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Muscular Dystrophy & Medical Marijuana

“Pain will make you try many things. When I tried cannabis, it was like three inhalations, six minutes later the pain was gone. The evidence was enough for me. It was life changing."  

Christa Mae, a muscular dystrophy patient in California

Muscular Dystrophy is a group of conditions that result from genetic disorders.  Features of MD diseases include atrophy, DNA mutation, defective protein metabolism and muscle growth.  Onset of MD usually begins in childhood but can manifest in adulthood.  Conditions can be so severe that sufferers cannot walk and have difficulty taking or even breathing.

 

"I'm not one to brag, but I made it out of bed."

 

Symptoms

  • Difficulty in moving, running, jumping, sitting, lying
  • Underdeveloped musculature
  • Large calf muscles
  • Pain and stiffness in muscles and joints
  • Motor-skill related learning disabilities
     

Top 3 Drugs Prescribed for Muscular Dystrophy 2015

  • Mexiletine
  • Phenytoin
  • Procainamide 

 

Mexiletine

Blurred vision; clumsiness; constipation; diarrhea; dizziness or lightheadedness; headache; heartburn; incoordination; nausea; nervousness; stomach discomfort; tremor; vomiting. Source: www.drugs.com

Mexiletine Side effects, Information and Statistics

 

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS - HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA WORKS IN MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

“Marijuana helps me deal with my MD pain.  It helped me get cut way down on opiates, which were killing me."

 

How does Muscular Dystrophy feel?   

"Painful feet - put unequal amounts of small pebbles in each shoe, then take a walk, if the MD Gods are mad at you, substitute needles for pebbles."

"Hook bungee cords to your rear belt loops and rear pant leg cuffs then for your arms hook bungee cords to your shirt collar and cuffs on shirt sleeves then go dancing
." - Spasticity Defined Properly."



HOW MEDICAL CANNABIS HELPS MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY PATIENTS

DOCTOR'S TESTIMONIALS:

“He has been using marijuana on his own, as he feels Marijuana gives him the best pain relief - better than anything that he has used in the past.  With 2-3 inhalations on a MJ cigarettes two-three times a day, this improves his pain levels drastically w/o incapacitating him."
 

“MS Patient was using MJ successfully on a daily basis; pain from 8a-8p; needs only 2-3 inhalations from a MJ cigarette to get pain relief."

 

“He is using MC to control his pain with good effect. He also uses oxycodone and oxyContin, but he tries to limit this drug due to addiction and side-effects."

 

420EvaluationsOnline: Muscular Dystrophy patients who wish to try Medical Marijuana legally can get their official documents here.  Simply apply here online, it takes a few minutes.  Then on the same day, a Medical Doctor evaluates your file.  If the Doctor feels your conditions qualifies for MMJ, you're done!  There is no charge if you're not approved.

 

It's really that easy. 

 

FURTHER READING - HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA HELPS IN MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Pain Treated Better With Marijuana

Muscular Dystrophy-Cannabinoids-Symptom Relief

Cannabis in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

Muscular Dystrophy Wiki

 



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