THE TREATMENT OF CHOICE FOR MIGRAINE - MEDICAL MARIJUANA
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Medical Marijuana has been used for many centuries to treat Migraine. Up until 1930's, American physicians commonly prescribed Cannabis medicines dispensed by the local pharmacy. In England, Queen Victoria physicians prescribed Marijuana based medicines to treat here monthly women's issues which included migraine. The truth is, industries that were in competition with industrial and medicinal hemp, through hook and crook, bribed and coerced Washington politicians to declare the herbal commodity illegal.
MARIJUANA WAS PRESCRIBED FOR MIGRAINES FOR TWO HUNDRED YEARS
Today, the legal battle rages and the academic arguments continue. Is Marijuana bad? Does it cure migraines. In the America of your great-grand parents, these questions were a non-issue; Marijuana is simply a medicine used to treat, headaches, PMS, and other disorders. You see, Marijuana was never really illegal anywhere in the world until certain governments and business interests literally created the problem out off thin air. What a royal mess those naughty billionaires and complicient politicians made.
1930 - PHARMACIES STOCKED CANNABIS BASED MEDICINES - A FAVORITE TONIC FOR WOMEN
In the 1930's, the petroleum, pharmaceutical and cotton industries lobbied Washington in a war against hemp. Hemp oil, fiber was used for clothing, rope, lubricants, food, the list goes on and on. Cannabis medicines were not even on the public's radar and there was little to no controversy about marijuana.
A propaganda campaign was launched to demonize both Marijuana and Hemp. It did not matter that hemp was non-psychoactive, the good people's flaw is that they'll believe their leaders instinctively and this proves to be their undoing over and over again. Case in point is the following bizarre criminalization of Marijuana.
Fast forward to today.- the fantastic News For Migraine Sufferers
The investigation was mounted partly in response to recent studies suggesting a relationship between headache and levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain, and evidence that cannabis may increase serotonin levels.
Using MJM, some patients reported a complete remission of migraine. The majority of sufferers reported 55% less pain and symptoms than controls. The average frequency of headache within the group decreased from 10.4 headaches per month to 4.6 headaches per month. Additionally, 11.6% of patients reported a reduction in duration of headaches.
"You heard about how doctors used to drill holes into patients’ heads and thought: “Maybe that’s not a terrible idea…”
The Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board recommended adding several disorders to the list of conditions and symptoms that qualify for treatment under the state’s medical marijuana law.
Illinois is one of the 25 states that has legalized medical marijuana. Meanwhile, the trouble making Fed still have anti-marijuana laws on its books. Thankfully, the Federal government has been barred from using funds to raid and /or arrest state licensed medical marijuana patients, dispensaries and other mmj businesses.
The board was petitioned to consider adding anorexia nervosa, anxiety, chronic postoperative pain, diabetes, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, essential thrombocythemia with a JAK2 mutation, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, Neuro-Behcet’s autoimmune disease, neuropathy (peripheral and diabetic), osteoarthritis, polycystic kidney disease, PTSD, and superior canal dehiscence syndrome to the list of debilitating conditions that might be treated with marijuana under the Illinois Medical Cannabis program.
"You don’t need a near-death experience to “see the light.”
This article discusses how to use cannabis to treat your migraine? ?headaches?. There are many ways cannabis can be used as a natural alternative to over the counter drugs like tylenol, ?aspirin?, and Advil. Aspirin is the best of the lot, but can cause ulcers, abdominal pain? and upset stomach, and ?heartburn in some people. Tylenol and Advil are a long term disaster with common side effects being serious liver and pancreas damage.
The right form cannabis, especially those high in the cannabinoid CBD (with moderate amounts of the psychoactive THC) being best for the average person. Many migraine patients describe their demeanour changing from one of morbid disaster to happy days.
“For me, I feel like if you don’t want to get high-high, this is a product specifically just to get rid of discomfort, Smoking a joint is fine, but most people can’t smoke a joint and go to work. This, you can put it in your purse, You can put the rub on your lower stomach and lower back at work, and then when you get home, you can get in the tub for a soak or make tea, and it allows you to continue to work throughout the day.” - Whoopi Goldberg
Goldberg has been outspoken about her medical-marijuana use in the past. In 2014, she wrote in The Cannabist about her love of her kush-filled vape pen, which she says gives her relief from glaucoma-related headaches without resorting to eating handfuls of Advil every day.
“I started using the vape pen because I stopped smoking cigarettes about four years ago and discovered I couldn’t smoke a joint anymore. The relief that I got with the vape pen was kind of different from what I got with smoking. I could control it much better.” - Whoopi Goldberg
Finally, she became an approved ?medicinal? ?marijuana? user only very recently! :-) Whoopi found that medical cannabis helps with quite a few ailments she suffer from, like ?anxiety?, ?eye pain, PMS with vomiting, ?pain?, ?migraine, ?arthritis?, ?insomnia?, etc. She laugh - LOL - reflecting on all the aches and pains she had before finding the cure.
"You blurt out “No!” before someone can finish asking “Are you sure it’s not -”
Medical marijuana might help migraine sufferers reduce the frequency of their headaches, a new study suggests. In a study of 121 people with migraine, 103 reported substantially fewer migraines after using marijuana. Another 15 subjects reported that the frequency of their headaches remained the same during the treatment, and three said the frequency of their headaches increased.
"It’s like giving birth without any joy, just pain."
McMahon finally is behaving himself and got his Arizona medical marijuana card; To be fair, the punk quarterback of fame had to wait until medical cannabis was approved by a voter referendum in 2010. Before that McMahon had been taking 100 Percocet pills a month for pain in nearly every body part; his shoulders, legs, neck and arms.
"They were doing more harm than good," he said. "This medical marijuana has been a godsend. It relieves me of the pain — or thinking about it, anyway."
On a typical day, McMahon smokes marijuana in the morning to help him get moving, a little in the afternoon, depending on how he feels, and a good hit of sedating weed before bed, commenting that there was no way to sleep without it.
"You know how exhausting it is to run a marathon, even though you’ve never actually run one."
[Endocannabinoids] also play a vital role in a healthy appetite, feelings of pleasure and well-being, cognitive function and memory. It is no coincidence that marijuana also affects these same mental functions. It was discovered that the bio-chemicals in marijuana (called cannabinoids) affect the receptors in the body and brain that modulate many physiological and psychological functions.
Cannabis is now commonly used to successfully to treat migraine, fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, and glaucoma and the list goes on and on. This article explores the questions, Does cannabis simply relieve these diseases to varying degrees; is cannabis actually a replacement therapy for those with a deficiency in endocannabinoids; or is it a combination of both covering for an endocannabinoid deficiency and helping in some other way?
"Smells can make a severe migraine worse, so don’t even THINK about coming over here with that popcorn or salami, pal."
Are you deficient in endocannabinoids? Endocannabinoids are your natural bodily chemicals that modulate nerve cell receptors that control - turn on and off - inflammation and PAIN. The major ingredients in marijuana, THC (psychoactive) and CBD (non-psychoactive) have been found to shore up low endocannabinoid supplies akin to taking a vitamin pill - except the effects are very dramatic. A better comparison would be to give water (marijuana) to someone nearly dying of thirst.
Patients who suffer from headaches, Fibromyalgia, Inflammatory bowel syndrome and muscle spasms may be deficient in cannabinoids (Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency).
Many patients who use cannabis for migraines/headaches report that cannabis decreases their headache score “from a 10 to a zero in seconds”. Not all patients who suffer from headaches (or the conditions listed above) will have the same result, everyone is different.
If you suffer from any of the conditions above and don't benefit from your current treatments, speak with an experienced marijuana physician and ask about the possibility of treating a clinical endocannabinoid deficiency.
"They sometimes start with a euphoric feeling, which is like being handed a lollipop before being hit by a truck."
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FURTHER READING- Medical Cannabis, Migraine, Headache & Pain
This article discusses how the legalization of medical marijuana - in all 25 states - has led to a drop in organized crime, less DUI, dramatic drop in hard drug related deaths, drop in suicide among, not to mention an increase in tax revenues that can shore up the health care system.
"The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy reports that prescription drugs are second to Marijuana as the drug of choice for today's teens. BUT pharmaceutical drugs account for seven of the top ten drugs used by high school students."
This article discusses why good lab-tested pot with an assortment of natural cannabinoids in balance is much better than synthetic prescribed marijuana analogues. Experts seem to agree that CBD in balance with THC is best.
Marinol (dronabinol) is the only US FDA-approved synthetic cannabinoid. Marinol is produced as a gelatin capsule containing synthetic delta-9 THC in sesame oil. It is an oral medicine and is available in 2, 5, and 10mg dosages. When medical professionals consider a drug's effectiveness, they look at look at the medicine's ability to reduce symptoms, improve vital signs in balance with negative side effects.
This article is a summary review of the literature on Migraine treatment using medical marijuana. The author concludes that Cannabis based medicines are not only a potential treatment, but an effective therapy available to many right now.
"Of the 121 people studied, 103 reported a decrease in monthly migraines by smoking Cannabis." - Clinical study
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Click on your disease, condition or symptom and you will be provided with a summary of the latest research breakthroughs, testimonials and information relating to medical marijuana.
" It had never seriously occurred to me that people were using Marijuana like this. About a year ago, a friend suggested that I try a CBD mouth spray for my headaches. I was all ears, as she told me it was a great painkiller, and it didn't make her tired, so she could go to work."
This article discusses the findings of the latest scientific research and clinical trials. A number of patients and notable doctors chime in on how medical marijuana has worked to treat migraine pain. There is also a comprehensive list of websites with useful information about Cannabis and Migraine.
Migraine Headaches - If you have pulsing pain in your head, you're nauseous and vomiting, can barely see or speak, then you:
a) were in a boxing match and lost
b) got hit by a truck
c) have a migraine headache
Migraine classic symptoms include PAIN, pulsing sensation, flashes of light, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound and everything else."
This article discusses the results of half a dozen scientific studies conducted worldwide on PMS and Medical Marijuana.
"PMS? You're damned right I have PMS! It stands for Pass My Shotgun, which means you'd better sleep with one eye open, buster." - Author: Jane Graves
Researchers have found that Cannabinoids, the active ingredients of Medical Marijuana can increase serotonin levels. For people that don't like to get high, there are new non-psychoactive MMJ products that contain a potent ingredient called Cannabidiol (CBD). CBD has been shown to act on the same receptors that release serotonin. This explains in part, why many patients feel much calmer and happier after taking MMJ medication.
This article discusses the findings of half a dozen or so scientific and clinical studies on PTSD and treatment with Cannabis Medicines.
"Cannabis is associated with reductions in PTSD symptoms in some patients, and prospective, placebo-controlled study is needed to determine efficacy of cannabis and its constituents in treating PTSD."
Fibromyalgia is a hard disorder to treat and get a handle on. The nerves are over responding to stimulus and we don't really know why. Researchers suspect that the receptors that control pain and sensations can be manipulated with cannabinoids, components found in marijuana. This article discusses the efficacy of Medical Marijuana as reported and analyzed by the top scientists in the field.
“I have patients with a range of pain syndromes who have failed all their other treatments and for whom Herbal Cannabis has been the only reasonable option that they have that controls their symptoms,” - Dr. Ware
This article discusses the mechanism of action: how the components in medical marijuana treat pain and headache.
"The first show I ever did, singing and dancing, was 'Beauty and the Beast.' I was playing Gaston. Gaston has red tights, knee high boots, and it's very physical. I had headaches every day for two months." Hugh Jackman
Medical Marijuana Cannabinoids Treat Headaches by:
Relaxing inflamed & tense muscles
Reducing receptor nerve signals from pain centers
Dilating arteries and reducing blood pressure
29 Things Only Someone with Severe Migraines Would Understand
Only people that have a horrendous migraine will understand these morbidly funny jokes and phrases.
"Someone has suggested an orgasm as a cure. Nice try, Don Juan. Now pull your pants back up."