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    Pot for spasticity

    I have MS and now use medical marijuana. It's specifically working for bladder spasticity - I didn't realize what a huge issue i had. I have a baclofen pump, but this seems to take the edge off all my spasticity.

    #2
    I have an SCI and lots of spasticity and it works for me and has for 10 years

    If you haven't already done so you may want to try it in a tincture form.
    I've found that I get effective results below the threshold of feeling it in the head so I start every day with some in my coffee.

    A year ago i gave a friend with MS some tincture to try.
    She says it changed her life.
    She was able to return to her career after MS had forced her to quit.

    Good luck
    Doh!

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      #3
      Tincture is the best, IMO. Google "Green Dragon" for a very effective method of extracting the goods from the plant. Doesn't work for me, but I hear good things. Well, it does address tone and spasms but it amplifies my neuro pain into "hell on earth" territory. Not an effective solution, and hard to dose consistently without a reliable (preferably legal) source.
      "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

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        #4
        can you get medical marijuana in tincture form, or to make into tincture form? What type of medical marijuana is the original poster talking about?
        I was injured 2 weeks after my 16th birthday on June 14th, 2004. My level of injury is C5 complete, but I can move my wrist.

        My screen name comes from the movie The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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          #5
          I just ordered CBD oil, supposedly it gives relief from spasticity and is legal to order in all the states, I'll report my results with it, it doesn't get you high though, which is fine with me, the pot they sell nowadays is way too strong.
          "Would you rather reduce deficits and interest rates by raising revenue from those who are not now paying their fair share, or would you rather accept larger budget deficits, higher interest rates, and higher unemployment? And I think I know your answer." Ronald Reagan"

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            #6
            Iuse Original Diesel strain. - i think that matters. I vaped for a month or so. Now use aMagical Butter machine to make pot coconut oil. Then use that to make granola.

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              #7
              Originally posted by JeffH View Post
              I have an SCI and lots of spasticity and it works for me and has for 10 years

              If you haven't already done so you may want to try it in a tincture form.
              I've found that I get effective results below the threshold of feeling it in the head so I start every day with some in my coffee.

              A year ago i gave a friend with MS some tincture to try.
              She says it changed her life.
              She was able to return to her career after MS had forced her to quit.

              Good luck
              Do you use a certain strain, Jeff?

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                #8
                Generally I've found that for tinctures the strain is less important.

                That said, for me, sativa-dominant hybrids provide the best combo of pain and spasticity relief without the 'rush' associated with the Indicas that sometimes intensifies neuro-pain.

                Specifically, Blue Dream or one of it's variants consistently work the best for me.
                https://www.leafly.com/hybrid/blue-dream
                Doh!

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                  #9
                  I live in New York where it is not yet legal for medical purposes may not be for another year. The program is supposed to start 2016, but there is still the issue of credentialing the doctors to prescribe it as well as the dispensaries that will distribute it.

                  In the meantime, is it possible for me to get it through the mail or some other way, excluding off the street purchases?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Subams View Post
                    Iuse Original Diesel strain. - i think that matters. I vaped for a month or so. Now use aMagical Butter machine to make pot coconut oil. Then use that to make granola.
                    Have one of those also but just make butter

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                      #11
                      Rule of thumb I use is Sativa affects the mind makes me feel high and Indica effects the body makes it relax.

                      Sativa strains are usually the best for depression because they clean up and focuses my attention. Sativa is the heady high. This area has a new Sativa strain called BUBBA DOG with THC at 27%. That is great for in the morning with the sun and coffee, now that is a productive high I can strategize and plan my day with a focused mind.

                      In the evening when I want to relax my mind and tense body I smoke or eat butter from an Afghanie Kush which is an Indica. I don't get high but tired and have a nice sleep usually feeling a little better in the morning than if I had not smoked any Indica.

                      BLUE DREAM is a great Sativa hybrid while an Afghanie or Kush is an Indica variety.

                      The state I live in has legal medical MJ since 1999 and just legalized recreational use this year. Looks like state is going to outlaw outside growing and as a grower I am ok with that.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by trekker6 View Post
                        I just ordered CBD oil, supposedly it gives relief from spasticity and is legal to order in all the states, I'll report my results with it, it doesn't get you high though, which is fine with me, the pot they sell nowadays is way too strong.
                        Have you tried the oil yet, trekker6? I ordered a bottle of oil for vaporizing and a syringe of the 15% cbd blue label sublingual oil. I tried the vaporizing oil last night and for anyone who has trouble with sleep, it will definitely make you drowsy but it did nothing for my spasms or pain. I would still have to take meds. for both but I could probably sleep sound for at least 5 to 6 hours with the use of the oil. That's better than what I get now.
                        Last edited by Brent K; 30 Dec 2015, 3:40 AM.

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                          #13
                          I burn one every so often. I have to be careful due to piss tests at work. But the herb does chill the spasms for me, and the pain somewhat. Will still need to do meds for bedtime, but at least I can have a calm evening (when spasms are worse) when I hit the bong.

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                            #14
                            I'm 15 years post injury and have really bad spasms. IMHO, nothing works better than marijuana for spasms. The CBD strains seem to do nothing to alleviate my spasms and I noticed that THC is the key to controlling my spasms. I was hoping that CBD strains would help me so I wouldn't have to be "stoned" all day, but I would rather be "stoned" then have my liver destroyed by all these medications my doctor prescribes me.

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