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  1. J'sMom

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Does anyone know a GI specialist in Oregon who is at all open to MMJ and other natural treatments? Our current peds GI doc is "very uncomfortable" with our regimen (despite good test results and no symptoms) and wants us to get a second opinion. I'd like to find someone who isn't so completely...
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    FYI, making sure you're getting a substantial amount of CBD along with the THC can help to reduce paranoia and anxiety. Also, you don't mention how your son used it, but ingesting works better than smoking and also delivers the medicine right to the gut, where it can work best.
  3. J'sMom

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    I'd be interested to know what dosages and ratios others use, both for maintenance and when they need to address active inflammation. I just visited the MMJ doc and was hoping for more specific guidance, but he basically tells me I'm the expert. I appreciate that, but I'd like to think someone...
  4. J'sMom

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Thank you. We actually just had MR enterography yesterday, and his gut looked really good -- no strictures, fistulas, or thickening of the bowel lining. Looks like we've got pretty good control over all.
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    I haven't seen any studies indicating that CBD alone can induce remission. So far, all indications are that some THC is necessary. I found this study particularly helpful in arriving at a ratio: https://www.cbd.org/sites/cbd/files/downloads/cbdpatientsurvey_september2015_carebydesign.pdf We're...
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Smoking isn't the most effective way of medicating, although you'll likely get some benefit. THC is also a very important component; a balance of THC & CBD is ideal. If you're able to get edibles, an oil, or a tincture, you would probably get better results. Florida is not a kind state to be in...
  7. J'sMom

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    You live in a tough state, and I wish you the best of luck. I really hope the rest of the country recognizes sooner rather than later what a terrible mistake it is to withhold this medicine from patients -- ESPECIALLY kids! It's just plain ignorance.
  8. J'sMom

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    I'm so thankful to live in a state where it's allowed. My son is completely off pharmaceuticals now and is doing SO MUCH BETTER! If you have the means, especially if your child is struggling, it's worth considering relocation for this.
  9. J'sMom

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    My 11-year old currently gets approx 5-7mg THC & 10 mg CBD per day. In the oil we get, that's only 1/2-2/3 dropperful of the THC daily, but products vary widely in potency.
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    It seems that activated THC is necessary for really effective Crohn's treatment with cannabis. If the CBD works for you, that's great, but I'd get some oil with a significant amount of activated THC in it in case of flares, at least. If you're a novice user, I'd start with just 5-10 mg at a time...
  11. J'sMom

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Not ONLY, but we're now trying MMJ in addition to other natural meds. Just got off the last of the pharmaceuticals (sulfasalazine) and just on THC, THCA, and CBD plus several other supplements. So far, so good.
  12. J'sMom

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Are you asking for advice here, Skatefarmer? If so, more info is necessary.
  13. J'sMom

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Thanks for the link. Yes, cannabis is well-known for reducing anxiety. Just be careful about balancing your activated THC with CBD, which seems to mellow the psychoactivity and reduce any unwanted effects of a high THC dose. These info sources are pretty good, but always take them with a grain...
  14. J'sMom

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    My son used to be on azathioprine, but his GI specialist pulled it when his liver tests started coming back showing unsafe levels. She does not appear to believe in any natural remedies (she told me my work with our naturopath was "belief-based") and really wants us to put him on Remicade...
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