Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pondering Pot Part 2

I'm thinking about pot again.

The thing is that my muscles are taking over my body despite my daily dose of muscle relaxants. I'm always in pain between my head, jaw, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands. I pretty sure beefing up my coping and stress management skills will make a difference but it's a long process. I'm also pretty sure the PT I'm arranging will make a difference, but it too is a long process.

In the meantime I wish there was something I could take that would give me a little break. Maybe some pot (eaten, not smoked) would relax everything. Maybe it could be the intervention that puts an end to the cycle of pain and helps my body jump into the relaxation techniques and whatnot that will make for long-term relief. I just can't think of anything else that would be a spring board over the gap. Can you think of anything?

I just don't know what I'm doing when it comes to that stuff. I can't help but worry about it reacting with all my other meds. Besides I don't know the difference between good stuff and bad stuff. It's intimidating but I'm pretty desperate for relief.


  1. Maybe try to talk to your doctor about it. Sort of phrase it like, "If I was going to try that what would I need to watch out for?" Obviously depends on the doctor, of course.

  2. My mom's an RN and a medicinal marijuana user, and for her there was less need for pain meds once she started medicating with marijuana. There's always a possibility mixing drugs can magnify their effects, but she doesn't believe this happens with pot and pain meds.

    You can try, where users rate marijuana dispensaries. Good luck :)

  3. Jesse has suggested I try a little marijuana to see if it helps me too. I am just scared, as a nurse I could be subjected to random drug tests, and in Florida it still is not legal for medicinal use. I have however, in the distant past smoked it...I just remember it making me sleepy and paranoid. But I'd love to eventually re-try it to someday to see if it works.