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THC vs. CBD

  • By Dana

    What are my fellow migraine friends views on THC vs. CBD? I have used medicinal marijuana in a tincture before (I can’t smoke it…asthma) but it’s always been a higher THC ratio and I get absolutely no pain relief, just high. I’m just curious if people think CBD is a better option… I guess because when you get a medical marijuana card you think marijuana = THC.
    Thoughts?

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  • By kalikolorado

    Use both. I use a ratio of almost 50:50 in a vape and it works perfectly to relieve the pain. If I get too high from that, I take 10mg of edible CBD gummies. Magically, I’m no longer high, but I still have pain relief. Mezz makes cartridges of this ratio. They call it Mellow.

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    • By Dana

      Aww….thanks kalikolarodo. Unfortunately, I can’t vape and edibles aren’t legal in Delaware…..so stupid and frustrating……

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  • By kalikolorado

    Oh. Sorry. You can’t vape. Try the 5mg CBD edible and take three for a total of 15mg. The ones I use have a little THC in them too but not enough to get you high. You may have to take 20 mg or more to get relief. I haven’t gone higher than that because if it didn’t work, I used the vape pen that is half CBD and that always worked.

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    • By Dana

      I would have to make the edibles myself, I tried once before with a marijuana tincture and I guess my ratio’s were off, because they did not help! Maybe it will be easier since the CBD is already in a liquid form. I’ll have to look for some recipes online.
      Thanks!

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  • By DebT

    Every day transformed chronic headaches 55years. Cbd hemp oil – found this did not work well. Cbd Cana oil with thc vaped – three hits took pain of 15 (scale 10) to a 0 with three inhalation’s. Was very high, which I did not like but worked like a charm. I am in process of looking for ones with little less thc. I figure it is another tool in the medicine cabinet.

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  • By arethamorce

    They said that medical cannabis is very effective when it comes to insomnia, migraine and anxiety. At first I was doubtful so I started doing my own research and read articles about marijuana. I found out that each marijuana strain has different uses for different diseases. Like this strain https://www.gyo.green/rare-dankness-star-killer-dkn-stk-r.html This one is very effective when it comes to stress and mild anxiety. Let me hear your two cents with this.thanks

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  • By Ryan

    Is this the only forum for CBD/THC discussion? I’ve had some success with CBD only, some ratio, and only THC. Now that so many states are legalizing medical cannabis it would be nice to have a main thread that discusses specific strains that have worked for specific types of migraines. I’ve had a transformed chronic migraine since 2008. No luck with preventatives (including 2 new cgrp injections). Have found some relief with certain thc free vapes (but not others), most flower strains containing around 5 percent thc and about 10 percent cbd (and a couple at 12-16% at 1:1). Edibles didn’t really work for me and vape isn’t nearly as effective or controllable for me as smoking flower. I don’t like feeling the thc. I intend to try vaping flower next. Hoping to find a combination and delivery system that can get me back to work without feeling high on the or continually having to smoke. So far royal medic and blue dream cbd flower are most effective and least impairing for me. Send me a private message or reply to this post if you have any tips for me.

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    • By Khalid Moomand Moderator

      Some very exciting research in this field is ahead of us now that most jurisdictions are legalizing it! For several years, the scientific community (at least here in Canada) was not freely permitted to conduct some core research in its pharmacokinetic properties…It is only since 2018 that our Gov. has started to collect data on cannabis for medical purposes. For any Canuck interested in finding more about the data, here is a shortened link: https://urlzs.com/NUHF9

      Ryan, good luck with your quest and keep us all updated with your findings 🙂

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    • By Dana

      @ryan,
      It’s not, if you go to the Forums there is one dedicated just to this subject. This was just a personal question I put out.
      Good Luck
      Dana

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  • By Dana

    Thanks for the input everyone. My issue is that I can’t smoke or vape. I have severe asthma and when I first got my card I tried both and 3 days later I woke in the middle of the night unable to breathe. We had to call 911 and my oxygen saturation was only at 80%, I ended up on 6 liters of oxygen and was hospitalized for a week with pneumonia. Total bummer

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  • By beachbumgirl

    In Massachusetts USA , it’s legal. I recently received my medical card.
    I have heard “ drops” under the
    Tongue can help. I have previously
    Tried vape x2 ( helped a migraine
    Score of 9 , to a 5) but I also have
    Severe asthma so that is not a
    Continuing option for me. I also
    Tried edibles, they are only 5mg per edible. This is not the way the go
    For migraine pain, more like anxiety.
    I have tried over 66 drugs,3 surgeries, still recovering from my
    3rd. I STILL HAVE PAIN EVERYDAY 😢
    I’m trying yet 1 more drug and another
    Headache specialist opinion .
    Yes, this is so hard to do everyday.
    Wishing more pain free days and a
    Happy Memorial Day Weekend 🇺🇸

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