Skip to content
Includes Expert Content
Tip for migrains
superbrains posted:
I know to some this my sound a little bit far off but the best thing i found to work for migrains is marijuana. There is many ways to take marijuana besides smoking it can be added to food and cooked or taken in a capsule form. But do your research and find what type of marijuana works for your dailly living.
Was this Helpful?
11 of 23 found this helpful
bala5050 responded:
where can you get marijuana in capsule form?
Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
And be very sure that medical marijuana is legal to use in your state.
Timothy Collins, MD replied to Caprice_WebMD_Staff's response:
I get asked this question pretty often in my clinic.

Aside from the legality issue (and its a major risk for jail time in some states) there are a couple of problems: You never know how much you are getting of the active ingredient (dose) and taking marijuana orally causes some of the active ingredient to be metabolized (so less effective).

Smoking it is as bad (or worse) for your lungs than tobacco (because most people hold their breath when smoking marijuana, gives the smoke more time to damage your lung).

there are no scientific studies looking at this.

I've seen 3 daily marijuana smokers in my clinic with daily headaches, and was concerned they were having drug induced headache. None of them returned for their scheduled follow up visit after I talked with them about this---and included the possibility of inpatient treatment of their headache at the start of a 30 day trial off marijuana.
amandahiskey replied to Timothy Collins, MD's response:
well maybe its because of what you said.. see alot of people out there think if a doctor is not gonna be sensitive to what is realllly going on.. other then them smoking.. hell maybe its from there spine.. or liver. or neck. or even something else. why is it.. when i get my head acks.. they r on my right side neck gos up into my head and in my right side throt. but my doctor said the same thing except he said they are rebound head acks from pain meds that i was not taking a whole lot of.. and when i stoped takeing the meds of course my head still hurt and my neck. in my glands swelled ,. my tonsel swelled.. look my point is give someone a chance dont just judge them because they are smoking pop or soemthing..

Helpful Tips

Botox for Headaches FDA approvedExpert
Many of you have heard that Botox (botulinum toxin) has been approved by the FDA for chronic daily headaches or migraines. Chronic daily ... More
Was this Helpful?
29 of 44 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health Pain Disorders Center