Medical Marijuana

Hello All,

I have just joined the community. I am a male, 50 with AMN. I would like to find out if anyone has any knowledge of the use of medical marijuana for our symptoms, primarily peripheral neuropathy. For me it is worst at night, as I gather it is for most of us. I experience cold in my feet and lower legs, I have described it as a cold wind or cold water. I am glad it isn't the burning that many others describe, but still.... I have the "pins and needles" during the day which isn't bad. I currently take 1200mg of gabapentin morning and evening, but it doesn't handle it completely and has some unpleasant side effects. Any guidance from other experiences would be most appreciated.

Thank you,

Jeff

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  • There is a drug called Sativex, manufactured by GW Pharma:

    Sativex® is an oromucosal spray of a formulated extract of the cannabis sativa plant that contains the principal cannabinoids THC and CBD as well as specific minor cannabinoids and other non-cannabinoid components. We developed Sativex to be administered as an oral spray, whereby the active ingredients are absorbed in the lining of the mouth, either under the tongue or inside the cheek. GW's licensing partners are commercializing Sativex for MS spasticity in 16 countries outside the United States. We have also received regulatory approval in an additional 12 countries, and we anticipate commercial launches in several of these countries in the next 12 months. Two additional countries have recommended approval for Sativex and regulatory filings are ongoing in 12 other countries, principally in the Middle East and Latin America where we expect approvals over the next 12 months.

    I got to know the company a little a few years ago as a friend of mine had investments with them. Good company. I investigated Sativex with a view to using it. It's not approved for AMN on the NHS in England, although I think it may be for MS. A friend of mine with AMN did try it privately but it did not seem to relieve spasticity for him.

    GW is a world leader in the use of cannabinoid products so it's worth keeping in touch with them.

    gwpharm.com

    Chris

  • Hello Chris,

    Thank you for the information! I am in Canada and am just investigating the medical marijuana avenue. I will have to find out if Sativex is available here.

    Be well,

    Jeff

  • I would not recommend a synthetic form of marijuana or the active ingredients. I would get your licence. Also, the sativa plant, which is what this medication is based from, is not the best form to relieve AMN symptoms. The indica is what would help the most.

    I hope this helps a bit. Be well.

  • Hello Blue,

    Thank you for the input!!! Do you have any experience with the symptom relief that it provides?

    Be well,

    Jeff

  • I plan to get on the weed sooner or later. Can't at the moment, too much on.

    Back in my 20's, i used to love smoking dope. A lost decade, but what a way to go.

    Not too many people reporting on Marijuana for AMN, but over on the MS boards plenty use it.

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