so very uneducated when it comes to marijuana except for the fact that I know that CBD does not get you high and it does help with pain. I am wondering if THC or maybe the CBD or a combination of the two, would help me have more fluid movements as I try to walk. There is no question that I can walk with a cane and then I can drive a car and that I can go to the grocery store and all the other things that people do, however, if I do one of those things, consider me completely shot for the day. So much work goes into getting my legs to move and keeping my balance at the same time. I have seen numerous videos of marijuana helping people with ALS, which is far more of a nightmare than what I’m going through. What I am going through now is that I find myself just sitting for about 90% of the day. I have been on disability since 2005. And as I’ve said, I still am considered remitting relapsing, praise God for that, but I do see the MS progressing and though there is no way to stop it, I have got to find something so I can feel at least more comfortable.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and I truly hope that you can help me and educate me more in the comments below.

All of my gratitude.

9 Comments

  1. Avatar Laurie Bouchillon says:

    Renee 🙂 Hi I myself am a patient with spinal damage from a motorcycle accident on 9/11/09, I was a passenger and got ejected off at 50 mph and hit a tree head first….yes it is a miracle that I am alive. I stopped all the opioids they were giving me and only did the marijuana and I am walking again cuz of God’s given plant He put on this earth for us, that”s why our bodies have the receptors for the plant CBD THC etc. All I know is that it will help you, you just need a good caregiver who can get/give you the right plant for you cuz the plant has many varities for different situation. Just be patient and pray and God will help you and with His plant. God Bless Laurie

    • Avatar Renee says:

      Laurie Bouchillon, you redponded to my message almost one year ago EXACTLY!!
      I just found it today, August30th 2018.
      I left a fairly lengthy message with my age, 54 at the time, along with the fact that I have MS, never tried cannibis before and wasnt sure how to go about everything. I live in Michigan.

  2. Avatar Barbara says:

    Pain and sleep disturbances: According to a 2005 ”gold-standard” trial of whole-plant cannabis-based extract (oromucosal spray containing 1:1 THC:CBD), cannabis-based medication was twice as effective as placebo to treat pain, and three times more effective for sleep.

    Inflammatory-related issues: Neural tissue inflammation is common as the body’s immune cells attack the central nervous system. The (well established) anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis can help MS sufferers.

    Muscle spasms: A 2014 systematic review provided high-quality evidence that cannabis-based medicines were highly effective in treating muscle spasms.

    Abdominal complaints: Many scientists believe cannabinoids help control gut response and modulate gastrointestinal issues. According to a survey conducted by Scottish researcher Roger Pertwee, 51-60% of respondents reported a decrease in defecation urgency, a 44% decrease in incontinence, and 30% had less constipation.

    Mood issues: Most MS patients will experience depression or at least persistent mood issues. Pertwee’s survey found that more than 90% of the MS sufferers reported botanical cannabis as improving mood.

    • Avatar Rener says:

      Barbara, you redponded to my message almost one year ago EXACTLY!!
      I just found it today, August30th 2018.
      I left a fairly lengthy message with my age, 54 at the time, along with the fact that I have MS, never tried cannibis before and wasnt sure how to go about everything. I live in Michigan.

  3. Avatar Randy says:

    I have no personal experience with MS. But lots of experience with cannabis. I use it for arthritis and injuries from car accidents. I am 69 yrs old and live in Michigan.
    So much depends on where you live. Do mind sharing that? In the mean time search the internet, YouTube has LOTS of info, so does the internet in general

    • Avatar Renee says:

      Randy, you redponded to my message almost one year ago EXACTLY!!
      I just found it today, August30th 2018.
      I left a fairly lengthy message with my age, 54 at the time, along with the fact that I have MS, never tried cannibis before and wasnt sure how to go about everything. I live in Michigan.

  4. Avatar Deb Arnold says:

    Renee, I would like to know where you are living. I have an awesome caregiving team, and they deliver and will patiently work w you. Read up on the advances of Isreal’s research on cannabis, it’s amazing. I’m a patient, I have Nf1, and Hasimoto’s.

    • Avatar Reneee says:

      Deb Arnold, you redponded to my message almost one year ago EXACTLY!!
      I just found it today, August30th 2018.
      I left a fairly lengthy message with my age, 54 at the time, along with the fact that I have MS, never tried cannibis before and wasnt sure how to go about everything. I live in Michigan.

  5. Avatar Reneee says:

    Deb Arnold, you redponded to my message almost one year ago EXACTLY!!
    I just found it today, August30th 2018.
    I left a fairly lengthy message with my age, 54 at the time, along with the fact that I have MS, never tried cannibis before and wasnt sure how to go about everything. I live in Michigan.

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