I use it to help with pain, appetite, vomiting, and sleep. Best thing I've ever used for crohns in my life, but I am the 5 to 10 percent of patients that can't tolerate the crohns meds. I have had active disease for 10 yrs with no relief and 2 surgeries. I've tried everything but entyvio which I am saving so I have some sort of hope for my future even though I know it's not going to work for me. The side effects from my pain meds and anti nausea meds make me sleep all the time and when I smoke I can actually get out of bed and do some things around the house and spend time with my family. My aunt passed away from liver failure due to pain killers she was on for crohns so that is why i was looking for an alternative to pain meds. I actually have a life worth living when i smoke. I'm not 100% yet but in my opinion it's my miracle drug. If I didn't have it I would probably be in the hospital and in so much pain I would be wishing for death because that's how I feel when I don't smoke. Smoking is new to me so I have no clinical proof yet that my strictures have improved but my doc made it sound like there is no healing me at this point. He seems to think it's permanently damaged and I will need another surgery very soon. I have noticed less blood and sometimes even no blood which has never in my life happened. I have tried cbd oil once and plan to work with my gi. Since I don't have any other options my gi said he would do what he can to help with dosing and to monitor me while on cbd oil. I find it amusing he warned me that it may help but it's not going to cure me. I find it funny because I never once got that warning before any of the meds I tried and they almost killed me. Having severe crohns for such a long time and knowing all of the meds available make me worse and cause more problems I think the docs and research and meds available for crohns is bs. People are dying from crohns yet its always recorded as a complication of crohns. My insurance won't cover a dietician in less I have diabetes. And they also don't cover holistic docs but they have no problem pumping poison in my veins that can kill me or give me cancer. And some meds even have mouse DNA wtf? Although we have come a long way with crohns awareness and research we are still extremely far away from where I think we should be now. I'm going on vacation soon and I'm worried about my kids finding out I'm on medical marijuana. I can't bring anything on the plane so I'm hoping they will let me go to their dispensaries with my card. Which means traveling is going to be a painful hell for me and hopefully I don't throw up in front of anyone. I have to buy all new smoking devices because those can't even go on the plane. I can't smoke in the hotel with my kids so I have to smoke outside which may not go over to well with people or even cops walking by, but I don't see any other option. I can use edibles I guess but smoking is instant relief so I prefer it. I just can't believe this day in age and I have to be worried about getting in trouble just so I can live a somewhat normal life with crohns. I don't even have the freedom to make my own decisions about my health care cause my insurance won't cover it. And I've already had to file for bankruptcy once because of medical bills and expensive meds I was on before they had these assistance programs that they have today. We're not nearly as far as we should be with crohns research. In my opinion most people don't even know how serious this disease really is which is extremely frustrating.Anybody benefitted from medical marijuana to help from strictures and blood?
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.Marijuana helped my son feel better, definitely gave him an appetite, but it may have also masked his symptoms. It actually made him get very paranoid the last couple of times he used it. No miracle for us, sadly. He hasn't used it in over a year and we live in Colorado, so he could if he wanted to.
I just started CBD strain oil. I have been told by the cannabis producer and councellor at my clinic we must heat the THC in order for it to become activated and effective.
Where can I get information on your claim that non decarbed THC has medicinal effect?
After multiple surgeries for peri-anal, and watching the drugs carefully, I can't say anything positive about MMJ as far as helping this issue. The basics are the hot sit baths and watching medications and diet.So I searched this thread for keys to whether any part of MMJ would help with fistulae. I only saw one post by Farkle that did not look good. I'm hoping someone has new (good) answers.
Every med i've gone on has wreaked havoc on my body and brain.
Hello. I use an alcohol tincture made from a strain called Swiss Tsunami. The strain is very low THC and high CBD (it varies from batch to batch but I believe the last batch tested at around 1% THC to 17% CBD).Also what brands does anyone use and have had the best luck with?
I haven't tried this but the OMMP clinic doctor suggested using a small dose of Rick Simpson oil rectally.My GI is recommending Imuran for moderate inflammation and now an ulceration of my terminal ileum. Really would like to stay more natural and avoid chemicals and cancer causing drugs. What is the best way to get the benefits of cannabis to the terminal ileum? THC oil in foods? I have never tried marijuana and apprehensive as well. Thanks much!
I just wanted to share my experience....lots of questions out there about what to take and how. My research begin with the benefits of just using my CBD. I took it via capsule and found it to work minimally. I can't handle too much THC as I get anxious and paranoid, but reading lots about the real benefits of whole plant therapy, I felt I needed to find something with both. I began to vape a 1:1 strain called Pennywise. I LOVE IT! It just relaxes and calms my guts. No racing thoughts or paranoia. While its an Indica, I don't feel super drowsy but can easily fall asleep when btime comes. I also sometimes take a 1:1 cbd/thc capsule and enjoy that too as I can function well without being super stoned. Lol my aches and joint pain ease off and I can eat without fear. I'd like to try the tincture next.
While I'm not yet confident enough to go off the Humira and go strictly mmj, I'm happy to be off all prescription painkillers.
Wow, a fellow Canuck! Cheers, eh!! HeheHey DanaBanana, thanks for sharing your experience, I notice you are in BC too! I am from Vancouver and I have just recently been experimenting with a 1:1 ratio cannabis plant, it seems to help out very much and has little negative side effects. If only I could find something for the fatigue I experience haha. Cheers neighbour! :thumright:
According to the tests done it has to do with the CBD's more then the THC. However often the oils found are not very high in CBD. We are using a CBD of 20% and only a THC of 5% . Most people use a THC of 20% and maybe .5 CBD to get high and that really doesn't do much for Crohns. That said the Cannibus does help with discomfort too but caution should be used not to cover up symptoms though. The CBD is reported to assist the bacteria response in the digestive track that Crohns patients have. If insurance and doctors would not be so paranoid then Cannibus oil pills would be best and would treat the Crohns more efficiently. So what one is looking for in the oil is the CBD, if there is none then it wont do much. However the THC is also seen in some strains to help calm the over reaction of the digestive track and assist in things like Diarrhea.What is the difference between the legal hemp oil, like Charlottes Web and watch you can not get everywhere? Is it a waste to try the hemp oil?
How do you use the apple cidar vinagar? That it replaced heart burn medicine?I was put on prescription vitamin D in 2004 but after constant blood tests showed low vitamin D and drs not increasing the dose I dropped it around 2009 and didn't take anything for yrs.
Hospitalised in 2004 for abscess. My aftercare was poor from a medical standpoint and I wasn't even aware it was Crohn's-related.
2007 that same spot turned abscess again, this time resulting in fistula, seton placement - just hideous! A hole as a big as my pinkie finger left in my body. That's when I really started researching and found all these issues are drug-suppressed immune system symptoms. Survived the pain by using anesethic-based roid ointment mixed with recently discovered coconut oil.
2011 when I had the ginger binge and haven't had an issue with the fistula since - meaning I could now sit without giving it a second thought, drive without being tense, sneeze without worrying about any pain etc. I applied coconut oil to the area many times a day after that and also eat a tsp a day.
Note: that ginger was stuck in the tract for some days before I tried the sitz bath, as I was convinced it was an abscess. The pain wasn't unbearable given the rewards.
I also dumped the Imuran in 2011 and started building myself up with high- density nutrition -- homemade bone / chicken broths/vege stocks etc. I was spending a fortune on heartburn remedies until someone put me onto the wonders of apple cider vinegar. The result was instant and I haven't bought any heartburn concoctions since around 2010/11.
Started taking 5000IU dose in 2013 and now my blood tests come back great. My dr said, " whatever you are doing for vitamin D, don't stop!" I use the sun on my skin in winter and the 5000IU in summer.
2016 started taking bovine colostrum and just feel well! Gums are healing. Fistula feels nice and soft - no issues if I sit on a hard surface for a short time.
I still eat ginger most days in some form or another; smoothies, tea, bone broths.
A 3cm chunk (peeled) goes into my green apple, dandelion and pineapple smoothie (high healing vitamin C) each morning. I also use lots of coconut water and coconut cream / milk. High density nutrition is the key, at least for me.
I hope this helps Mish, I had to get out my medical records for some of the dates lol. Time passes so fast!
Well, that's the thing. IBS isn't an inflammatory condition. It can cause inflammation, but it's not the primary way the condition manifests itself. I believe it is more of a spastic condition. My bowels are erratic and sensitive, but I don't have the extreme pain or bleeding that some of you guys can have...From the studies I have seen, the same applies for all types of IBD.
I don't think a suppository is gonna get it to where you need it, terminal ileum, gotta come from the other side - or at least I do.My GI is recommending Imuran for moderate inflammation and now an ulceration of my terminal ileum. Really would like to stay more natural and avoid chemicals and cancer causing drugs. What is the best way to get the benefits of cannabis to the terminal ileum? THC oil in foods? I have never tried marijuana and apprehensive as well. Thanks much!