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Medical Marijuana and Migraines and how it helped…

I have suffered migraines since I was 11 years old, I am 35 now. I use to only have 2 to 3 migraines a month which I could manage.  A side note we have a family history of migraines too, in which my middle son started having them at the age of 9. My mother also has suffered 2 strokes because of these nasty things.

About 3 1/2 to 4 years ago the number of migraines a month started to increase and I didn’t know why this was happening. I did the headache tracker but unfortunately my doctor did not take it into consideration. Instead he had me on different types of medicine for the past for year 4 years.

I have tried different anti-seizure meds which had awful side effects. Plus I was prescribed narcotics to help control the pain but was developing dependency on them. I finally realized it and stopped using the the narcotics. So I got off them went back to the pm’s.

Then one day I was watching a thing on medical marijuana and its effects on seizures and how it makes the seizures manageable or in most case virtually gone. So I started doing the research and came to the decision that I was going to give it a try. I weighed my options and said to myself I can’t keep living in pain forever, vomiting, sleeping my life away, ect… So I tried it and it actually worked for me! I use medical marijuana every couple hours when I start getting an onset migraine and within minutes no more pain, vomiting, aura, ect.

I know it’s not legal in most places, but this needs to change! I know there are some doctors and people out there that are totally against it. That’s because they think it’s a gateway drug blah blah… I hope this helps.  All that I ask is if it helps you please give feedback so these doctors can see how much it does help.

Thank you for reading my story and I hope I helped.

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  • lara
    6 years ago

    I live in Washington State so the legal aspect of marijuana is moot. You really don’t need a prescription anymore because a small amount is legal for personal use. That being said, I have only tried it once a long time ago when medical marijuana wasn’t even an option. It didn’t work BUT I think I got some very weak stuff. Because, you know, illegal stuff? No guarantee of strength.

    I recently discussed the option of pot with my neurologist because I suffer from chronic migraine and intractable migraine (and status migrainousis. I refuse to go to the ER because our ERs here suck. They treat migraine patients like drug seeking addicts. My neurologist mentioned that marijuana was a possibility as a rescue alternative to the ER. He provided me with a “prescription” even though I don’t it need here. Probably to make me feel better.

    I’m still trying to get up the nerve to go and get it. I have a roommate who works for the county and we are worried about “pot” fallout winding up on his clothes and the drug dogs “sniffing” him out.

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