Does medical marijuana help with the pain of lupus & rheumatoid arthritis?

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Does medical marijuana help with the pain of lupus & rheumatoid arthritis?
Hello, I have lupus & rheumatoid arthritis and I'm at the end of my rope. My doctors can't treat my condition & I have tried everything. Right now I'm on a medicine "cocktail" of morphine, vicodin & oxycodone which I'm sure is killing my liver. I have never done marijuana- not even in my younger days. I recently talked to someone else with lupus & they told me that medical marijuana helps her get through her day. Does anyone have insight or experience with this? I'm not sure what to do at this point..... I'm just in pain....
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I have also been through this myself. On Fentanyl patches, other painkillers, muscle relaxers, sleep meds, etc. I have severe fibromyalgia, CFIDS and arthritic pain. But cannabis is the only thing that helps when the pain meds and muscle relaxers won't. And it also doesn't make me groggy & lose sight of what I should be doing. I just feel normal when I use it. If I'm in a very bad flare up, it may not make me able to do a regular day's worth of stuff, but I can tolerate the pain much, much better. I have no side effects from it as I do from other medications. I'd be more than happy to tell you everything I know about medical cannabis (which is a lot), all about my personal experience and what the research says. Just email me if you'd like more information. I'd love to help. You can message me through my Yahoo Answers profile. Peace to you.
My daughter in law has lupus.She was in such pain,my son heard that pot could help so he went and got her some(they had never smoked pot)She swears by it.Says when her lupus is real bad, the pot is her only relief.They have 5 children so she has to stay on her toes.hope this helps.
I use marijuana to help me with pain. I have a bad body. my shoulders, knees, and back are the things that cause me daily pain. I have only been smoking it for a year now. and i will tell you that i can make it though the day. My pain get so bad that i can not move. when i smoke it help my body lossen up and alows me to move. Smoking one or two boals and taking a hot shower works wonders. at least that is what i found out. have a nice day.

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