Friday, April 16, 2010

Pondering Pot

When I returned from the grocery store this afternoon the hallway in my apartment building was thick with the scent of pot and something else I wasn't able to put my finger on. I couldn't help but consider spending some time sitting out there in the hopes of reaping some pain relief. I would be lying if I tried to say this was the first time it occurred to me that pot may be a good thing for my migraines. Truthfully, I think about it often.

I've never smoked anything in my life and don't really have any interest in starting now but I would like to try baking a marijuana treat to see if it would prevent or stop my migraines. I do have my normal rescue medications but I'm not crazy about them. When I first take the meds my migraine will get much worse for about an hour, and then it will slowly start feeling better (but it rarely takes all the pain away). Then I'm left in a fog and my heart feels off. Perhaps the pot experience would be more positive.

I honestly am not just looking to get high. If I could be free from pain I would be as high as I would ever want to be.

Unfortunately, I don't live in a state where medical marijuana is legally and safely available. I don't even know how I would go about obtaining it on the streets so I guess for now I'm left to my wondering. Perhaps the day is not far off when medical marijuana is readily available everywhere in the country. I sure hope so. I would be comforted by the regulations and quality assurance that would come with the legalization of pot.
Have any of you tried it? What happened?


  1. I tried it a lot in my youth, but not to deal with pain!!
    I wish it was available where you are since pain relief is so idiosyncratic, and wouldn't it be great if it worked for you!

  2. I have tried it in the past, but it did not help with my migraines. I know people who swear by it, though.

    As for how to get some to try if you decide to do that, I'd recommend asking around to friends and family members to see if they know of someone.

    I know some people will probably frown upon this, but if there is a chance it could help you, who are any of us to judge?

  3. I did try it and marijuana actually makes my migraines worse. I think it's because my migraines are my body over-responding to stimuli (according to my doctor) and my body gets even more overloaded when I smoked. But that's just my theory. I've heard it's worked for other migraine sufferers.

  4. Works great for me! :)

    I've written about marijuana and my migraines extensively at my blog. I highly recommend trying it. There are definite pros and cons to eating vs smoking for pain relief, but I agree with you that eating it would probably be a better start for you.

    If you have any specific questions, don't hesitate to ask!

  5. <---- swears by it.

    I already commented, but it didn't go through. So, if you end up with two comments from me, know it isn't the pot. :)

    I've written about marijuana and my migraines pretty extensively. I would definitely recommend trying it, but agree with you that eating it would probably be a better choice (at least to start with) for a migraining, novice-smoker.

    If you have any specific questions, don't hesitate to ask!