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marijuana use for pain
An_227138 posted:
I have major back/neck problems. I have had more surgeries than I can count and have been told that there is nothing left as far as this venue is concerned. I am on a regimen that has been working for the most part, but man, there are some times when it just doesn't clear the pain -- I just want to be comfortable enough to rest. I was given a very small amount of marijuana to experiment with as far as pain control goes and it worked (imagine that!!). I am at a crossroads with this method. Last night, I could not get my pain under control and my husband took me to the ER. Factoid here -- it's not like I am a 'young' person using this recreationally, I am 50+ years old and I used it in a truly experimental manner and with a small amount, so I was a little surprised and ultimately embarassed when the ER doc came in with the lab results that showed marijuana in my system. So, I was without anything intelligent to say to this.... what SHOULD have been an appropriate respnse? Anyone???

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Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
While you're waiting for responses here, try also posting on our Pain Management community . :-)
TDXSP08 responded:
Well here where i am my doctor asks if you have ever used marijuana on the patient initial visit form as well as looks through your records and if you answered yes or ever tested positive for it, you will not be accepted as a Patient, even if you lived in a State that had a medicinal program. She has Zero tolerance for Pot use and feels it is not a useful tool for clinicians to treat patients with.


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