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Real People Real Results - Cannabis Oin and MS

CANNABIS OIL THERAPY AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - REAL RESULTS

Real People, Real Results - Cannabis Oil and MS

 

"THC in marijuana slows progression in people with primary progressive or secondary progressive MS."- Dr. John Zajicek (Plymouth University - Medicine & Dentistry)

 

Multiple sclerosis is a disorder of the nervous system, where the covering that insulates nerve cells complexes in the brain and spinal cord are damaged, which results in resulting in dysfunction  communication and feedback between neurons.   MS symptoms and conditions are expressed physically and mentally.    

 

ms brain activity mri scan

 

In early stage MS, symptoms may come and go, with an onward progression to more advanced conditions, that permanently damage neurons.  Mainstream medical science has yet to fully describe the mechanism by which the coating, the sheath deteriorates, however it is certain that metabolic dysfunction is responsible.  The myelin coating about the nerve fibers is composed of protein, which degenerates or the repair mechanism is interrupted.  Dysfunctional myelin production and maintenance can be caused by a number of mechanisms theoretically.  

 

Autoimmune disorders play an important role in MS, where an overly active immune system's cells actually consume myelin.  Implicated in the overactive immune response is the myriad of unnatural chemicals and biological agents that are introduced into the body which overwhelm or confuse the immune system.  Agents include GMO, herbicides, pesticides, vaccines, chemical additives, bacterial, fungal and viral invasion, compromised, damaged gut, intestinal flora among other causes.

 

The components of medical marijuana, specifically THC and CBD affect cells throughout the body and specifically nerve cells, to normalize their electrical activity and improve biofeedback, where overactive nerve cells stop firing excessively and randomly.

 


Symptoms of MS

Brain          Balance, speech, coordination, tremor issues

Motor         Weak muscles, paralysis, vision, bladder, bowel issues

Sensory     Aberrant sensation, numbness, pins and needles, pain

 

medical marijuana and multiple sclerosis

 

WHY MS PATIENTS AND DOCTORS TURN TO CANNABIS MEDS

Orthodox pharmacological treatment of MS does not offer a cure.  Treatments are aimed at  symptoms such as;  spasticity, pain, fatigue, bladder problems and depression.

MS pharmaceutical drugs have very limited effectiveness and display many adverse side effects, which has led to alternate approaches.  Currently, cannabis based medicines have rapidly risen in popularity, its availability as a legal medicine in many states.  Largely from word of mouth, and testimonials and discussion groups on the internet, medical marijuana has perhaps become the therapy of choice for MS,

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Recent research show that Cannabinoids reduces neurodegeneration and mitigates autoimmune issues in animal models.  

“The evidence is overwhelming, marijuana relieves certain types of pain, nausea, vomiting and other issues caused by multiple sclerosis, and also cancer and AIDS or by the toxic drugs sometimes used to treat them. And it can do so with remarkable safety.  Indeed, cannabis is less toxic than many of the drugs that physicians prescribe daily.“ - Joycelyn Elders MD, former US Surgeon General (paraphrase).

 

cbd, thc and ms

 

MEDICAL DOCTOR - TITRATING CBD:THC

 

"With seizures, that needs the most precise dosing.  We have found that CBD non-psychoactive, is a bit harder to use for seizures than THC.  CBD definitely can be given in too high a dose, where it’s actually causing more seizures.  We have to be really careful, to be precise with the dose and find the sweet spot.  If you can use too much, or go up too quickly you won't find the sweet spot dose.  It also takes three weeks for the body to come into balance with cannabinoids because they are stored in the fatty tissue. If a patient increases their dose every week, they can too easily just blow by their sweet spot. So with seizures, we're really careful slowly increase the dose over several weeks and then we can get steady maintenance that way." - Dr. Margaret Gedde


 

strains of cannabis - which are best for ms?


TESTIMONIALS - MS AND CANNABIS OIL


MS Multiple Sclerosis - Testimonial
 

My wife has been trying cannabis oil now for two months.  I am happy to report significant improvements, she doesn’t walk like a duck, her right hand shaking has improved immensely and its only been 2 months.  She’s able to keep up with the  children.  In comparison to what our doctors did for her, this amazing.  The orthodox doctor's approach really didn't do anything and the medicines, all they did was give her bad side effects.  We hope for further improvements, but it is already enough, that my family has its basic functionality.  Thank you so much for telling us about cannabis oil.


MS Multiple Sclerosis - Testimonial

 

“It's amazing, the results that  cannabis oil worked on my sister. She thought she would never walk again. Now, she walks without her walker or cane.  The wheelchair is gone.. Thank you so much Corrie. Without you she would still be in her chair. Instead, she is living life.”

 

MS - Progressive Secondary - Testimonial

 

We got her pointed in the right direction (using cannabis oil)  and the results are good.   The test results came back, no lesions left, yes, there is no mistake, NO LESIONS are DETECTABLE  My doctor said he was completely bewildered, it must be a miracle or divine intervention. I said its a miracle plant that has made me well. I feel like smashing my wheelchair, and my nappies are banished from my flat and I now walk without a cane. i cook, I go on outings, I am even attending an exercise class.


I do not think you can you know what I am feeling, I am no longer trapped in a body that betrays me.  I have tears pouring down my face, as I say my life has changed because of you and your recommendation for cannabis oil.


 

MS - Testimonial - Female (36)
 

A 36 year old mother of three small children was diagnosed with MS. She had lost her sense of touch in the last year and the disease progressed to the point where she was diagnosed.  ,After several months of treatment orally with oil, her doctor said, it's a miracle, that the MS was stopped in its tracks.  She regained the feeling in the tops of the fingers and that she is “super happy”.


 

FURTHER READING

 

Cannabis Health Radio

Cannabis Health Radio is a podcast with a purpose: to inform listeners of the many health benefits of medical cannabis. We do this through interviews with experts on medical cannabis, as well as by sharing powerful stories from people all over the world who have successfully dealt with health challenges by using medical cannabis. Helping people help themselves is our mission.  

 

Sativex in spasticity due to multiple sclerosis

Positive results in placebo-controlled trials of the use of Sativex as an add-on therapy in these indications demonstrate that Sativex is efficacious and well tolerated in the treatment of these symptoms. Sativex has been approved for use in neuropathic pain due to multiple sclerosis in Canada.

Marijuana MS Alleviate Pain, Spasms

Nerve pain. It could make you hurt less, which can help you sleep better, too. Zach says marijuana "takes the edge off" his pain, but it's not meant to be a quick fix, like aspirin. "Relief doesn't happen the next day," he says. "It takes several weeks for your body to figure out what it's going to do with this new chemical."

 

Cannabis medicine in central pain - multiple sclerosis

Cannabis-based medicine is effective in reducing pain and sleep disturbance in patients with multiple sclerosis related central neuropathic pain and is mostly well tolerated.

 

Cannabis-based medicine in spasticity - multiple sclerosis

Symptoms relating to spasticity are common in multiple sclerosis (MS) and can be difficult to treat. We have investigated the efficacy, safety and tolerability of a standardized oromucosal whole plant cannabis-based medicine (CBM) containing delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), upon spasticity in MS. A total of 189 subjects with definite MS and spasticity were randomized to receive daily doses of active preparation.  We conclude that this CBM may represent a useful new agent for treatment of the symptomatic relief of spasticity in MS.

 

Sativex - multiple sclerosis - detrusor overactivity

The findings are suggestive of a clinical effect (it works) of cannabis on incontinence episodes in patients with MS, which contrasts with the negative finding of the CAMS study, where no difference was seen in the primary outcome of spasticity.ect of cannabis on urge incontinence - multiple sclerosis

 

Cannabinoids in MS (CAMS) study

There were no major safety concerns. Overall, patients felt that these drugs were helpful in treating their disease.  Conclusions: These data provide limited evidence for a longer term treatment effect of cannabinoids. A long term placebo controlled study is now needed to establish whether cannabinoids may have a role beyond symptom amelioration in MS.

 

Sativex, improvements in spasticity

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) usually experience a range of impairments, of which muscle spasticity is often prominent and disabling. Following completion of a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of a cannabis-based medicinal extract (CBME) in the symptomatic treatment of MS, patients were given the option to enter a long-term follow-up trial to determine whether benefits seen following CBME might be maintained over many months of treatment.

 

Cannabis-based medicinal extracts - general & specific effects

The objective was to determine whether a cannabis-based medicinal extract (CBME) benefits a range of symptoms due to multiple sclerosis (MS). A parallel group, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study was undertaken in three centres, recruiting 160 outpatients with MS experiencing significant problems from at least one of the following: spasticity, spasms, bladder problems, tremor or pain.

 

Cannabis-based extracts for bladder dysfunction in MS

The majority of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) develop troublesome lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Anecdotal reports suggest that cannabis may alleviate LUTS, and cannabinoid receptors in the bladder and nervous system are potential pharmacological targets

 

MMJDOCTORONLINE Notes:  What is the best form of Medical Cannabis?  How much should I take and how often?  These questions can be answered in a Marijuana Consultation. Our Medical Marijuana Physicians are here to answer your questions in their 420 evaluation of your conditions and symptoms.   The process takes only minutes to assess if you qualify a recommendation for MMJ.  Patient's don't pay unless they're approved.  Our licensed doctor's recommendations, Cannabis ID Cards allow access to Medical Marijuana from any licensed Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Club, Cooperative and delivery service in the State of California and Nevada.

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