Going green

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Has anyone had any experience with medical marijuana to help with treatment?

On the balance of things, there are less side-effects and addictive-tendencies than opiates, and given the pharmacological actions and processes of PHN, marijuana would seem to have a lot more positive than the majority of prescribed medications we are usually given. 

Has anyone tired? What are the different experiences in different countries? 

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    I have no idea. However, many of the meds that are prescribed for shingles or PHN work directly on the brain-nerve connection, such as Lyrica and Gabapentin. Just because you're taking something that alters your state, which alcohol can do too, doesn't necessarily mean they'll help the the symptoms of this virus. I live in WI and it's illegal so I can't even give a personal reference. But, even if it were legal, I'd have no interest in it.

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    I tried a cream I bought in Las vegas to put on my forehead and top of my head where PHN exists.  I tried it 3x and it didn't do anymore than lidocaine (4%) over the counter did.  To be fair, it had a very low TCH content. It also had capsaicin in it which you could buy much cheaper in a drugstore.  I also tried a gummy with a high TCH content that a friend gave me and it was way to strong; wouldn't try that again without cutting it in parts.  I bought an under the tongue liquid but haven't tried it yet.  To be honest, I don't want to add to anything I'm already taking (900mg. gaba) and the lidocaine.  My husband liked the cream tho; helped with an eczema spot he has on his head.  So not a total loss.  We shipped it home with no problem; just don't take on a plane.

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    I tried it, even did a consultation with a doctor who specializes in medical marijuana and has had shingles himself, but it didn't work for me. Even though I did different combinations for day and for night, I had way more side effects with it, and couldn't work or drive while using it; whereas I could work or drive fine once I got used to my dose of neurontin. However, when the pain was really bad, I used it in addition to neurontin, -- especially in order to sleep or relax -- which my doctor said was fine to do. I didn't need nearly as much as expected. I was cutting pills into eights and sixteenths.

    Good luck!

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      Being 30 gaba is really hard on my brain, cannabis I am use to so I see what you mean. Yes best for when pain is at break threw levels. Strong indicas are hard to find. Oil, tinctures and rubs are more consistent but often weak and/or expensive.  

      Cocunut plus cannbis as a topical really helped with skin irritations and medication side effects.

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