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    Cool MM and chronic pain

    Deleted in the interests of Harmony and the fact that you never know who is watching.
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    Alex, No one is completely anonymous on these boards, despite what may be thought. I think few folks are going to openly admit their usage or true feelings on a public forum. It may be legal in AZ but certainly is not in alot of states. Diandra

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    Diandra - You are so right - It is a shame. I was hoping might use ancedotal stories or perhaps lins but You are right - Everybody watches everyone now, The Gov intercepts our phone calls - Thank you for calling attention to this - I will delete the post.
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    I think my brain was out to lunch - and for the record I DO NOT smoke but i do advocte for personal liberties
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    Alex and Diandra it is a shame that we can't post anything we want that pertains to CP but I do know the fear that exost on open forums. To all the do gooders wanting gov't to make things safe for us this is one of the unintended consequences and I fear we all suffer as a result. So many that don't have experience with MJ especially how it pertains to CP would benefit from a free exchange of ideas and experiences. There has been so much misinformation out on it by the gov't and others that many of us don't have an accurate picture of benefits and SE from its use. Some day we may have the freedom to speak openly about MJ as it applies to CP but I know today isn't the time.
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    2002 C3-7 herniations and T4-7 herniations, 2004 total disability, a new limited life

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    Thank You mark for what I was having trouble on how to say. It is a shame we cannot have an honest discussion of views - no one need "out" themselves but even that can be problematic these days. Big brother IS watching - they tap our phone lines - google secret rooms in telephone companys - you might be surprized. GPS devices secretly attached to your car and the Gov't wants them in ALL cars - MADD wants an in-car intoxilizer in ALL cars - Where does it stop?
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    Too bad we can't share our experinces (or lack therof) with MMJ. MMJ is legal in CA, and sometimes it's easy to forget that it's not yet legal in every state. For the record, I think it would make a great discussion, but I totally understand peoples' fears about speaking about MMJ on a public message board. I am curious to know whether MMJ works and for which pain syndromes, even though our evidence on this board would only be anecdotal. I have seen people post their experiences with MMJ on other medical forums, so I personally wasn't afraid to share my experience with it.

    Anyway, Alex, I am a libertarian on drug issues, so you and I probably share some of the same philosophies. As I said in an earlier post, I would NEVER want to deny MMJ to people for whom it works. Sadly, it doesn't work for everyone, but what drug does? We are all so different in our individual responses to various medications.

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    I have a real problem with the lack of freedom of speech. I believe in the Costitution
    of the United States and the Declaration of Independence.

    I don't see the problem with talking about and debating the use of MMJ for health
    problems. We should speak ours minds and be willing to let the chips fall where they
    may. Ours options on whether we tried it or not, if it worked or not, if you are not
    selling it illegally we should not be in fear of government. I live in a state that MMJ
    is not legal. I do not use it nor do I sell it. But I do believe that I can talk about it's
    use all we want. Nothing is going to stop my freedom of speech. I will use my words
    kindly and with respect but it can be discussed.

    It they want to arrest me fine, at least my medical problems will be
    covered and I get the healthcare I need if I am in jail. I am to old to worry about
    what they may or may not do to me for speaking my option.

    So with that I will say, I was in my teens and twenties in the 60's and 70's I smoked
    then and all it did was make me hungry or munchies as we called it. So why do it, I
    did not want to get fat then so I didn't keep smoking. I tried it again about four years
    ago. (Government is so ignorant if they think MJ is not readily available in any state
    legal or not.) It did help with my pain but I had the munchies so bad I could not
    stop eating. Now that I am in my older in years I am overweight and gaining weight
    is bad for my health as everything else. So in my situation MMJ is a catch 22 good
    and bad. So I decided for myself not to use MJ.

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    Sandra, thanks for sharing your experience with MMJ.

    My personal experience was this: I tried MMJ for my chronic pain. It really didn't help my pain much. For me, the side effects were overwhelming. I think that I am VERY sensitive to the effects of MMJ. Other people laugh and get the munchies, but MJ just puts me to sleep and makes me feel stupid. It wasn't a good feeling at all.

    I know that MMJ helps others, and I am happy for that.

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    Thank You everyone, it is refreshing to get differant points of view - that was all i was asking - i hope some other people will post ancedodal evidence either way.
    Blessings for everyone and praying everyone is doing as best they can.
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    I have never used drugs or alcohol of any type until using prescription medication for CP but I do like hearing about the realities of MJ because I see so many of our prescription medicines becoming impossible to get or difficult to get our doctors to provide adequate pain relief for us. I have no real experience with MJ other than to be around people at concerts or parties that were using so I don't understand what effect it has on pain or feelings of well being except by talking to people that have used it.

    I have changed my opinion about the legalization of it and think our country and law enforcement would be better off with it legalized and regulated. I do know from teaching and coaching inner city kids that many blacks see it as their alcohol and the only reason it is illegal is because blacks use it. Of course that isn't true but from their perspective it appears that way. There is just so much more real info to get out because it has been demonized for so long we don't really know the full implications of using MJ. Since most people smoke it how big a risk is lung cancer or is there a better way to get the results without smoking it.

    Those of us that care about this research it enough to know what legalization would really entail but there are many in this country that just associate it with heroin, meth, LSD, etc. Maybe one day we can openly talk about the pain reduction so we can decide if the meds we are using have less SE or if we would be better off with the SEs of MJ.
    1979 spinal issues, 1993 lumbar microdisectomy L3-4, 1996 360 3 level lumbar fusion L2-5, 1999 open thoractomy fusion T8-9,
    2002 C3-7 herniations and T4-7 herniations, 2004 total disability, a new limited life

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