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  • By Elsa524

    Hi All, I just want to ask if someone ever tried using medical cannabis as an alternative medicine? I’ve been reading some article about medical marijuana and how it can help you in terms of pain management, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, inflammation, even cancer and a lot more. Like this review on a certain strain from It has a very high pain suppressing effect. Cbd and thc are also new to me and I don’t even smoke. Alternatively, they’ve also find new ways to infuse cannabis on food and beverages. If this is true I cant find any solid conclusive evidence that speaks to its efficacy. Any personal experience or testimonial would be highly appreciated. Thanks

  • By alesandrabevilacqua Keymaster

    Hey, Elsa524! Thank you for starting the discussion. I’m hopeful someone in the community will chime in if they have personal experience with medical marijuana. We also encourage you to reach out to your doctor about medical cannabis to find out if it’s a treatment option for you! Additionally, we’ll speak to our editorial team about providing an article outlining medical marijuana for those interested in reading. Thanks so much for being here with us! We’re glad to have you in our community. Warmly, Alesandra ( Team)

  • By Kimberli Davino Moderator

    Hey Elsa524!
    I have not tried medical marijuana to smoke, but, I have been taking CBD oil. It has a very low trace of THC, so you would not get high from it. Just from taking it though, I have noticed an amazing change in my anxiety. I can honestly say it has not helped my pain from endometriosis completely, but I do see/feel more relief using the oil than any other medications I have tried. It is definitely worth looking into if you have not yet and/or asking your doctor about it! I keep hearing many amazing stories of people using this oil for all sorts of illnesses, aches and pains. So I am excited to dive into it more and see how it continues to help me! Hope this helps a little! -Kimberli (Team Member)

  • By Jessie Madrigal Moderator

    Hey, Elsa524!
    Thanks for reaching out. I have taken both CBD and medical marijuana for my endometriosis pain, but it’s a tricky subject depending on where you live, the laws and regulations that are in place etc. The best thing is to speak to your doctor about it. I tried a variety of marijuana that was very light, and very effective at reducing bad period pain. With CBD I find that while it doesn’t completely take the pain away, it does get rid of “the edge” a bit, so it’s less severe. It also helps with my anxiety and the migraines I get before and during my period. I hope this helps. Please get in touch if you have any more questions. – Jessie (team member)

  • By Sophiemol

    Hey Elsa,
    I use medical marijuana and CBD oil for a few different pain conditions. It *truly* has been a game changer – although I do still have pain with my period. But overall, my fatigue and pain level has improved SO SO much. I do find that the medical marijuana is much better and faster acting than the CBD oil, because of the THC. But I’ve found quite a few strains that are low in THC (but still have it) and don’t cause any psychological effects. I think that THC is important because it helps the other CBDs work more effectively? So that’s the advantage of the marijuana, in that you are getting something really specific to pain relief and overall inflammation. I personally think that CBD is a good place to start, though. You just need to be careful where you buy it – you want to make sure you are getting a quality product from somewhere that has lab reports to prove contents. Also, because it’s still illegal federally, if you buy online your order usually processes through a bank in another country. Hope this helps!

  • By Fela M’tima Dunfee Moderator

    Hi Elsa! I’ve had a very simular experience as Kimberli. I buy this CBD brand called CBD Pure online which doesn’t have any THC in it. Though it doesn’t help my pelvic pain as much as I’d like, it helps my anxiety/panic attacks. Another thing I love about it is it helps with my nausea and works as a sleep aid SO WELL. I can’t imagine not having it for sleep at this point, especially when pain is keeping me up! I hope you find that it can help with some of your symptoms! -Fela (Team Member)

  • By Keri Wiginton Moderator

    Hi Elsa,

    I’ve recently tried hemp-derived CBD oil and it seems to help make the ibuprofen a little more effective. It also helps with my anxiety, especially before my period. I take about 8-24 mg of CBD per dose, depending on the pain or anxiety, and one ibuprofen. It’s been very helpful!